2020 Summer LACE - Saturday June 20, 2020

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David Moore

Club VP Education Training

09:00 am - 09:50 am
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As Vice President Education, you are responsible for:

  • Ensuring all members continue their progress toward their individual educational goals
  • Creating and publishing the club's meeting schedules
  • Managing the process of members completing education awards and all aspects of educational programs within the club
  • Verifying education, approving requests, and tracking Pathways progress on as the Base Camp Manager
  • Submitting award applications to TI via Club Central when all requirements are met
  • Planning speech contests
  • Managing the mentor program
  • Orienting new members on how to use the education program
  • Attending Club Executive Committee meetings
  • Participating as a member of the Area Council
  • Attending District Council meetings


You accomplish your responsibilities by:

  • Providing and maintaining a positive and supportive environment and quality programs through which members can learn and grow
  • Presiding over the meeting when the president is absent
  • Notifying the president if any members who earned their education awards for recognition
  • Assisting the Toastmaster in filling meeting roles and plan for substitutions
  • Greeting guests and informing Table Topics Master if they want to participate

Performing your job effectively will ensure quality meetings and satisfied members.

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 achieving success.

David Moore, DTM, is a Past Area Governor (yes that’s what they were called in olden times) as well as a Past Division Director. 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. 

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

Over the past 15 years David has served in every club officer role, but has spent most of his time as VPE.  While all of the 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.

 

 

Lillian Copeland

Club President Training

09:00 am - 09:50 am
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As President, you are the Chief Executive Officer of the club. You are responsible for:

  • Presiding over club and officer meetings
  • Achieving Distinguished Club recognition for your club and recognizing member accomplishments
  • Providing the supportive club environment members need to fulfill their self-development goals
  • Making sure that members benefit from the Toastmasters educational program
  • Helping the club retain members and recruit new ones
  • Verifying education, approving requests, and tracking Pathways progress on as one of the Base Camp Managers
  • Leading and guide the Club in accomplishing its short and long-term goals
  • Conducting Club Executive Committee meetings
  • Participating as a member of the Area Council
  • Attending District Council meetings
  • Attending the TI Annual Convention or assigning your proxy to an attending delegate

You accomplish your responsibilities by:

  • Leading and managing your club officer team
  • Motivating members, making peace and facilitating as required
  • Striving to show respect for all members, even when you do not agree with them, and providing leadership for all
  • Offering leadership development opportunities to members by delegating. You can't do it all yourself!
  • Attending the Toastmasters Annual Convention or assigning your proxy to an attending delegate

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 as club President, to network with other club officers in your District, and to connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you in achieving success.

Lillian has been a Toastmaster since 2012, serving many club officer roles and District Leader roles.  She is the 2019-2020 Division C Director and charter President of Just Speeches.  Lillian is a strong and detail oriented Enrolled Agent with comprehensive knowledge of the Internal Revenue Code and over 15 years experience in individual and business taxation.  With her love of people, she started her own company, Smart Office.tax.

 

 

Gisele Nguyen

Advanced Presidents/VPE Training

09:00 am - 09:50 am
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This session is for Club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education who have served in these roles in the past two years.  We have an accelerated and advanced course for you!

Club Presidents and Vice Presidents of Education, are the CEOs and COOs in the Toastmasters Club. This workshop will offer leadership principals and best practices to help you achieve the President's Distinguished award and create the most value for your members.  

The President and VPE are District Council Members. As such, their leadership is critical for the success of the District, Division, Area, and Club. By inspiring the adoption of Pathways, supporting members to achieve their goals, and communicating the Districts' priorities, the Officers will achieve excellence.  

This will be a FUN, INTERACTIVE, and EDUCATIONAL experience to learn from leaders who have achieved President's Distinguished, and pick up ideas of how to transform your club from GOOD TO GREAT.

Be prepared for an interactive session, with idea sharing from all attendees.  

Gisele is an educator, entrepreneur and award-winning Global Director with over 20 years of experience in leadership, sales, marketing, operations, and business planning. She thrives as a creative catalyst to help club officers achieve their highest potential.  Gisele enjoys helping and coaching leaders to create an empowering environment in which members can "Ascend to the Apex"!

 

 

Jeanne Cassidy

Club VP Public Relations Training

10:00 am - 10:50 am
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As Vice President Public Relations (VPPR), you are responsible for coordinating an active public relations (PR) and publicity program in your club. 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.

Responsibilities:

  • Protect the Toastmasters brand.
  • Develop a public relations plan:
    • Review and use the PR tools and resources available to you.
    • Set goals: Review and evaluate your club's previous PR efforts, current objectives and tactics to reach goals.
    • Determine the PR budget for your club’s PR program.
    • Create a publicity calendar to determine when and how you will promote your club.
    • Indicate the vehicles and tools you will use to attract and connect with  fellow members (internal audience) and news media (external audience), including club news releases, websites and social networking sites.
    • Communicate Toastmasters’ key messages when writing news releases and while speaking to members, potential members and journalists.
    • Be Persistent. Working with the news media takes patience and time. Mondo Times is a great resource for finding local media contacts. Don’t give up.
  • Collaborate with your club leaders to discuss your PR plan, activities and initiatives.
  • Monitor status toward your goals. Report progress, activities and news coverage to club and district leaders by email.

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

Distinguished Toastmaster Jeanne Cassidy has served Founder’s District Toastmasters at many levels over the years: club sponsor and charter member, club officer, fellow member, mentor, Contest Chair (District, Division and Area), Chief Judge, Conference Chair, Area Governor, Division Governor and Public Relations Manager.

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.

 

 

Brenda Scherr

Club VP Membership Training

10:00 am - 10:50 am
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As Vice President Membership, you are the Club Executive Sales Officer. You are responsible for:

  • Recruiting New Members to continually increase membership
  • Conducting/promoting ongoing membership-building programs: membership drives, the Smedley Award, Talk Up Toastmasters and Beat the Clock
  • Assisting guests: Answering emails, phone calls and other inquiries, inviting them to visit the next club meeting, greeting and making them feel welcome, asking them to fill out a Guest Information Card and Badge and giving them a Guest Packet
  • Following-up with guests after the meeting
  • Processing Membership Applications
  • Arranging a vote and induction ceremony for any joining member
  • Conducting new member orientation
  • Attending the Club Executive meetings
  • Participating as a member of the Area Council

You accomplish your responsibilities by:

  • Promoting the club and managing the process of bringing in guests and transforming them into members
  • Monitoring membership levels and strategizing with the rest of the executive committee about how to overcome membership challenges when they occur
  • Recruiting a committee to assist you as you can't do it all yourself!

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 effectively, network with other club officers in your District, and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you in achieving success.

 

 

Karl Arnold

Club Treasurer Training

02:00 pm - 02:50 pm
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As Treasurer, you are the Club’s record keeper.  You are responsible for:

  • preparing and oversee the club budget
  • Managing the club bank account if applicable
  • Preparing and sending membership dues statements to members by September 1 and March 1
  • Collecting and submitting Membership Dues Payments to TI via Club Central (Clubs must have at least 8 paid members to stay active)
  • Paying Club bills
  • Attending the Club Executive meetings

You accomplish your responsibilities by:

  • Keeping clear and accurate records of all club financial transactions
  • Receiving and paying Club bills
  • Transmitting all records to your successor in office

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 effectively, network with other club officers in your District, and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you in achieving success.

Karl Arnold became a member of Toastmasters in December of 2012.  Since then, Karl has held multiple different club and district leadership roles, including Area Director, Club President, VP of Education, and Treasurer.  Karl has been a Treasurer for multiple different non-profit organizations and is currently the Treasurer of the Experian Toastmasters club.

 

 

 

Michael Felsted

Club Sergeant at Arms Training

02:00 pm - 02:50 pm
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As Club Sergeant-at-Arms, you are the Logistics Manager. You are responsible for:

  • Keeping track of the club’s physical property
  • Reserving the meeting place, obtaining a new space when necessary and maintaining contact with the people who manage the space
  • Arriving early to prepare the meeting place and staying late to stow all of the club’s equipment
  • Assisting guests: greeting and making them feel welcome, asking them to fill out a Guest Information Card and Badge and giving them a Guest Packet
  • Preventing interruptions during meeting and performing any necessary errands
  • Assisting with club Contests
  • Maintaining Club supplies and displaying promotional materials
  • Collecting ballots and tallying votes for awards when necessary
  • Attending the Club Executive meetings

You accomplish your responsibilities by:

  • Preparing meeting room and providing hospitality
  • Chairing the social and reception committee

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 effectively, network with other club officers in your District, and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you in achieving success.

Brent Felsted has had the privilege of being the Sergeant at Arms for several clubs including: Cypress Expressionists, The Market Place, and Club 9.  In addition he as been the Logistics Manager and and Co-Logistics Manager for the Founders District.  This is in addition to holding several different officer positions at the Club, Area, and Division level.  Come to hear the tells of the: Sergeant at Arms / Logistics Manager office, it may seem more like a Tall Tales Contest than a training session.       

 

 

Diana Dee

Club Secretary Training

03:00 pm - 03:50 pm
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As Secretary, you are the Club’s record keeper. You are responsible for:

  • Taking the minutes at each club meeting and executive committee meeting
  • Maintaining club files, including meeting minutes, resolutions and correspondence (see pg. 35 in Club Leadership Handbook for lengths of time for certain materials)
  • Updating and distributing roster of current paid membership
  • Reporting new elected officers to Toastmasters International via Club Central
  • Supporting the Vice President Education as Pathways Base Camp manager by completing Base Camp manager tasks as needed
  • Attending the Club Executive meetings

You accomplish your responsibilities by:

  • Keeping custody of Club’s charter, constitution, and addendum and all other Club records and documents; accurate record of Club and executive committee meetings and activities.
  • Maintaining accurate and complete roster of individual Club members
  • Attending Pathways Basecamp Manager training to become familiar with the key responsibilities to support your members’ Pathways achievements
  • Transmitting all records to your successor in office
  • Providing meeting notices as required by this constitution and immediately notifying World Headquarters of Toastmasters International of any change in the roster of individual members
  • Attending the Toastmasters Annual Convention or assigning your club’s proxy to an attending delegate

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 effectively, network with other club officers in your District, and connect with trainers and District leaders who can help you in achieving success.

Dr. Diana Dee, DTM has been a Toastmaster for over 35 years and belongs to two clubs in Founder's District.  She has served in every club office, some many times, and has also served in various District Leader Roles, including Founder's District Director for the 2018-2019 Toastmaster Year.  In one of her past life roles, she was a professional software trainer.