Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"Sarah's Challenge" - We did it!

Sarah's Challenge Winners: Mike, Jason, Ania, Craig, Sarah, Jeff celebrating their awards

Doesn't it feel great to get to the peak of a mountain you've climbed? A sip of water tastes like heaven, and the views from the top are amazing.

Six of our club members can attest to that. The end of June marked the closing of the Toastmasters 2011/2012 year and they all achieved their speaking and leadership goals, receiving anywhere from Competent Communicator awards to the Advanced Communicator Gold Award. Impressive!

It all started with an innocent challenge proposed by Sarah: "Let's finish up our goals by the end of this year," - she said to Jeff. Jeff took a deep breath: "End of  the Toastmaster's year? You betcha!" -  before Sarah had a chance to explain she meant the end of 2012. The ambitious challenge was born and others were invited. Even better: everybody finished up their projects and nobody lost the bet!

All the individual successes added to the club's total success: at year-end (June 30th), Toastmaster's World Headquarters calculates the number of goals the club achieved and recognizes it as either a Distinguished Club (at least 5 of 10 goals met), Select Distinguished Club (7 goals), or President’s Distinguished Club (at least 9 goals) based on the number of goals achieved and the number of members it has. Electric Toasters were awarded the President's Distinguished club for the year 2011/2012! Amazing job everybody!

Where are you with your book today? Do you want to finish it by June '13? Are you ready for a Sarah's Challenge 2?! Leave a comment or email!

Posted by: Ania OsiƄska-Bulloff

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