Dear all,
If you’re at Toastmasters today, it’s because one day you’ve made a big decision! And this decision has brought others cascading! Not only have you decided to join a Club, but you have also decided to become a better yourself!
You have decided to become a better Communicator.
You have decided to become a better Leader.
You have decided to devote some of your time and energy to your personal development.
You have decided to sacrifice time with your family, hobbies or sleep to prepare your speeches, your role in a meeting, or to mentor one of your Club colleagues.
In short, you have decided to take up challenges! It’s great and admirable!
Today, I ask you to meet another challenge: to participate in the success of our brand-new District!
A strong District of 3000 members, 120 Clubs, 24 Areas and 6 Divisions.
A District composed of 5 countries: the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Monaco!
A District where we speak, at least, three languages (but in reality, much more!)
A District where, with all of you, 40 Officers create new Clubs and support all Clubs in achieving excellence!
A District where our differences create our wealth, our complementary, our strength!
A District where everyone learns, rises and shines! Together, let’s continue the best of what our predecessors left us and let’s build a splendid future for our District 59!

Learn, Rise, Shine! Because one day you made a big decision!

Siegfried Haack,

District 59 Director