Julie Murphy

Julie Murphy

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Wednesday, 16 November 2022 19:00

2023-2024 District Leader Nominations Now Open

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Founder’s District is seeking nominations for the positions of District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Directors. These positions will be filled by election at the Founder’s District Council Meeting on Wednesday May 3, 2023. All qualified members are encouraged to self-nominate and run for office. Leadership in Toastmasters offers vital experience in:

  • Team building
  • Delegation
  • Goal setting
  • Planning
  • Problem solving

Other key benefits are networking with other business leaders, making new friends, and gaining a better understanding of how Toastmasters works on a global scale.

To be best prepared for your campaign take time to read the following documents.

Applications for the elected positions are due by March 1st, 2023. All applicants must submit the Leader Nominating FormOfficer AgreementDistrict Officer Biographical Form and photo of themselves, to the District Leadership Chair.

If you have questions, contact District Leadership Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Saturday, 24 April 2021 16:13

New Awards Recognize Top Performers

District Choice Award

Each District may set one goal to achieve by the end of the 2020-2021 program year.  The goal must support Club Growth, Membership Payments, Membership Renewals (renewals only), Distinguished Clubs, or Club Retention.  

Member Engagement

Level 1 Completions 

- The Districts with the highest number of Level 1 completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the District membership base (top three Districts per region will be recognized)

- The Areas with the highest number of Level 1 completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the Area membership base (top three Areas per District).

Path Completions

- The Districts with the highest number of path completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the District membership base (top three Districts per region will be recognized).

- The Areas with the highest number of path completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the Area membership base (top three Areas per District).

Membership Renewals

- The Districts with the highest number of renewal payments each month (April, May, and June) as compared to the total renewal payments for the District as of March 31, 2021 (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized. Remember to reach out to members that have not renewed and invite them back!

Club Retention and Growth

Club Reinstatement Incentive

- The Districts with the highest number of clubs that utilized the current exceptions to reinstate during the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the total number of clubs in the District (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized.

- The Divisions with the highest number of clubs that utilized the current exceptions to reinstate during the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the total number of clubs in the Division (top three Divisions per District will be recognized).

New Club Incentive

- The Districts with the highest number of new clubs that used the incentive as a percentage compared to the District’s club base (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized.

- The Divisions with the highest number of new clubs that used the incentive as a percentage compared to the Division’s club base (top three Divisions per District will be recognized).

Additional Recognition

Area Director Club Visit Reports

- Area Directors with 100% Area Director Club Visit Report submissions for Round 2.

Saturday, 26 December 2020 18:55

Help Charter New Clubs for Founder’s District

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Do you want to become a charter member of a new club?  It’s an incredibly special opportunity to help build the club culture, have your name eternally listed on the charter, help pick a name and most importantly a time!

Founder’s District has multiple new clubs forming: 

  1. Pastime Pursuits - Do you want to share your passion with others? Speeches and Table Topics will be dedicated to speaking about things we love the most in life. Get to know your fellow Toastmasters’ favorite hobbies or perhaps their stretch goals.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  
  2. Roses & Raises - Build your tribe of fellow Toastmasters to help you get not only the roses, but also the raises!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  3. Spanish/English language club.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  4. International Sommelier club.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  5. Toastmasters After Dark. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  6. SoCal English Mandarin Bilingual Toastmasters. If you're interested in joining a diverse English/Mandarin bilingual club to improve your language skills and further your personal growth, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  7. The Bards’ College - The art of crafting and performing speech that inspires action is a skill that can be learned and must be practiced! Level up your abilities to write, pitch, present, coach, lead and listen in a club focused on the game development community, but open to all. Regular keynotes from industry professionals will augment the experience. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Chartering a new club is a rewarding learning experience.  Be a part of the excitement in helping us grow Founder's District! 

 Copy of FD Awards

Congratulations Sherri Horowitz, Founder’s District 2019-2020 Area Director of the year!

Congratulations Gisele Nguyen, Founder’s District 2019-2020 Division Director of the year!

Founder’s District is proud to name Julie Murphy as the 2019-2020 Toastmaster of the Year!

We can’t wait to see what each of you achieve this year!

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:45

Leadership with a Personal Touch

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Ede Ferrari-D'Angelo, DTM, PRA, PID, is the master of the “personal touch.” We may not be able to meet in person, however, Ede recently shared a few tips on how you can still lead with a personal touch!

1. Express gratitude. Don’t forget to say thank you or well done! Always recognize effort and achievement.
2. Take the time for one minute of kindness. A simple email of gratitude has a long-lasting effect. Don’t be afraid to reach out!
3. Listen! Allow someone else to talk without trying to fix their problem. You don’t need to find a solution to everyone's problem.
4. Serve with integrity. Never compromise your principles or character. You will be remembered more for your integrity than whether you met your goal.
5. Always be looking to develop other people. Watch people and recognize their potential. Let them know you see something special!

Take care of yourself. If you are feeling isolated, try to reconnect with family or friends. If you have Toastmasters, you will always be welcomed as a family member.

Thursday, 02 February 2017 02:20

District Conference Information

Spring Conference & Speech Contests

May 21, 2022

CONFERENCE THEME:  Elevate Excellence

Visit the online schedule and register for individual sessions you want to attend. All conference sessions are free.

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote by Lindy MacLaine and Rebecca P. Murray
  • Keynote by Michael Bayer
  • District International Speech Contest FINALS
  • Humorous Contest FINALS
  • District Awards and Recognition

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8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Speaker - Lindy MacLaine and Rebecca P. Murray

"Rising to the Top"

Using Character and Dialogue to Deliver the Unforgettable

Do you watch champion speakers and wonder, “How can they be so entertaining and inspiring in just 5 to 7 minutes?” In this fun-filled, skill-packed, high-level training, professional performers Lindy MacLaine and Rebecca P. Murray, unpack break-through stage and screen methods to help you become unforgettable. 

District Conference 20222You will discover how to:

  • Increase speech engagement and brevity

  • Infuse the 4 P’s of character persona for impact

  • Identify how to shift from narrative to character dialogue

  • Deliver more invigorating, lively, and captivating speeches 

  • Develop a visceral understanding of character presentation

 

 

 

 

 

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1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Keynote Speaker - Michael Bayer

"Cracking the Excellence Code"

District Conference 20223Excellence is goal we all strive to achieve. Michael will crack the excellence code and show us how we can put the power of excellence to work both within and outside of Toastmasters.

We Will Learn How To:

  • Utilize the Power of Excellence
  • Understand the concepts of excellence versus perfectionism
  • Overcome self-limiting beliefs
  • Renew our motivation to be the best we can be
  • Apply excellence to everything we do in Toastmasters
  • Lead our clubs to distinguished

This keynote will create an atmosphere of self-empowerment and renewed commitment by participants and to making a difference in their lives both inside and outside of Toastmasters.

 

Tuesday, 15 October 2013 11:09

District Conference Schedule

Saturday May 21, 2022

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08:00 AM 08:30 AM Welcome, Inspiration & Parade of Flags
8:30 AM 09:30 AM Keynote:  Rising to the Top
09:30 AM 09:45 AM Break
9:45 AM 10:45 AM Humorous Contest
10:45 AM 11:15 AM Club & Member Recognition
11:15 AM 12:00 PM Youth Leadership Showcase
12:00 PM 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM 2:00 PM Keynote: Cracking the Excellence Code

2:00 PM 2:30 PM Communication & Leadership Award
2:30 PM 4:00 PM International Speech Contest

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