District 105 Director's Welcome Message

Director DTM

“Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.” - Dale Carnegie

I am often asked by people ‘How are you so passionate about Toastmasters? How is it that you are able to smile in every situation?’ The answer lies in the quote above. True happiness is what we all search for. I believe in Toastmasters with all my heart because I have found that my heart fills with immense joy when I see that my actions, however small, results in someone else’s happiness. Isn’t it the beauty of Toastmasters that what starts off as a self development program gradually metamorphosizes into service and development of others?

The Toastmasters education program has helped men and women worldwide improve their communication and leadership skills. Apart from self development, its innumerable benefits attract an increasing number of members every year. It is no wonder that the program is gaining increasing acceptance among public, corporate and governmental departments at an amazing pace. Recognizing the importance of having self driven employees, many corporate entities have already made Toastmasters part of their learning and development program. The service oriented skills instilled by Toastmasters have been appreciated by many Governmental organizations who have enthusiastically integrated the Toastmasters program in to their system. Community clubs have become vital in creating a positive atmosphere and a harmonious and creative society. In the Middle East, the Toastmasters program has grown from a single District to four Districts in a span of six years. This year heralds the start of the reformed District 105 comprising of Jordan, Lebanon, Oman and UAE. With the present growth rate, we can expect to see further reformations leading to more Districts very soon!


With expectations come responsibilities. As we start with the new term, we reinforce our commitment to provide the best possible learning and growing opportunities for our members through service. We are a family in a very unique way, supporting each other to succeed. Together we can leave a monument to our success. May the joy of helping each other spread across stronger than ever.

“Education is our business. It has been so since the beginning” – Ralph C. Smedley, Founder – Toastmasters International.

Kind Regards

Sunil Kottarathil
District Director, District 105

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