Fellow Toastmasters and Leaders,
It is a very special day today. On July 1st we proudly celebrate Canada Day and we also look forward to our New Toastmasters Year!
Congratulations to all leaders who served members in 2015-2016! Well done! Thank you for your great service. Special thanks to our District 86 Immediate Past District Director, Janice McDonald. It was an amazing year of positive influence, teamwork, support and encouragement. This past year we've seen the true spirit of District 86 in action.
Serving in Toastmasters is such a wonderful learning opportunity. It is my honour and pleasure to serve District 86 members as District Director in 2016-2017. My vision for this year is to help you achieve your goals and to keep our District focused on its mission, which is to build new clubs and to assist all clubs in achieving excellence.
What is your goal for this year? Is it to become Competent Communicator or Competent Leader, or to reach out to the next advanced level, or to complete Distinguished Toastmaster qualifications, and receive your DTM medallion at the next conference? Whatever your goal is, I wish you best success in achieving it.
Please remember, that the real learning opportunities in the Toastmasters Program take place when you help other members to achieve their goals. There are many opportunities to get involved and become leaders. Our 2016-2017 District Team is looking forward to enhancing your Toastmasters experience this coming year. Consider becoming a sponsor or a mentor for a new club. Consider club coaching opportunities. What about presenting your workshop at the next conference or joining the conference committee?
Whatever goal you set for yourself this year, whatever leadership role you pick, apply your best, do it with love, and the success will follow.
Vitaliy Fursov, DTM