Black Swan June 2014
The Newsletter of Toastmasters District 17
Editors: Judith Allen and Lynne Brighton
It hardly seems a year that we took on the Co-Editor roles last July. It has been a busy year with over 150 articles published by 31 different contributors – our District Executive Officers and Club Members.
As the official newsletter for District 17, the Black Swan has provided members with up to date information about District achievements and coming events, as well as a range of entertaining and inspiring stories of success. Thanks to our contributors who have helped make Black Swan Newsletter a success, and to our readers, who have made it worthwhile.
Lynne Brighton and Judith Allen Black Swan Editors
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District Governor Report
Dear Fellow Toastmasters’ Members, Club Officers and District Officers,
This is my final address as your District Governor. The 2013/2014 Toastmaster Year has been one long amazing journey. So much has been achieved. District 17 has achieved President’s Distinguished Status for its second consecutive year.
Every member, club officer and district officer has contributed to the success of District 17.
Every guest who was signed up as a new member contributed to the success of the District.
Every communication and leadership award lodged contributed to the success of the District.
Every new club that was formed and achieved charter status contributed to the success of the District.
I am very proud of each member, club officer and district officer. You have all honoured the values of Toastmasters International. The respect shown to each other, the integrity displayed in honouring your pledges and goals to the District, your consistent service to the membership and your dedication to the achievement of excellence has resulted in District 17 once again achieving President’s Distinguished Status.
The 2013/2014 District Success Plan
The District Executive developed the 2013/2014 District Success Plan.
This was based on the results of the previous year in which District 17 achieved President’s Distinguished Status. The statistics in red indicate our final status.
Three main areas operated as key performance indicators all achieved President’s Distinguished Status:
1) Membership Payments – We had an 8.95% Growth Distinguished status – 3,038, Select Distinguished – 3,148, President’s Distinguished – 3,248.
Final status – 3,276 Membership Payments.
2) Distinguished Clubs – We had a 65.22% Growth Distinguished Status (5 out of 10 points of the Distinguished Club Program, 28 clubs to achieve Distinguished Status, 32 clubs to achieve Select Distinguished , 35 clubs to achieve President’s Distinguished.
Current status – 45 clubs have achieved a minimum of Distinguished status.
Durack (President’s Distinguished) C1
Terrace (President’s Distinguished) C1
Young Guns (President’s Distinguished) C1
Perth Justalk (President’s Distinguished) C2
Gourmet Guns N’ Roses (President’s Distinguished) C2
City Of Perth (President’s Distinguished) C3
Matilda (President’s Distinguished) C3
Curtin GSB Sundowners (President’s Distinguished) C4
Sandgropers (President’s Distinguished) N21
Mundaring (President’s Distinguished) N23
Ellenbrook (President’s Distinguished) N23
Touch of Gold (President’s Distinguished) N24
Canning Vale (President’s Distinguished) S31
Southern River (President’s Distinguished) S31
Willeton (President’s Distinguished) S31
Fremantle Gateway (President’s Distinguished) S32
Victoria Quay (President’s Distinguished) S32
Rockingham Toastmasters (President’s Distinguished) S32
Fremantle Gourmet (President’s Distinguished) S33
Victoria Park (President’s Distinguished) S33
Murdoch Southsiders (President’s Distinguished) S35
Applecross (President’s Distinguished) S35
DTM Pathways (President’s Distinguished) S35
Rising Stars (Select Distinguished) C3
Curtin GSB (Select Distinguished) C4
Banksia Speakers (Select Distinguished) C4
Northern Lights (Select Distinguished) N21
Northern Gourmet (Select Distinguished) N21
TLI Training Group (Distinguished) N22
Highgate (Select Distinguished) N24
Northern Lights (Select Distinguished) N21
Northern Gourmet (Select Distinguished) N21
Touch of Gold (Select Distinguished) N24
Belmont (Select Distinguished) S31
Wescef (Select Distinguished) S31
WA Governors (Distinguished) C3
CPA (Distinguished) C3
Electric Toasters (Distinguished) C4
Water Corporation (Distinguished) C4
Stirling (Distinguished) N21
Desperados (Distinguished) N21
Subiaco Early Birds (Distinguished) N22
UWA (Distinguished) N22
Project Managers (Distinguished) N22
Kalamunda (Distinguished) N23
Banyandah (Distinguished) N24
Noranda (Distinguished) N24
Armadale (Distinguished) S31
3) New Clubs contributed to the expansion of our District. District 17 had a 8.95% Growth:
3 new clubs to achieve Distinguished status,
4 new clubs to achieve Select Distinguished and
6 new clubs to achieve President’s Distinguished.
Current status – 7 new clubs had charted:
- 235 Toastmasters in Area C1, Central Division.
- Risky Toast in Area C2, Central Division.
- Deloitte Toastmasters in Area C3, Central Division.
- Toast EY in Area C4, Central Division.
- Currambine Toastmasters in Area N21, Northern Division.
- Western Australian School of Mines in Area N24, Northern Division.
- Karratha Toastmasters in Area S35, Southern Division.
Distinguished Club Program – Educational Awards
Last year, 11 Toastmasters achieved their Distinguished Toastmaster Award. This is the highest award Toastmasters bestows on a member as it recognises both the communication and leadership skills that the member has completed. An estimated 12,000 of Toastmaster’s 4 million past and present members have achieved the elite Distinguished Toastmaster status. The achievement of the Distinguished Toastmaster award is recognition of both individual’s commitment to Toastmasters’ communication and leadership tracks.
We have had 15 Toastmasters who have achieved their DTM in 2013/2014 Toastmaster year.
In order of lodgement dates:
01 Greg Lynn of Netmasters
02 David Nicholas of Victoria Quay – This is David’s 7th DTM
03 Meechan Wong of Banskia
04 Anita Adhitya of Young Guns
05 Sandra Morton of Cannington Communicators
06 Robyn Richards of Canning Vale – This is Robyn’s 2nd DTM
07 Sue Voloczi of Fremantle Gourmet
08 David Nicholas of Victiria Quay – This is David’s 8th DTM
09 Bronwen Jones of Northern Gourmet
10 David Nicholas of Victoria Quay – This is David’s 9th DTM
11 Ross Wilkinson of DTM Pathways – This is Ross’s 6th DTM
12 Leonor Ragan of Matilda – This is Leonor’s 3rd DTM
13 Ann Rogers of Subiaco Early Birds
14 Cybele Katavatis of Stirling
15 Pascale Amberville-Colby of Perth Justalk – This is Pascale’s 4 DTM
Congratulations, we are all very proud of your commitments and achievements.
The Mentor For Every Member Program
It is important to retain as many members within your clubs as possible. Take the time to run the Moments of Truth educational to assess your club’s current status. Run another membership survey to ensure that your members’ needs are been met. Be knowledgeable of their goals and pace. Recognise and acknowledge all their achievements. A happy and contented member is more likely to remain within the Toastmaster network for a longer period of time.
Dear Fellow Toastmasters’ Members, Club Officers and District Officers, on behalf of the District Executive, we acknowledge and appreciate your hard work, commitment and efforts which have continued to contribute to District 17’s President’s Distinguished Status.
Please maintain your pursuit of the core values of Toastmasters International: Respect, Integrity, Service to the membership and dedication to the pursuit of Excellence. RISE to every Toastmaster occasion.
Pascale Amberville-Colby DTM
District 17 District Governor 2013-2014
Where Leaders Are Made
At Your Service!
The challenge for an incoming team of our organisation is to smoothly transition from one year’s executive to the next, without causing a disturbance in the member experience. This past 6 or 7 weeks have been this period, and whilst your leadership team may have appeared calm and composed on the surface, I can assure you we have been paddling like crazy under the surface to ensure this transition does not interfere with your experience and in fact, enhances it in the year ahead.
Shortly after our hugely successful “Power Up on the Peninsula Convention” in May, we held a Leadership Summit over a whole weekend where we developed our 2014 – 2019 Strategic Plan and District Success Plan for the year ahead. The District Trio, your Public Relations Officer, Parliamentarian, Treasurer, Secretary and Division Governors all willingly attended and participated in this pioneering weekend. It is the first time in our District that this has taken place and we achieved much as well as received valuable insight from each other.
Two weeks later we held the first of our District Officer Trainings for the year where your Area and Division Governors were trained in the duties required to serve you and your club this year. Again, these dedicated members gave up a whole day of their weekend to learn and grow.
Our annual Awards Night and Change Over Dinner, where we appreciated the work of the past year, was then organised and held, and I had the amazing opportunity to introduce the new team. They are a talented team, ready and willing to aid this District and our members. I am so grateful for and proud of each one.
The very next day we held the first of our training sessions with Darren Fleming presenting his Table Topics and Influence Workshops to a packed house. This day was timely and valuable as we are about to commence the Table Topics Contest season. 110 attendees gained valuable skills and techniques to help them prepare. I would like to acknowledge Darren’s generosity in presenting these workshops for us and reveal that he kindly donated the door takings back to us for our “Gold Fever Convention” to be held in Kalgoorlie in May 2015. District 17 salutes you Darren for your support!
This weekend we begin our first round of Toastmasters Leadership Institute for Club Officers and interested members. There will be 3 opportunities to attend and gain invaluable information and resources to lead your club to success. If you are a Club Officer, don’t miss this wonderful day of training and ensure at least 4 of you attend to gain a Distinguished Club Program Goal for your club.
As well as all this preparation, Toastmasters International require many reports and forms to be completed and sent to them in order for them to support us and you in the year ahead. I am happy to convey that all July required paperwork has been submitted which is a prerequisite for us to participate in the Distinguished District Program. If this preliminary work is not submitted on time, regardless of our achievements during the year, we would not be recognised in this program. I’m sure you recognise the similarity to the Distinguished Club Program?
As you can see, much work behind the scenes goes into getting the District off to a first-class start. I would like to congratulate and thank the District Officers who have given up so much of their free time to ensure this happens. This team is at your service and we are dedicated to making your year ahead on this journey as fruitful and positive as possible.
I am looking forward to working with these dedicated individuals and with you this year, celebrating your successes, club and individualmilestones, strengthening our District and assisting our growth into the areas requiring Toastmasters.
As always, if you have a question or need information, I am only a phone call or email away.
Robyn Richards DTM
District Governor 2014-2015
District 17 – Serving Toastmasters members in Western Australia
Where Leaders are Made
Tel: 61 8 9456 2041
Mobile: 0407 851 361
Joining a Club Using Credit Card
Central Communicators has recently opened a PayPal account which enables new members to join using a credit card. This is great for people who might not have the ready cash to join on the day of their visit, but also people can join using a corporate credit card if that is their preferred option. People with an iPhone 4 or higher can get an app to complete the transaction at the meeting. With iPhone 3 an invoice needs to be emailed.
There is no cost to the club to do this because people paying by card are happy to pay the small fees involved and funds can be transferred from the PayPal account to the club bank account at no cost.
To set up the account you will need a dedicated email address and personal details of the President, Secretary and Treasurer of the club. One person, not necessarily one of these, needs to be the nominated person to operate the account. From time to time, as club officers change, the details held at PayPal can be changed.
The PayPal account needs to be a business account with “association” nominated as the account type.
For further information contact Eric Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org or text 0449 079 144
The New and Improved Gangnam-Style, Only at CVTM
Four days before the convention, Olivia Schofield came to town and attended CVTM meeting #298. If you don’t already know, Olivia was the top woman speaker in the World Championship of Public Speaking in Las Vegas in 2011, out of 35,000 contestants from 116 countries!
One of the highlights from the evening was Table Topics and Olivia was to promote her entrepreneurial idea about being a “Gangnam-Style” dance instructor. With just 90 seconds for her impromptu speech, she included a short dance lesson for everyone. YES, she got everyone to stand up and follow her move!
It was definitely one of the unforgettable Table Topics moments in CVTM.
This could potentially be your new tactic to try out when answering a Table Topics question.
Olivia, the dance instructor – lesson on the new and improved Gangnam-Style
VPPR, Canning Vale Toastmasters
Toastmasters at TEDxPerth 2013
A sell-out crowd converged at the Octagon Theatre, eager to listen to Perth speakers. They were there for TEDxPerth 2013, a locally-organised, independent event that brings people together to share “ideas worth spreading”.
If you attended the recent D17 Convention, Power Up on the Peninsula, you may have realised that such a major event requires a lot of dedicated, hard work – this was no exception! Behind the scenes of TEDxPerth 2013 was an all-volunteer team, among them Toastmasters Linh Le, Executive Producer; Brad Giles, Partnerships Director; and Luke Copley and Anita Adhitya, Speaker Coaches.
At the time, these four Toastmasters shared a membership of Young Guns, with Linh also a member of Durack, and Anita, Brad and Luke dual members of Gourmet Guns n Roses. For these advanced Toastmasters, each of their respective roles at TEDxPerth 2013 called on familiar skills: communication and leadership.
Linh summarised, “It was an incredible experience to…lead a volunteer team of talented, professional and passionate people to bring together an event that highlighted the remarkable ideas, people and projects that exists ‘under the radar’ in Perth. It’s important to be able to hear the stories around how these people are having a tremendous impact at the local community level and at the global level in their respective fields and a reminder that the “inferiority complex” that Perth has on itself is often undeserved. The communication and leadership skills and techniques honed in my Toastmasters experience helped me greatly in my role on the TEDxPerth team – and it was great to be able to re-connect with a number of fellow Toastmasters through TEDxPerth.”
Youth Leadership Program at Ashburton Drive Primary
The students at Ashburton Drive Primary School in Gosnells have completed a Youth Leadership Program under the direction of John Palmer DTM, Alan Lines, deputy principal, and Brenda Palmer. The program ran for 14 weeks at just under an hour per week with a group of ten year six and year seven students. The program culminated in a lunch provided by the parents of the ten course participants.
The final showcase meeting was attended by several of the school staff including the Principal and many parents of the participants. The program was so successful that two additional Youth Leadership courses of eight week’s duration will be run in terms three and four of this year. Each of the students completed five prepared speeches of up to 3 – 5 minutes each. For each speech we had one student delivering the speech, one student introducing the speaker and one student giving an evaluation of the speech using the CRC method. This did not happen overnight, but over 14 weeks of workshops by John Palmer and Alan Lines. The growth in speaking skills, impromptu speaking, confidence, and leadership was astounding.
Needless to say, there were a few tears at the final windup both from the students and the course leaders. It is always sad to conclude a Youth Leadership Program, but perhaps it will lead to the formation of a Gavel Club in the near future so the kids can continue their journey of growth in public speaking.
John Palmer DTM
Our Stars of the Month!
WOW! What a huge month of awards for our members this month. Congratulations to all of these members who achieved educational awards during the month of June. These members are presenting speeches, educational workshops and leading their clubs.
District 17 salutes you!
|CC||2/06/2014||Canovas, Stephanie||Matilda Toastmasters|
|CC||4/06/2014||Stephenson, Tony||Touch of Gold Toastmasters|
|CC||4/06/2014||Duda, Adam||Ellenbrook Toastmasters|
|CC||8/06/2014||Foo, Benjamin||Murdoch Southsiders|
|CC||8/06/2014||Maynard, Jane||Young Guns|
|CC||9/06/2014||Benson, Rebecca||Guildford Stars Toastmasters|
|CC||9/06/2014||Lee, Hwee Li||Western Founders Toastmasters|
|CC||10/06/2014||Scoullar, Ann||Guildford Stars Toastmasters|
|CC||11/06/2014||Hartig, Krystal||Willetton Toastmasters|
|CC||11/06/2014||Perriman, Jackie||Fremantle Gateway Toastmasters|
|CC||12/06/2014||Davies, Eric||Matilda Toastmasters|
|CC||14/06/2014||Wilkinson, Ross||DTM Pathway|
|CC||19/06/2014||Douglas, John||Stirling Club|
|CC||19/06/2014||Ramgobin, Meethylesh||Electric Toasters|
|CC||20/06/2014||Post, Vicky||Fremantle Gourmet Toastmasters|
|CC||20/06/2014||Lee, Robert||Electric Toasters|
|CC||21/06/2014||Allen, Judith||Guildford Stars Toastmasters|
|CC||22/06/2014||Naude, Michelle||Young Guns|
|CC||22/06/2014||Channell, Jessie||St George’s Toastmasters Club|
|CC||23/06/2014||Tian, Lana||Durack Club|
|CC||23/06/2014||Ghauri, Shahid||Curtin GSB Sundowner|
|CC||23/06/2014||Ragan, Leonor||Curtin GSB Sundowner|
|CC||24/06/2014||Stone, Kirsty||Sandgroper Toastmasters|
|CC||24/06/2014||Fisher, Charles||Highgate Toastmasters|
|CC||24/06/2014||Amberville-Colby, Pascale||Highgate Toastmasters|
|CC||25/06/2014||Tucek, Emma||Northern Lights, Western Australia|
|CC||25/06/2014||Thethy, Raj||CPA Toastmasters|
|CC||26/06/2014||Harrison-Stewart, Ayesha||Curtin GSB Club|
|CC||27/06/2014||Davies-Slate, Sebastian||Victoria Park|
|CC||28/06/2014||Amberville-Colby, Pascale||Perth Justalk|
|CC||29/06/2014||Griffiths, Allan||Water Corporation Toastmasters|
|CC||29/06/2014||Street, Gillian||Fremantle Gateway Toastmasters|
|CC||30/06/2014||Hall, Gabrielle||Mandjar Speakers|
|CC||30/06/2014||Martain, Joan||Mandjar Speakers|
|CC||30/06/2014||Kapur, Rajiv||Victoria Park|
|CC||30/06/2014||Post, Vicky||Belmont Toastmasters Club|
|CC||30/06/2014||Bryant, Scott||Belmont Toastmasters Club|
|CC||30/06/2014||Wilkinson, Ross||Fremantle Gateway Toastmasters|
|ACB||8/06/2014||Haynes, John||Murdoch Southsiders|
|ACB||21/06/2014||D’Cruze, Patricia||Perth Justalk|
|ACB||26/06/2014||Clark, Elizabeth||Jetty Toastmasters|
|ACB||26/06/2014||Mazanetz, Dietmar||St George’s Toastmasters Club|
|ACB||30/06/2014||Post, Vicky||Belmont Toastmasters Club|
|ACS||9/06/2014||Jehangiri, Mubashir||Western Founders Toastmasters|
|ACS||12/06/2014||Prewett, Gerry||Victoria Park|
|ACS||15/06/2014||Wilkinson, Ross||Fremantle Gateway Toastmasters|
|ACS||17/06/2014||Hahn, Allen||Durack Club|
|ACS||19/06/2014||Coles, Barbara||Gosnells Foothills Toastmasters|
|ACS||25/06/2014||Harrison, Peter||Sandgroper Toastmasters Club|
|ACS||28/06/2014||Amberville-Colby, Pascale||Perth Justalk|
|ACG||7/06/2014||Rogers, Ann||Highgate Toastmasters Club|
|ACG||28/06/2014||Amberville-Colby, Pascale||TLI Training Group|
|CL||2/06/2014||Davies, Eric||Central Communicators|
|CL||8/06/2014||Lavell, Gladys||City of Cockburn Toastmasters|
|CL||11/06/2014||Rogers, Ann||Perth Justalk|
|CL||12/06/2014||Mullett, Adam||Banyandah Toastmasters Club|
|CL||16/06/2014||Thuijs, Nicole||St George’s Toastmasters Club|
|CL||19/06/2014||Tan, Patricia||Electric Toasters|
|CL||19/06/2014||Harrison, Peter||Terrace Club|
|CL||19/06/2014||D’Cruze, Patricia||Perth Justalk|
|CL||21/06/2014||Wilkinson, Ross||TLI Training Group|
|CL||24/06/2014||Amberville-Colby, Pascale||Highgate Toastmasters Club|
|CL||27/06/2014||Wright, Christopher||Subiaco Early Birds Club|
|CL||28/06/2014||Ragan, Leonor||TLI Training Group|
|CL||30/06/2014||Wilkinson, Ross||WA Governors|
|ALB||2/06/2014||Ragan, Leonor||Banksia Speakers Toastmasters|
|ALB||5/06/2014||Varley, Janine||Touch of Gold Toastmasters Club|
|ALB||8/06/2014||Lavell, Gladys||City of Cockburn Toastmasters|
|ALB||23/06/2014||Mofflin, Jennifer||Guildford Stars Toastmasters|
|ALB||24/06/2014||Amberville-Colby, Pascale||Highgate Toastmasters Club|
|ALS||23/06/2014||Rogers, Ann||Noranda Toastmasters Club|
|ALS||27/03/2014||Katavatis, Cybele||Stirling Club|
|ALS||30/06/2014||Evans, Lisa||Northern Gourmet Toastmasters|
|LDREXC||5/06/2014||Placanica, William||Willetton Toastmasters|
|LDREXC||6/06/2014||Macdonald, Graham||Murdoch Southsiders|
|LDREXC||26/06/2014||Madden, Greg Robert||Victoria Quay Club|
|LDREXC||26/06/2014||Amberville-Colby, Pascale||Highgate Toastmasters Club|
This month we have THREE very special members who has achieved the highest award bestowed upon a Toastmaster, the Distinguished Toastmaster Award! Congratulations to Ann Rogers from Subiaco Early Birds Toastmasters Club, Cybele Katavatis from Stirling Toastmasters Club and Lisa Evans from Northern Gourmet Toastmasters Club for your exceptional dedication to Toastmasters in achieving this award. Every member of District 17 is proud of our latest DTM Achievers!
The 2013/2014 District 17 Awards Night & Changeover Dinner
The Highlight of each Toastmaster Year in the District 17 Calendar, the Annual Awards Night and Changeover Dinner, was held on Friday 4th July at the City West Receptions in West Perth.
This event was attended by over 100 Toastmasters and guests. District 17 Toastmaster, Darren Flemming was in attendance on the eve of his Table Topics Workshop.
This was an opportunity for all Toastmasters who had contributed to the success of District 17 to be acknowledged and recognised for their dedication and commitment to District 17’s President’s Distinguished Status for this year.
Two New DTMs were acknowledged and recognised. Ann Rogers of Subiaco Early Birds & Cybele Katavatis lodged their DTMs after the Power Up on the Peninsula Convention. Both delivered succinct speeches and thank all those who had contributed to their DTM journeys.
The Central, Northern and Southern Division Presidents and Clubs of the Year were announced by their respective Division Governors. The winners all displayed great humility in their acceptance speeches.
President of the Year
- Central Division – Baldy King of City of Perth
- Northern Division – Hiten Shah of Northern Lights
- Southern Division – Fiona McLean of Willetton
Club of the Year
- Central Division – Banksia Speakers
- Northern Division – Touch of Gold
- Southern Division – Canning Vale
The Division Toastmasters of the Year were recognised.
Toastmaster of the Year
- Central Division (The Mike Helm Award) – Leonor Ragan
- Northern Division (The Marion Barnes Award) – Peta Rakela of Ellenbrook
- Southern Division (David Nicholas Award) – Emma O’Hehir of Canning Vale
All seven new clubs were announced. The Club Sponsors and Mentors were all recognised for their success in assisting these clubs achieving charter strength.
- 235 Toastmasters – sponsors and mentors – Robyn & Mark Richards / Pascale Amberville-Colby
- ToastEY – sponsors and mentors – Ian Pickens & Kutty VK / Christina He & Hiba Al-Haimus
- Risky Toast – sponsors and mentors – Alastair Tang & Leonor Ragan / Sam Struthers & Amr Soliman
- Deloitte – sponsors and mentors – Leith Cohoe & Henry Yau / Bryn Durrans & Andriy Dubyk
- WA School of Mines – sponsors and mentors – Bertie Suwardi & Ivan Henderson / Morrie Goodz & Nero Zhang
- Currambine – sponsors and mentors – Peter Harrison & Sue Fallon
- Karratha – sponsors and mentors – Ian & Maree Pickens
All Club Coaches were all recognised for their success in assisting these clubs achieving a net growth of five or reclaiming charter strength.
- Highgate to Select Distinguished – Cybele Katavatis & Cathy Kunzel
- TLI Training Group to Select Distinguished – Marlene Ward & Bronwen Jones
- Matilda to Presidents Distinguished – Maree Pickens & Jeanette Farrar
- Banksia Speakers to Select Distinguished – Kathryn Sturrock & Ian Hart
Beat the Base
This membership drive was introduced in early May 2014. Thirty-one clubs exceeded their membership base from 1st July 2013. They sustained their increases in membership during the 2013/2014 year.
- Highgate (Greatest Percentage increase) – 8 members to 22 members
- Victoria Park (Greatest Membership Number Increase) – 22 members to 40 members
Presidents Distinguished Clubs
>All clubs that achieved President’s Distinguished were acknowledged and recognised.
- Durack (President’s Distinguished) C1
- Terrace (President’s Distinguished) C1
- Young Guns (President’s Distinguished) C1
- Perth Justalk (President’s Distinguished) C2
- Gourmet Guns N’ Roses (President’s Distinguished) C2
- City Of Perth (President’s Distinguished) C3
- Matilda (President’s Distinguished) C3
- Curtin GSB Sundowners (President’s Distinguished) C4
- Sandgropers (President’s Distinguished) N21
- Mundaring (President’s Distinguished) N23
- Ellenbrook (President’s Distinguished) N23
- Touch of Gold (President’s Distinguished) N24
- Canning Vale (President’s Distinguished) S31
- Southern River (President’s Distinguished) S31
- Willeton (President’s Distinguished) S31
- Fremantle Gateway (President’s Distinguished) S32
- Victoria Quay (President’s Distinguished) S32
- Rockingham Toastmasters (President’s Distinguished) S32
- Fremantle Gourmet (President’s Distinguished) S33
- Victoria Park (President’s Distinguished) S33
- Murdoch Southsiders (President’s Distinguished) S35
- Applecross (President’s Distinguished) S35
- DTM Pathways (President’s Distinguished) S35
Presidents Distinguished Areas
>All Areas that achieved President’s Distinguished were acknowledged and recognised.
- C3 – Henry Yau
- C4 – Cole Vindevoghel
- N21 – Peter Harrison
- N24 – Ivan Henderson
- S35 – Fiona McLean
Presidents Distinguished Divisions
All Divisions that achieved President’s Distinguished were acknowledged and recognised.
- Central Division – Charles Fisher
- Northern Division – Sue Fallon
- Southern Division – John Palmer
Area Governor of the Year
N21 Area Governor Peter Harrison was acknowledged and recognised for his achievements and contributions to District 17.
Division Governor of the Year
Central – Charles Fisher was acknowledged and recognised for his achievements and contributions to District 17.
District Officer of the Year
This was the first time that two District Officers were awarded District Officer of the Year. Robyn Richards & Ian Pickens were both recognised for their achievements and contributions to District 17.
Toastmaster of the Year
Judith Allen was acknowledged and recognised for achieving the highest award in the District for her achievements, contributions and sterling service to District 17.
I felt very proud of every member, club officer and district officer in District 17. I was humbled by the hard work, commitment and achievements that contributed to the Success of District 17 achieving President’s Distinguished Status for the second consecutive year.
Thank you District 17 for the privilege of being your District Governor and making the 2013/2014 year one that I will always remember and cherish. I pledge to continue to be of service to this District.
Pascale Amberville-Colby DTM
District 17 District Governor 2013-2014
Where Leaders Are Made
Acknowledgements and Recognition
I, District Governor 2013/2014 Pascale Amberville-Colby acknowledge and thanked all those who had contributed to the running and the success of District 17 achieving President’s Distinguished including:
- International Director Region 12 – Mike Helm
- Immediate Past District Governor – Ross Wilkinson
- Lieutenant Governor Education & Training – Robyn Richards
- Lieutenant Governor Marketing – Ian Pickens
- District Public Relations Officer – Leonor Ragan
- District Secretary – Lisa Evans
- District Treasurer – Ray Thethy
- District Parliamentarian – Ross Wilkinson
- District Newsletter Editor – Judith Allen
- District Newsletter Editor – Lynne Brighton
- District Webmaster – David Nicholas
- District Webmaster – Mark Richards
- Central Division Governor – Charles Fisher
- Northern Division Governor – Sue Fallon
- Southern Division Governor – John Palmer
- Area Governor C1 – Alex Grossman
- Area Governor C2 – Rosemarie Horton
- Area Governor C3 – Henry Yau
- Area Governor C4 – Cole Vindevogel
- Area Governor N21 – Peter Harrison
- Area Governor N22 – Scott Nicholls
- Area Governor N23 – Jon Roberts
- Area Governor N24 – Ivan Henderson
- Area Governor S31 – William Placanica
- Area Governor S32 – David Nicholas
- Area Governor S33 – Annemarie De Heus
- Area Governor S34 – Liz Clark
- Area Governor S35 – Fiona McLean
Most of all I acknowledge and thank the Members and Club Officers of the 75 Clubs upon which this District rests. Our members are the most important people in this District and have been the source of the success this District now celebrates. Our Club Officers, as our frontline, have guided our members.
As my term ends, I ask that you maintain your goals and commitment and support the 2014/2015 District Executive to achieve President’s Distinguished once again.
Thank you again, for all your support and the privilege of been your District Governor.
Pascale Amberville-Colby DTM
District 17 District Governor 2013-2014
Where Leaders Are Made