See also: District History
CASSANDRA “D.I.V.A. OF DIALOGTM” LEE, DTM, IPDD
My exposure to Toastmasters International began in 1996 when I was a member of a Speechcraft class sponsored by a Toastmasters club in Evanston, IL. However, my career as a Toastmaster started in January 1998 when I became an official member of the ABA SPEAKeasies #9424. I know my growth as a person and development as a professional came because of my communication and leadership training in Toastmasters. My professional career flourished from administrative professional to mid-level manager to full-time entrepreneur thanks to Toastmasters. At the same time, my involvement in Toastmasters shifted from Member to Club Officer to Area Governor to Division Governor to Club Sponsor, Club Mentor, Charter Member, Division Governor again, Club Retention Chair, Program Quality Director, and the first-ever District Director for District 103 Toastmasters. It has been a busy yet rewarding time for me. I am grateful to those who served with me as the first-ever District Leaders for District 103 Toastmasters. I am proud of what we accomplished; the groundwork we laid; and the seeds we planted. I know we will see the ripple effect of our dedication and hard work when District 103 becomes President’s Distinguished like my home club – the Wrightwood-Ashburn Overcomers (WAO) Toastmasters club #771880. In the meantime, I plan to enjoy some downtime prior to finishing my book and traveling the world to promote it.