Word from President: February

February is a special month for ATC, as it was chartered officially in February 23rd. But this year our club hosted 2 big events ATC HUNGER WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES in Burabay and ATC KVN BIRTHDAY PARTY itself. Both events were absolutely incredible and full of joy. Many thanks again to organizers (Saltanat Tangbayeva, Zhanna Kussainova) and their team.

 Apart from fulfilling leadership potential, our members presented many speeches through 6 meetings, giving 26 speeches. Most of them were from CC manual.
Our officers team was wholly presented during the KVN in different teams, yet it the competitive approach did not ruined our friendship and zeal. Instead, having a lot of fun filled up our energy. As an officers we have tried to roll out renewed mentoring program, and unfortunately it didn’t take of as we want to yet.
In February, I gave a lot of thought to the meaning of the word – integrity, one of the core values of Toastmasters. Previously I thought about it as a synonym word for the “honesty”. However, now I think about this world differently. And I will try to explain it by example. Imagine you come to the store and give 1000 tenge for your items, for the total cost of 850 tenge. The cashier obviously should give you back 150 tenge, right? And here is the trick – in our example, you took the change without checking it assuming the honesty of the cashier. And that is how I understand the integrity – believing that everyone is a honest and trying to delivering their best. The crucial part that I assume it, trust it and don’t doubt it – that is my integrity – everyone is honest in my opinion (even if they are not). May be it is hard to believe and do, but this is how I see it. And that is how we can strive to “providing positive learning experience”.

Sincerely,

Kanat Bazaraly

President of ATC

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