Spring Blooms

Hello Division C Toastmasters, 

I hope your Toastmasters spring is going well!  

I have a few updates and reminders of now, there is no successor for the Division C Director for the 2024-2025 Toastmasters’ year.  The incoming District Director will appoint someone, and indeed already has a candidate in mind!  Please let me know if you would like to be an Area Director next year so I can pass it on to my successor to-be and the District Director-elect.

Division C will have its own gathering in early June. Save the date for a social and educational event for all our members to celebrate this year.  Come and relax, eat, mingle with others and bring your questions about Pathways or anything else. Please let me know you’re coming!

If you haven’t made plans yet, you should plan to attend the District Conference on Saturday May 11.  We have a great range of speakers and workshop presenters, including Accredited Speaker Sheryl Roush DTM! I’ll be there and hope to see you — if you see me, come say hi. I also hope your club will be represented to cheer on the Division champions in the contests: the Evaluation contest is Friday night, and the International Contest is on Saturday. Cheer on your fellow Division members!

Your club should also be deep in planning for next year’s officer slate. By the Club constitution, nominations for incoming Club Officers are due by the last meeting in April, and the election takes place by the first meeting in June — with the new officers reported on the Toastmasters.org website by the current secretary or other club officer no later than June 30. 

To help prepare next year’s club officer teams, Club Officer Training events are starting to be scheduled. Please let Bettyann Peck and Mohan Padamati know if you’d like to be involved in facilitating those events — and add the first two events, June 20 and June 22, to your own schedules!

As your Division C Director this year, I’ve learned a lot, especially how important it is to collaborate with others in events such as the Area and Division Contests, while trying to complete my own Pathways projects.  I hope you continue to grow as speakers and leaders.  Lastly, remember that the DCP (Distinguished Club Program) year ends on June 30, so get those education credits in!

Selina Tourjee
Division C Director 2023-2024