My very first email from you, was when you were Public Relations Manager. I was a newbie Toastmaster and getting a personalised email from you was so cool. Then I got more emails from you, as Club Growth Director, Program Quality Director…then boom I MET YOU!…then I was your friend…then your President…then your Division Director and finally team member!
We shared a lot of jokes, inside jokes…and I was just so inspired by your confidence and trust in me! You threw me in the deep end a few times, and you were always there to provide a life jacket if I needed one. Fortunately I swam safely to shore…now, I am part of the team planning your Memorial Service…this all seems so unfair! Merryl wake up, we have work to do…I wish I could wake you up.
You may be gone from our eyes, but you will remain in our hearts. The SIZZLE, we have to keep the SIZZLE!
REST IN PEACE MERRYL
Division D Director, 2020/2021