Friends what do you think when you read or hear these two words together?
I received this email notice on Monday July 14, 2008 at 8:21 PM – since it went out to all the current District Officers within the entire Toastmasters World I am sure the exact date and time may varied. http://www.toastmasters.org/
The e-mail sender was Diana Metcalfe, Executive Assistant of Toastmasters International to Donna Groh, who was the Executive Director written on behalf of 2007-2008, International President, Chris Ford, DTM
Dear District Officer:
It is my duty to inform you that today I have accepted the resignation of Ms. Donna Groh, Executive Director to Toastmasters International, effective immediately.
Mr. Daniel Rex is appointed Active Executive Director as of today July 14, 2008 until further notice.
On behalf of Toastmasters International, I have expressed our gratitude to Donna for her seven years of loyal and dedicated service to our organization.
Chris Ford, DTM,
International President 2007-2008
“Shaping Ourselves…Shaping Our World”
Now this letter came as a complete surprise to me (and MANY of us) since we just completed our Region Vii “Top Three” District Officer Training during the Region Vii Conference in Rockville Maryland. The training was given by Donna Groh and Chris Ford, and our Region Vii International Directors, Val Albert and Kristin Nicholson.
But the even BIGGER shocker is that our Toastmasters International Convention begins on August 12, 2008 in Calgary Canada – this is just a few short weeks away when many toastmasters from around the world will unite to celebrate for about a week and Donna Groh was the Chief Executive Officer for our entire organization.
We are all shaking our heads and asking “WHAT HAPPENED”? Yet, we may never know the exact reasons – but friends right now this BIG BUZZ is probably equal to the BIG BUZZ about 2008 Calgary Convention itself…
Ever have a letter written “Effective Immediately” on YOUR behalf?
One of my favorite Table Topic (impromptu) questions is...
“Please share a time when your setback became your comeback”?
acceptance of despair the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign; "he submitted his resignation as of next month" wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
A resignation is the formal act of giving up or quitting one's office or position. It can also refer to the act of admitting defeat in a game like chess, indicated by the resigning player turning his king on its side. ... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resignation
Resignation is the twenty-second episode
a large formal assembly; "political convention"
something regarded as a normative example; "the convention of not naming the main character"; "violence is the rule not the exception"; "his formula for impressing visitors"
(diplomacy) an international agreement conventionality: orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional the act of convening wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn
A convention is a set of agreed, stipulated