District Director 2020 / 2021

DISTRICT DIRECTOR JACKLYN A PAYNEDistrict Director, District 86 - Jocelyne Vézina, DTM

To a great year!

Dear fellow members,

First, let me express my gratitude for what the District membership and leadership team accomplished this past year. Our district finished the year with the Select Distinguished award for Education. As a district, we should be proud of that accomplishment.

Our District members never gave up on our common goals to learn and grow, despite the global challenges brought on by COVID-19. Because of the district’s members and leader’s perseverance and resilience, the district achieved its goal. Our members and leaders truly honoured their commitment to themselves, their fellow club members, and our district. Together, members working with club leaders, Area and Division Directors, through the support of the core team and under the direction of our IPDD Jacklyn Payne, demonstrated the true spirit of our district.

What new knowledge have we learned that we can build on? As many who went before you have demonstrated, YOU can achieve the goals you set for yourself. What will your goals be this year? What will we achieve together? What will you contribute? How will you help others?

As the District Director, my responsibility is to set the direction, strategy and vision which will serve as our roadmap to success this year. It will ensure that YOU, fellow members, club leaders and Area and Division Directors have effective resources and tools to work strategically with the Executive Team to achieve your goals and the goals of those you serve.

As District Director, I am committed to making our district the leader in education, member retention and growth.

As District Director, I am personally committed to support your personal growth as we work together to fulfill our district’s mission, help others achieve and uphold our core values.  

The year will have its challenges, opportunities, deceptions, and rewards. How you choose to deal with each of them is how you grow and become the leader you want to be.

As keynote speaker Jean-Marc Chaput once said: “Your rear-view mirror is only 6 inches wide, but your windshield is 6 feet wide.” Use what you’ve learned to forge ahead and see what else awaits you.

Here to a great year!

Jocelyne Vezina

District Director, District 86 2020-2021


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