Western Division will soon be no more
There are several groups working on planning for the new District 17 which will come into being on July 1 this year.
The Alignment Committee
This committee has prepared a report on the setup of Divisions and Areas in our West Australian District. I am a member of the committee, so I am supporting its recommendations. But I have a nostalgic pang that the new District 17 will have no Western Division. When I joined Toastmasters in 1995 I was in Western Division because that was the only one. Over the years Western has divided twice – first to set up Perth Division and then Innercity Division.
But now the recommendation is for three Divisions – Central, Northern and Southern. So, farewell Western Division.
Look at the Committee’s recommended setup
You can find the recommendations at
There are some explanatory notes there, and there will be more supplied by the Committee Chair, Ross Wilkinson DTM.
I hope to get a comment from the very first Western Division Governor, Murray Jorgensen DTM, still very active in Toastmasters. And another one from the soon to be the very last Western Division Governor, Robyn Richards DTM.
How do you feel about the disappearance of Western Division?
You can add a reminiscence or discuss the alignment proposal in comments box below.
David Nicholas DTM
and former Western Division Governor