“As we Discover New Paths, Enjoy The Journey let’s make a promise to ourselves to reach further than ever before.”
It is truly an honor and I sincerely thank you for allowing me to serve as your District Director for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters year. I humbly accept this role in the hope that I will be able to help you enjoy your Toastmasters journey.
We will face several challenges this year. First, we all need to immerse ourselves and learn Pathways, the new education program launched last May 15, 2018. We all will be learning about all the paths available to us. This is the reason that I am asking each one of you to take the assessment soon. More specifically, I need all of you to discover your own paths. Second, we will have to adjust and embrace the changes that will be happening especially concerning the contests.
As I celebrate my twelfth year in Toastmasters, I am always excited at finding new opportunities to improve my communication and leadership skills when I meet you at the different events. I am always amazed to find out how Toastmasters has changed the lives of so many of you in a positive way. Furthermore, I am grateful to witness the beneficial changes that have occurred over the years to so many of you that have stayed in the program.
This year, we have the opportunity to take the District further that it has ever been. We can make a lasting impression on the rest of the world by showing that we, of District 46 serving New York, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk since 1955 can lead the world. This will not be an easy task because it will take the cooperation, discipline and willingness by all of us to own every task individually and collectively. We can do it because we are New Yorkers and we are Toastmasters.
As we Discover New Paths, Enjoy The Journey let’s make a promise to ourselves that we will do our best to reach further than we have ever done before. Let us revisit and focus on our original goal to improve our communication and leadership skills. Let us reach out to each other and rekindle all the relationships that enabled us to proudly say that we belong to Toastmasters: Where Leaders Are Made.
I encourage you to visit the District 46 website to read more and learn more on all the happenings, incentives, milestones and deadlines to keep us engaged and informed.
Fraternally and sincerely yours,
Raoul Yacinthe, DTM