What is happening in Division L?
Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate with their loved ones!
I’m glad that our District would like to feature clubs and areas within Division L. Division L consist of 5 Areas and 23 clubs. Area Directors are committed to serving the clubs in their areas. Please do feel free to reach out to me, John or Area Directors. As we are here to serve you.
Asst Div L Director – John Akers
Area 16 Director – Brighton Gono
Area 45 Director – Anoop Ramanathan
Area 47 Director – Sushil Shah
Area 56 Director – Georgina Mylona
Area 61 Director – Angelie Bharwaney
Like many members, I’m personally a big fan of Toastmaster International as it has had a positive impact on my life. The more I participate the better I am. The more I share, the more I learn & grow.
The integral part of the club is our members. Members constantly balance work and life i.e., the number of ‘active’ members in the clubs fluctuate hence I encourage clubs to plan regular membership building events like Open House, Speechcraft, etc. I’m pleased to share recent success on this front: –
“Manor House Speakers held a well-attended Open House event recently. It was very successful and resulted in the recruitment of several new members.”
“London Communicators Club ran an open house in-person meeting attended by 22 guests, 2 new members joined on the day.”
“Harrovian Speakers Toastmasters held in-person open house meetings. Rupa Datta, our very own Program Quality Director presented the First Class award won by the club in 2020/2021. In a subsequent meeting,7 guests attended the event and they enjoyed it so much that 2 of them are in the process of becoming a new member!”
“TJX Expressions Speakers held a Share and Learn session, their version of an Open House and over 35 people attended.”
“Angel Speakers are planning an Open House event to attract new members & grow the club. Watford speakers planning in-person Open House too!”.
Many congratulations to the HOD Speakers Club who celebrated its 20th-anniversary open house, it was well attended and 7 of the club’s former Presidents participated in the event. Also present was a (pre) District 91 speech contest champion and the people present heard how a number of members supported his journey to the Cincinnati convention. They also heard a pre-recorded message from Margaret Page. The founding President asked all present to reflect on the number of lives the club had touched and changed over the last 2 decades!