Dear Members of District 97P:

Congratulations! Last term 2018-2019, we achieved the highest recognition a district could achieve and that was the Smedley Distinguished District Award! And this term 2019-2020 we started fresh with continued enthusiasm, hand-in-hand collaboration, and awesome leadership team which is ready to go for a new height of greatness.

To maintain the same standard is not very difficult, but to soar up to the new height is challenging yet rewarding. This year we will make a new record that we have been waiting for since we established our own district five years ago. We need to and will have 60 clubs in order to delete the letter ‘P’ which indicates the provisional district status. When the leadership team was formed, we were very well aware of the challenges lying ahead yet we passionately, eagerly, committedly took the roles and responsibilities to strive for greatness.

You deserve to be a member of a complete district.

I trust that everyone can play his/her part to strengthen the clubs which will eventually contribute to the success of the district. To maintain and make your clubs strong is as important as to build new clubs in order to achieve the goal of 60 clubs. Let’s start with the Distinguished Club Program. There is no need to wait until the end of the term then chase for the Distinguished Club Program points when it can be done now.

I am confident that with your contribution to make your clubs distinguished and with the work of the awesome leadership team this term, we can achieve the long-awaited goal of achieving 60 clubs and earn a full district status.


Pipat Puengmongkolchaikij, DTM

District Director

Dear D97P Toastmasters,

Welcome to our new term! Let’s fill it with success stories that we could be proud of.

Setting up high standards for the district is cultivated from prevailing support from our members. We’re confident that this term, we can STRIKE the TARGET of having at least 60 clubs with 100% Distinguished Clubs.

What is truly inspiring is to have started our term with high-flying Toastmasters spirit. Our Club Officers Training brought steadfast leadership among our club executive team. Pathways explorers became more proficient during our Pathways Training. Invigorating Educational Campaigns were launched.

Let’s keep up the momentum and dynamically contribute to the success of our district.

Strike the Target!

Venus Dennen Claver, DTM

Program Quality Director

“In Pursuit of Excellence”

“85% of your financial success is due to your personality and ability to communicate, negotiate and lead. Shockingly, only 15% is due to technical knowledge” – Carnegie Institute of Technology.

It is an honor to serve as your new Club Growth Director. My vision for our Club Growth team is to collaborate and function as one Toastmasters community, where people support each other in their quest to become more effective communicators and leaders. We will lead by following the core values of Toastmasters International: Integrity, Respect, Service, and Excellence. As “Toastmasters Ambassadors” in the communities where we live and work, we will inspire others with our commitment to lead the district to success and our passion for the Toastmasters experiential program.

Our Club Growth goals are:

  • Reach 30% net club growth or 60 clubs by June 2020.
  • Attain 10% net membership payment growth
  • Achieve Smedley Distinguished District

Join our Club Growth team on the “Path to Excellence.” Together, we can ensure that our club and district leaders are well equipped with the resources needed to better serve their members to become more effective communicators and leaders as proven by 357,000 members worldwide. The success of our members guarantees the possibility of clubs and district reaching Smedley Distinguished. When club quality is enhanced, so will the Toastmasters brand become strengthened, thereby allowing members the opportunity to attend quality club meetings anytime, anywhere within the district. Membership satisfaction, growth, and retention, therefore, hinge upon the quality of the clubs.

It is an exciting time to be part of Toastmasters District 97 as it strategically strives to lift the provisional status and become a full-fledged district by June 2020, while constantly transforming to meet the evolving learning needs of its members. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve you.

In your service,

Nuchanath Aumpradithpun, DTM
Club Growth Director

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