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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 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
The purpose of a proclamation is to have a local, state, national, or international government officials help celebrate a Toastmasters Club or District's milestone achievements and generate publicity.
1. Request a proclamation: Proclamation Request Template (Word doc 87 kb)
2. Present the proclamation: Proclamation Presentation Process (PDF 76 kb)
3. Send a proclamation news release: Proclamation News Release Template (Word doc 96 kb)
So, what do you do when you get a proclamation?
Best recommendation (Option #1): Have the Area Governors coordinate with each of their clubs and confirm a date for an “anniversary meeting.” Optimal goal is to have the Mayor or a representative (usually a city council person) go to the club and present the proclamation.
Next best recommendation (Option #2): Have a Toastmasters club representative (one or multiple clubs) go to the city council meeting with the proclamation and have a formal presentation completed by the Mayor or City Council Chairperson – and take advantage of the in-house press.
Final recommendation (Option #3): If no “outside” representative is available to present the proclamation, then the next highest ranking dignitary, Division Governor, has the honor to present the document as his or her schedules permits. The ultimate responsibility is with the Area Governor to present the proclamation to the club president.
1. The visiting dignitary gives a 2 to 3 minute speech on the importance of communication and leadership.
2. Read the proclamation to the club.
3. Present the proclamation to the highest ranking club officer and take a picture.
4. Club’s VP of PR fills out the proclamation press release and
- Send one copy to the local media outlet
- Send one copy to the Founder's District Public Relations Officer
- Post a copy on the club's web site
When the story is published forward a copy or the hyperlink to the Founder's District Public Relations Officer
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1000 South Coast Dr., #H-103 Costa Mesa, CA 92626
This document was last updated on July 01, 2013
Take original digital images that tell and sella story (the money shot) to the media about Toastmasters personal and professional achievements.
Attend club meetings, district conferences, and special events as schedules permits and capture the camera shy to better publicize the benefits of the Toastmasters program.
Our best photographers in the District capture the special moments at our District events.View
Each year Founder's District presents the prestigious Communication and Leadership award to an individual or local organization that exemplifies the practices of sound communcation and exceptional leadership that is the epitome of the Toastmasters brand. This year Founder's District is honored to recognize Penny Lambright of Patriots and Paws for her outstanding work in building an organization that provides valuable assistance to the men and women who put thier lives on the line for our country.
Patriots and Paws helps to relieve the burden of stress that our military veterans are feeling by giving them help in the form of home furnishings. Some of these things are as simple as a bed to sleep in, a table to sit at, or dishes to eat with. Almost all of the veterans who are able to receive housing assistance don’t have the basic items to put in their homes, unless they get them from family or friends.
Are you an ambitious speaker in Southern California? If so, you must be at the Toastmasters Founder's District Conference November 7-8, 2014.
VISIT FOR FREE !
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.