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District 17 - WA State reaches President's Distinguished

2 Jul 2014

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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:


Ross Wilkinson

 Lisa Evans

 Leonor Ragan




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