July 1, 2011
Mark Richards has released the news. Â We will be a full District on July 1, 2011, with our District number to be decided in November this year.
Mark has had conversations with top administrators and world leaders.
Daniel Rex, Toastmasters’ Executive Officer, was the first to deliver the good news to Mark. Â He said that growth and progress in the past two years had decided the issue. Â They expected us to continue that growth, but the District Number would be settled at the Executive Meeting in November, and full status would apply from July 1, 2011. Â We thought we would start on a probationary basis and need to meet certain criteria, but no, we have impressed them with our recent rapid progress.
Mark then went to current World President, Gary Schultz, and incoming World President, Pat Johnson, who both confirmed Daniels’ message.
Where to from here?
This is encouragement for renewed efforts in the areas which have produced this stunning result.
The three areas are
- New clubs
- Increased membership
- Member and club awards
More on that later. But for now it’s time for celebration, before we get to work to justify their confidence in us.
There is Mark in the middle of the District 73 contingent at the International Convenion.
David Nicholas DTM
WA New Clubs Coordinator