Sunday, 20 December 2015 17:53

Call For Leaders

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District Leadership Seminar - Build Your Skills

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

National University
3390 Harbor Blvd,
Costa Mesa, CA 92626Agenda:

Lunch: 12:00 – 1:00
Seminar: 1:00 – 3:30


RSVP to Bob Hudack, DTM, PDG
(949)951-2978 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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Thursday, 03 December 2015 14:46

Need A Gift Idea For The Holidays?

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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.

Simply scan and email the new membership application form, with sponsor information filled out and the item # of the requested Advanced Manual, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail a copy to:

Pan Kao, DTM
P. O. Box 4024
Cerritos, CA. 90703

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 13:59

Toastmasters Survey As An HPL Project

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What do individuals benefit most from their Toastmasters experience?
What can we do to make Toastmasters a better experience for individuals?

The Toastmasters Survey was conducted Fall 2015 to explore what works well and what could be improved upon to make Toastmasters most beneficial for individuals. In total, 91 responses were collected from members, former members, and guests from mainly the Founder’s District area. The greatest number of survey participants were club officers and members, which will help us get a good inside look at the club level experience.
 

Congratulations!

Founder's District Tall Tales Speech Winners
1st place-Nancy Huynh, CC
2nd place-Jeimar Spell
3rd place-Marie Hulett, DTM

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(From left to right, 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

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(From left to right, 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

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Helen (Homer) Blanchard Award Recipient: Lou Ann Frederick, DTM, PDG

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Spirit of Exellence Award Recipient: Herbert Stockinger, DTM

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Spirit of Exellence Award Recipient: William Fisher, ACG, CL

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Thursday, 05 November 2015 22:33

Toastmaster Magazine Cover Girl Sara Safari

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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.

Monday, 26 October 2015 20:07

Action Items From DEC on October 22

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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.

Download 2015-2016 Budget

  • 7056 Convention Registration Fee Expense
  • 7058 Lodging Expense (9-11 days hotel fees for Beginning/Mid-Year Training)
  • 7062 Transportation (Mileage Reimbursement)
  • 7078 Travel - Food Expense

Here is more information about inventory of District Store.

Download Inventory of District Store

 

Monday, 26 October 2015 19:54

Spirit of Excellence - John Angiolillo

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JohnAngiolilloAt 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.

Sunday, 11 October 2015 20:52

Why do I still go to Toastmasters every week?

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BobWoodYoungMy 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.

Saturday, 03 October 2015 16:16

Do you feel more inspired than three months ago?

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PanKao2Back 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.

Sunday, 20 September 2015 15:28

Linda Ulrich's Roast, Toast, and Boast

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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.

This year, we will hold a "roast, toast, and boast" for Linda Ulrich at Mama Cozza's. The cost is $25.00 per person. Please contact Lorrie Briscoe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Thursday, September 24, 2015 if you would like to attend.

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.

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