District WA – at last!

July 1, 2011

Mark Richards has released the news.  We will be a full District on July 1, 2011, with our District number to be decided in November this year.

The confirmation?

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.  He said that growth and progress in the past two years had decided the issue.  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.  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.

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There is Mark in the middle of the District 73 contingent at the International Convenion.

David Nicholas DTM

WA New Clubs Coordinator
WA Webmaster

5 Responses to “District WA – at last!”

  1. Avatar for Martin Lindsay Martin Lindsay says:

    This is fantastic news for WA, and is a tribute to all those who have contributed to our success in the last few years. Now let’s really show them!

  2. Avatar for Mike Helm Mike Helm says:

    The decision to grant full district status to WA is a tremendous vote of confidence in our team of Western Australian leaders who have worked so enthusiastically over recent years to bring about a quantum shift in membership recruitment, new club growth and the development of a broad and highly skilled leadership base. I have no doubt that with our ever growing team of leaders in WA we will be among the highest performing districts in Toastmasters International.

  3. Avatar for Andrew Bolotin Andrew Bolotin says:

    I agree!

    A fantastic objective achieved against very long odds in one of the most isolated cities in the world. Even more importantly our team of leaders will ensure a bright future for our new District.

    Huge..

  4. Avatar for Gerry Prewett Gerry Prewett says:

    Well done to everyone involved. If we are looking to consolidate and then build we need to look north. Clubs in the Northern Corridor are very sparse and the potential there is massive. It is almost literally onwards and upwards.

  5. Avatar for Charlie Holden (DG D73 1990/91) Charlie Holden (DG D73 1990/91) says:

    Congratulations you guys. Well done! A fantastic effort to get to 56 clubs. You must have worked incredibly hard. As has often happened WA has shown the way to the rest of the (old) district.

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