Jim Wilson attended the District 29 Conference Saturday and sends this report.
I attended the District 29 Fall Conference. Mohammed Murad, DTM, Toastmasters International 1ST Vice President, gave the Keynote Address, “Life is a Leadership Journey.” That address gave me the inspiration to develop a future speech re My Definition of Leadership. There were 5 Table Topics Contestants. The judges must have had a tough time picking the winner; they were all very good. On Saturday there were 5 Educational Sessions, Hall Of Fame Awards and the Humorous Speech Contest. I attended “Presentation Magic–Increase the Power of Your Presentation”–Superb! Hall of Fame awards included Terry Bartholomew for achieving Presidential Distinguished as Division C Governor; Rick Eshbach received the Triple Crown Award; Brinker was recognized for the Golden Toaster Award–all 7 club officers TLI trained. There were 5 Humorous Speech Contest Contestants. All were excellent. How do you get there? All 5 told personal funny stories!
The next District Conference will be May 3-4, 2013 and it does not conflict with our Brinker Meetings!!! Winter TLIs, Training of Club Officers, are planned for Dec 8, Jan 12 and Feb 9. There was no business at the Business Meeting requiring Brinker to vote. Opportunity for improvement– keep track of time!! Brinker Buddies, if you haven’t attended a District Conference plan to attend in May, it will be worth your time and money.