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District 127 Director

Dr Abdul Sathar

Hello District 127 Team,

Becoming a district director was not just a career milestone; it was a testament to my dedication, hard work, and relentless persistence. Currently working as an orthopedic surgeon, my journey through various leadership roles—from club Excom to area, division, club growth director, and finally to district director—has been filled with challenges, learning experiences, and significant achievements.

After completing my education and starting my practice as a doctor, I quickly realized the importance of effective communication and leadership within the medical field. This realization led me to join a local club, where I became involved in the executive committee (Excom). In the initial stages, I took on roles such as Vice President of Education and Club President. These positions allowed me to develop my leadership skills and understand the intricacies of managing a team. It was during this time that I discovered my passion for leadership and organizational development.

Balancing my demanding medical career with my responsibilities within the club was challenging. However, this commitment taught me valuable time management skills and the importance of delegation and teamwork. More importantly, it introduced me to a community of like-minded individuals who shared my enthusiasm for leadership and personal growth.

After gaining substantial experience at the club level, I decided to take on more responsibilities and transitioned into area roles. As an Area Director, I was responsible for overseeing several clubs, ensuring they met their goals, and providing support to their leaders. This role was a significant step up, requiring a broader perspective and more strategic thinking.

During this period, I met many other leaders and mentors who greatly influenced my journey. These individuals, with their diverse experiences and insights, taught me the value of collaboration and the power of a supportive network. Facing challenges such as club retention, member engagement, and conflict resolution was daunting. However, I tackled these issues by implementing structured plans, conducting training sessions, and fostering a culture of open communication.

This chapter of my journey was marked by a deeper understanding of organizational dynamics and the development of a more strategic approach to leadership. I learned that leadership was not just about giving directions but about inspiring others and working together towards common goals.

Thank You,

Dr Abdul Sathar, DTM
District Director
District 127
Toastmasters International

Disctrict Support Team

Mohammed Murad, DTM

Mohammed Murad, DTM

Parliamentarian

Sunil Kottarathil, DTM

Sunil Kottarathil, DTM

Advisor

TM Viji John

TM Viji John

PR Manager

TM Mini Kunhukuttan

TM Mini Kunhukuttan

Finance Manager

Vipin Divakar, DTM

Vipin Divakar, DTM

Administration Manager

Shanil Palliyil, DTM

Shanil Palliyil, DTM

Logistics Manager

TM Viji John

TM Viji John

Public Relations Manager

TM Mini Kunhukuttan

Support Team

TM Ruqsar Fatima

TM Ruqsar Fatima

TM Swetha Sridhar

TM Swetha Sridhar

TM Mini Kunhukuttan

Finance Manager

“He who fails to plan, is planning to fail”– said Winston Churchill
This is true in every aspect of life – Personal growth, Business, Corporates, Governments, and in Toastmasters!

Just as planning for DCPs, DTMs, Triple Crowns, etc is important, financial planning is also very important. Better said, more important.

District 127 is a new born baby of Region 11 on 1st Jul 2023. No, it is not a baby, it is a new startup with highly talented leaders to lead the venture supported by its dedicated and committed members.

The success of any venture is the efficient use of its financial resources. As your District Finance Manager, myself, TM Mini Kunhukuttan, will strive to manage the financial resources of our District. Together let us plan to build a successful and vibrant District 127 with the best Interiors (Clubs) with a sound Base (members), quality Pillars (Areas), and strong Board rooms (Divisions).

With this vision in mind, let us sail together successfully to make District 127 shine with poise and grandeur.

Best Regards
TM Mini Kunhukuttan
Finance Manager
District 127
Toastmasters International

Vipin Divakar, DTM

Support Team

TM Raju Mathew

TM Raju Mathew

TM Anup P Ravindran

TM Anup P Ravindran

Vipin Divakar, DTM

Administration Manager

“In light of the post-COVID realities, organizations, including Toastmasters, have undergone necessary adaptations. Unfortunately, these adaptations have resulted in the loss of certain unique aspects that made Toastmasters special. It is crucial for current leaders to reflect on this and actively work towards restoring Toastmasters to its pre-COVID state. Can we achieve this?

Moreover, we must not underestimate the power of delivering speeches in front of live audiences, as it is the key to the success of Toastmasters’ communication platform. Our primary focus should be on nurturing and delivering high-quality speeches in front of dynamic Toastmasters. This should be applicable to each individual club incorporating in their educational goal. By doing so, members will naturally regain their passion and enthusiasm.

For every Toastmaster, the opportunity to serve as a servant leader holds immense significance. As District Administration Manager, my commitment lies in facilitating effective communication among all district leaders to implement positive changes and advancements that benefit every member of our district clubs. I want to emphasize that I will treat all responsibilities entrusted to me with the utmost importance, and those will be executed diligently with the unwavering support of my team and the district excom leaders.

Our ultimate objective is to establish a Toastmaster district that leaves a lasting legacy of personal transformation and empowerment for each individual within District 127, thereby uplifting their personal , professional and social lives.

Together, we will forge connections of understanding, foster personal and professional growth, and cultivate a sense of belonging within our Toastmasters family.”

Best Regards

Vipin Divakar, DTM
Administration Manager
District 127
Toastmasters International
Email: vipindivakar@gmail.com
Mob : +971 55 6070 575 / +971 50 5518 928

Shanil Palliyil, DTM

Support Team

TM Jaya Rav

TM Jaya Ravi

TM Blayan D'Silva

TM Blayan D'Silva

Shanil Palliyil, DTM

Logistics Manager

“It is never too late or too soon
It is when it is supposed to be..”

District 127 – a brand new District !!!

I am delighted to assist the new team for the new term. I really feel honored to be appointed as the District Logistics Manager, and I will do my best to achieve our goals. I am also very happy to see a bunch of efficient servant leaders who are ready to create history.

As a team, i ensure my wholehearted support to assist them in their journey in all the possible ways. We are ready to give you a brand-new experience. Are you ready to experience it ????

Shanil Palliyil, DTM
Logistics Manager
District 127
Toastmasters International

Anita Naidu, DTM

Anita Naidu, DTM

IT Manager

Harish Krishnan, DTM

Harish Krishnan, DTM

Web Master

Anita Naidu, DTM

Support Team

TM Amita Navsarikar

TM Amita Navsarikar

TM Meenu Praveen

TM Meenu Praveen

Anita Naidu, DTM

IT Manager

Hello District, 127 family. Hope you all are in high spirits and good health.

At the outset, let me introduce myself as a passionate toastmaster for 9 years and I will be serving as the IT Manager for Toastmasters District 127 in the 2023-24 term,

My vision is to harness the power of AI technology to enhance the learning experience and skill development of our members. I firmly believe in the importance of continuous learning and improvement, and I see the current wave of technological progress as a golden opportunity to blend traditional Toastmasters meetings with AI applications.

To achieve this vision, my plan is to introduce various AI tools that can assist members in constructing speeches and mastering evaluation techniques. These tools will seamlessly integrate with our manual mentoring process, providing additional support and feedback. The focus will be on helping members enhance their communication skills, improve time management, organize speeches effectively, employ novel meeting techniques, and engage with fellow members more effectively.

Accessibility will be the key, and I will be working with club officers to ensure that all members have easy access to the recommended AI apps during meetings and beyond.

The goal is to create a dynamic learning environment where members in District 127 can benefit from both human feedback and AI insights, enabling them to grow as confident and effective communicators.

Together, we will embrace the opportunities presented by AI technology and create an environment where District 127 Toastmasters can thrive and achieve their communication goals.

Anita Naidu, DTM
IT Manager
District 127
Toastmasters International

Harish Krishnan, DTM

Harish Krishnan, DTM

Web Master

Having been assigned the role of Web Master for the District 127 website, I am filled with immense gratitude. My passion for technology and its potential to revolutionize businesses and communities makes me thrilled to have the opportunity to use my skills and experience to elevate this portal to the next level.

As the Web Master, my primary responsibility is to ensure that the portal is user-friendly, efficient, and effective in meeting the needs of our members and stakeholders. Collaborating closely with the District 127 team, I will ensure that the portal is regularly updated with relevant and compelling content, and that it is optimized for search engines and other digital platforms.

My vision for this portal is to create a dynamic and interactive space that fosters engagement, collaboration, and innovation. My goal is to make the portal a go-to resource for our members and stakeholders, providing them with the information and tools they need to achieve their objectives and make a positive impact in their communities.

I am excited to take on this challenge and look forward to working with the team to make this portal the best it can be.

Cheers

Harish Krishnan, DTM
Web Master
District 127
Toastmasters International

District Chairs

Anil Vidyadharan, DTM DTAC Chair

Anil Vidyadharan, DTM

DTAC Chair

Dinesh Kumar, DTM Awards Chair

Dinesh Kumar, DTM

Awards Chair

Anup Hegde, DTM

Anup Hegde, DTM

Credential Chair

TM Najla Hassan

TM Najla Hassan

Arabic Chair

Dinesh Kumar, DTM Awards Chair

Dinesh Kumar, DTM

Awards Chair

Awards Team Members

TM Jinesh

TM Jinesh

TM Najla Hassan

TM Najla Hassan

Arabic Club Committee Chair

Arabic Committee Members

Zahraa Shaito, DTM

Zahraa Shaito, DTM

Administration Manager

TM Ahlam Al Lamaki

TM Ahlam Al Lamaki

Public Relations

TM Hareb Al Ali

TM Hareb Al Ali

Club Growth

TM Shaima Sawas

TM Shaima Sawas

Program Quality

Karpagalakshmi Gurumurthy, DTM Language Chair

Karpagalakshmi G, DTM

Language Chair

Nelson Menezes, DTM

Nelson Menezes, DTM

DLC Chair

Prabhdeep Singh DTM, Audit Chair

Prabhdeep Singh DTM

Audit Chair

Ramesh Anantharaman, DTM Alignment Chair

Ramesh Anantharaman, DTM

Alignment Chair

Division Leaders

District Awards

District Toastmaster of the Quarter

Toastmaster of the Quarter

District Toastmaster of the Quarter.

Submission Dates: 15th Oct 2023 / 15th Jan 2024 / 30th April 2024

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District Toastmaster of the Year

Toastmaster of the Year

District Toastmaster of the Year.

Submission Dates: 30th April 2024

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Pioneer Award

Long Service Award

District will honor the members who have served 10+, 15+, 20+ Years in Toastmasters.

Frequency: Monthly

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Bronze Attributes of Excellent Clubs

Bronze Award District Club Excellence

Achieving Distinguished Club Status is a qualifying requirement to win the Bronze Award.

Submission Date: July 01, 2023 – April 30th, 2024

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Silver Award Attributes of Excellent Clubs

Silver Award District Club Excellence

Achieving Distinguished Club Status is a qualifying requirement to win the Silver Award.

Submission Date: July 01, 2023 – April 30th, 2024

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Gold Award Attributes of Excellent Clubs

Gold Award District Club Excellence

Achieving Presidents Distinguished Club Status is a qualifying requirement to win the Gold Award.

Submission Date: July 01, 2023 – April 30th, 2024

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Fast Track Achievers

Innovative Club Award

Recognition on District Social Media Channels & will be recognised during any District event.

Frequency: Yearly Award prior to 30 April 2024

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Make a Difference

Role Model Club Award

Recognition on District Social Media Channels & will be recognised during any District event.

Frequency: Yearly Award prior to 30 April 2024

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Area Director of the Quarter

Director of the Quarter

Area Director of the Quarter.

Submission Dates: 15th Oct 2023 / 15th Jan 2024 / 30th April 2024

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Area Director of the year

Director of the Year

Area Director of the Year.

Submission Date: 30th April 2024

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Division Director of the Quarter

Director of the Quarter

Division Director of the Quarter.

Submission Dates: 15th Oct 2023 / 15th Jan 2024 / 30th April 2024

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Division Director of the Yearly

Director of the Year

Division Director of the Year.

Submission Date: 30th April 2024

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