I warmly welcome all members and leaders of District 105 to Toastmasters year 2021-22.
This is the second year of rapid change. Two years that have required us to Shift our lives in significant ways, including our participation in Toastmasters.
Given the situation in the world today. It’s not anymore about making incremental changes.
Over the past months, this devastating pandemic has upended our personal and professional lives in countless ways. As Toastmasters, this is unsettling and isolating. We rely on one another for growth, support, and camaraderie. Communication is at our core; we thrive on it.
However, in these unprecedented times, members and clubs have stepped up to find ways to stay connected and provide much-needed support to each other.
While we prefer to be fully engaged in in-person meetings and interactions, we are discovering that we can now thrive through our technological connections. Online meetings, speeches, and events are giving us purpose and reason to smile with one another.
Although our meeting spaces are virtual for now, rather than in-person, please keep reaching out, connecting, and supporting one another. It’s how and why we thrive.
I wish you much success as you continue your journey of self development, and encourage you to network and build new relationships, in the new world with no physical boundaries.
Gurbinder Singh Punn, DTM
District 105 comprises 16 Divisions, 65 Areas, 295 Clubs and more than 5400 members spread across four countries in the Middle East – Oman, UAE, Jordan and Lebanon.
We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.