GREAT BAY, St. Maarten (July 3, 2012)- Toastmasters of Area 6 held their Installation ceremony for the incoming Area Governor and Club Executives on Saturday, June 30 at the Out Reach Center in Maynard building.
District Governor elect Rolando Tobias recognized the outgoing Area Governor Annette Berkel for leading Toastmasters of Area 6 on St. Maarten to be among the top 3 out of the 26 area’s in District 81.
During this ceremony the outgoing Area Governor shared her successful achievements, while leading Area 6 to the President Distinguished Area award during the term 2011-2012. This is the highest award an Area can achieve during the Toastmasters year and is based on outstanding performance by the Clubs in achieving their educational and administrative goals.
She also led the four established clubs towards achieving President Distinguished Club status.
The first new Club to be formed in the past 5 years, The SAINT-MARTIN EVOLUTION club in Marigot was formed under her leadership.
Also during her term, St Maarten hosted a very successful District Conference where Rolando Tobias and Valerie Brazier were elected to the Top District positions of District Governor and Lieutenant Governor Marketing for District 81 for 2012-2013.
The governor also inspired the Toastmasters members to stay committed to the personal enrichment program of Toastmasters.
Her words of encouragement to the incoming Area Governor and the clubs executive were to start working early to achieve the goals and keep the Toastmasters standards high.
The incoming Area Governor for the term 2012-2013, Leona Romeo-Marlin pledged to work on holding workshops on communication and leadership that will help the Toastmasters membership on keeping the standards as high as her predecessor.
As part of its restructuring to accommodate new Clubs and provide more leadership opportunities, District 81 has made a realignment of its structure for the term 2012-2013. St. Maarten will now form part of Area 26 in Division E along with the territories of Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and the British Virgin Islands.
During the evening, clubs presented awards as a way of recognizing and congratulating all Toastmasters members who achieved educational awards during this year