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                                                                           Emilly Taylor, DTM - Immediate Past District Director

      I was thinking that life as an Immediate Past  be offering in my continued volunteer effort to
      District Director (IPPD) is quite enjoyable  lift humanity to see themselves in greater ways!
      and refreshing! Seriously, it is like that cup of          This month’s column will focus on
      refreshing water in the desert of pre-demics,  TEAMWORK. For our District to achieve

      pandemics, endemics, protest-demics,  “Distinguished” recognition, teamwork at the
      unemployment-demics, econo-demics, Zoom- club, area, division and district levels must
      demics and all of the other -demics that have  be cultivated. Our combined vision needs to
      been confronting us this past  year! It looks like  prevail. “You is it folks!”  You make a difference!

      it will continue for a while. My new (unjob) is  Teamwork also allows for personal and leadership
      definitely quite a drastic change from being the  growth in a safe place where you can experiment
      person responsible for the entire District. Now  with different approaches.
      (per the District Leader Handbook) I provide               I remember at the District Directors training

      counsel and guidance as needed by the District  session in Denver last August, a Region Advisor
      Director. I serve as a member of the District  trainer pumped us up by saying and asking us
      Executive Committee and District Council. I  to repeat the following statement: “Toastmasters
      get to encourage and mentor members to accept  is a team sport.” I believe it, and even add that

      leadership positions, and help the District achieve  “Leadership is a team sport.” Do we have a
      “Distinguished” recognition! Servant Leadership  culture of teamwork? What is TEAMWORK in
      is alive and continues to fuel my Toastmasters  the context of Toastmasters? Here’s my acronym:
      journey . . . only in a little less stressful way these

      days.                                                  T – Totality. The only way for a team to succeed
          Having served as a member of the Trio for the  is total commitment to the goals laid out and
      last three years, I think I can offer introspection  commitment to your own personal growth.
      and informed opinion. So like it or not, this I will  What you put in is what you get out. When

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