Toastmasters International Executive Commitee is coming to town! All Toastmasters are invited to join the conversation at the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel, 621 St. Louis Street, New Orleans on Tuesday November 29, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The current President is from the Australia. Mike Storkey chair of the Board of Directors has introduced some issues of the organization, such as ongoing investments, the World Headquarters Relocation, and Executive Compensation on October 6, 2016 by way of email to all members.
Toastmasters International is famous for public speaking education. Since 2005 efforts have also been made in leadership education. “Since 2010, we have grown from 262,000 members and 12,500 clubs in 113 countries to 345,000 members and 15,900 clubs in 142 countries. As a result, we have extended our hours of Member Service availability at World Headquarters, increased the number of staff members dedicated to leader support, and invest more than $3 million annually to properly train and support club and district leaders around the world,” Mike wrote in his letter. $2 Million are invested in an educational initiative called Pathways, and Toastmasters International will invest another $ 2.5 million in the information technology infrastructure called the association management system (AMS). The World Headquarters will be relocated from California to Denver, Colorado in 2018.
I, myself, am a member of the local Toastmasters Internatonal 234 in New Orleans. Next year our club will be 75 years young, making us the oldest club in Louisiana. We would like to ask the visiting Executive committee for inspirations on how to celebrate our 75th anniversary when they are in town this week! Attendees should have pre-registered for this event prior to October 28th. If you did not register but would like to attend, please email Tina Guillott at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks.