Once the “Conversation Café” concluded, the focus turned to exploring ideas about serving in leadership beyond the district level. Charley Patton, DTM, PRA spoke about what it was like to serve as a region advisor. Region advisors help district trio members with operations and resolutions. Charley shared insight into the process, experience, travel, opportunity to serve, time commitment and further growth.
Continuing with leadership beyond the district, TK O’Geary, DTM, PID spoke about life as an international director. She shared her powerful story of how she learned to adapt her communication style to effectively communicate with people around the world as a result of both the campaigning process and serving on the board. She highlighted that a key responsibility is creating policies on a global scale, and to properly prepare, a lot of reading and researching takes place. TK noted that one of the most challenging parts of the process is the tremendous amount of preparation that goes into having a successful interview with the district trios. She concluded by saying “[Serving as an international director] is one of the most rewarding things that one can do while serving outside the district.”
The meeting ended with a little bit of club business. Division Director Cliff Chang led the club officer installation and three new members joined the club.