The photo shows Andy receiving his award from former Toastmasters International President Richard. E. Peck at the Toastmasters International Convention in Nashville, Tennessee last month. Andy shared about his interaction with TMI who had written the following:
The original email notification stated:
It is my pleasure to inform you that you have been selected to receive the Presidential Citation, which will be presented to you at the 91st International Convention in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. This award is presented in recognition of your outstanding achievements in representing the goals and ideals of Toastmasters International and is one of Toastmasters’ highest honors.
The wording on the plaque reads:
For outstanding and continued contributions to Toastmasters International’s organizational growth and excellence.
The citation as read out at the Hall of Fame started with:
Andy has a gift for bringing people together during difficult situations and times.
They went on to list some of my roles, which I have added to as follows:
Andy has been a member of Toastmasters since 2001. He was Division Governor in 2005-2006, a Pathways Guide and Pathways Chief Ambassador from 2016 to 2018, District Director in 2018-2019, a Board Committee member in 2019-2020 and a member of the International Leadership Committee from 2020 to 2022.
Congratulations once again for your great achievement, Andy!