I am so proud of this club for all we have accomplished this Toastmasters year and this all culminated in one of the most amazing meetings last night. To start we had 22 people attend, the furthest being Jillian and Rebecca who travel from Gabriola island, along with 8 guests, Marjorie, Jhulliam, Rebecca, Valerie, Pete, Cresswell, Mark (who put in his membership application to join us) and the one and only Ashwani. I’ll get to the meeting in a moment but man oh man did we have tons to celebrate yesterday. First of all we achieved our goal or hitting 25 members this year after sitting at only 8 early in the year. I believe this also means we were able to achieve the “Beat the clock” membership award and then on top of that we achieved all of our DCP goals getting all 10 stars and the golden key to become a Presidents Distinguished Club who will be honoured at the upcoming International Convention in Vancouver in August.
Personal achievements also abound last night as Barbara was awarded with her Competent Communicator award for completing 10 speeches and won best Table Topics. Janice was awarded her competent communicator award as well. Charlotte was awarded her Advanced Leader Bronze and Anne and I were both given our Advanced Communicator Bronze for completing 10 advanced speeches. Ryan was awarded his Ice Breaker ribbon for completing his very first speech and there were other awards for members who weren’t there and whom we will celebrate in the near future
There were too many pictures to add to this email so check out the Facebook album link here (you don’t need Facebook to view). And if you haven’t “Liked” our Island Excellence page you should do that now!
Regardless of whether you are a brand new member or one who has been here since the start, each of you have contributed to Island Excellence achieving these incredible heights of success. I was privileged to be the President of this club, surrounded by a passionate and committed executive team and a wonderfully energetic and dedicated membership who was able to make all this a reality and I know that the new executive taking over in July will continue to exude and execute on the excellence that we’ve come to believe in for our club.
President - Island Excellence Toastmasters 2016/2017
We live our lives above the line and move through life at the speed of full participation! We are courageous and we are compassionate and most of all we are committed to making not only our own lives better, but improving the lives of those whose paths we cross