Member Awards at Last

Western Division stars

The long drought is over.  Since June 30 there have been no Member Awards listed on the World Headquarters report site.  They have been meticulously finished off the previous year to June 30. But now we have this years awards listed up to July 24.  You can see my version which shows only the WA awards at WA Awards.

To understand the full force of the heading above – “Western Division stars” – you need to know that in the whole of District 73, with its 10 Divisions, there are 43 Awards listed – and 22 of them are from clubs in Western Division.

Ross Wilkinson
Ross Wilkinson DTM

Fremantle Gourmet – Wow!

8 Member Awards!! And that translates into 6 Distinguished Club Program goals. Distinguished already! It must have been some meeting on July 9. Was it just good fortune that the club had all those members completing their Manuals this month??

But it wasn’t just Gourmet. Canning Vale have 6 Awards with 4 DCP Goals. Fremantle Gateway and Powertalk have 3 Awards each. Southsiders and Victoria Quay have registered a CC each.

Distinguished Toastmasters

4 of those 22 Awards were registered by one person – Ross Wilkinson – and one of them was the big one – DTM – Distinguished Toastmaster. This is his second DTM. He joins a very small group of Toastmasters in the District and WA who have earned the award more than once. Ross registered 3 of his awards to Fremantle Gourmet, but the DTM went to Fremantle Gateway.

So, congratulations to Ross. And Congratulations too to Jason Fewings DTM from Swan. This is Jason’s first DTM. Perhaps in a few years time he too will be a Double DTM.

Congratulations to all our award winners

There are 4 in Innercity Division and 4 more in Perth Division. There will be many more in the year up to June 30, 2010.

Award StoriesI am just about to begin this years stories from our Award winners. Members who have achieved personal awards have worked hard to get them. Often there is a story that goes with the award. I am inviting members who have achieved awards recently to submit me details for a story.

You can see stories from the year 2007/08

Off to a flying start

The new year has started very strongly. I’m particularly pleased that it is Western Division which is leading the way, because I am the proud Division Governor of Western this year. If we keep up the energy and enthusiasm which goes into an award achieved by a member, then we will have the best year ever for members, clubs, areas, divisions and of course District 73.

David Nicholas
David Nicholas DTM
WA New Clubs Coordinator
9457 6468

4 Responses to “Member Awards at Last”

  1. David,

    Thank you for the recognition on the website of my second DTM – it is very humbling to joint the Double DTM “Club” when you consider the calibre of the other Double DTM awardees.

    My first DTM was allocated to Fremantle Gourmet. It was my Sponsorship of Gourmet that completed my ALS and consequently my first DTM. My second DTM has been allocated to my home club of Fremantle Gateway. Without Gateway and its superb members I would not have achieved what I have so far in Toastmasters.

    Fremantle Gourmet’s July meeting was a sensational meeting. Not only did our members complete numerous manuals and awards, of the 7 visitors we had 5 joined on the night. The other 2 visitors have made a commitment to re-attend with the intention of joining. These new members have not yet appeared on the TMI website as yet, as they are dual members which takes a little longer to process at TMI than a “normal” new member.

    If any Toastmaster in WA would like to attend the next Fremantle Gourmet meeting at Rosie O’Grady’s in Fremantle on 13th August, please let me know on either or 0412 383 386 – I guarantee you will enjoy it.

    I would like to pass on my congratulations to Jason Fewings for achieving his DTM.

    Ross Wilkinson DTM
    D73 Public Relations Officer 2009-2010

  2. Avatar for Ian Pickens Ian Pickens says:

    I am inspired by people who achieve their DTM. To have completed 40 speeches, 23 assignments in the Competent Leader Maual, been a club officer for 12 months, started or mentored a club plus held committee roles, is a fabulous commitment to Toastmasters, their own development and growth.

    Congratulations to Ross, Jason and all those who have bravely achieved before. I am looking forward to seeing the names appear this year as others reach what should be the goal of all Toastmasters.

  3. Avatar for Mark Richards Mark Richards says:

    I am very proud of Canning Vale TM with 6 awards already in just 3 weeks.
    We have 4 CCs, 1 CL and 1 ACB with more CLs and CCs in the next few weeks. The club has focused the agenda on member achievement and with that comes the rewards in The Distinguished Club Program.The club committee has put together a DCP plan and will follow it’s progress very closely.
    We have had 3 new members this month and more on the way. We hope to achieve Presidents Distinguished status by Feb 2010.
    All clubs can achieve this goal with a little planning and a focus on what counts the most, The MEMBERS needs.
    Exeed Expectations!!

    Mark Richards DTM
    D73 LGM
    Canning Vale VPE

  4. Avatar for Bruce Hill Bruce Hill says:

    Congratulations to all the WA toastmasters who have achieved awards already in 2009-10.

    Congratulations especially to Jason Fewings for achieving his DTM and to Ross Wilkinson for achieving his Double DTM.

    I am watching all educational awards (including WA) with interest.

    Keep up the good work. You have already begun to Exceed Expectations.

    Bruce Hill DTM
    District 73

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