John R. Barnes – International Director Candidate – Region 1
During my term as District Governor (2004-2005), I motivated a team of 42 leaders consisting of area governors, division
governors, and the top elected and appointed positions to achieve Distinguished status. In 2009, I was selected as the Host
District Chairman for the last Region 3 conference which was held in Denver. Again, motivation was key to making the
conference a success.
After District leadership, I found the role of mentoring upcoming leaders and other Toastmasters. I believe mentoring is
vital for all leaders to achieve their maximum potential.
As an International Director, I will bring my mentoring and motivational skills to serve the Districts in Region 1. I also
look forward to strategically planning where our organization will be in five and ten years down the road.
I ask for your support for my candidacy for International Director from Region 1.