Page 1

TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL

The SUNSHINER News from South Florida and The Bahamas District 47

Candidates Announced

March / April 2017 INSIDE THIS ISSUE District Executive Committee

2

Contributors

2

Leadership Messages

The nominees, listed alphabetically, are:

From the Trio District Director

3

Program Quality Director

4

Club Growth Director

5

PR Corner

6

Finance Matters

7

Member Spotlight Cherise A. Williams

Nominees for district elective office for the 2017-2018 program year have been announced by the District Leadership Committee (DLC), which began interviewing candidates February 4. The offices will be decided April 22, during the District Council Business Meeting at the Spring Conference in Miami.

8

District Director: Chim Francisco Program Quality Director: Lydia Harris, Michael Thorn Club Growth Director: Leonardo Burrows, David Esposito Division Directors Division A: Maurice Fuller Division B: Shakira Taylor Division C: Yulimar Quintero-Trumbo Division D: Kathy Frazier Division E: Sandra Jackson Division F: Andre Kelly Division I: Ivan Thompson Photos and biographies of the candidates are in the Leadership Committee Nominating Report at the district website.

Features 9

Tribute: Damien Miller, DTM Pathways Update Online Presenters Club

10 11

Lifetime Achievements to Be Honored

News Club News

12

Speech Contests

15 20

TLI Roundup

Education Achievements January

28

February

31

Distinguished Toastmasters

33

DON’T MISS OUT! Subscribe to The Sunshiner and other district news.

Applications are still being accepted for the appointed roles, including area directors, public relations manager, finance manager and administration manager. You may download the application materials at the website, or nominate someone else by emailing to nominations@toastmastersd47.org.

Toastmasters has been making better leaders for decades, and District 47 has more than a few members who've devoted their lives to the cause of communication and leadership. We want to honor them with the District 47 Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing our most dedicated Toastmasters. If you know someone in your club or in the district who has made substantial contibutions to our organization, submit their name by April 1. Tell us their home club name, how long they've been in Toastmasters and what offices they've held at the club, division and district level. Then write a brief explanation of why you believe this Toastmaster deserves a Lifetime Achievement Award. Awards will be announced at the Spring Conference, April 22-23. Send nominations to District Director Lynda Hammond, DTM, at lhammond@toastmastersd47.org.


District 47 Executive Committee

Featured Contributors David F. Carr, ACS, ALB ("Club Adds a Tech-Savvy Twist") is a member of Club Awesome in Coral Springs and president of the Online Presenters club. He is a writer, editor and communications consultant and the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies.

District Director: Lynda Hammond, DTM Program Quality Director: Chim Francisco, DTM Club Growth Director: Michael Thorn, DTM District Public Relations Manager: Kate McClare District Administrative Manager: Linda Yates District Finance Manager: Lois Margolin, DTM Division Directors Division A: Antoinette Bailey Division B: Darren Kennedy Division C: Henry Ferguson Division D: Barbara Strasdas, DTM Division E: Ana Rezende, DTM Division F: Owen Hanna, DTM Division I: Vanessa Scott, DTM

Anthony Longley, DTM (“Tribute to Damien Miller"), joined First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters in May 1987 and has held many leadership positions in the district, including lieutenant governor education in 2013-14 and district governor in 2014-15. In August 2016 he received the Presidential Citation from Toastmasters International.

Area Directors Area A10: Clint Conliffe Area A11: Brandon Kinsey Area A12: Moe Haji Area A13: Florence Stewart Area A14: Jeanette Al Sabah

John Schneyer, DTM, district lead photographer, is a member of Boca Raton Toastmasters and WCR Palm Beaches Noon Toastmasters. Since 2009, he has learned from amazing people, made wonderful friends and received more hugs and kisses than he could have imagined. He has failed, succeeded and grown through Toastmasters.

Area B20: Elaine Joggerst Area B21: Paolo Claudio Area B22: Jeffrey Mutnik Area B23: Nicholas Smith Area B24: Marilyn Brown Area C30: Barry Doctor Area C31: Nam Nguyen Area C32: Yulimar Quintero-Trumbo Area C33: Claudine Gunning Area C34: Shana Jerman Area D40: Cindy Groover Area D41: Donna Beirnes Area D42: George Strasdas, DTM Area D43: Kathy Frazier Area D44: Gary Dunmyer

Assisting with photography for this issue were Philip Johnsey, CC, of Palm Beach County Toastmasters, and Rajeeyah “GiGi” Madinah of Medically Speaking, covering the TLI hosted by Division D in Stuart.

Patty Stevenson, CC, ALB (“Member Spotlight”), has been a member of Toastmasters since October 2015. She is a charter member of the REAL Toastmasters in Palm Beach Gardens, where she is treasurer and newsletter editor.

Area E50: Sandra Jackson Area E51: Frank Torres Area E52: Esperanza "Espy" Mead Area E53: Jimmy Varnadore Area E54: Denise Nedimyer Area E55: Michelle Ballinger Area F60: Patricia Rolle-Hamilton Area F61: Dianne Lockhart Area F62: Daisy Gibson Area F63: Alphanique Swann Area I90: Carlos Palacious Area I91: Kimberley Bain Area I92: Shonelle Pinder Area I93: Ray-Don Poitier

The Sunshiner

Published by Toastmasters International District 47, South Florida and The Bahamas. www.toastmastersd47.org Submit news, story ideas and comments to

Immediate Past District Director: Jeanine Kinsey, DTM

sunshiner@toastmastersd47.org 2


Leadership Messages: From the Trio District Director

The More You Give, the More You Get Hello, my friends! TLIs . . . done! Contests . . . working on them! Dues are DUE . . . getting this done by March 31st! Next up? Spring Conference! So much to do as a Toastmaster! It’s exciting when you get involved. Toastmasters is more than just you or me; it’s US. We learn so much in our club meetings. That is the first place we get the benefits of being a Toastmaster. When it’s done right, we enjoy being a Toastmaster. That means when we have a mutually supportive place to practice our speaking and our leadership challenges. That means when we feel others appreciate our being there and we appreciate others as well. When we actively contribute to the meeting, be it serving in a role or giving a note of support to a fellow member, we enjoy being a Toastmaster. Getting involved outside of your club brings you even more of the good things Toastmasters has to offer. I hope you are going to your area and division contests. They are great fun and you get to see remarkable talent. Ask your Lynda Hammond, DTM area director about these opportunities to widen your experience, or check out the District 47 website at www.toastmastersd47.org. Spring Conference: The Changes You Asked For

© Unknown. Image obtained at sott.net.

Many members have said it is too difficult to get to the conferences on Fridays due to their employment. We have heard you and are taking the advice of other successful districts by moving the Table Topics Contest from Friday night to Sunday morning, with a full breakfast and keynote speaker. Saturday will be the same as full Saturday conference schedules in the past: workshops, luncheon, business meeting with the district leadership elections, dinner, keynote speaker, International Speech Contest, DTM Walk and a Knock Your Socks Off After-Party! Join us Friday evening for the pre-conference cocktail reception at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel Embark Bar! Stay in the hotel Friday and Saturday and be fresh and ready for each activity. Get involved and get the most out of being a Toastmaster! Lynda Hammond, DTM District 47 Director, 2016-2017 South Florida and The Bahamas lhammond@toastmastersd47.org

3


Leadership Messages: From the Trio Program Quality Director

Finish Big and Enter the Winner’s Circle As we approach the last stretch of our fiscal year, our district calendar continues to hum with exciting events up ahead! Stay involved and share your talents/expertise with our members! To start with, below are some reminders on incentives for education and training: Club Challenges

By Feb. 28, 2017: Clubs with training completed for seven club officer roles in the summer and winter sessions of the Toastmasters Leadership Institute • Receive The Writings of Dr. Smedley (Toastmasters Item #B12) By March 31, 2017: Clubs with nine Distinguished Club Program goals and a minimum of 20 members • Receive an Advanced Communication Library Set (Item # 226Z) Member Challenges By 03/31/17: Achieve ALB designation • Receive a High Performance Leadership Kit (Item # 262)

Chim Francisco, DTM

By 03/31/17: Achieve Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation • Receive a DTM Medallion (Item # 5798) Member must individually register for the District Conference to be eligible for the medallion. By 06/30/17: Complete at least three education awards (Communication or Leadership track) Receive a Triple Crown Pin (Item # 5909); limit one per person It's Contest Time!

Please support your area-level winners as they compete at the division level of the Table Topics and International Speech contests, now through April 1! Spring Conference Save the Dates: April 22-23 for the 2017 Spring Conference! Register today at www.toastmastersd47.org and join us for a weekend of FUN-filled workshop sessions, districtlevel speech contests and presentations from our keynote speaker, Ed Tate. Tate, the 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking, is an award-winning international keynote speaker, trainer, author, executive and motivational movie star. Worldwide, he is known as “the Speaker Who Energizes, Educates and Entertains.” To date, he has spoken professionally in 47 states and 20 countries and on five continents. In 2008, Tate earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation conferred by the National Speakers Association. It is the speaking profession's international measure of professional platform skill, an honor bestowed on slightly more than 12 percent of its members. Here’s a sneek peak at Tate’s presentations at our 2017 Spring Conference: • • •

Enjoy an interactive communication workshop in “The Story Finder.” Learn the 6-Step Influence Model in “Get a YES to your Request.” Discover the Secrets to Winning the World Championship of Public Speaking in “Behind the Curtain.”

To reserve guest rooms at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel, call 866-961-3346 no later than March 31, or book online at www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/toastmasters2 to get our Toastmasters group rate. Chim Francisco, DTM Program Quality Director, 2016-2017 South Florida and The Bahamas cfrancisco@toastmastersd47.org 4


Leadership Messages: From the Trio Club Growth Director

The VALUE of the Toastmasters Journey I do not have a great deal to say this time (I know, I know . . . hard to believe), but I do have what I believe is an important point to make. Although we should, and do, focus on the well-being and progress of our individual members, there can be no argument that one of the measures of our collective status is membership payments. Even a casual glance at the metrics kept by Toastmasters International shows that the number of member payments for each club, area, division and district are down . . . waaaay down. This is undeniably a concern at all levels of the Toastmasters organization. A commonly heard reason for this status is the increase in membership dues from $36 to $45 every six months. That cause may, in fact, be valid, but it also reflects a misrepresentation of the Toastmasters contribution to our lives. As Warren Buffet has noted, “Price is what you pay . . . value is what you receive.” We need to stop stressing the recurring dues (price) of our individual memberships and focus on what we gain (value) from involvement in our clubs. Michael Thorn, DTM

The value of the Toastmasters experience and related journey is well known to all of us. We have all grown in many ways from our involvement, and we have seen similar development in our fellow members. Whether viewed through the lens of our personal experience or through that of our associations within our clubs, there can be little dispute that the mission of Toastmasters has, in fact, provided "a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.”

“Price is what you pay . . . value is what you receive.”

— Warren Buffett

This is the message that we should be bringing to the public in general and our members in particular. Yes, the membership dues have risen (by a rather modest amount of $1.50 per month), but the value to be gained from our Toastmasters passage from nervous neophyte to accomplished professional is what counts in the end. It is, quite frankly, one of the best investments we can make for ourselves. It would be folly to let this opportunity slip through our fingers. I ask that you keep this in mind when it becomes time to renew your dues for the next membership cycle. Michael Thorn, DTM Club Growth Director, 2016-2017 South Florida and The Bahamas mthorn@toastmastersd47.org

5


Leadership Messages Public Relations Corner

Introducing Division Pages on Facebook Facebook has proven to be one of the district's most powerful communication tools, and we've made some changes that we believe will make it even better. We've brought back the Facebook division pages so you can share divisionspecific news with the people it's most relevant to: your fellow Toastmasters in your divisions.

The big news here is that each division now has its own place to exchange information and announcements that pertain only to that division and the clubs within it. Area and club contests would fall into this category. By moving club and area news to the division pages, we've given the district pages more visibility for district-wide matters: division-level contests, district conferences and the Toastmasters Leadership Institutes, for instance. This will be a great help for area event managers. Need a chief judge for your contest? Post a "help wanted" on your division's page. The post will only be seen by members of your division, who are probably better able to help than someone three counties (or another country) away. Kate McClare, ACS, ALB

Please continue to post wisely to our various pages. Here's how each works:

District 47 group page: A closed group requiring administrator approval for membership. It is for internal communication that non-members don't have any interest in or need to know. Posts must be approved by an administrator. District 47 community page: An open page that can be seen by anyone who "likes" it, including nonmembers. Posts should also be of district-wide interest and must be approved by an administrator. Please keep this page for special club news like open houses, significant anniversaries and major education achievements such as your new Distinguished Toastmasters, not routine weekly meetings. Division group pages: Closed groups requiring an administrator’s approval for membership. The division directors and a few district leaders have been made page administrators. Group members may post without administrator approval. It's easy to join your Division A’s bright, shiny new Facebook page. Have you found yours yet? division page. Just go to Facebook and do a search for your division — "District 47 Division A," for instance — and request membership. You should be approved quickly. We are all excited by this enhancement of our communication process, but we understand it may take some getting used to. We welcome any suggestions for improvements. Thank you for your patience as we all adjust. Kate McClare, ACS,ALB Public Relations Manager, 2016-2017 South Florida and The Bahamas kmcclare@toastmastersd47.org sunshiner@toastmastersd47.org 6


Leadership Messages Finance Matters

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Dues Renewal, But Were Afraid to Ask Did you ever try to process a membership renewal the night before registration ended? How long were YOU online trying to process that one application? Yes indeed, it is that time of the year when we begin to collect membership dues. Let’s see if we can make the membership renewal process easier and quicker. To maintain status as a member in good standing, each Toastmaster must pay their dues by March 31. You will be amazed at the progress of renewals when the treasurer and the vice president membership work together to renew each member of their club. I like simple, so let’s consider the easiest and cleanest way to renew dues. This requires an internet connection and an iPad, tablet or laptop.

Lois Margolin, DTM

Traditionally, registration opens at the end of February. Once Lois Margolin, DTM registration opens, it’s time to bring your iPad, tablet or laptop to your meeting. This process is not restricted to only the treasurer. If you are the vice president membership, you can help process membership renewals. I suggest you renew membership dues before and/or after your weekly meeting. Here are the detailed steps to renew a member: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Go to www.toastmasters.org. Click "Login." Enter your username and password at the login page. Click on Leadership Central. Click on Club Central. Click on your club name. Click "Pay dues." a. Click on "Submit" where it says, “Find orders with end date in the future.” b. A drop-down list of all the members of your club who have not paid their dues will appear. c. Click on the checkbox of the member you are renewing. d. Scroll down to the bottom to the credit card information area. e. You can either let the member enter their credit card information and finalize by clicking on “Process Payment,” or you can enter the information while the member waits. To determine the number of renewals you should process each meeting, take the number of members who should renew and divide by the number of meetings. Consider this your weekly processing goal. If necessary, have two people bring laptops. If a member does not attend a meeting, the vice president membership should contact the member to remind them about their dues. They can process the dues or have the member call the treasurer so their renewal can be processed before April 1. By working together, you can get your membership renewed on a timely basis. It’s a win-win for the club and the stress level on the treasurer will be significantly reduced. Happy renewing! Lois Margolin, DTM Finance Manager, 2016-2017 South Florida and The Bahamas lmargolin@dtoastmasters47.org 7


Member Spotlight Cherise A. Williams

Developing the Power to Inspire By Pat Stevenson, CC, ALB The REAL Toastmasters Seated before me is the beautiful, charismatic Cherise A. Williams, who joined the REAL Toastmasters Club in Palm Beach Gardens in September 2016. I am careful to include her middle initial, as she has specified that her middle initial is included in her brand! Williams joined Toastmasters on the advice of one of her mentors, who felt she should add public speaking to her skillset to prepare her to speak professionally. This talented lady is an author, educator, actress, blogger, modern dancer, choreographer and motivational writer. She is president and founder of two corporations: Cherise A. Williams Corp., a for-profit copywriting service; and Nurture the Powerful You Foundation, a 501(c)3 corporation which focuses on promoting literacy. She established both corporations in 2016. Her attention currently is on empowering girls, women and families in Broward County to fight illiteracy as well as encourage self-motivation, determination and entrepreneurship. She works with clients at Boatwright Family Day Care Center; Driftwood Middle Magnet Academy of Health and Wellness; and Community Music School of Tradition Youth Orchestras, Inc. Williams is a board member of the music school and sponsored the orchestra's Christmas concert in 2016. Cherise A. Williams

Williams never misses the opportunity to tell you to "step boldly into [your] power. Refuse to yield what was given [you] to an enemy." She believes personal and professional struggles have made her the strong, determined person she is today. She feels Toastmasters is helping her to break barriers of shyness "to become a better speaker with many gifts and talents.” The daughter of two pastors, Williams was raised in Ft. Lauderdale and has four sisters and three brothers. Like her mother, she began writing in her teens and has instilled in her 11- and 18-year-old sons the importance of writing. She tells proudly that her younger son will be publishing his first book by the end of the year. Williams graduated cum laude from Everest University with a bachelor of arts in accounting and a master's degree in business administration. She is currently working toward a doctorate in business management, with a focus on leadership, from Capella University. She understands the value of training and mentors. She has an acting coach and business mentor and, of course, her Toastmasters mentor, Michael Eyermann, who took second place in the District 47 Evaluation Contest in 2016. Williams enjoys the impromptu speaking portion of Toastmasters meetings. In her words, “I like how I can create what I want in the unknown without fear or doubt telling my story to inspire others in a POWERFUL way.” She also enjoys the collaborative aspect of performing leadership roles and improving her listening and “hosting expertise.” In the true Toastmasters spirit, Williams is open to learning and says she delights in stretching herself to "attract, amaze others and add value to them.” You can follow Williams at #BeBoldUnderNeaththeMakeUp, #CheriseAWilliamsinspiringquotes and #NurturethePowerfulYou!, or read her blog, cheriseawilliamsinspiringblog.org, which inspires readers on 8 subjects from fighting adversity to finding faith in God.


Tribute Damien K.T. Miller, DTM

Remembering His Friendship and Leadership By Anthony Longley, DTM Past District Governor Approximately 20 years ago, I sat on a membership committee to interview one Mr. Damien K. T. Miller for membership in The First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters Club 1600. His application was subsequently accepted. On the night of his induction, a tall, slender, wellgroomed young man with a schoolboy haircut, a fitted jacket, straight-legged pants, a propeller for a bowtie and long, pointed shoes that curved upward at the toe like the bow of a canoe, stood to recite the member's pledge and became a Toastmaster. He later took a sabbatical to complete his education, and then returned to Toastmasters as a member of the New Providence Branch of Toastmasters Club 3596, where he later served as club president. Through hard work as an area governor, he qualified for the organization’s highest educational and leadership designation, DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster). Damien was admired as a talented orator and revered as a “tough to beat” speech contestant. He represented Division I on numerous occasions in the Table Topics, Evaluation and International Speech contests. I can recall occasions when in preparation for his Saturday night contest, a group of us would connect with him around 11 p.m. Friday and have him rehearse and fine-tune his speech until 2 a.m. He won the International Speech Contest on numerous occasions, thereby earning the opportunity to represent District 47 at the Region 8 contest. Although he fell short of his ultimate goal of winning the World Championship of Public Speaking, he successfully etched his name in the annals of history as one of the all-time great orators from across our district. A Warm Spirit, a Generous Heart Always exuding a warm and engaging personality – punctuated by his radiant smile and distinctive laughter – DTM Miller was unselfish with his gifts of TIME, TALENTS & TREASURES. Time: He volunteered as a coach to numerous Toastmasters clubs and as a mentor to countless individual members. He served on many committees at the club, area, division and district levels. In recent years, he rose to the position of lieutenant governor in District 47. Talents: He entertained and educated us through his world-class speeches and his analytical evaluations. In 2012, when our district's Fall Conference was held in The Bahamas for the first time in some 15 years, Damien accepted the role as conference chair. His skillfulness as a professional destination manager and meeting planner was in full effect, the end-result being one of the best district conferences ever! Treasures: He gave of his treasures by sharing his financial resources willingly in support of the movement. I can recall a time I was at Damien's office along with another senior member for a meeting. He had a communication from a new member who wanted to attend the conference but could not afford Please click to Damien, page 14 9


Features Pathways Learning Experience

Follow the Path(ways) to Success What if.... • You no longer had to bring your manuals to each meeting? • Your presentations could be evaluated by more than one person for additional insights to ensure it was

AMAZING before you had to deliver it professionally?

• Your Toastmasters journey was custom-made for YOU to meet YOUR needs and goals and focus on

YOUR interests for self-development?

• You could access all of this on your smartphone, tablet, PC or Apple devices?

Soon, all of this (and much more) will be yours.

hjillustations.com

The Toastmasters Pathways Learning Experience is coming to District 47 by next year and promises to exponentially expand YOUR opportunities for growth. You will be learning more about it in the upcoming months at Toastmasters Leadership Institutes, district conferences and club meetings. We have a team of Pathways ambassadors who will be visiting your club soon to tell you more about Pathways as it is rolled out globally this month. District 47 is in the final rollout, which should occur by early 2018. We will have two years from rollout to fully transition to the new program. Embracing Change Many of our members have questions and concerns about the use of technology for program access — a valid concern for those who may be "tech challenged." Whether in your family or in your workplace, change is often not quickly or easily embraced. A large part of that is because the benefit beyond the barrier is often not seen. Think back to previous firsts and growth spurts in your life. We have all had so many! From first days at new jobs, schools and relationships, to the first Table Topic An exciting road lies ahead! question, speaker role and others, we have all survived and grown in the process. This will be the same. We invite you to again challenge yourself, explore your mindset/beliefs and grow to exceed your own expectations! We encourage those of you with this concern to open your mind to the possibility of learning how to navigate online, just as you came to your club to learn how to navigate in a public speaking environment. The same welcoming, open arms and nurturing environment await to help you throughout this transition. And you will have the support of Pathways guides to assist you along your journey as well. To learn more about the program (including how it can benefit YOU), visit the website: www.toastmasters.org/Resources/Pathways.

10


Features Online Presenters Club

New Club Adds a Tech-Savvy Twist

Members engage during the online club’s kickoff meeting.

By David F. Carr, ACS, ALB President, Online Presenters The Online Presenters Toastmasters club submitted its charter paperwork on March 1, following six weeks of demonstration meetings. I wouldn't be surprised if, within a year, the club starts to get too big and we will have to split off a second club. Online Presenters takes the traditional Toastmasters formula and adds a twist: We focus on skills needed for webinars and online meetings, where the technology we use is both an enabler (broadcast to people all over the world!) and a distraction (which button do I push to share my screen?). Where I hope the Toastmasters club will help me and others is by getting us past the initial jitters of presenting in this format. Knowing what types of things can go wrong, we ought to become more confident and resilient (both emotionally and technically) so we get the job done, smoothly if possible but showing grace under pressure if necessary. I am a professional writer and editor, formerly (and still sometimes) a technology journalist, and for me, joining Toastmasters was an excuse to get better at communicating on my feet rather than from behind a keyboard. After signing up in 2010, I soon became vice president education and then president of Club Awesome Toastmasters in Coral Springs. One of my contributions to the club was to retool its website on WordPress, and the work I did developed into the open source WordPress for Toastmasters project.

Last fall, as part of a fundraising effort for District 47, I put together a series of webinars and secured sponsorship from PwC Digital Services, which has a corporate Toastmasters club. When looking to a follow-up to this program, it occurred to me a natural angle of a Toastmasters webinar might be to put the focus on webinar and online broadcasting skills. I produced two programs along those lines. In the process, I made every mistake in the book, including speaking with my microphone muted Please click to Online Presenters, page 14 11


Club News Bill Gove Golden Gavel Club

An Inspiring Anniversary Celebration

Members of the Bill Gove Golden Gavel Club gather to celebrate.

(Photo: Michelle Le Way, Barry Doctor)

By Ruth Field Beck, ACB,CL, and Ed Lamont, DTM Bill Gove Golden Gavel Club The highlight of the Bill Gove Golden Gavel Club’s 17th-anniversary meeting was a video of Bill Gove himself, delivering his 1991 Golden Gavel Award acceptance speech. The Golden Gavel Award is the highest award given by Toastmasters to an individual internationally recognized for communication and leadership excellence. Gove, CSP, earned every major speaking award in the industry – no wonder he was known as the father of professional speaking! Gove helped establish The Bill Gove Speech Workshop, one of the world’s most prestigious public speaking courses. The Golden Gavel Club was established shortly after he passed away in 2001.

President David O’Malley, ACS, hosted the anniversary event. Club co-founder Ed Lamont, DTM, showed the video, then led a discussion of Gove’s impact on professional speaking and on our club. Charter members Jay Badgett, ATM-G, and Tim Morell, ATM, CL, spoke movingly of ways Gove helped them become better speakers and leaders. Sid Yudowitch, ACB, ALB, noted the impact professional speakers have had on his life. Thank you to Area 30 Director Barry Doctor, ACS, ALB, and Division C Assistant Director Michelle LeWay, ACB, ALB, for joining us at the meeting, and to all members and guests who attended. 12


Club News First Bahamas Branch Bahamas

In Spirit of Kindness and Competition Club comes together for two memorable events By Ancin Munnings, ACB, ALB VP Public Relations Clothing Drive: The First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters Club 1600, in collaboration with the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, conducted a clothing drive benefiting the Great Commission Ministries (GCM), a local non-profit organization that provides clothing, food and shelter for the poor while also operating programs for youth in the inner city communities. For the clothing drive, called It Suits You, Members of Club 1600 donated suits and other business wear so that proper attire will not be an issue for a man who seeks a job to provide for himself and or his family. The donations were happily accepted by coordinators at GCM, who eagerly await future assistance from Club 1600 in the Club President Chervez Brown (center) and Treasurer Edward Thurston (far right) with representatives of Alpha near future.

Kappa Alpha sorority and officials of Great Commission Ministries, recipient of clothing drive donations.

Table Tennis Tournament: Flash-like reflexes and intense competition were on display when Club 1600 held its 35th annual J.C. Sweeting Table Tennis Tournament at the YWCA Hall on Dolphin Drive. Competitors battled for a top prize and a year’s worth of bragging rights at the family fun day, a muchanticipated event. The tournament is named after well-respected club member J.C. Sweeting, ALB. In the Children’s Division, Joshua Sweeting captured gold. Mikia Cooper, CC, CL, finished top in the Ladies Division. Patrick Colebrook posted a first-place finish in the Friends of Toastmasters category, while Clement Foster, DTM, successfully defended his crown in the Past Presidents Division. Winners of the Toastmasters Divisions A and B were Godfrey Springer, DTM; and Edward Thurston, CC, ALB, respectively. Competitors in the 35th annual J.C. Sweeting Table Tennis Tournament. 13


Online Presenters (Continued from Page 11) and accidentally sharing the wrong screen. But at the same time, I was learning a lot and enjoying the process. Meanwhile, I had been introduced to the subculture of online Toastmasters clubs. It took a few months, but I convinced myself to try launching an online club. I pulled a few people together for an initial organizing session in early January, and we began weekly demonstration meetings January 23. Getting the Word Out

Already, we were attracting interest from people who had never been part of Toastmasters, but we were required to charter as an advanced club. That meant we needed to convince at least 20 busy professionals to make room for yet another Toastmasters activity in their lives. As is always the way, first we had to get them to know of our existence. I exploited a few "unfair advantages" like the opportunity to mention the club in formation in my article for Forbes. The first Online Presenters demo meetings also happened as I was promoting the district webinars, so whenever someone RSVP'ed for one of those events, they got a cross-promotion for replays of the other webinars and for Online Presenters. One of my consulting clients, RingCentral, agreed to sponsor Visit the club at https://op.toastmost.org a RingCentral Meetings account for us, sparing us the expense of subscribing to such a service. In addition, I searched my LinkedIn connections and sent messages to those who had some sort of Toastmasters connection. We got our 20th member shortly after our February 20 meeting and had 23 when I pulled all the paperwork together prior to the February 27 meeting where we elected officers. Another a half-dozen people have made verbal commitments to joining in the coming weeks. I suspect we will be at 30+ by the end of March, 40+ by the end of April. I believe Online Presenters has an opportunity to recruit from digital-savvy presenters who may never have heard of Toastmasters or just never considered the traditional Toastmasters program relevant to their work or their interests. If we can get those people, I'm sure they will have a few things to teach us, and we will be able to help them also.

Damien (Continued from Page 9) to. Damien did not want this member to miss what would have been their first conference experience. With much compassion, he laid out his plan; the other person and I pitched in and through our collective effort, the member made it to Florida and had a phenomenal experience — and the matter never exited Damien's boardroom. I last spoke with Damien on the morning of December 21, 2016, when he returned my calls from the previous day, which was his birthday. I wished him a happy birthday and we spoke for a short while. Little did I know that his final words in his usual polite manner could have been taken literally: "Good-bye, Longs, thank you for calling." I am reminded of the words of the renowned speaker and author, Zig Ziglar: "The best way to get what you want out of life, is to help enough people get what they want out of life!" During his 37 short years on earth, Damien's life of servitude has gotten him more out of life than many have derived in 70 years. On behalf of my family, I extend condolences to Damien’s family and associates and his Toastmasters family in The Bahamas, Florida and beyond! I pray that his legacy will give solace to all who mourn. May his soul rest in peace until our spirits reunite in the after-life. AMEN! 14


Contest Season! International Speech and Table Topics

The Best of the Best Compete The winter-spring contest season has begun and the competition is heating up. Areas are wrapping up their rounds of the Intenational Speech and Table Topics contests. The divisions will send their winners in each contest to the Spring Conference, April 22-23 in Miami. The International Speech winner will go on to represent the district at the World Championship of Public Speaking at the International Convention, scheduled for August 23-26 in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Please join us in congratulating the competitors on these pages. Look for more coverage on the district and division Facebook pages and in the May-June issue of The Sunshiner.

Area B23 Table Topics 1st: Franklin Fletcher, Crossroads Toastmasters. 2nd: Kathie Moon, Plantation Toastmasters. In photo at left, from left: Franklin Fletcher; Kathie Moon; Area 23 Director Nick Smith; Contest Master Lois Margolin, DTM; Division B Director Darren Kennedy.

International Speech 1st: Jim Barber, Plantation Toastmasters. 2nd: Jeffly Jean, American Express Toastmasters. In photo, from left: Division B Director Darren Kennedy; Jeffly Jean; Jim Barber; Area 23 Director Nick Smith; Contest Master Lois Margolin, DTM.

Area D43

International Speech

Congratulations to everyone who competed in the 1st: Lawrence Paustian, Palm Beach Toastmasters. contest! Your speeches motivated everyone to push 2nd: Maritza Coscarelli, El Cid Toastmasters. 3rd: Jef Otten, Palm Beach Advanced Toastmasters. themselves a little harder! Your bravery and hard work are exemplary!

Table Topics

A special note of appreciation to all the volunteers, 1st: Coretta Talbot, Sunset Speakers. contest functionaries and anonymous judges who 2nd: Pat Maher, Palm Beach Advanced Toastmasters. made the contest a success! Thank you! 3rd: Michael Seville, Palm Beach Toastmasters. — Kathy Frazier Area D43 Director 15


Area B24

International Speech

Table Topics

1st: Brian Mikosz, Club Awesome. 2nd: Daniel Dominguez, Sawgrass Toastmasters. 3rd: Michael Dill, Club Power Speakers.

1st: Michael Dill, Club Power Speakers. 2nd: Debra White, University of Fort Lauderdale. 3rd: Fabier Fernandez, Sawgrass Toastmasters. In photo below, from left: Michael Dill, Debra White, Fabier Fernandez. Bottom photo: Contest functionaries, including Contest Master Bruce Pockey at far left.

16

In photo below, from left: Michael Dill, Daniel Dominguez, Brian Mikosz. (Photos by Andrew Bern, DTM)


Area B20 Table Topics 1st: Bernaurd Mauricette, Pompano Beach Toastmasters. 2nd: J.C. (Juan Carlos) Carrion, Proud Speakers (photo, below).

International Speech 1st: Keith Herring, Pompano Beach Toastmasters (photo, left). 2nd: Johnny Segarra, Proud Speakers (photo, below left). (Photos by Andrew Bern, DTM)

Division B Winners Area winners competed March 4 at Broward College in Davie, Florida. Table Topics 1st: Christian Lassalle, Power Speakers Club. 2nd: Michael Dill, Club Power Speakers 3rd: Bernard Mauricette, Pompano Beach Toastmasters. International Speech 1st: Keith Herring, Pompano Beach Toastmasters. 2nd: Steven Harwood, Broward Bilingual Toastmasters. 3rd: Jim Barber, Plantation Club. Look for photos in our May/June issue.

17


Area C34 Table Topics 1st: Godfrey McAllister, DTM, Achievers Club.; in photo at right with Division C Director Henry Ferguson and Area C34 Director Jana Sherman. 2nd: David Paltanavich, DTM, Club Paradise; in photo at center right with Godfrey McAllister. International Speech 1st: Godfrey McAllister, DTM, Achievers Club. Below (from left): Sarah Bruno, contest master; Claudine Gunning, chief judge; Sherri Toops, raffle winner. Bottom: Contestants and functionaries. (Photos by John Schneyer, DTM)

18


Area E51 Table Topics

International Speech

1st: Adriana Lopez, Brickell Toastmasters.

1st: Wally Sabria, Brickell Toastmasters.

2nd: Ian Tacher, Miami Beach Toastmasters.

2nd: Brajesh Singh, Motorola Communicators.

From left: Contest Master Luis Marin, Adriana Lopez, Area 51 Director Frank Torres, Ian Tacher.

From left: Contest Master Luis Marin, Andrew Bowes, Brajesh Singh, Area 51 Director Frank Torres, Wally SabrĂ­a.

Contestants, functionaries and guests. 19


Toastmasters Leadership Institute Hosted by Division A — DeVry University, Miramar Left: Motivational speaker and author Jonathan Spikes gives the keynote, "Be Bold & Courageous." Center left: Tony Cobas, University Center Dean.

DeVry

Center right: Program Quality Director Chim Francisco, DTM, with master of ceremonies Maurice Fuller, DTM. Bottom: An enthusiastic crowd.

(Photos by John Schneyer, DTM)

20


Toastmasters Leadership Institute Division A Left: Club Growth Director Mike Thorn, DTM. Center left: Division A Director Antoinette Bailey. Center right: Shakira Taylor, DTM, co-chair of the event with Jeanette Al Sabah, Area 14 director. Bottom: Kingsley Grant makes a point in his presentation, "Motivating People." (Photos by John Schneyer, DTM)

21


Toastmasters Leadership Institute Hosted by Division C — Palm Beach State College, Boca Raton Left: Event chair Dan Tominovich (left) and Division C Director Henry Ferguson, DTM. Center: The District 47 Trio: Club Growth Director Mike Thorn, DTM; District Director Lynda Hammond, DTM; and Program Quality Director Chim Francisco, DTM. Bottom: Ready to go!

(Photos by John Schneyer, DTM)

22


Toastmasters Leadership Institute Division C Below left: Master of Ceremonies Michael Marich with Dawn DeBuvitz, student/career development advisor, Palm Beach State College. Below right: Barry Ross Rinehart makes a love connection with the audience and “proposes� in his keynote address, "Designing the Emotion." Bottom: The Division C TLI team with the Trio.

23


Toastmasters Leadership Institute Hosted by Division D — Indian River State College, Stuart Philip Johnsey

Right: Division D Director Barbara Strasdas, DTM (center), with event co-chairs Cindy Groover (left) and Kathy Frazier (right). Center left: Program Quality Director Chim Francisco, DTM, with Jef Otten. Center right: Club Growth Director Michael Thorn, DTM (right) with John Hockey, DTM. Center right: Bottom: Good morning! (Photos by Philip Johnsey and Rajeeyah ‘GiGi’ Madinah)

Rajeeyah ‘GiGi’ Madinah

Rajeeyah ‘GiGi’ Madinah

Rajeeyah ‘GiGi’ Madinah

24


Toastmasters Leadership Institute Division D Rajeeyah ‘GiGi’ Madinah

Valentine’s Day came a few days early in Division D, where TLI attendees had everyone seeing red!

Photos by Philip Johnsey and Rajeeyah “GiGi” Madinah Rajeeyah ‘GiGi’ Madinah

Want more photos? Check us out on Facebook! Philip Johnsey

25


Toastmasters Leadership Institute Hosted By Divisions F & I — Nassau

Right: District Director Lynda Hammond, DTM Bottom right: Event chair Carlos Palacious. Below: Anticipating excitement ahead.

(Photos by Shelmerdine Cartwright)

26


Toastmasters Leadership Institute Divisions F & I Right: Division I Director Vanessa Scott, DTM. Center right: Indira Sands and Kendra Munroe. Bottom right: Antionette Fox, DTM, PDG. Bottom left: Area F60 Director Patricia Rolle-Hamilton and Area F61 Director Dianne Lockhart. Below: Gatheing before the sessions begin.

(Photos by Shelmerdine Cartwright)

27


Education Achievements – January 2017 Communication Track Competent Communicator Member

Club

Div.

Area

Date

Allchin, Gina J

Plantation Club

B

23

Barkley, Kip

Early Bird Toastmasters

B

21

Bridgewater, Aaron

Achievers of Excellence

F

60

1//27/17

Campbell, Suzanne P.

Key West Toastmasters

E

54

1/25/17

Dibernardo, Joe M.

Wynwood Inspire.Us Toastmasters

A

14

1/6/17

Dougherty, Thomas A.

Weston Area Toastmasters Club

A

10

1/24/17

Ferguson, Craig F.

First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters

I

90

1/22/17

Fournier, Eliwd A

Plantation Club

B

23

1/19/17

Glasford, Shelisia T

Sunset Speakers

D

43

1/8/17

Grant, Wayne Marrio

Scientifically Speaking

D

42

1/19/17

Gringoire-Gabison, Katell

Wynwood Inspire.Us

A

14

1/6/17

Guseynov, Mikhail

The Toastmasters Club At FAU

C

33

1/22/17

Hays, Herbert

WCR Palm Beaches Noon Toastmasters

C

31

1/21/17

Hecht, Jeffrey

The Luminaries At The Boca Chamber

C

32

1/24/17

Knowles, Britnell

Luminaries Toastmasters Club

F

62

1/9/17

Mann, Carolyn J.

Boca Raton Noon Toastmasters

C

31

1/4/17

Montgenie, Cindy

Doral Toastmasters

E

50

1/3/17

Patterson, Albertha

Achievers Club

C

34

1/25/17

Perlas, Matthew R

The Toastmasters Club At FAU

C

33

1/11/17

Sennett, Henry H.

The Palm Beach Toastmasters

D

43

1/10/17

Seymour, Benyanique L. Y.

Luminaries Toastmasters Club

F

62

1/10/17

To, Dyllan J.

The Toastmasters Club At FAU

C

33

1/11/17

Vargas, Rosalinda

Power Speakers Club

B

22

1/13/17

Wagner, Allison

Achievers Club

C

34

1/24/17

Zuniga, Orlando

RiverWalk Toastmasters Club

D

44

1/6/17

1/19/17 1/8/17

Advanced Communicator Bronze Member

Club

Div.

Area

Howe, Bob M.

Treasure Coast Toastmasters Club

D

40

1/31/17

Johansen, Jean L.

Fort Pierce Toastmasters

D

40

1/5/17

Mullings, Anthony J

Fountain of New Life Toastmasters

A

13

1/18/17

Roberts, Karen

Boca Raton Noon Toastmasters

C

31

1/3/17

Rocha-Donley, Jennifer R.

Davie Toastmasters

A

10

1/16/17

28

Date


Advanced Communicator Silver Member

Club

Div.

Area

Date

Babst, Mike W.

Homestead Toastmasters

E

54

1/4/17

Jimenez, Victor M.

Broward Bilingual Toastmasters Club

B

21

1/18/17

May, Phyllis A.

Cutler Bay Toastmasters

E

54

1/18/17

Mead, Esperanza Borja

Miami Advanced Toastmasters

E

53

1/10/17

Obier, Nina R

Paul Spiewak Toastmasters Club

A

11

1/5/17

Rutter, Paul

Weston Area Toastmasters Club

A

10

1/31/17

Sands, Indira N.A.

New Providence Branch Toastmasters

I

91

1/17/17

Spiewak, Paul J.

Paul Spiewak Toastmasters Club

A

11

1/27/17

Thomas, Sheree

WCR Palm Beaches Noon Toastmasters

C

31

1/14/17

Advanced Communicator Gold Member

Club

Div.

Area

Date

Babst, Mike W.

Homestead Toastmasters

E

54

1/4/17

Ortiz, Victor Omar

Palm Beach Noon Toastmasters

C

30

1/7/17

Thezine, Laura

Art of Speaking

A

12

1/19/17

Leadership Track Competent Leader Member

Club

Div.

Area

Date

Aguirre, Justin E

South Dade Toastmasters Club

E

53

1/12/17

Amaral, Lucia Maria

1st US Portuguese Toastmasters

C

33

1/23/17

Brown, Denise Lynnette

NCCI Toastmasters

C

32

1/13/17

De Armas, Anadalys

Doral Toastmasters

E

50

1/21/17

Ferguson, Craig F.

First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters

I

90

1/22/17

Frazier, Kathy R.

Palm Beach Advanced Toastmasters

D

43

1/25/17

Furgerson, Sherry Lynn

Fort Pierce Toastmasters

D

40

1/5/17

Jerman, Shana G.

Club Paradise

C

34

1/27/17

Jimenez, Victor M.

Broward Bilingual Toastmasters

B

21

1/6/17

Joffe, Judy

Boca Raton Advanced Toastmasters

C

33

1/26/17

Johansen, Jean L.

Fort Pierce Toastmasters

D

40

1/5/17

Marshalleck, Diana

Gelfand Good Morning Toastmasters

A

14

1/29/17

May, Phyllis A.

Key West Toastmasters

E

54

1/22/17

Ness, Sue

Juno How To Talk

D

41

1/24/17

Parsons, Ricardo K.

NCCI Toastmasters

C

32

1/13/17

Rigby, Nastassia A.

Luminaries Toastmasters Club

F

62

1/11/17

29


Competent Leader (continued) Member

Club

Div.

Area

Date

Rodriguez, Vidal

Cat Miami

E

55

1/13/17

Schweriner, Jason B.

Delray Newsmakers Club

C

30

1/31/17

Teja, Yasmin

First Edition Club

B

22

1/3/17

Turnquest, Geneo

First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters

I

90

1/14/17

Member

Club

Div.

Area

Date

Babst, Mike W.

Homestead Toastmasters

E

54

1/4/17

Charles, Maria-Victoria N.

Gold Coast Toastmasters Club

D

42

1/4/17

Gibson, Daisy Carnetta

P.T.A.B. Toastmasters Club

F

62

1/16/17

Goodman-Davis, Sharmaine

P.T.A.B. Toastmasters Club

F

62

1/19/17

Gunning, Claudine

West Boca Toastmasters Club

C

33

1/7/17

Johnson, Jeron

First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters

I

90

1/14/17

Kessler Quinones, Ann K.

Homestead Toastmasters

E

54

1/11/17

May, Phyllis A.

Key West Toastmasters

E

54

1/22/17

Robinson, Betsy D.

NCCI Toastmasters

C

32

1/6/17

Thurston, Edward C.

First Bahamas Branch of Toastmasters

I

90

1/14/17

Villarreal, Jorge

Miramar Bilingual Speakers Toastmasters

A

12

1/23/17

Watts, Tessie

Sunset Speakers Toastmasters Club

D

43

1/15/17

Member

Club

Div.

Area

Date

Babst, Mike W.

Homestead Toastmasters

E

54

1/4/17

May, Phyllis A.

Key West Toastmasters

E

54

1/23/17

Member

Club

Div.

Area

Date

Babst, Mike W.

Homestead Toastmasters

E

54

1/4/17

Rezende, Ana

Voice Of Champions Club

E

50

1/16/17

Tominovich, Dan L

NCCI Toastmasters

C

32

1/16/17

Advanced Leader Bronze

Advanced Leader Silver

Leadership Excellence

30


Education Achievements – February 2017 Communication Track Competent Communicator Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Abbate, Thabo M.

Plantation Club

B

23

2/21/17

Adair, Lisa M.

Bill Gove Golden Gavel Club

C

30

2/17/17

Bain, Darnell

Action For Achievement

F

63

2/27/17

Barton, Hope Ann

Freddy's Forum Toastmasters

D

44

2/8/17

Beck, Ruth Field

Palm Beach Noon Toastmasters

C

30

2/20/17

Berman, Tammy L.

Crossroads Club

B

23

2/9/17

Cohen, Cassia Carvalho

1st US Portuguese Toastmasters

C

33

2/7/17

Culmer, Sheena M.

B.P.S.U. Majestic Marlins

F

62

2/21/17

Deveax, Wendall R

Club Destiny

I

93

2/20/17

Dittman, David Joseph

LexisNexis Risk Boca Raton

C

33

2/27/17

Duarte, Alejandro

Miramar Bilingual Speakers

A

12

2/16/17

Foster, Angelique

Club Destiny

I

93

2/20/17

Gardiner, Jared Von Kleise

Commonwealth Bank Blue Diamonds

I

90

2/15/17

Harris, Lydia

Beacon Point Advanced

B

21

2/14/17

Hernandez, Brenda C.

West Boca Toastmasters

C

33

2/23/17

Jules, Bethshan E.

P.T.A.B. Toastmasters

F

62

2/3/17

Keeton, Paula

Medically Speaking

D

41

2/2/17

Lebron, Alice

Latamasters

B

20

2/13/17

Mato, Ines

Miami Dade Toastmasters

E

51

2/14/17

Nguyen, Bonnie

Action For Achievement

F

63

2/27/17

Nixon, Leotha Patrice

Action For Achievement

F

63

2/27/17

Pilgrim, Leonard R.

Port St. Lucie Speakers

D

40

2/28/17

Poudel, Amit

Boca Raton Toastmasters

C

31

2/10/17

Ruffen, Joy

Port St. Lucie Speakers

D

40

2/27/17

Santos, Aracely D.

South Dade Toastmasters

E

53

2/15/17

Stubbs, Wentworth

Cable Beach West Club

F

60

2/27/17

Talu-Balci, Zeynep

Brickell Toastmasters

E

51

2/14/17

Verdone, Ted

Proud Speakers

B

20

2/15/17

Advanced Communicator Bronze Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Albrecht, Adam G.

Miami Advanced Toastmasters Club

E

53

2/21/17

Buhl, Robert L

Davie Toastmasters

A

10

2/3/17

31


Advanced Communicator Bronze (continued) Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Castro, German Manny

Devry Univ. Miramar Toastmasters

A

11

2/24/17

Culmer, Alicia T.

FG Knights

I

92

2/22/17

Hughes, Ralph

Fountain of New Life Toastmasters

A

13

2/9/17

Jernigan, Samine

Fountain of New Life Toastmasters

A

13

2/2/17

Knaus, Jonathan C.

Talk of the Town Club

D

43

2/14/17

Storr, Shakela D.

Club Destiny

I

93

2/20/17

Wang, Echo X.

West Boca Toastmasters

C

33

2/2/17

Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Furgerson, Sherry Lynn

Fort Pierce Toastmasters

D

40

2/15/17

Rinehart, Barry Ross

Boca Raton Toastmasters

C

31

2/1/17

Stubbs, Wentworth

Cable Beach West Club

F

60

2/27/17

Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Bernstein, Sheila

Hollywood Toastmasters

A

12

2/9/17

Jimenez, Victor M.

Broward Bilingual Toastmasters

B

21

2/21/17

May, Phyllis A.

Key West Toastmasters

E

54

2/18/17

Spiewak, Paul J.

Pembroke Pines Paul Spiewak Club

A

11

2/18/17

Advanced Communicator Silver

Advanced Communicator Gold

Leadership Track Competent Leader Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Abbate, Thabo M.

Plantation Club

B

23

2/23/17

Bain, Darnell

Action For Achievement Club

F

63

2/27/17

Coakley, Gizelle Vanessa

FG Knights

I

92

2/22/17

Cook, Mary Catherine

First Edition Club

B

22

2/14/17

Dean, Randy E.

P.T.A.B. Toastmasters

F

62

2/8/17

Dubbin, David G

Office Depot Toastmasters

C

32

2/7/17

Duncanson, Juliana

Dynamic Persuaders

F

63

2/27/17

Mietlicki, Sarah

American Express Toastmasters

B

23

2/8/17

Noll, Lauren L

Delray Newsmakers

C

30

2/15/17

Nozisolt, Estelle

Sunset Speakers

D

43

2/21/17

Pinder, Rita Harris

Luminaries at the Boca Chamber

C

32

2/9/17

32


Competent Leader (continued) Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Schneyer, John J.

WCR Palm Beaches Noon

C

31

2/22/17

Schubert, Bjorn

Brickell Toastmasters Club

E

51

2/8/17

Silva, Antonio T.

1st US Portuguese Toastmasters

C

33

2/2/17

Solis, Lourdes M.

West Kendall Toastmasters

E

53

2/22/17

Turner, Alexis S. D

FG Knights

I

92

2/22/17

Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Albrecht, Adam G.

Miami Advanced Toastmasters

E

53

2/28/17

Beck, Ruth Field

Palm Beach Noon Toastmasters

C

30

2/22/17

Buhl, Robert L

Davie Toastmasters

A

10

2/6/17

Jernigan, Samine

Fountain of New Life Toastmasters

A

13

2/1/17

McLaughlin, Ann Marie

Palm Beach Noon Toastmasters

C

30

2/15/17

Munroe, Kendra G.

Cable Revolutionaries

I

91

2/16/17

Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Modukuru, Sirisha

NCCI Toastmasters

C

32

2/9/17

Thorn, Michael E.

Boca Raton Advanced Toastmasters

C

33

2/27/17

Advanced Leader Bronze

Leadership Excellence

Distinguished Toastmasters Congratulations to these Toastmasters, who have reached the pinnacle (but not, we suspect, the end) of their journey: Member

Club

Division Area

Date

Babst, Mike W.

Homestead Toastmasters

E

54

1/4/17

Bernstein, Sheila

Hollywood Toastmasters

A

12

2/9/17

May, Phyllis A.

Cutler Bay Toastmasters

E

54

2/28/17

33

2017 March-April Sunshiner  

The March-April issue of The Sunshiner is now online. Read about club and member accomplishments, celebrate the winners of several area spe...

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you