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                              Donna Stark, DTM - District Director

       I like June. June is a transition month. Students  specific meeting roles to complete a Competent
       transition from school to vacation. The seasons  Leader manual? Consider “speech-a-thon” type

       transition from spring into summer . . . and  agendas to accommodate more speakers. And
       sometimes the weather will, too. Toastmasters  don’t forget to submit those awards through Club
       transition from one year to another. If you like  Central on the TI website!
       smooth transitions, I offer the Complete, Reflect,

       Prepare method.                                       Reflect
                                                                Like a good speech evaluation, look back on
       Complete                                              your success and challenges. What went well?

          To quote a former region advisor, “It ain’t June  How will you replicate those experiences for

       30th, yet!” Don’t put it off to next year what can  future success?  What didn’t go according to plan?
       be completed this year. Look for opportunities  Appreciate these as the learning opportunities
       to wrap up that last speech or two to complete  they are, and incorporate lessons learned into
       an educational level. Check into speaking  future activities. One of my favorite reflection

       opportunities at other clubs. Smaller clubs may  activities is to take time to savor the memories
       appreciate the help filling agenda roles. Either  of good times and recognize your growth and
       way, you get to experience a new audience and  progress.
       the club you visit gets to hear a new speaker.

       That’s a win-win!                                     Prepare
          At the club level, what can your club do to help       Imagine it’s June 30, 2019 and you are
       members complete projects? Encourage your  reflecting on the previous 12 months. What
       members who are close to completing a Pathways  is it you picture yourself or your club having

       level or manual to get it done. Help facilitate  accomplished?  Imagining that goal is the first
       their progress by removing barriers to their  step. Preparing a plan that identifies the steps
       success. This is a great time to strategically plan  or individual action items, assigns timelines
       the agenda. Are there members who need to fill  to those action items, and identifies needed

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