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Dr. Ralph Smedley, the founder of our organization, sponsored the first permanent Toastmasters club in Santa Ana during the fall of 1924. About a year later, in the fall of 1925, a guest from the nearby town of Anaheim attended the Santa Ana club. This visit signaled a new direction for Smedley’s Toastmasters idea. The creation of a second club, and in a few years, a multiplying of more clubs, secured its lasting establishment. Essentially, Toastmasters doubled in the number of clubs in little over a year, all happening in the Founders District (although Founders District would organize later, in 1944).
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Last month, Danny Ly, current club president of Table Talkers, was giving a speech about four core values of Toastmasters International: Integrity, Respect, Service, and Excellence. Danny is a successful young entrepreneur who owns two 7-11 stores. In his speech, he shared a story about how he revealed the core value of “accountability” with his employees.
In 1988, Mackay wrote his first book, Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive and was on the New York Times bestsellers list for 54 weeks and has sold over 5 million copies. Mackay began his public speaking career following the release of Swim with the Sharks. Mackay’s second book, Beware the Naked Man Who Offers You His Shirt, was published in 1990. It reached number one on the New York Times bestsellers list on February 25, 1990. The New York Times listed both books in its top 15 most motivational books of all time in August 1996.
In 1993, Toastmasters International named Harvey Mackay one of its top five speakers in the world.
With the pending creation of District 100, there are more opportunities to get involved in district leadership!
Saturday, January 16th 12:00 – 3:30 pm
3390 Harbor Blvd,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626Agenda:
Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
Seminar: 1:00 – 3:30
RSVP to Bob Hudack, DTM, PDG
Looking for a gift idea for the Holidays? How about giving someone you love a gift of membership to Toastmasters? This could be a life changing gift for your family, relatives and friends.
This promotion is for the month of December only. For every membership gift you sponsor in December, you will receive an Advanced Manual of your choice.
Pan Kao, DTM
P. O. Box 4024
Cerritos, CA. 90703
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Founder's District Tall Tales Speech Winners
1st place-Nancy Huynh, CC
2nd place-Jeimar Spell
3rd place-Marie Hulett, DTM
(From left to right,Â Mike Storkey, DTM, Toastmasters International President-Elect, Nancy Huynh, CC, Marie Hulett, DTM, Jeimar Spell, Pan Kao, DTM, District Director)
Evaluation Speech Contest Winners
1st Place - David Flores, ATMG, CL
2nd Place - Ted Triplett
3rd Place - Michael Contreras
(From left to right,Â Mike Storkey, DTM, Toastmasters International President-Elect, David Flores, ATMG, CL, Ted Triplett, Michael Contreras, Pan Kao, DTM, District Director)
Gene Beckwith Award Recipient: Deborah S. Reisdorph, ACB
Helen (Homer) Blanchard Award Recipient: Lou Ann Frederick, DTM, PDG
Spirit of Exellence Award Recipient: Herbert Stockinger, DTM
Spirit of Exellence Award Recipient: William Fisher, ACG, CL
Past Irvine Lunchtime Toastmasters Club 219 President, Sara Safari was recently featured on the cover of the October 2015 issue of Toastmaster Magazine as a DTM who climbed Mt. Everest and survived the earthquake that struck Nepal and shook the world's highest mountain on April 25, 2015.
During the District Executive Council (DEC) meeting on October 22, delegates requested more information about the 2015-2016 Budget and District Store.
Here is more information about the budget item on Travel. It covers expenses from the District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and keynote speakers for 2 Conferences and 2 LACE events.
Here is more information about inventory of District Store.
At the District Executive meeting, on October 22, a special recognition was given to a member who works in the background to help all the “leaders” in Founder’s District. He remains incognito and stays hidden until needed and shows up online when necessary.
For many years he has produced and published the directory that includes all the leaders of our District. He also expends his service to publish a Regional Directory with leaders of Districts 1, 3, 5, 12, 34, 52 and Founder's.
He has been a member of Astromasters since 1989 and led Founder’s as District Governor in 1999-2000. Because of his dedication the leaders at all levels can communicate successfully as he updates the directory as changes in our great district occur.
Congratulations to John Angiolillo, DTM, PDG on receiving the “Spirit of Excellence” award.
My Icebreaker was on October 3, 1956 to Toastmasters Club 121 in Santa Monica where I had a job managing a few engineers working on heat transfer to missiles. When I would go to my simple staff meeting with a few other managers, my heart would pound every time before I had to make a report, and a friend of my wife’s said I ought to join a Toastmaster Club. This was before women were allowed, and since it was an evening club in a restaurant, it was not uncommon to see communication skills be muddied with a few drinks before the talks. Nevertheless, I completed the required “Basic training” manual of twelve (not ten) speeches, and foolishly decided that being home with my wife and two kids took priority over Toastmasters.
Back in July, I shared with all of you that my vision for this year is to inspire more leaders, mentors, and coaches to step up to serve our members. Time flies. The first quarter of this year has pasted. The second quarter is under way. Do you feel more inspired than three months ago? If your answer is no, then the question is what you are going to do about it? How can the Founder’s District help you to be inspired?
October 1 is the time to renew your membership for the next 6 months. It’s not doing anyone any good to just renew your membership and do nothing. At the Toastmasters International Convention last month in Las Vegas, I had a chance to ask attendees a question, “Why are you attending the Convention?” One of the popular answers was to “get inspired”.
Many members told me that they were inspired by just attending the Convention, seeing the opening ceremony and members from around the world. Speaking of the Convention, do you know our District Convention is scheduled to November 7? It is a good opportunity for you to get inspired and network with members within Founder’s District. There are approximately 4,500 members in our district. Don’t miss the opportunity.
There's a tradition in Founder's District. Every year we thank our Immediate Past District Governor (IPDG) for their service to Founder's District and our members by holding a roast, toast, and boast in their honor.
Please join us, and make this a memorable experience for Linda, as we thank her for her service to Founder's District and our members.
The agenda item to appoint Lionnel Yamentou as the Division E Director at the DEC (District Executive Council) meeting on August 26, 2015 was tabled because of lacking a quorum. Following the Toastmasters International guidelines, District Administrative Manager, Linda Denton, followed up with an email vote process. More than 2/3 of the DEC members responded. The result is to appoint Lionnel Yamentou as the Division E Director.
Congratulations to Division E Director Lionnel Yamentou.
Pan Kao, DTM, PhD
Founder's District Director