ABOUT the ROY D. GRAHAM LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Not all Toastmasters achieve their DTMs. As of 2002, an average of 790 DTMs per year were awarded
worldwide. When one considers that well over three million people have joined Toastmasters since its
inception, the completion rate of the entire educational series is impressive.
In addition to achieving the DTM designation, service to the district and its members is an important
part in bringing to life the mission of Toastmasters. For those who consistently go above and beyond,
an award for lifetime achievement provides appropriate recognition. Because of the distinction
associated with the award selection, recipients should represent the “model” Toastmaster of whom
overall performance inspires others to emulate. It also highlights cohesiveness and unity in achieving
goals that support the mission of Toastmasters International.
“Dean” Roy Graham’s contributions to several districts in Region 2 and to the entire international
organization were immeasurable. He dedicated 50 years of service to Toastmasters. He served as a
District Governor in 1956 and as an International Director from 1958 to 1960. The legacy of service
and leadership that he left behind embodies Toastmasters International’s core values: integrity, respect,
service, and excellence. The 1989-90 District One Council approved the establishment of the award and
the criteria for eligibility and selection.
THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION IS: April 2, 2021
Email your completed application to Joyce Howard DTM, PDG at joyce.howard@