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Apr 24, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Julie Murphy
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 p ... read more


Apr 10, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
2021-2022 District Officer Nominations

  In accordance with Article VII, Section (b) of the District Administrative Bylaws, the District Leadership Committee, comprised of one representative from each Division (in order, A through G): Division A - Daniel Cossack, DTM Division C - Minh Le, DTM Division D - Diana Garofalo, IP3 Division E - Amy Shih, DTM Division F - Vijay Chidambaram, DTM Division G - Sherry Tomasula, DTM The committee has nominated the following candidates for 2021-2022 District Officers, in order by office, and then alphabetically by last name if there is more than one candidate for an office.  We invite you to ... read more


Apr 07, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
Scott J. Friedman

Candidate's Office: District Director District: Founder's Toastmasters member since: I joined Toastmasters on 1/1/2014, but wish I joined 20 years earlier. Education:  I graduated with an MBA (concentrations in Accounting, Finance, and Operations) from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to the MBA, I earned a BA (concentrations in Political Science and Economics) from the University of California, Irvine. Toastmasters offices held and terms of service A few months after joining Toastmasters, I began filling leadership roles. During the past seven years, I served in the following club, ... read more


Apr 05, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
Julie Murphy

Candidate's Office: Program Quality Director District: Founder's Toastmasters member since: August 1, 2014 Education:  Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing - Brandman University BA in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations - California State University Fullerton Toastmasters offices held and terms of service Founder's District Public Relations Manager - Jul. 01, 2020 to Jun. 30, 2021 Founder's District Administration Manager - Jul. 01, 2019 to Jun. 30, 2020 Division E Director - Jul. 01, 2018 to Jun. 30, 2019 Area E2 Director - ... read more


Apr 05, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
Ken Spears

Candidate's Office: Program Quality Director District: Founder's Toastmasters member since: June 2014 Education:  University of Califonia, Irvine, History, Social Ecology Wine and Spirits Education Trust Court of Master Sommeliers Toastmasters offices held and terms of service Current Founders District Club Growth Director LACE/TLI chair 2018-2019 Conference Chair 2020 Division G director, presidents Distinguished Area G2, Director. Select Distinguished Club President, San Clemente Toastmasters, 2017-2018 President’s Distinguished, 2020-2021 Club VPE, San Clemente Toastmasters-2 ... read more


Apr 05, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
Paul Fay

Candidate's Office:Division A Director District: Founder's Toastmasters member since: April 2012 Education: BA, University of London England, 1976 Toastmasters offices held and terms of service President, Well Said - 2019-2020 Division Director - 2017-2018 Area Governor for A1 - 2013-2014 Area Governor for A5 - 2014-2015 Area Director for A3 - 2020-2021 Toastmasters honors and recognition DTM - 02/04/2016 Triple crown - 2016 and 2017 Relevant work experience and how it relates to Toastmasters and your role as a District Officer District Manager Blue Cross of Califo ... read more


Apr 05, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
Gordon Kiser

Candidate's Office: Division C Director District: Founder's Toastmasters member since: 2016 Education:  B.A. degree Vanderbilt University, Major History.  Various certifications from IBM and Oracle related to their technology as required in the information technology space as career progressed. Toastmasters offices held and terms of service Vice President Membership Vice President Eduction Club President Toastmasters honors and recognition Competing and winning at Area level in Table Topics and Evaluations. While VPE of Surf City Speak N' Lead, club was an ina ... read more


Apr 05, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
Yu (Angie) Ding

Candidate's Office: Chinese Irvine Toatsmaster District: Founder's Toastmasters member since: 2019 Education:  B.A degree in Chinese at UC Davis Current Master students at Loyola University and study in Montessori Education Toastmasters offices held and terms of service Served as VPE for the year of 2019 Served as President for the year of 2020 Served as D4 Area Director from July 2020-June 2021 Toastmasters honors and recognition Finish Strategic Relationships Pathway Current working on level 4 in Leadership Development Pathway During the time I served as P ... read more


Apr 05, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
Junaidi Tjen

  Candidate's Office: Divsion D Director District: Founder's Toastmasters member since: 3/1/2017 Education:  MS, Applied Computer Science and Technology, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, 2000 MA,TESOL(TeachingEnglishtoSpeakersofOtherLanguages),UnitedStatesInternationalUniversity(currentlyAlliantUniversity),Irvine,CA,1994 BA,EnglishEducation,SanataDharmaTeachersCollege(currentlySanataDharmaUniversity),Yogyakarta,CentralJava,Indonesia,1981 Toastmasters offices held and terms of service Area Director, E5, Founder's District, 2020 - 2021 Club President, SSA Trailblazers, 2020 - 202 ... read more


Apr 05, 2021   |   News   |   Written by Founder's District
Thomas Olson

Candidate's Office: Division E Director District: Founder's Toastmasters member since: 2016 Education:  MFA Game Design, Laguna College of Art + Design 2018 BFA Illustration, Art Center College of Design 2000 BA English Literature, UCLA 1994 AA Military Science, New Mexico Military Institute 1991 Toastmasters offices held and terms of service Speakers by Design (Club 852128) VPE 2018-19 President 2019-20 VPE 2020-21 President 2020-21 Area E4 Director 2020-21 Toastmasters honors and recognition Leadership Development LD2 Relevant work experience and how ... read more