District 82 is #1 in Toastmasters worldwide : Suganthi Periasamy is District Director

District 82 is #1 in Toastmasters worldwide : Suganthi Periasamy is District Director

District 82 has been ranked #1 among 105 Districts across the world, in terms of Distinguished clubs. District 82 is also ranked #1 in the world with the highest numbers of clubs with 20 members or more. The awards will be presented at the Toastmasters International Convention to be held in Chicago from August 22nd to 26th 2018.

District 82 concluded the Toastmasters year on June 30, 2018 with 92.44% of the clubs achieving Distinguished status or more.District 82 chartered 45 new clubs across Tamilnadu and Sri Lanka during the last year. 1657 new members joined the various clubs of the District, boosting membership to over 7500 in over 250 clubs. 22 of the members achieved the highest distinction namely “Distinguished Toastmaster”.

Meanwhile, a new team has taken charge with Chennai-based IT Consultant Distinguished Toastmaster Suganthi Periasamy at the helm, as Director of District 82, comprising over 250 Toastmasters clubs in Tamilnadu and Srilanka. She is one of the youngest and only the second lady, to occupy the top position. A Banking Domain Consultant in Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Chennai, she has authored white papers on software innovations in the Payments space, and has a patent to her credit in the field of Real-time Payments.

Thevision this year is to take Toastmasters to more corporates and communities, especially in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities within Tamilnadu and smaller towns in Srilanka”, says DTM Sugnthi Periasamy. She believes that Corporate Sector will benefit from Pathways, the new curriculum launched in May this year, which offers 290 skills in communication and leadership. Holistically rooted in work and career situations, Pathways is contemporary in every way, and integrates the hitherto separate streams of communication and leadership into one, to create competent business executives

The Programme Quality Director is TM Sarmaa Mahalingam, an MBA Graduate from University of Colombo and an Entrepreneur helming CRISTAL bottled drinking water and my Cola Cola Beverages company.

The Club Growth Director is DTM Noorul Munawwara, a Chartered Electrical Engineer working as Chief Engineer attached to Ceylon Electricity Board Central Province.

Spread across the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the island state of Sri Lanka, D82 has over 250 clubs and over 7,500 members. “D82 has seen phenomenal growth over the past few years.

DTM SuganthiPeriasamy

Distinguished Toastmaster SuganthiPeriasamyhas been unanimously elected the District Director ofToastmasters District 82,comprising over 270 Toastmasters clubs in Tamilnadu and Srilanka. She is one of the youngest – and only the second lady – to occupy the top position in the 7,500-member District 82.

Education

Schooled at Cluny Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Salem (Born and Brought up in the Stainless steel city of Salem).

Bachelor of Engineering & Technology, VIT University, Vellore.

Career

She works as a Banking Domain Consultant in Tata Consultancy Services Limited, Chennai. She has authored white papers on software innovations in the Payments space, and has a patent to her credit in the field of Real-time Payments.

Toastmasters journey

Joined Toastmasters in 2010, achieved DTM in 2013.

President of TCS Maitree Chennai Toastmasters Club – club was awarded “Best Club of District 82” ; Outstanding Toastmaster of the year 2012 (District 82 then comprised Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Sri Lanka)

Best Area Governor of District 82 – District 82 then comprised Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Sri Lanka – 2013.

Program Quality Director – 2017-2018 – She led District 82 to be #1 in the world in terms of Distinguished clubs

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