It is an honor to be a finalist for District 29’s Club Growth Director (CGD) for the 2022-2023 Toastmaster Year.
I’m sure you may be wondering why I believe I’d be a good fit for this role.
For starters, I have been a Toastmaster on and off since 2004, continuously since 2017. I’ve spent the past three years serving as Area 32 Director and Division B Director, achieving Distinguished Area and Select Distinguished Division. Currently, I am Treasurer for Humor Mill Toastmasters in Division C, President of Free and Wild Toastmasters in District 27, and serving as Mentor for Avantus Toastmasters in District 29. I have also achieved proficiency in the Innovative Planning and Engaging Humor Paths with Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) getting closer by the day!
Outside of Toastmasters I work as a Watch Officer in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which has honed my skills as a coordinator crossing multiple organizations; as a leader in my sons Cub Scout Pack which has helped me improve as a mentor and trainer; and as a husband and father of two young boys (6 and 7) which has helped build my patience (kids), empathy, and an understanding of what is really important in life.
I plan on taking these experiences to fill the role of CGD, which is to build new clubs, strengthen existing clubs, and grow membership. I intend to continue the Club Extension and Retention Committees to utilize expertise within the District to help achieve these goals. I also intend to reach out to the following groups within the District to stir interest for new corporate and community clubs.
- County and City governments where clubs currently do not exist, to include Warren County, Westmoreland County, and Front Royal.
- Hospital systems to include INOVA, Valley Health, and Mary Washington
- Local Chambers of Commerce, Tourism, and Cultural Organizations to help develop community clubs, and
- Directly to millennials via festivals, concerts, coffee shops, universities, and business and trade organizations
With our country slowly returning to normal, and Toastmasters slowly returning to in-person and hybrid activities, the potential for growth may not be greater, and I believe these areas would be a great start. As result, I foresee our District growing immensely over the next 12 months.
With my background and vision, I would appreciate your consideration as you vote for the District 29 Club Growth Director for the 2022-2023 Toastmasters year!