Hello District 13!

I am honored to serve as your District Director for the 2018-2019 Toastmasters Year. The District Executive Committee’s commitment to you is to uphold the Toastmasters International Core Values: Integrity, Respect, Service, and Excellence.

The District Mission is “We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.” The District Executive Committee is committed to building new clubs as well as increasing the membership in our existing clubs. We have considerable work ahead of us and need your help. We have leadership opportunities to serve our members and our district.

  • To learn more about volunteer opportunities on the Program Quality Team, contact our Program Quality Director, Denise Etter, DTM (PQD@d13tm.com)
  • To learn more about volunteer opportunities on the Club Growth Team, contact our Club Growth Director, Patti Thor, DTM (CGD@d13tm.com)
  • To learn more about volunteer opportunities on the Public Relations Team contact our Public Relations Manager, LaMar Williams, CTM, ALB (PRM@d13tm.com)

Amy Poehler said, “Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life forever.” As an introvert, I almost didn’t join Toastmasters. I did not think that I could be like the amazing speakers I saw at my first club meeting.

District 13 Toastmasters has challenged and inspired me and changed my life forever. I have grown so much personally and professionally and learned to be a better communicator, leader, and listener. How has Toastmasters changed your life? Are you letting others know? This is a great way to get guests for your meetings. Tell them how Toastmasters has changed your life personally and professionally.

I challenge each of you to step out of your comfort zone and your club. These experiences will both challenge you and help you grow. I want you to know that those successful people whom you look up to have pushed past their comfort zone in order to reach their current level of mastery.

I am looking forward to supporting you in your Toastmasters journey and making this a great Toastmasters year. As individuals we are strong. Together as a district we are unstoppable.


Jennifer Sell, DTM
District 13 Director, 2018-2019