My term as Area 12 Director started with the District 25 training in July last summer at Still Water Lodge. I didn’t leave that retreat having every answer in the book, but I was equipped with the names of other Toastmasters who could offer help. Although my clubs were in Fort Worth and I live in Abilene, I was going to leverage all the resources I could find to benefit the clubs I was responsible for.
I found myself encouraging the club’s ideas and motivating their members to participate. I celebrated the success of individual club members as they worked through the Toastmasters education program. And, most of all, I helped to bring about positive change to foster the best possible member experience.
In my role as area director, I was able to give back to the community of Toastmasters. The invaluable experience of being Area Director is something that I will remember always.