2023 Winter LACE Day 2 - Online - Saturday February 04, 2023

 

Jeanne Cassidy

Club President Training

10:10 am - 11:00 am
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Session Description:

As club President, you will set the tone for your club. You are expected to provide helpful, supportive leadership

for all the club’s activities and you will be the first to assume responsibility for the progress and welfare of the club.

You motivate, resolve conflict, and facilitate as required. Though you must occasionally step in and make a difficult

decision, you rarely do so without consulting club members and other club officers. You show respect for all

members, even when you do not agree with them, and provide leadership for all.

 

Your Responsibilities are:

  • Provide positive leadership to all officers and members
  • Build a cohesive team and ensure all tasks are completed
  • Oversee and facilitate club meetings
  • Lead by example and treat all members fairly and equally
  • Hold yourself and other officers accountable
  • Be diplomatic in resolving conflict
  • Encourage participation in Distinguished Club Program
  • Conduct Club Executive Committee meetings
  • Act as Base Camp Manager when required and back up the VP Education
  • Ensure financial responsibility and accountability for club funds
  • Remain current with the Leader Letter
  • Represent your club at district leadership and area council meetings
  • Vote your proxy at the annual District Business meeting and at the International Conference
  • Be familiar with all aspects of the Addendum of Standard Club Options and Club Constitution
  • Attend Club Officer Training

 

You will learn Transferable Skills:

  • Executive leadership experience
  • Executing to strategic objectives
  • Team building and delegation
  • Motivating and coaching others
  • Positive small group leadership
  • Organization and problem-solving
  • Organizing communities to accomplish a specific task or event
  • Critical thinking
  • Networking and relationship-building
  • Conflict management
  • Delivery of tactful and constructive feedback
  • Succession planning

 

Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club President. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

 

Distinguished Toastmaster Jeanne Cassidy has served Founder’s District Toastmasters at many levels over the years: all club officer positions, fellow member, charter member, club sponsor, mentor, contest chair (District, Division and Area), chief judge, Public Relations Manager, Division Director, Area Director, as well as, other District officer positions. 

The Club President's role offers members an opportunity to develop leadership, organization and team building skills.  Jeanne is excited to share her tips, tools and ideas on how to be an effective Club President.  

Jeanne is a Project Management Consultant for various companies, including Working Wardrobes, an Orange County based nonprofit organization dedicated to those overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce and achieve success.

 

 

David Moore

Club VP Education Training

10:10 am - 11:00 am
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    As Vice President Education (VPE), you schedule your club members’ speeches, verify the completion of projects, and serve as a resource for questions about the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, speech contests, and your club mentor program. You are an important source of Toastmasters knowledge for club members and it is your job to become familiar with all aspects of Pathways.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Set club meeting agendas and assign meeting roles
    • Manage club schedule and plan meetings
    • Manage member progress in Pathways and act as the primary Base Camp Manager
    • Encourage member engagement in the Pathways learning experience
    • Plan speech contests
    • Hold yourself and other officers accountable
    • Keep current with Toastmasters programs
    • Manage mentor program
    • Provide positive and impartial evaluation on speeches/projects
    • Vote your proxy at the annual District Business meeting
    • Be familiar with all aspects of the Addendum of Standard Club Options and Club Constitution
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer Training
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter

     

    You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Strategic planning
    • Evaluate individual’s performance and determine strengths/weaknesses
    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Successful mentoring techniques
    • Positive small group collaboration
    • Critical thinking
    • Motivate others to set and achieve personal goals
    • Strategic thinking
    • Succession planning

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Vice President Education. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

    David Moore, DTM, is a Past Area Governor (2014-2015) as well as a Past Division Director (2015-2016). 

    Aside from those accomplishments, David is proud to be a founding member of the BBraun Toastmasters club which he helped to start in 2005.  At that time David volunteered to be the first Vice President Education (VPE) for the club.  

    When David first volunteered to be VPE, he believed that VPE was one of the most important officer roles in the club.  However, to be honest, with his limited knowledge about the officer roles, David chose VPE because he believed that it would be easier than the other officer roles, such as club president.  He was right about the role being important, but wrong about it being easy. 

    Over the past 17 years David has served in every club officer role but has spent most of his time as Vice President Education.  While all officer roles are important, David believes that Vice President Education is not only important, but the most challenging, and in the end the most rewarding role of all.

     

     

    William Zain, EH5

    Club VP Public Relations Training

    11:15 am - 12:05 pm
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    As the Vice President Public Relations (VPPR), you promote the club to the local community and notify the media about the club’s existence and the benefits it provides. You promote the club, updated web content, and safeguard the Toastmasters brand identity. It’s your job to notify the media whenever your club does something newsworthy. You will find yourself writing news releases, creating and distributing fliers, and maintaining the club’s presence on the web and in the community. By establishing and maintaining lines of communication between the club and its members, as well as between the club and the public, you will increase awareness of Toastmasters through local news and social media.

     Your Responsibilities are:

    • Promote the club to eligible guests
    • Notify the media regarding the club’s existence and benefits
    • Develop a public relations plan
    • Maintain club social media pages and website
    • Write new releases and distribute marketing materials
    • Create club publicity campaigns
    • Ensure the Club Contact and Meeting Information is up to date in Club Central
    • Understand the importance and impact of the Toastmasters brand
    • Update web content and safeguard the Toastmasters brand
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter, Toastmaster magazine,
    • Follow Toastmasters International’s social media channels
    • Use the PR tools available to you on the TI website
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer training

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Marketing and promotion
    • Social and public media/developing media relations
    • Development of a social media plan across multiple platforms while adhering to brand standards
    • Communication and interaction with local communities
    • Writing press releases
    • Networking and relationship-building
    • Critical thinking
    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Positive small group collaboration
    • Compliance with standard procedures
    • Succession Planning

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Vice President Public Relations. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

     

    Bill Zain joined Toastmasters about three years ago and filled several officer roles.

    Bill has completed the Engaging Humor path and is currently working on two more paths.

    Bill is currently a member of three clubs and serves as an area director.

    Bill has previously served as a VP of PR and is currently helping one of his clubs in creating and publishing promotions. 

     

     

    Robert Hudack

    Club Secretary Training

    11:15 am - 12:05 pm
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    As Secretary, you maintain all club records, manage club files, handle club correspondence, and take the minutes at each club and executive committee meeting. You are also in charge of updating and distributing a roster of the current paid membership and keeping the club officer list current for Toastmasters International. Though some clubs combine the Secretary role with the Treasurer, it’s best to have a dedicated Secretary who can help reduce the workload of the treasurer and occasionally assist the Vice President Education as well. You will also order supplies for the club as needed.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Take minutes at club and executive committee meetings
    • Organize and maintain club records and files as defined in the Club Constitution
    • Archive historical records
    • Update and distribute membership rosters
    • Update the club and officer list at Toastmasters International
    • Understand basic parliamentary procedures
    • Order supplies as needed
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter
    • Act as Base Camp Manager when required and back up the VP Education
    • Vote your club proxy at International Convention
    • Back up other officers as needed
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer training

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Records maintenance
    • Critical thinking
    • Meeting organization
    • Document decisions agreed to at meetings and communicate decisions to larger audiences
    • Compliance with standard procedures
    • Time management
    • Communication skills

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Secretary. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

    Welcome to Secretaries’ Training. Secretary is the most important office - because the Secretary’s records identify who  the other officers are. Without that info, everyone’s claim to authority is suspect. Presenting today's training is past District Governor Bob Hudack, DTM.

    Bob Hudack was the Founder's District Governor in 2008-2009. A 31-year Toastmaster who has held every club office, he believes that cross-training officers is critical because one never knows when a key officer may be absent.

    Bob has started a club at UC Irvine, and helped build a specialty dinner club.

    Bob is one of the former District leaders interviewed for the Pathways video “Leading in Your Volunteer Organization.”.

     

     

    Frances Stein

    Club Sergeant at Arms Training

    11:15 am - 12:05 pm
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    As Sergeant at Arms, you keep track of the club’s physical property, such as the banner, lectern, timing device, and other meeting materials. You arrive early to prepare the meeting place for members and stay late to stow all the club’s equipment. You are also in charge of the meeting place itself, obtaining a new space when necessary, and maintaining contact with the people who allow you to use the space for your club’s meetings.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Store and maintain club equipment and materials
    • Manage meeting facilities
    • Provide hospitality and membership information for guests
    • Understand physical logistics
    • Manage virtual meetings
    • Use Online Meeting resources on the TI website
    • Assist with Speech Contests
    • Distribute club materials
    • Negotiate, as needed, for meeting sites and resources
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meeting
    • Attend Club Officer training

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Maintaining records
    • Inventory control
    • Understanding of physical logistics
    • Networking and relationship-building
    • Compliance with standard procedures

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Sergeant At Arms. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

    Frannie Jordan Stein chooses “Sgt. At Arms” as her favorite choice when presenting LACE officer training. Coming from a background in television studio-production, Frannie views the responsibilities and duties of the Sgt. At Arms to be similar to the stage and                      “facilities management” skills required of the television studio “Floor Director.”

    Like the “studio production floor manager,” the Sgt. At Arms is the “eyes and ears” of the Toastmaster club meeting - whether the club meetings are live, and in person, (“Roomies”) or internet-screen productions, (“Zoomies,”)”or a Hybrid combination of both:in-room and on-Zoom.

    Like television floor directors, the Sgt. At Arms (SAA) makes sure the setting and materials are ready, prepared, and safe; the presenters, participants and guests are greeted and their particular needs are met. The Sgt.At Arms serves as the club meeting’s stage manager and facilities manager. The SAA makes sure everyone is seated and helps make the event start on time.

     In addition to settling the audience and introducing the President, the Sgt. At Arms of Zoom meetings helps the Technical Host in whatever support is needed. The Sgt.At Arms like the television floor director, handles whatever is needed to help people stay calm-remaining diplomatic and helpful! This is what has caused Frannie to refer to the Sgt.At Arms as a “CLIMATE CREATOR!”

     Please help me welcome former television writer/producer and Loyola University New Orleans Professor of “On Camera Performance,”

    Distinguished Toastmaster, Frannie Jordan Stein.

     

     

    Stefan Blasig

    Club VP Membership Training

    02:15 pm - 03:05 pm
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    As Vice President Membership (VPM), you promote the club and manage the process of bringing in guests and converting them into members. By initiating contact with guests, helping them feel welcome, and providing them with information they need to join, you help maintain a constant influx of new people into your club. You also attentively monitor membership levels and strategize with the rest of the executive committee about how to overcome membership challenges when they occur.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Initiate contact with guests and help them feel welcome
    • Provide hospitality and membership information for guests
    • Follow-up with Guests immediately after meetings
    • Reply to all communications from prospective members in a timely manner
    • Manage the process of converting guests to members
    • Monitor membership levels
    • Promote the club and recruit new members
    • Conduct membership-building programs
    • Conduct New Member orientations
    • Strategize with the club executive committee to cover membership challenges when they occur
    • Hold yourself and other officers accountable
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer training
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Marketing
    • Networking and relationship-building
    • Strategic planning
    • Critical thinking
    • Internal/external communication skills
    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Positive small group collaboration
    • Succession planning
    • Compliance with standard procedures

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Vice President Membership. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

     

    Stefan Blasig has been in Toastmasters for over 10 years as a member. He has been a club officer in various capacities within his club, Tongue Tamers, including twice as the VP of Membership. Serving as a club officer, Stefan has helped his club attain Presidents Distinguished status every year he has been there. Additionally, Stefan is a past area director and currently the Founder's  District Contest Chair.

     

     

    Dave Clark

    Club Treasurer Training

    02:15 pm - 03:05 pm
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    As Treasurer, you are the club’s accountant. You manage the club’s bank account, write checks as approved by the executive committee, and deposit membership dues payments and other club revenues. You are also in charge of submitting membership dues payments to World Headquarters (accompanied by the names of renewing members), filing necessary tax documents, and keeping timely, accurate, up-to-date financial records for the club.

    Your Responsibilities are:

    • Record and maintain accurate and up-to-date financial club records
    • Create a club budget
    • Manage club bank account, make deposits, and write checks as approved
    • Collect and submit membership and renewal dues
    • File necessary tax documents
    • Prepare documents for the Annual Audit Committee as required
    • Prepare quarterly financial reports for review by the Club Executive Committee
    • Remain current with the Leader Letter
    • Attend Club Executive Committee meetings
    • Attend Club Officer training

     You will learn Transferable Skills:

    • Basic bookkeeping
    • Budget monitoring
    • Financial record control and maintenance
    • Adhering to financial controls
    • Critical thinking
    • Organization and problem-solving
    • Compliance with standard procedures
    • Succession planning

    Learning and applying leadership skills are important elements of success during your term as club Treasurer. Attend this workshop to learn how to fulfill your role, network with other club officers in your District and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you achieve success.

     

    Dave has been a member of the Achievers Toastmasters Club for the last 15 years.

    During this time, he has been club treasurer and also District Finance Manager.

    Also, Dave is a retired College Instructor in Mathematics, written two books and

    completed a TEDx presentation. He has his own podcast.