In news just out District 17 (WA State) has reached the top award in Toastmasters - President's Distinguished.
There was a last minute lunge for the finish line by District 17 Governor Pascale Amberville-Colby (ABC, for short).
What was done:
>8% net membership growth, >8% net club growth
> 50% of club base Distinguished
How was it done:
Many phone calls pleading to get new members into the system by June 30. I suspect a few generous patrons, gave the membership a nudge at clubs across the state. But most importantly, the foundation was there, with a massive amount of new clubs started during the year, (seven!!) including, new GNR president's Kieran Browning's dad (Paul's) efforts in Kalgoorlie with WA School of Mines and a new Gourmet club. Much of the success should undoubtedly be credited to past GNR charter member and last year's D17 Lt. Governor Marketing Ian Pickens.
GNR members on the 2013/14 D17 executive committee team: