Wednesday, 01 July 2015 03:00

Happy New 2015-2016 Toastmasters Year!

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It’s my honor and pleasure to serve as the first ever District Director of Founder’s District. My vision for this year is to help you achieve your goals and to keep Founder’s District focused on its mission, which is to build new clubs and to assist all clubs in achieving excellence.

Together, we can bring about the changes you are looking for. For example, one of the goals for this year is to inspire more leaders, mentors, and coaches to step up to the plate to serve our members. That’s why I chose the theme, “Join and Serve to Prosper.” Serving in Toastmasters is such a wonderful learning opportunity.

Many members in Toastmasters complete 10 speeches and receive the Competent Communicator (CC) award. They believe they have learned it all, so they leave the organization. In my humble opinion, serving in a District leadership role after obtaining the CC award is one of the best ways for members to learn and prosper.

Past International Director, Richard Snyder, DTM has a good analogy for these learning opportunities. Here is his story line. A kid was going to a circus that was coming to town. S/he was wowed by the initial animal parade and believed that s/he had seen everything about the circus after the parade. S/he went home and didn’t realize that the parade was only the preview to the real show!

Fellow Toastmasters, the real learning opportunities in the Toastmasters Program take place after achieving the CC award. There are many opportunities to get involved and become leaders. The 2015-2016 District Team is looking forward to enhancing your Toastmasters experience this coming year. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have further questions and contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are looking for opportunities to get involved.

Best Regards,
Pan Kao, DTM, PhD
2015-2016 District Director
Founder’s District

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