District Director’s message (7/18/22)

Dear Toastmasters of District 53:

Our program year is off to a robust start. Round 1 of Club Officer Training is in full swing. If you receive a call from Chad Babcock, District 53 Training Chair, won’t you please consider accepting the opportunity to be a trainer at one or more of the sessions?

One area where I am focusing my attention is the Toastmasters Annual Business Meeting (ABM). This is your opportunity to participate in Toastmasters’ democratic process. Your Club President and Club Secretary each have a vote, a vote for the International Director Candidates as well as the International Executive Committee and the various proposals to our bylaws. In a separate communication, I will be reaching out to your Club Presidents with information on exercising their proxy votes. At the heart of this is the opportunity for you and I to be informed and knowledgeable regarding candidates and proposals. Keep an eye on the website for an opportunity for you to meet with Bettyann, Patti, and me to have your questions answered.

In Toastmasters Service,

John J. Hogan, DTM, District Director 2022-23