A Toastmaster since 1989, I joined District 45's Team as an Area Governor
in 1998 and was subsequently elected to the offices of Public Relations in
1999, Lt. Governor Marketing in 2000, Lt. Governor Education & Training in
2001 and District Governor in 2002.
Our District achieved Distinguished District - 16th in the world - during
my 2002-2003 term as District Governor. This achievement celebrated and
recognized our members' determination and dedication, as well as reflected
the strength of the District Executive Team. I believe collaborative team
building, strong listening skills and treating others with respect are
essential elements for strong and successful leadership.
My commitment to Toastmasters has been clearly demonstrated by my
attendance at numerous District, Regional and International functions. I
subsequently created initiatives, in areas of my purview, which reflected
the wants, needs and interests of all members and will take that dedication
with me to the International level, if I am so chosen by you.
I am prepared to take the next step to that of International Director for
Region VII. I am looking forward to meeting members and hearing your
concerns and suggestions as I would like to be able to carry them to the
level of the International Board of Directors for 2006-2008.
Your support will be appreciated!
Please visit my website at www.shirleykelly4id.com
Shirley Kelly, DTM
Candidate for International Director, Region VII