There are two reasons why I want to serve as your International Director.
First is my dedication to service and the opportunity to pay forward to others the benefits Toastmasters has given me. Toastmasters has changed my life. It has helped me gain the confidence to speak in front of others and to attain promotions in my career.
Second is my commitment to represent you, the leaders of Toastmasters, on the board of directors, developing and implementing the strategic plan for the benefit of us, our fellow Toastmasters and future Toastmasters in our home districts and around the world.
A Toastmaster since 2000, I have served as Area and Division Governor, District 56 Spring Conference Co-Chair, DTM Chair, Club Coach Chair, Lieutenant Governor Marketing and District Governor.
As District Governor, I led our district officers to success, sharing my vision, setting attainable goals, communicating action plans, motivating team members, delegating effectively, and managing conflicts. Under my leadership, District 56 became a distinguished district for the third year in a row, providing a strong support network to help our clubs be healthy and strong, thus enabling each member to achieve his or her goals.
As Lieutenant Governor Marketing, I led the marketing team to success, chartering six new clubs in June, 2010, and chartering 20 more new clubs during my 2010-2011 term. I also implemented our district’s Club Coach Program, created an Ambassador Program where members step outside of their clubs to visit and support low-member clubs, organized a Membership Building Workshop and a Club Building Workshop, and held Toastmaster booths at trade shows and job fairs.
I am dedicated and committed to representing you on the board of directors, paying forward to others the benefits of the Toastmasters educational program.
Vote for me, Karen Blake, as your International Director 2013-2015 from Region 3.
Karen G. Blake, DTM
Inspire. Encourage. Achieve.