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Memoirs of a Campaign Manager

by Daniel Liew

If there was a word to explain the feeling and exhilaration of being the Campaign Manager of winning campaign of my best friend and International Director Augustine Lee, DTM it would be "FANTASTIC". Hours of manning the campaign booth (from 7.00 a.m. to 11.30 p.m.), handing out literature and "happy" buttons, running around and talking to as many people we can, searching high and low for the District Governors that hold most of the votes, shadowing my Candidate everywhere, skipping meals, IT WAS ALL WORTH IT !!! I would like to thank our most dedicated and committed delegates from District 51 for their relentless help in the campaign, I would like to especially like to thank our DG Christopher and IPDG Maimunah for being there for us and for pulling all his other counterparts to our booth. We could not have done it without the support of some new friends who gave us invaluable advice and support for a successful campaign. I cannot begin to tell them how much I appreciated their kind understanding.

I also made so many friends with the other Campaign Managers; our relationships grew as the Business Meeting hour drew closer, and in the ballot counting room despite the fact that some won or lost, we hugged and congratulated each other for a job well done. It was all done in the spirit of Toastmasters, with high integrity and respect. I ran this campaign knowing deep down that he was the right man for the job, there was no doubt about it; you cannot sell a product well unless you truly believed in it, Augustine has what it takes to make a difference in Toastmasters International globally AND I KNOW IT !

We are very proud of him and we wish him all our best, and we know he will set new standards and work hard on the Board of Directors of Toastmasters International.


30 August 2000
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