“The role of the district is to support the clubs,” explained Kimberly Love, District Director-Elect of
Toastmasters District 58, as she opened the training session for the 2016/17 District Executive Committee (DEC). The DEC comprises all district officers plus area and regional directors.
The day-long session in Columbia was held on June 11 so everyone would be ready for the new fiscal year beginning July 01. Training was conducted by current District 58 Director Sharon Durgin and the incoming “trio” of Kim Love; Dana Swarner, Program Quality Director; and Bob Swarner, Club Growth Director.
The day’s wide range of subjects included heightened focus on club growth and success planning, Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) summer sessions, and the upcoming humor and evaluation contests.