Paule Alexandra Rene, CC – Port Charlotte Toastmasters Club, District 48

I am honored to endorse Mr. Anthony (Tony) Longley to become the next International Director from Region 8 for 2018-2020.

We met at my District’s 2017 fall conference; I was “first timer”. Since then, I’ve been amazed at his love for Toastmasters and his devotion to nurturing new members like me.

I am proud to call DTM. Longley my mentor.  He is a gentleman who reinforces confidence in me that I can become a great motivational speaker in spite of my disability-his guidance is a blessing. He is a compassionate person with praiseworthy perseverance and ambition. He solves conflicts with ease and handles situations tactfully without any problem.

I would certainly recommend him for any task where empathy, service, leadership, and trustworthiness are valued.  Whenever Mr. Longley adopts a cause or pursues a new interest he is guaranteed to be highly committed. This is the reason why I would strongly recommend Anthony (Tony) Longley, DTM to become the next International Director from Region 8 for 2018-2020.

Sincerely,
Toastmaster Paule Alexandra Rene, CC
Port Charlotte Toastmasters Club
District 48

Lana S McFarlane, DTM – District Director 2015-2016 District 44

Anthony Longley, DTM served as the District Governor 2014-2015 and Lt. Governor Education & Training 2013-2014. I had the privilege to interact with Anthony and observed his leadership experience when he served as District Governor for District 47, which he did with integrity and respect.

He has an approachable personality and works well with others, whereas, he exhibited the ability to nurture existing relationships, and create new ones during his term. Anthony’s experience as a leader has also provided the need for him to be decisive when dealing with adversities or conflict.

Therefore, I submit my endorsement of candidacy for Anthony Longley to serve as International Director, 2018-2020 for Region 8.

 

Respectfully,
Lana S McFarlane, DTM
District Director 2015-2016
District 44

Ronald Rice, DTM, PDG D48 2013/2014

Don’t let his gentle “island” demeanor fool you. He is a professional, knowledgeable, courteous and an exceptional role model! Anthony (Tony) Longley’s desire to see others succeed is insatiable! From his countless Youth Leadership activities, to his willingness to serve Toastmasters International, Tony truly epitomizes our core values. He carries himself with dignity and is always approachable.

As the District 47 Public Relations Officer in 2011, he and I worked closely while I served as Lt Governor of Marketing. This was a reformation year for the District, as I would be in District 48 the following year. Tony actively supported and encouraged me during the transition year, and well into the many years following. While we have not served in the same District since the transition, we HAVE maintained our friendship. His encouragement, and genuine concern for my wellbeing over the course of my Toastmasters journey is deeply appreciated.

Ronald Rice, DTM,
PDG D48 2013/2014