Stow Resident Earns Highest Honors in Toastmasters
Pete Punwani, a member of the Stow Toastmasters and Tree City Clubs, recently earned the coveted Distinguished Toastmaster Award. The Distinguished Toastmaster Award (DTM) is the highest educational honor a Toastmaster member can achieve. Less than one percent of all Toastmasters earn this honor, which takes an average of five to eight years to accomplish.
“Pete Punwani exemplifies what Toastmasters is all about. States District 10 Governor Deonna Gene Moore expressed, "Pete is one of the strongest, dedicated leaders I've seen in our district. He is a consummate professional in everything he does, and has garnered the respect of every member and leader within the district and community. Whatever Pete does, he puts his whole heart and mind into it. As District Governor, I am proud to have Pete in our district and we are so proud of him! I look forward to minting him as a Distinguished Toastmaster at our Fall Conference."
Punwani’s path to the DTM award began when he joined Tree City Toastmaster Club in 2006. He served his club in the roles of Sergeant at Arms, Vice President of Education and President. While Pete served as president he led Tree City Toastmasters to the Presidential Distinguished Club Award, the highest honor a club can earn annually. Pete recently completed a 1 year service to the District 10 (The 100 clubs that make up Northeast Ohio) as the Area 10 Governor. His excellent work and leadership aided in the recognition as a Distinguished Area for 2011-2012. As a communicator, Punwani has delivered over 50 presentations, 4 time winner in area contests, a two time Central Division Champion and was the runner up in the 2010 District Evaluation contest.
Other highlights in Punwani’s path to the Distinguished Toastmaster Award include a leadership project involving the co-founding and chartering of Stow Toastmasters Club. Punwani earned Distinguished Toastmaster Status in 6 years and 4 months.
Punwani is a Senior Transportation Sales Representative at CH Robinson, and has been there for 12 years. He resides in Stow with his wife Allison and two beautiful daughters Lilah and Brielle.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization has more than 260,000 members in 12,500 clubs in 113 countries. To locate a Toastmasters club near you, visit www.Toastmasters.org.
Stow Toastmasters meets every Wednesday at 7:00pm and membership is open to all. The club meets at National College, Room 110 (3855 Fishcreek Road) in Stow, OH. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at http://2036799.toastmastersclubs.org/ for more information.
Tree City Toastmasters meet every Monday at 7:00pm and membership is open to all. The club meets at the Kent Presbyterian Church, park and enter from the back lot
1456 E. Summit St. Kent, OH 44240
visit their website at www.treecity.toastmsatersclub.org