Founder's District Toastmasters

Serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1944.


District Spotlight

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! 

District Conference

Join us every Spring for business meeting, speech contests, educational sessions and Hall of Fame Lunch.

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Twice a year the District provides club officer training and world class Leadership and Communication workshops.

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Founder's District TV

See our online video magazine with interviews, speaking tips, and event highlights in the Distict.

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Founder Newsletter

The Founder quarterly newsletter contains stories, photos, and spotlights of the people of Founder's District.

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Photo Gallery

Our talented photographers capture the moments at each District event.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Toastmasters is a volunteer organization. Find out how you can get involved.

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Daniel Cossack

Daniel Cossack

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Sunday, 30 December 2012 23:50

Education and Training

Friday, 28 December 2012 17:03

Education and Training

educationMission Statement:

The Lieutenant Governor of Education and Training strives to have every club reap the benefits of the Toastmasters educational program and become a Distinguished Club by providing direction and counsel to division governors, area governors and club officers on the educational opportunities in Toastmasters.


Appoint District  Chair people to support the quality club programming efforts through the promotion of the Distinguished Club Program and other vital programs.


  1. Art Director Chair
  2. Competent Leader Chair
  3. Distinguished Club Plan
  4. District Chief Judge
  5. District Conference
  6. District Contest Chair
  7. Educational Awards
  8. Educational Resources
  9. High Performance Leadership Chair
  10. LACE Training Chair
  11. Trained Judges and Data Chair
  12. Speaker Exchange

Job Description:

  1. Serve as second-ranking member of the executive committee, presiding over that body and the district council in the absence of the district governor.
  2. Strive for accomplishment of district educational goals and achievement of Distinguished District.
  3. Promote achievement of Competent Communicator (CC) and Advanced Communicator (AC) awards for all members.
  4. Strive to make every club in the district a Distinguished Club. Coordinate the promotion of the Distinguished Club Program and the Club Success Plan.
  5. Plan, organize and direct the district training programs.
  6. Determine training needs in consultation with district team members.
  7. Develop training content, methods and instructional aids using Toastmasters International training program.
  8. Ensure that division, area and club officers are properly trained to fulfill their roles and responsibilities.
  9. Provide ongoing leadership training for all district officers as part of district conferences, executive committee meetings, etc.
  10. Select training coordinators and facilitators needed to conduct district training programs.
  11. Promote personal growth through the Toastmasters International educational program both inside and outside of Toastmasters in coordination with district public relations officer.
  12. Foster excellence in club educational programming through the use of Toastmasters programs such as Speechcraft, Success/Leadership, Success/ Communication, The Better Speaker Series, The Successful Club Series and other resources.
  13. Plan, organize and direct the district conferences.
  14. Appoint a conference chairman with approval of the district governor.
  15. Supervise site selection, educational content, speech contests and all other aspects of the conference.
  16. Encourage increased attendance and participation through promotional efforts in conjunction with the public relations officer.
  17. Ensure a high quality event representing an outstanding example of district excellence.
  18. Coordinate and supervise the International Speech Contest and other district speech contests at the club, area, division and district levels.
  19. Supervise educational and training programs, ensuring that people are properly recognized for achievement.
  20. Provide assistance and back-up to the district governor as needed.
  21. Prepare successor to assume office, completing steps necessary for an orderly transfer of office by June 30.
Monday, 31 December 2012 03:51

Division H

Wednesday, 20 February 2013 03:30

Division Governors


Monday, 31 December 2012 03:51

Division G

Monday, 31 December 2012 03:50

Division F

Monday, 31 December 2012 03:38

Division E

Monday, 31 December 2012 03:49

Division D

Thursday, 25 October 2012 17:02

Division Contest Highlights

Division Contest HighlightsSee the highlights of the Division C Evaluation and Humorous Speech Contest in the next Founder's District TV episode.  The Division C contest was held on October 13 in Garden Grove, CA.  The winner of the humorous contest will now go on to compete  at the Founder’s District Fall Conference on November 3rd, 2012 at the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel in Cerritos, CA.  It is not too late to register.  If you've missed them, you can also view the Divisions E and B highlights as well as Divisions D and A.

Founder's District Fall Conference 
Saturday November 3rd, 2012
Be a part of this vibrant Community of Learners and Leaders as we:
  • Celebrate the success of our fellow members
  • Enjoy speeches from our top speakers in the District
  • Make new friends over a delicious buffet lunch of grilled chicken and seared pike
  • Learn from experts on sharpening our communication and leadership skills

All of this for only $55 !
BONUSRegister and pay $55 online between Oct. 22-31 and get three opportunity tickets FREE !!
Many wonderful prizes to choose from, some prizes valued over $100

2013 Entertainment Books2013 Entertainment Books are now available for sale as a Spring Conference fundraiser.  The LA County book is $30 and the OC County book is $35.  Sales are limited and close December 10.  Contact:  Jeff Chess at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. They will also be availabe in person at the conference.
Monday, 31 December 2012 03:49

Division C

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