Area Governor Richard Murray tells us about their Club Officer Training held on Tuesday:
A remarkable session of officers’ training, it was good to see a good turn out of club officers. We had a mixture of long-standing toastmasters who have served in several committee roles and some very new enthusiastic members who showed a great interest in learning about the bigger picture of what happens behind the scenes of their clubs.
What did we cover? Good practices, what could we learn from each others clubs? What works well? Great input from around the room.
VP Education role: one of the most demanding roles but also one of the most rewarding, getting to know the members.
Clubs success plans: what plans do the clubs to become distinguished clubs? Pleased to see that all clubs had plans to be at least Distinguished and some wanting to be President’s Distinguished. It was clear that what was needed was to enable members to achieve their own personal goals.
Leadership Manual: All clubs want to promote the leadership track more in their clubs. What is required is that a good record is kept of what projects have been achieved by the members and help them to complete their manuals.
PR: We are one of the smallest areas in the district and need to get the word out that we are here. Looking at the greater use of social media to get the word out and follow the Sussex clubs and producing a leaflet the covers all the clubs in East Kent
A big thank you to all those who attended and I am sure its going to be a very successful year for area 37.
Richard Murray, Area Governor.