Dear Division M Officer
With just 35 minutes left before the lever is pulled and I disappear down the chute, I would like to thank you one and all for a most wonderful and enjoyable term as Division M Governor.
It has been a great honour and pleasure to be able to serve you all and Toastmasters for the last year; you have made it a most successful year for the Division which will end the year as a Distinguished District and with one more club than it started with. Congratulations to all of the members and officers who made this possible.
Thank you all again for making the King Laoire Conference such a success; as a division we sure showed everyone how to do a conference well; it must surely be the ultimate honor for a Division to be entrusted with running a District Conference, and you all pulled it off with the utmost aplomb; a conference that will long live in peoples’ memories. A real classy act! All 30+ members of the team please take a bow, and especially the sub-committee Chairpersons!
To Niamh, Dermot, Colin and the Area Governors who made up the Division Council, my most sincere thanks and congratulations also on a job very well done!
I would also like to mention the DLT and especially Luanne and Ciaran; they have been rock steady in leading and advising; thanks guys so much, and I hope we did not give you too many panic attacks in the lead-up to the Conference.
I am very pleased to welcome Philip O’Callaghan and his team of Area Governors to their terms of office. I know they will bring the Division to greater heights and all have my full backing and co-operation.
I will be seeing you all over the coming year I hope; will be with Wicklow, Powertalk and the new Dublin 18 Club – so see you on the circuit, and do come and visit us in these clubs during the year.
Finally, we are well on the way to preparing our bid to bring the Toastmasters International 2017 Conference to Dublin. We have the co-operation of Failte Ireland, The Convention Bureau and the Royal Dublin Society in this venture; we CAN DO IT! I will be looking for a lot of help in this and know I can rely on you all as ever when called upon.
Meanwhile, Good luck and happy pickings in the contests in the coming year to all of Division M – I am proud of you!
Outgoing Div Gov, 30 June 2014