Saturday, 17 September 2016 00:35

Toastmasters Pathways Learning Experience

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Our New Educational Journey

Toastmasters is reaching out to all members and offering new Pathways to learn communication and leadership skills. This exciting new educational program has been under development since 2010 and will begin its rollout in 2017 with a gradual flow throughout the world.

The modernized learning experience is the result of years of planning and expertise by a large team, including the Board of Directors, World Headquarters staff, and member volunteers. The program’s wide-ranging benefits include:

Saturday, 03 September 2016 16:34

Founder's District Looks Back

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Photo by Lawrence CrandallDistrict Award RecipientsLeft to Right: Rose Abbott, Michelle Bender, Michael Alexander, Ligia Molina, Lorrie Briscoe, Jeanne Cassidy, John Barry

In the afterglow of the 2016 Toastmasters International Convention, it was time for Founder’s District to come together for its first District Executive Committee or DEC meeting of the 2016-17 administrative year that took place at the Garden Grove Community Center and was attended by just under 100 members.

There would be the usual discussions of approving meeting minutes from prior DEC meetings as well as the annual budget. Having been part of district boards in the past, budget discussions usually are long and, at times, a little contentious.

Thursday, 25 August 2016 12:37

Josephine Lee Places Third

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Josephine Lee places third in Toastmasters' 2016 World Champion of Public Speaking

Josephine Lee rises above 30,000 participants to place in world's largest speech contest

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 22, 2016 — With a speech titled , "I Will Be There," Josephine Lee, a 28-year-old entrepreneur from Santa Ana, California, placed third in the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking on Saturday, Aug. 20. Josephine, along with nine other finalists, reached the championship level after several elimination rounds that began six months ago with 30,000 participants from more than 100 countries.

SmedBBQ 2Peter Wang and Josephine Lee Pose with Ralph Smedley

It wasn’t just another Tuesday night in Founder’s District.

It was a great summer night to bring Toastmasters together from all over Founder’s District in order to celebrate the spirit of Ralph Smedley with the club that is the epitome of his vision, Smedley Chapter One, as part of their annual Independence Day barbecue.

And, what a celebration it was with dignitaries showing up to contribute their time and talent to the proceedings at hand.

Friday, 01 July 2016 01:27

Expand Your Horizons

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Trio52016-2017 Top 5 District Officers

Welcome to the 2016-2017 Toastmasters year, an extraordinary year with a diverse and dynamic team of 15 District elected leaders!  In addition, we have 5 managers, 50 area directors, dozens of District Chairs and many assistant roles offering a uniquely combined set of knowledge, experience, and talents.  The new Founder's District leadership team is listed below for your information.

My vision for Founder’s District this year is to:

  • advance the work of Founder’s District 
  • LEAD Founder’s District's 220+ clubs in over 50+ cities from Los Angeles to Orange Counties.
  • prepare both Founder’s District and the forthcoming Century District (District 100) to achieve excellence.   
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