District 39

Where Leaders Are Made

Where Leaders Are Made

Sondra Nunez, DTM, Program Quality Director, District 39 Toastmasters
Sondra Nunez, DTM, Program Quality Director, District 39 Toastmasters

Fellow Toastmasters,

Thank you for choosing to continue your Toastmasters journey within District 39. It is through your hard work and dedication to excellence that our clubs continue to offer high quality club meetings, continue to add new club members and continue to create an environment which supports all club members in achieving greater self-confidence and personal growth.

The focus of the Program Quality Team will be upon the following three goals:

1. Encourage every member of District 39 to earn and submit at least one communication and leadership award. If you are like me, you joined Toastmasters to become a more confident public speaker and a more proficient leader. Improvement of these skills takes practice. Keep bringing your manuals to club meetings. Keep presenting speeches and giving verbal evaluations from the Competent Communication manual or from advanced speech manuals. Keep working through the projects in your Competent Leader manual. Keep challenging yourself to achieve higher education awards by taking on leadership and committee roles outside of your club. Keep pursuing higher levels of achievement.

2. Encourage all club leadership teams to create and work through a club success plan. You know the old saying, “failing to plan is planning to fail”. Come together as a leadership team to set club goals. Decide which club members will reach those goals and when. Set regular meetings to check club success plan progress. Mentor members in preparation to become your next club leaders. Plan to reach Distinguished or better club status this year and every year.

3. Expansion of the District 39 Training and Education Team. District 39 is comprised of several thousand members in over 175 clubs throughout Northern California and Nevada. As our district continues to grow, more training team members are needed to help new club officers learn how to fulfill the duties of their leadership positions, to offer enrichment sessions on everything from successful club management, to club marketing and club member retention, to successful contest and judges training, and to help identify and develop new district leaders.

Challenge yourself to create and pursue both personal and professional goals and to actively participate in reaching the goals of your club. Continue to invite guests to club meetings. Continue to share your Toastmasters journey with family members, coworkers and friends. Continue to reach for your dreams.

Sondra Nunez, DTM
Program Quality Director