Laying the Foundation for a Successful Year
Recently I had the great pleasure of being a speaker at the Club Ofﬁcer Training (COT) events in the Lower Mainland and the Interior. In both places I made the same request of the audience … “Raise your hands if Toastmasters has been a powerfully positive inﬂuence in your lives.” Every hand in the room was raised!!
We are so fortunate to belong to an organization that has the potential of changing people’s lives. At the club level we need to make sure that we are laying the foundation so that EVERY Toastmaster experiences that positive inﬂuence.
One of the best ways to ensure a strong foundation is by having each and every club ofﬁcer properly trained. In that way each club will have a clear sense of purpose and direction for the year.
Our Division and Area Directors have been working really hard over the past two months to set up COT events throughout D 21. We even have an amazing team, led by Marg Hope and her Toastmentors club, who provide training to our clubs in remote areas!
Make-up COTs will be provided up to August 31st throughout D21. Please ensure that your club has laid their foundation for the year by having ALL your ofﬁcers trained. COTs are also open to all Toastmasters members.
For clubs who have 7 out of 7 ofﬁcers trained, we will provide a beautiful ribbon to be attached to your club banner. Make sure that YOUR club receives one of the ribbons!!
District 21 Director