In a very interactive DECM meeting D57 leadership was greeted with a very well-organized session. District Director Diane Pleuss got the meeting started by asking the audience about their goals for the upcoming Toastmaster year. This energized approach was followed by Club Growth Director Bett Bollhoefer leading the audience through a series of exercises and break-out groups to support club growth. Kevin Markl, Program Quality Director, encouraged D57 leadership to start their club visits and articulated his goals for the district this year. Jim Kohli, DTM, International Director, Region 2, led an invigorating session on doing “cold calls” to businesses to initiate a conversation about starting new clubs. The meeting ended with 30 minutes of networking time to complete district business.