District 80 Director’s Opening Address For The Term

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EMPOWERING MEMBERS' JOURNEY

Day break has come and morning has broken.

As a brand new dawn ushers in, so too has our term begun with newly set goals, newly targeted achievements and a whole host of powerful new dreams waiting to be realized.

Bob Dylan once sang how ‘..the times, they are a-changing..,’ and he could very well have been talking about our Toastmasters journey. We are greatly energized by the new plans which we believe will discover, sharpen and further our skills both as speakers par excellence as well as leaders of integrity and compassion. We will serve by empowering you to achieve your personal goals, chart club successes as well as ensure that the district is able to support, inspire and guide as you set about accomplishing your plans.

By way of preparing for this new, enthralling Members’ Journey, I sought to attend as many meetings as I could and I was enchanted to realize that wherever I went, members were indeed excited and prepared to begin on our new journey and that they too willingly and gladly shared the dreams they had for themselves as well as their clubs. As the club president of newly minted St John’s Toastmasters club, John Seen, quipped at his inaugural club meeting,

“Start with a big dream and dream with me as we continue on this journey”. Deeply impassioned and moving words indeed.

“You only live once, go places you never dreamt you’ll go”. “The time to start is now”. Inspiring words from Ivan, a new member who spoke at Tampines West TMC.

Star Millennium TMC spoke about regenesis, renewal, and revisiting. They were excited about their club’s new goals as well as completing more members’ individual educational goals.

The Area meetings too are bustling with great energy and at Area L6,’s joint installation by Area Director, Jacky Tan Zhe Qi, I heard messages that extolled members to continue moving forward, focus on doing better than what they had achieved previously and most interestingly how being good is no longer good enough. You should want to be the best in whatever you decided to do. The messages emphasized how they wanted to “learn together, grow together” in this new empowering journey. Simply sensational messages and such motivating sessions!

The Divisions too are well geared to take on the challenges ahead.  Division V held their COT 1 on 2nd July and I could see how everyone were raring to start even before the word, “Go”.

But then, District 80 after all is a mature district, with experienced veteran leaders who don’t wait for things to happen, but instead who make things happen.

I am simply so grateful and gratified to be part of such energized, experienced and eclectic groups of members.

So if you are a brand new Toastmaster, remember that now is the best time to start your toastmasters journey. Seek and you will find experienced mentors, and fellow members who are familiar with the movement and who are always ready to offer you a helping hand whenever you need one.

If you are already an experienced Toastmaster, do continue with your  communicator and leadership awards. This will then help you be prepared to produce your best in your public speaking, communication and leadership journeys.

My fervent hope and wish then is for you all to continue to making beautiful speeches, excel in your leadership roles by meeting district goals and consistently exceeding your limits. I believe you will make your term an even more memorable one by personally touching the lives of those you come into contact with.  After all, toastmasters is a platform that helps you empower one another as well as make lifelong friends.

Beginning now, the district is ready to welcome our 1st new member, our 1st new competent communicator and yes, our 1st new club and we are ready to celebrate your 1st of all your many successes..

And we need to continually remind ourselves of the need to be better tomorrow than today.

I am all eyes and I am listening.

Do let me share your success stories and soon.

PatLum

Patricia Lum, DTM

DISTRICT 80 DIRECTOR

Empowering Members’ Journey

给讲演之旅添加动力

 

天刚破晓,晨曦微露,讲员们以

欢愉的心情,迎接黎明的到来!
我们的讲演团队也不例外,正所谓一日之计在于晨,我们早已为新一届会务,定下全新的目标,去争取更大的成就,以便实现一系列伟大的梦想和构想!

 

波蒂兰在歌中唱道:“时代在不断地变化”,这不就是国际讲演会学习之旅的最真实写照。
这些新计划,必将产生极大的推动力。我们坚信,大家必定大有斩获,做到全面提升演讲技巧和领导的水平,成为卓越的讲员和充满爱心的正直领导人。
我们的团队将是最给力的团队,协助大家达到个人的目标、帮助贵会取得成功;并且确保区域领袖们给全体会友提供多方面的支持、激励和引导,使到您所设定的目标,都能一一达成,全面落实。
当我踏上激动人心的全新学习之旅,我尽量拜访各个分会和参与讲演活动,所到之处,亲眼目睹会友们充满学习激情,积极准备投入新的讲演之旅,无私地分享个人与分会的愿景。
以新创的St. John 讲演会为例,其会长 John Seen 会友在第一次例会上风趣地说道:“我一开始就做大梦,梦见大家跟我一起做美梦,一起迈开讲演之旅。”会长的这番话打动人心,令我感动。
有一位新会友Ivan,在Tampines West 讲演会上说:“人生苦短,要敢于追梦,去到你想去的地方和境界,今天就马上开始行动吧!”

 

Star Millennium 讲演会领袖则吁请大家通过重新开创、重新出发、重新省思的三重思考,为该会注入新的元素,设定新的会务指标,协助更多会友达到个人的文教体系目标。
各个分区会议也都充满了正能量,在L6分区执委联合就职仪式上,分区总监陈哲奇鼓励会友们更上一层楼,争取比以前更好的成绩,不止要做到更好,而且还要做到最好。他也强调大家必须“一起学习、一起成长”,并给新的学习之旅加持!这些话语,有很大感染力和号召力!
各区也都已经万事具备,迎接明天的挑战。V区已经在7月2日举办了分会执委培训(一),我亲身体会到,即使开跑的枪声还未响起,大家已经迫不及待要冲出起跑线。
然而,80区域拥有悠久的历史,是个成熟的区域,有许多经验丰富的老将,他们绝对不会坐视不理或坐以待毙,相反地,领袖们将会积极开展会务,完成任务!身为这支干劲十足、经验丰富、积极进取团队的一份子,我感到无比欣慰和兴奋,因此,如果您刚刚加入讲演会,现在正是您投身于讲演之旅的最佳时机。
只要您努力寻觅,一定会找到口才一流和经验丰富的导师和会友,而且,他们都对讲演会的体系了若指掌,准备随时助你一臂
之力。
如果您已经是经验老道的讲员,请你再接再厉,朝着优秀讲员和领袖的目标前进,去争取各种奖项,并在公开演讲、沟通能力和领导水平方面,展现您最佳的一面。
我真心希望大家继续发表绝妙的演说辞、发挥出色的领导力,不但达成区域所定下的目标,而且还不断地超越自己、挑战极限!我坚信,您必将令每一位跟你接触过的讲员,对生命和生活有正面的认识,您将对任内作出的贡献,留下美好又深刻的回忆。
讲演会的确是一个美好的平台,让大家互相帮助,相互支援,彼此加持之余,还成为一生的朋友。
从现在起,80区域准备迎来本届第一位新会员、第一位胜任讲员、第一个新分会,以及许许多多个“第一”!
我们也必须时时刻刻勉励自己,明天肯定会更好,让我们拭目以待,同时洗耳恭听您拿来跟大家分享的精彩成功故事!
区域总监
林慧明卓越讲员
~~给演讲之旅添加动力~~

 

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