About District 93

District 93 encompasses all of the Toastmasters clubs currently in operation in the Republic of Korea. Currently, we have 73 clubs meeting regularly in the country. Our oldest chartered club still in existence is Pacific Sunset Toastmasters, which boasts a charter year of 1992.

 

History of District 93

Though our oldest club, Pacific Sunset Toastmasters, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, Toastmasters didn’t really catch on in Korea for another two decades. In 2010, with 21 clubs, we became a Territorial Council, and began to operate as an official representative body of Toastmasters International in Korea. During the 2010-2011 year, we doubled the amount of clubs in Korea, and in 2011-2012 we grew over 130%. In 2013, we hit the 60 club mark and became a provisional district. With 73 clubs in 2017, we are still operating as a provisional district in Toastmasters International.

 

Message from Trio

District Director : Marcie Gansler

Welcome to District 93!

It is my honor to serve you as your District Director for the coming year. Together, I know that we will empower others (and ourselves) as we encourage one another to excel.

If you have just stumbled on this page, and don’t actually know what Toastmasters is, please allow me to briefly introduce you to this organization. Toastmasters International was founded in 1924 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to teaching public speaking and leadership skills. Currently, Toastmasters boasts more than 345,000 memberships spread throughout 142 countries in the world. Toastmasters members gather together in different clubs (nearly 16,000 clubs are available to you worldwide), where they practice public speaking and exercising leadership skills in a friendly environment. Currently in Korea, we have over 70 clubs meeting weekly or bi-weekly, spread throughout the country. Why don’t you join a meeting, and see what Toastmasters is all about?

For our members, I thank you for your dedication to self-development and to helping others grow as well. Without you, there is no District 93.

This year, my focus as your District Director is on developing more leaders within our organization. I know that there are many people with leadership skills and abilities who have not yet tapped into their full potential – and it is my goal to find these people, to encourage them to take on new challenges, and to empower them by giving them opportunities to excel. I look forward to having you join me on this journey of development and growth.

If ever you have any questions about Toastmasters International, District 93, or my role as your District Director, please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can reach me at dd@district93.org. I look forward to speaking to you about your goals and hearing about your growth in the future.

Best wishes for a fantastic year,

Marcie Gansler

 

Program Quality Director, Kyusun Choi

How much have you made a personal progress in your club? It is not easy to recognize your own personal growth, but people around you notice it much more easily.

At the club meeting, you may get many opportunities to deliver speeches and practice your leadership skills by taking a role of the meeting. It is the way how to grow yourself apace through learning by doing and members’ consistent feedback in your club meeting.

I hope all members develop transferrable skills that will help you in your personal and professional life. I sincerely believe that members achieve their personal goals whinin Toastmasters.

For your success and your club growth, I and PQD committees will support you at close hand.

Kyusun Choi

Program Quality Director

 

Club Growth Director : Harrison Hwang

Hello, wonderful members in Korea,

The Club Growth Team and I are responsible for all aspects of club growth, club building and member- and club-retention efforts

I will:

1. Create the overall marketing plan for the district.
2. Extend the district’s network of clubs by chartering new clubs.
3. Strengthen each club in the district by providing the tools and knowledge needed for achieving membership growth.
4. Provide resources to help struggling clubs recover and grow.
5. Track renewal payments through the World Headquarters’ website.
6. Monitor division, area and club administration to ensure the prompt submission of forms, payments, reports and other club-building information in a timely manner.
7. Serve as third-ranking member of the District Executive Committee, presiding over that body and the District Council in the absence of the District Director (DD) and Program Quality Director (PQD).

Harrison Hwang

Club Growth Director