District Director’s Message – Dr. William Lau, DTM (New Year)

Time passes by very rapidly indeed. Soon we will be reaching the sunset of 2018 and experiencing the dawn of another new year; that is, 2019.

Year end is often a time for serious reflection and profound recollection. Life is and has never been a linear trajectory. It is inherent with calm and extreme climactic and existential uncertainties. At certain points of one’s life, the journey may be smoother, more peaceful and incident free; for another, the journey may be rougher, stormier and more tumultuous.

In areas where one is not too successful, let the failures be regarded as lessons to be learnt. Do not feel despair. Let us be consoled and be reminded of the time-tested adage, “failures are the mother of success”.

As for District 102 leaders, it is prudent at this juncture of our team to take a step backward and to figure out to what extent, we have attained or failed to attain our set Division or Area goals for 2018.

Where you have met them, do give yourself a pat on your back. If you have not, then do not feel dejected, disappointed or despondent. Do give a quick analysis of your recent past and try to determine the shortfalls, the reason(s) or the cause(s) therefor which frustrated your efforts to achieve your set goals.

Basing on your analytical results, reset your goals for 2019, re-plan your efforts and re-organize your available resources to achieve them.

If you need help, please do not feel hesitant. Seek and consult your peers or the Senior District Officers for advice and ideas. Just give them a call and I am sure they will respond to your calls. Please act now and not wait until the last minute of the term before you start to seek assistance. Do not procrastinate for time and tide waits for no man.

On that note, I would like to congratulate the following Division Directors for having chartered new Clubs this term:
Division D – chartered eLawyer Toastmasters Club & S&P Industries Toastmasters Club.
Division G – chartered MMHE Pasir Gudang Toastmasters Club.
Division C – chartered Roche SSC KL Toastmasters Club.
Division B – chartered Roche Malaysia Toastmasters Club.

Your efforts have helped to spread the goodness of Toastmasters among organisations in Malaysia. Keep up the good work you are doing.

In conclusion, I take this opportunity to wish all District Leaders, Officers and Fellow Toastmasters, “A Happy, Healthy & Successful 2019“.

Dr. William Lau, DTM
District 102 Director