The recent Professional Development, Training, and Awards Event hosted by the South Carolina Toastmasters – District 58 was a resounding success that left a lasting mark on its attendees. Held on October 21, 2023, at the BCBS GPC Building, Columbia, this remarkable event was an exemplar of commitment, fervor, and meticulous organization.
Special hats off to the event chair, Shikina Zeigler, DTM. Her dedication and efforts in orchestrating such a grand event were evident in every detail. The seamless coordination and energy exuded on the day stood as a testament to her leadership and vision.
The day was further illuminated by the day’s TMOD, Aileen Hill, DTM. With her charismatic flair and adept handling of the event’s flow, Aileen ensured that the momentum never dwindled. Her vibrant presence was felt throughout the hall, keeping everyone engaged and eager for each subsequent session.
A pivotal highlight of the day was the keynote delivered by Brian Woolf, DTM. With every word, he captivated the audience, weaving a tapestry of insights and wisdom that resonated deeply. It was a transformative experience that left many pondering long after his speech concluded.
The morning was filled with illuminating presentations, each offering immense value to the participants. The shared stories, information, and techniques reflected the passion and authenticity of District 58 members.
We are elated to share the list of recognitions and awards presented during the event. Clubs and members were recognized for their accomplishments for the 2022-2023 Toastmaster Year. Watch the videos below to see the recipients.
- 2022-2023 Club and Members Recognition Awardees.
- 2022-2023 District 58 Awards
A hearty round of applause and congratulations to all award recipients for their unparalleled achievements and unwavering dedication.
And, of course, the day wouldn’t have been complete without the much-anticipated “Roast of the IPDD.” It was a delightful concoction of humor and camaraderie that had attendees roaring with laughter.
In summation, District 58, under the guidance of leaders like Shikina Zeigler, DTM, once again showcased the true spirit of Toastmasters – fostering personal growth, celebrating milestones, and always ensuring a touch of amusement. We eagerly await the next grand event!
…submitted by Knorphe Byrd
“Undoubtedly, we become what we envisage”
Thanks to all the teams behind the scenes who made this event a successful event.
Awards Recipients for 2022-2023
Congratulations to the following awards recipients for providing outstanding service to the District.
- Melissa White, DTM
- Burnnie Holliday
- Jessica White, DTM
- Rodney Jenkins
- Laura Taste-Sutton
- Wardah Ameen
- Jipsa Paul
Distinguished Directors Awards:
- Distinguished – Area 73 Director (Alison Boyce, DTM, PCG)
- Select Distinguished – Division G Director 2022-2023 (Greg Allen)
Directors of the Year Awards:
- Area Director of the Year 2022-2023 (Alison Boyce, DTM, PCG)
- Division Director of the Year 2022-2023 (Katreina Harmon)
Toastmaster of the Year 2022-2023
- Distinguished Toastmaster of the Year 2022-2023 (Louise Maitland, DTM)
Check out photos of the District Awards