Thank you for your trust and support in choosing me as your club president for TM Year 2011-2012! This term promises to be an exciting journey for all of us with the unveiling of the Toastmasters International rebranding initiative and a lot of educational programs from District 75 and Division B in store for us.
Last TM year was a successful term for our club. We are a President’s Distinguished Club awardee for the 5th time in a row, we achieved our educational and membership goals, and we consistently conducted fun-filled and informative meetings. Congratulations to all of us!
For our journey this term, the officers and key members had a planning session on August 6, 2011 to revisit our goals and to strategize how we can bring the club to a higher level. We also reaffirmed the club’s vision and mission:
Butter ‘N Toast Toastmasters is the preferred club of individuals learning together and aiming for personal growth and excellence in a motivational environment of warmth, fun, friendship.
We are a club that fosters learning by encouraging people to continuously improve their communication and leadership skills.
With these vision and mission guiding our way, we came up with five objectives which will be uncovered through the programs that will be launched in the coming weeks. These are all embodied in this year’s theme–Butter N Toast (BNT) Toastmasters Club: We Build and Nurture Toastmasters.
TOGETHER, we will:
·build our membership engage our members to stay and grow
·mentor our members to develop/enhance their communication and leadership skills
·develop the next pipeline of leaders
·explore venues for advanced leadership development
I believe that this is a beginning of a great year. Let’s continue to commit to our communication and leadership goals and support one another in an environment of fun, warmth and friendship. Let’s strive to set the best examples for other members and for other clubs. Lastly, take pride that you’re part of the club where speakers and leaders are built and nurtured.