Let’s Be Distinguished!
What does it mean to be ‘distinguished’? The dictionary defines it as being ‘outstanding, noteworthy or illustrious’.
In Toastmasters our Clubs, Areas and Divisions and even our District are encouraged to achieve Distinguished status. And there are specific definitions or criteria at each level for what constitutes Distinguished, making the goal measurable.
The clubs are the basis for the process working up through areas, divisions to district level. A club is asked to focus on the 10 goals of the Distinguished Club Programme. To achieve distinguished status an area will focus on the clubs within in it achieving distinguished status. A division must focus on the areas being distinguished, and so logically to achieve distinguished status a district needs the clubs, areas and divisions within it to be achieving.
In other words – your area, division and district cannot be outstanding or noteworthy unless your club is outstanding and noteworthy! Why ? Because our clubs and members are the face of Toastmasters. Without you, the organisation doesn’t exist. If you don’t achieve, we don’t achieve.
Who benefits from your club being outstanding and noteworthy? You do! All the members in your club do! And all the potential members who haven’t yet discovered Toastmasters do! You hold that key!
By ensure your club offers members and guests a dynamic learning environment where they feel safe, you are doing more than promoting Toastmasters. You are helping others to grow: their skills, their confidence and their self esteem. And in this way you are part of an amazing legacy for this world.
What a great way to distinguish ourselves! Members of District 69 – let’s be distinguished!
Yours in Toastmasters
District 69 District Governor
When the power of love overcomes the love of power – the world will know peace!