Dear District 71 Members,
As you are aware, our WoW Conference was held in Wexford Ireland this past weekend and the only way it can be described is WoW!
We would like to say thank you to the conference team for their tireless effort and stellar work in delivering an outstanding weekend from start to finish. So thank you to all who were involved: Bettie-Marie Burger-Smit, Conference Chair, her outstanding team and the supportive hosting clubs of Area 50 - Enniscorthy, Gorey and Wexford Toastmasters Clubs
It is also important to share the result of the reformation vote with you. By a simple majority, Scenario 3 (District A: Divisions A, C, D and F (Ireland) and Divisions E & G (UK) / District B: Divisions B, H and J) has been selected as the scenario that will be put forth to Toastmasters International for review by the Board of Directors in August. Once we receive approval from the Board, we look forward to developing two strong and dynamic Districts—it will be an exciting time.
All submissions for re-alignment were also accepted; Division B will become three Divisions and Division C will become two Divisions. This means that commencing 1st July 2012 we will have twelve (12) Divisions and 60 Areas! (As a further note, District Officer Training will take place on 10 June (Portlaoise) and 16 June (UK [location to be confirmed])
District Leadership Team
- District Governor - Freddie Daniells
- Lt Governor Ed & Training - Luanne Kent
- Lt Governor Marketing - Hilary Briggs
- Public Relations Officer - Ronnie Gillanders
- Div A - Ray Ryan
- Div B1 - Wyn Davies
- Div B2 - Greg Ros
- Div B3 - Peter Gerlach
- Div C1 - Patricia O'Reilly
- Div C2 - Dermot Carey
- Div D - Peter Butler
- Div E - Anthony Day
- Div F - Martin Davies
- Div G - Trevor Jones
- Div H - Steve Catchick
- Div J - Tony Henderson-Newport
We also want to offer hearty congratulations and appreciation to all of our contestants, who certainly ensured that both of our contests were of the highest standard. The winners are as follows:
International Speech Contest
- Yvonne Jordan
- Jakub Pawlowski
- Rita Brady
- Lynne Cantor
- Bob Nisbet
- Ivo Spreeuewenberg
Yvonne will represent our District in the International Speech World Championship Contest to be held in Orlando, Florida, August 15th – 18th; perhaps we’ll see you there!
In closing, we would like to thank all who attended the WoW Conference and thank you to all who so willingly sat through the longest District 71Council Meeting ever.
And now we can look forward to our next conference--that is not to be missed! It will be held in Garryvoe, Cork, November 9th-11th. The conference website will be available soon at www.cork71.org (register early to ensure one of the rooms in the Garryvoe Hotel).
Your District Leadership Team