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Serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1944.
There is a lot that goes on in our District to fulfill our mission to build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence. Below are just a few of the interesting activities for you to explore. Look around and learn more about the people and programs that make Founder's District great!
Join us every Fall and Spring for business meeting, speech contests, educational sessions and Hall of Fame Lunch.Learn More
Twice a year the District provides club officer training and world class Leadership and Communication workshops.Learn More
The Founder quarterly newsletter contains stories, photos, and spotlights of the people of Founder's District.Learn More
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The Founder’s District Speakers’ Bureau meets on the second Wednesday of every month from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.with networking 30 minutes before and after the meeting.
"It's the best two hours of Toastmasters."
~ Victor Broski
Provide candid to-the-point suggestions and direct evaluations of how an audience actually thinks and responds to the material presented in order to improve a speaker's content and encourage a higher level of presentation. Conduct monthly educational workshops on speech related topics including bookings, marketing, publicity, one-sheets, pricing, audio equipment, and much more.
On the corner of Chapman and Lewis, near the 5, 22, and 57 freeway junction.
Family Center Building 3rd floor
12141 Lewis Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
For speaking opportunities at other Toastmasters clubs, also see: Speakers Exchange
Initial content above compiled and documented by Michael Varma, ACG, ALS, Founder's District Public Relations Office 2009-2010
Mission of the Club Growth Director:
Develop a sound overall marketing plan in conjunction with district team members, focusing on making Toastmasters available to more people while also emphasizing a dedication to member service.
Implement short and long-term district marketing plans for new club development, club rescue efforts, club membership promotion and membership retention in existing community and corporate clubs.
People often believe that true leaders are born; that somehow, at birth they were given the leadership gene. If you are one of those people who feel that you weren’t blessed with that gene, International Director Ede Ferrari-D’Angelo is going to prove to you that the following words by leadership expert Warren Bennis are true- “leaders are made, not born”. If that sounds familiar, think about the Toastmasters tag line, Where Leaders are Made. Coincidence? Perhaps.
Like many people who join Toastmasters, Ede joined to improve her communication skills. Over her 27 year journey, she found herself frequently in positions where she was required to manage, lead and coach. Through that Ede has developed her own approach to leadership, which she will share with you in her session titled Leadership with a Personal Touch.
Ede Ferrari-D’Angelo, a Toastmaster since 1987, is a past Founder’s District Governor, Brand Ambassador, and Region Advisor. She was elected to the Toastmasters Board of Directors last August, in Malaysia, and will serve until August 2016. Of all the quotes by Toastmaster Founder, Ralph Smedley, the one that resonates with Ede most is “people learn best in times of enjoyment”. She feels that with Toastmasters she is either preparing for or going to a party, because every experience in the organization is so much fun.
We know you will enjoy this session with Ede.
LACE is an opportunity for our members and club officers to obtain high-level training and information on topics that will drive their success. It was originally developed to supplement Toastmasters club officer training requirements, but because of its high-quality, interactive workshops, it has emerged as a well-known and admired curriculum throughout the region. LACE is unique to Founder’s District in affordability, scope, value, quality, diversity, and excellence.
LACE offers training for club officers, advanced officer experiences, judges and chief judge training.
LACE is for EVERYONE! All club members are welcome!
Registration is $15 and includes a box lunch. You'll get a $5 discount if you are a member of a club that had all 7 officers trained during the last training period.
Parking is located in the underground parking lot on Walnut Ave. Please download and print out a parking permit and bring with you to LACE.
Check-in at Beckman Hall (not Argyros Forum which is under construction). Turn right at the top of the steps from the underground parking lot and follow the signs. Easy to find.
Twice a year, Founder's District conducts officer training for its members with a full day of leadership training and educational workshops.Read More
8039 Beach Blvd., Buena Park, CA 90620
Mrs. Knott's Chicken Dinner Restaurant is located at the main entrance to the Knott's Berry Farm Theme Park. The park is located just south of the 91 and 5 freeways. Free 3-hour parking is available to guests visiting the Chicken Dinner Restaurant. There is an additional $4 charge every 1/2 hour with a maximum of $20.
The menu includes Mrs. Knott's famous fried chicken with biscuits, mashed potatoes and gravy, boysenberry pie and a beverage. Vegetarian options will be available.
The Founder’s District Judges Bureau sends trained judges to provide unbiased scores and adhere to the organizations’ contest rules. Your contributions as a judge are vital and ensure the audience and contestants feel confident winners are deserving and best represent their institution.
These events provide our members the opportunity to help young people gain valuable speaking experience and receive supportive feedback to learn and grow. It’s also a chance for Toastmasters to give back to the community.
Well-trained, impartial, and professional quality Toastmaster judges are needed for the following community youth contests:
If you’re already a trained judge, we need your expertise to help guide our future leaders. If you want to become a trained judge, we’ll assist you to achieve your goal.
As a Media Specialist I'm frequently asked, "What's the difference between a press release and a news release?" This is a great question in our ever-changing techno-savvy world and deserves a succinct answer.
A press release traditionally refers to the printed page. When radio and tv news departments grew to include podcasts and Internet postings, news release became a better description. The same is true for a press conference, which has also morphed and is now called a news conference.
The news release remains the cornerstone of informing hard copy and online readers of past, present, and future events. Many key elements to include in your release are explained in a single document titled Anatomy of a News Release (pdf file 78 kb).