It is with great appreciation that I thank you for electing me Club Growth Director. I express my gratitude to the Toastmasters members for your dedication and support this upcoming year. Stepping into my new role is both challenging and exciting.

Whether you have been a Toastmaster for a short or long period of time, or are considering joining this organization, there is something for everyone. It is our mission to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The past two years in Toastmasters have certainly presented challenges. The pandemic has reinforced for me the value of my toastmaster’s experiences, which provided a strong foundation to help me lead through unprecedentedly difficult situations and the ability to communicate, collaborate, and solve complex problems. “Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” Likewise, you have taken the first step by joining Toastmasters. Take advantage of all the benefits our clubs in District 33 have to offer.

I look forward to the new year and a new opportunity to achieve the goals of the district. I am hoping to start off on a positive note, because how I start the year will determine how the rest of it goes.

Darnell Evans, DTM
2023-2024 District 33 Club Growth Director