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Founder's District Fall 2012 District Reports
Congratulations to Daniel Midson-Short of Coastmasters Toastmasters Club #6658 , winning first place in the District Humorous Speech Contest on November 3rd, 2012. As an Aussie living in America, Daniel dispelled the myths and stereotypical beliefs that Americas have about Austrailians. The second place trophie went to Charlie Cheatham of Table Talkers Club #1246 in Buena Park. Charlie humorously compared himself to Marcus Dupree, the star who never was. Third place went to Aneeza Haleem from Lake Avenue Toastmasters Club #8360 in Pasadena. Other competitors included George Day, Jennifer Jenkins, Kelly Hudson, Ricardo Munoz, and Angela Stout. See interviews with our winners and other highlights of the contest in our latest edition of Founder's District TV .
At the annual volunteer recognition event sponsored by the Orange County Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Shepherd of the Hills United Methodist Church received two awards: the county chapter Platinum award and the Southern California region GIVE award. Both of these awards were presented to the coordinator of the blood drives for exceeding the previous drive results by 176%.
In accepting the awards on behalf of all the blood drive volunteers at both the Mission Viejo church campus and the Santa Margarita church campus, Avis French,Toastmaster CTM/CL and Co-Chair of the Founders District Judges Bureau and blood drive co-coordinator, explained that the drives could not have been successful without the assistance of all the donors, the volunteers, and the organizations that partner with Shepherd of the Hills.