Earlier this fall while travelling through Europe, I had the distinct honour of meeting Ted Corcoran in Ireland. It was a pleasure to have had this opportunity.
En route to the Fingal Toastmasters meeting, his home club, he regaled me with stories of how he began in Toastmasters in 1985 by attending a meeting, just like each of us, and was asked to become the club President by the end of that meeting. An auspicious beginning to a grand Toastmasters career indeed.
No one can tell his stories like he can, and they are hilarious. He has an amazing sense of humour. We are lucky here in District 21 to have him join us for the winter COT sessions.
He also told me stories of how he has dealt with adversity in his Toastmasters career, how sometimes the best ideas come from members like you and me, and provided me with tips on how to improve my corporate club. During the Fingal club.meeting, I could see how he has served his members with excellence, integrity and respect.
Do you want to learn how to create a thriving environment for your club? Are you looking for ways to enrich the Toastmaster experience for your members and improve your leadership skills? Do you want to learn in an atmosphere that will undoubted be jovial? If you answered yes to these questions, then join Ted Corcoran as he guides us on how to to create a quality club experience and become the best leaders that we can be.
See you at the Lower Mainland COT on January 14, 2017,
Leah Cheyne ACB, ALB
Area 54 Director