by Tim Mullins, DTM
The Honors Keep Piling Up!
I’m truly proud of the efforts our District 33 members are putting into their educational advancements this 2017-2018 Toastmasters year! As of this writing, District 33 members have submitted 588 educational awards — and the “hits” just keep on coming! Their outstanding achievements include:
- 190 Competent Communicator (CC) awards and 116 Advanced Communicator (AC) awards
- 116 Competent Leadership (CL) awards and 60 Advanced Leadership (AL) awards
In addition, 19 members have achieved their DTM honor this year. They are (listed in order of date received):
Kirkland Tibbels, Suesan Walker, Jody Mack, Laquita Dukes, Indar Singh, Julie Boyce, Deborah Allmon, Kristina Greer, Eleanor Smith, Susan Harmon, Wayne Sebera, Irene Salazar, Curtis Helt, Charmaine Guss, Lisa Marrone, Sondra Ahlen, Mary Beganyi, Malik Williams and Thomas Sims.
What an amazing group of dedicated Toastmasters and worthy of the distinction: Distinguished Toastmasters. We have 37 Triple Crown recipients (members who have been awarded 3 or more awards), led by:
- DaWane Wanek 11 educational awards
- Malik Williams 7 educational awards
- Kelvin Bell 6 educational awards
We also have 3 members with 5 educational awards each, 11 with 4 educational awards each and with 3 educational awards each.
District 33 launched Pathways on September 15, 2017; in just under 6 short months, our members have submitted 71 Pathways awards, which include 48 Level 1’s, 16 Level 2’s, 5 Level 3’s, 1 Level 4 and 1 Level 5 — just over 12% of our total educational awards. Kudos to the incredible group of Toastmasters who make up District 33!
Keep up the fantastic work. I hope to see you at our Spring Conference in Bakersfield in May!