Sonny Varghese receives the Toastmaster Award
Doha: Sonny Varghese (pictured) of Qatar is the recipient of the Toastmaster Internationals Presidential Citation Award for 2022.
Each year at the International Toastmasters Convention, the International President announces the recipients of a Presidential Citation. This citation is awarded to members who have shown continued support and dedication to the organization.
Sonny Varghese was one of the founders of the Toastmasters program in Qatar in 1996 as a founding member of Doha Toastmasters. He served as District Governor in 2006, Area 11 First Councilor in 2010, Brand Ambassador in 2011, member of the International Leadership Committee and currently a member of the Area Advisory Board.
As governor of Toastmasters District 79, he received the President’s Distinguished District Award, the Presidents 20+1 Award, the Presidents Extension Award, and the President’s Excellence in Leadership Award. Varghese was the only recipient of all four awards that year.
The criteria for the award are broadly based on contributions to organizational growth by participating in growth, contributions to organizational excellence through significant and long-term contributions at the district or international level, and how the individual has notably and publicly exemplified the core Toastmasters International values. Another area is the type of significant public contributions outside of Toastmasters.