To all District 27 Toastmasters,
Mohammed Murad, DTM, Toastmasters International President, 2014-15 and Daniel Rex, Toastmasters International Chief Executive Officer sent me this letter of congratulations for earning the Excellence in Education and Training Award.
This award is not merely a personal recognition of me and the aggregate performance of the District. Rather, this award represents all the hard work of the District’s awesome TLI Deans, Angela Morgan, DTM and the late Pam Copeland, DTM, and of the quality training and adult learning performed by all the District’s TLI Instructors. This letter also represents the fantastic promotion of the value of TLI training by last year’s Division and Area Governors, and of all those who helped out with securing the venues and providing the logistics for the TLI events.
The District set a record in TLI attendance for the 2014-15 Toastmasters Year with over 75% of our club officers attending Summer TLI and almost 60% attending Winter TLI. In addition we had almost 95% of all our clubs meet the Distinguished Club Goal of having a minimum of 4 club officers trained.
In my opinion, the fact that that we had so many trained officers was directly responsible for the District also setting a record with 67 of our 113 clubs earning Distinguished Club or higher status. This includes 32 President’s Distinguished Clubs, 17 Select Distinguished Clubs, and 18 Distinguished Clubs, representing nearly 60% of the District’s clubs.
Well done to you all! Let’s strive to repeat or exceed those standards this year as we continue to enhance the member experience, help improve the quality of our clubs, and develop future District Leaders.
Hal Jones, DTM
Director, District 27