District 59 has a new motto: "Together we make a difference"

Dear fellow Toastmasters,

Jaap Russchenberg, District Governor
Jaap Russchenberg, District Governor

Even though it’s holiday period and many of you will be on vacation in August I would like to keep you updated on the latest developments in our new District 59.

The new year has got off to a great start with the chartering of 3 new clubs:

Toastmasters Two Towers (Italy)
NOA Toastmasters Club (Netherlands)
Fluor Amsterdam Speakers (Netherlands)

At the beginning of August the Core Team (District Governor, Lt Governor Education & Training, Lt Governor Marketing, PR Office, Treasurer, Secretary and Immed.Past DG) met to discuss our respective strategies and budgets for the year ahead, both of which must be submitted to TMI by the end of the month.

District 59 Core Team 2014-2015
District 59 Core Team 2014-2015

Our main focus this year will be on the quality of club meetings, but we are also setting ambitious targets for club growth. More details will follow in September…

We also chose a new motto for our District which is “Together we make a difference”. This represents the team spirit and leadership skills we hope to promote and share with you in the year ahead.

The next important events are:

  • August 20-23 International Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Training for district governors and lieutenant governors will be held prior to the Convention.
  • September 6-7 District Executive Committee Meeting (DECM) in Rome where the Core Team will share its strategies with District leaders (Area and Division Governors).
  • November 21-23 District Fall Conference “Happy in Lyon”

I hope to see many of you in Lyon at the District Conference, if not before!

Best regards,
Jaap Russchenberg, District Governor