“Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”
Today Saturday June 21, 2008 was our first of seven of our District 31 Toastmaster Leadership Institutes - TLI’s when we train the seven club officers – President, Vice President of Education, Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President of Membership, Vice President of Public Relations, Sgt. At Arms.
The tradition in District 31 is to have the current Lt. Governor of Education & Training Plan the first TLI – and on July 1, 2008 I will be the incoming Lt. Governor of Education & Training!!
We had a great day of training at the great location and beautiful Babson College Campus. The incoming Governor gave a speech and shared her theme – “Speak Up and Change The World” and she called her District team up incoming Lt. Governor of Marketing, Bil Lewis, DTM and me (Lt. Governor of Education & Training) to speak for a few moments.
Bil and I also dressed in historical costumes to let the district know about the special event we have planned at the MIT – Humor & Drama Club on July 5th to celebrate the 4th of July with Historical Speeches. I am going to deliver Susan B. Anthony’s Speech on Woman’s right to vote!
The best part of the TLI was when my Best Mate, Mary Cheyne shared with me that SHE is going to be in the Region Vii Conference Humorous Showcase because first place winner Joel Biles is unable to attend! Good Luck Mary – Good On Ya Mate!!
Do YOU ever compete in speech contests? Sometime coming in first, the first time isn’t as great as coming in second and then being the replacement. Somehow this seems more like a timely gift!
activity leading to skilled behavior
education: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement" wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect; "it was a showcase for democracy in Africa"
case: a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn