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Talk Fluor So Club is Proudly President’s Distingished

It was the hard work and dedication of our members that our Club performed with excellence. We are again a President’s Distinguished Club. Talk Fluor So is the first club in Area 35 to be President’s Distinguished and is the only club in Division F to be President’s Distinguished as at today’s date. Talk Fluor So is in the first 14 clubs in the District out of 148 Clubs to be President’s Distinguished.

The following members have earned designations and as a result Talk Fluor So achieved GOALS on the Distinguished Club Program (DCP), they are:
Ian Jadunath – Competent Communicator (CC) AND Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)
Roseline Poon – Competent Communicator (CC)
Sara-Jade Govia – Competent Communicator (CC)
Harish Coolman- Competent Communicator (CC)
Sandra Lutchman -Competent Leader (CL)
Peter Anthony Gales – Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)
The Distinguished Club Program (DCP) is an annual program designed by TI as a measure of club quality. It runs from July 1st through June 30th.  It includes 10 goals that your club should strive to achieve each year.  These are grouped into 4 areas. Education (6 Goals), Membership (2 goals), Training (1 goal), Administration (1Goal).  A qualifying requirement is that the club must either have 20 members or a net growth of at least 5 new members as at June 30th.   If a club earns 5 Goals it is Distinguished, 7 Goals it is Select Distinguished and 9 Goals it is President’s Distinguished – The highest recognition.
How the Club achieved this is shown in the table below:
Goals to Achieve    Goal To Date Status
Education (A maximum of 6 will count toward DCP credit.)
1 Competent Communicator (CC) awards

CC 09/08/2016 Jadunath, Ian G
CC 10/24/2016 Poon, Roseline
2 2
2 More Competent Communicator (CC) awards

CC 04/28/2017 Govia, Sara-Jade
CC 05/02/2017 Coolman, Harish
2 2
3 Advanced Communicator (ACB, ACS, ACG) awards

ACB 05/19/2017 Jadunath, Ian G
1 1
4 More Advanced Communicator (ACB, ACS, ACG) awards 1 0 1 AC needed
5 Leadership Awards (CL, ALB, ALS) or Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award

CL 04/28/2017 Lutchman, Sandra
1 1
6 More CL, ALB, ALS, or DTM award

ALB 04/28/2017 Gales, Peter Anthony
1 1
7 New members 4 4
8 More new members 4 5
9 Club officers trained June-August 4 6
Club officers trained December-February 4 5
10 Membership-renewal dues on time Y 2
Club officer list on time Y 1


Reported by Sandra Lutchman


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