Interim Area Council Greece

On December 13th, 2014, the then-5 chartered Toastmasters clubs in Greece came together and elected an Interim Area Council with the following officers:

Dimitrios Diamantopoulos – Interim Area Director
Dimitris Tsapakidis – Assistant Area Director Program Quality
Apostolis Koumarinos – Assistant Area Director Club Growth
Barbara Kondilis – Secretary

The following members from each chartered club also participate in the Area Council:

Club President
VP of Education
VP of Membership


Left to right: Dimitrios Diamantopoulos (Area Director), Barbara Kondilis (Area Secretary), Jaap Russchenberg (District 59 Governor), Celeste Brown (Chief Ambassador, Revitalized Education Program), Apostolis Koumarinos (Assistant Area Director Club Growth), Dimitris Tsapakidis (Assistant Area Director Program Quality)

The remit of the interim Area Council was to apply for membership into a Toastmasters District. Indeed the Council applied to join District 59, and the District Executive Council has requested from Toastmasters International that Greece joins the District. Greece joined District 59 on July 1st, 2016.


  • December 13th, 2014: Interim Area Council voted in
  • January 28th, 2015: we celebrated the 10 years of Toastmasters in Greece
  • March 28th, 2015: Area Council meeting
  • June 13th, 2015: 1st Toastmasters Greece Conference and Speech Contest with District 59 Governor in attendance
  • November 21st, 2015: Area Council meeting. Council’s term extended to June 30th, 2016
  • March 8th, 2016: The Toastmasters International Board of Directors approved Greece joining District 59
  • May 28th, 2016: 2nd Toastmasters Greece Conference and Speech Contest
  • July 1st, 2016: Greece joins District 59, new Area Council installed