Joyce Trimble, Mentoring Chair and Immediate Past President of Nationstar Speaks, introduced the club’s Outstanding Mentor of the Year program for the year 2014 – 2015. Joyce enrolled the assistance of many Toastmaster friends to identify traits of a mentor. She assimilated those traits into 5 common categories:
- Willing to Commit
- Able to lead by example
- Listening to Mentee’s Why, Where and How
- Knowledgeable of Toastmasters and
- Stimulating Growth
From those traits came a definition of an outstanding mentor: One who WALKS with a Mentee.
Joyce presented quantifiable actions that define the 5 traits; earning the club’s mentors points for each month, July – June. The mentor accumulating the most points will be recognized as The Outstanding Mentor of the Year for 2014 – 2015 at the club’s anniversary meeting in August 2015.
To honor their club’s mentor, who unselfishly gave of himself to ensure the club’s success, the award is named the Mike Sheridan Mentoring Award. Thank you Mike, for all you did.