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THE SUNSHINER DISTRICT 47 OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER RECOGNIZE REDISCOVER REIMAGINE 2021-2022 MARCH 2022 QUARTER 2 EDITION
TABLE OF CONTENTS @toastmastersd47 IN THIS EDITION: From The Desk of The Director - 2 Training Recap - 3 Competition Corner - 5 DEC Highlights - 12 Happening Around the District - 13 Shooting Stars - 14 Quarterly Awards - 15 Members Corner - 16 Education Report - 19 Here to Assist - 20 Premier Incentives - 21 Upcoming Events - 23 @toastmastersd47

FROM THE DESK OF THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR

Happy New Year District 47 Toastmasters,

“No one else holds the vision for my life but me.”

There is something exciting about the start of a new year. It certainly could be the creativity and possibilities that is teeming in the atmosphere or the hope of a better tomorrow. This moment is extra special for me as I step into the final six months of this Toastmaster fiscal year with you. I am beaming with high hopes and the expectation of success that includes transformation for us all.

If we have learned anything over the last two years is that this life bears incredible sorrow and yet breathless joy. It is ever-changing and yet we can work together as a community to accomplish remarkable things. Just look at what we have done together over the last six months.

As we look to the final six months, we can look to author James Clear in his book Atomic Habits for guidance. He gives us a powerful key to ensuring success in Toastmasters and in life. He is credited with saying “you do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.”

Fellow Toastmasters, the key to James Clear quote lies in the answer to the question “do our systems support success?” Can we - District 47 - achieve the goals before us? Yes!!! and or a we need r your and ear today ers and SCOVER mmitment velopment ! a healthy, r!

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TRAINING RECAP

Division D & E Virtual TLI

Division D & E held their joint virtual Toastmasters Leadership Institute on January 15, 2022.

The main room sessions topics included:

- Team building The Secret

Ingredient to Success

- Tips to Writing an International Speech

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Road to Distinction - The Importance of DCP Goals

- Mastering Table Topics

Division C, F & I Virtual TLI

Division C, F & I held their joint virtual Toastmasters Leadership Institute on December 11, 2021.

The main room sessions topics included:

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Panel Discussion - Raise Your Hand To Leadership

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Panel Discussion -

Championship Speech

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Panel Discussion - Transferable Skills

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Power Up Speaker

MAIN ROOM SESSIONS REPLAYS ARE AVAILABLE ON DISTRICT 47'S YOUTUBE PAGE

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TRAINING RECAP

Division A Virtual TLI

Division A held their joint virtual Toastmasters Leadership Institute on January 22, 2022.

The main room sessions topics included:

- YLP & Speechcraft

- Get Excited About Pathways

- Reignite Your Passion for Toastmasters

Division B Virtual

TLI

Division B held their joint virtual Toastmasters Leadership Institute on January 29, 2022.

The main room session topic included:

- Make Your Club Website a Powerful Recruitment and Marketing Tool

- Choose Your TEAM: Your Choice, Your Success

MAIN ROOM SESSIONS REPLAYS ARE AVAILABLE ON DISTRICT 47'S YOUTUBE PAGE

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DIVISION A

HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

SPEECH WINNERS

ANDREA ROBINSON, DTM

DIVISIONADIRECTOR

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KAREN-EILEENGORDON
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EVALUATION
TERRYYSPENCER FIRSTPLACE MANOUSHKASAINTIL SECONDPLACE MADELINEASHBY THIRDPLACE JULIALOGAN THIRDPLACE
FIRSTPLACE BILLBOETTCHER SECONDPLACE COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION B

HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

ROOSEVELT JEAN-FRANCOIS, DTM DIVISIONBDIRECTOR

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ERICJACOBSON THIRDPLACE MARKUSDOWNEY FIRSTPLACE
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ANTHONYELIE SECONDPLACE
COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION C

HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

EVALUATION SPEECH

ELIZABETH GEORGE, DTM

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ANTOINEROLLE FIRSTPLACE WENDYSTEIN SECONDPLACE KENTBERNADUCI THIRDPLACE ELLISMASS THIRDPLACE JOHNSCHNEYER FIRSTPLACE ANGELAJORDAN SECONDPLACE
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DIVISIONCDIRECTOR COMPETITION CORNER

COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION D

HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

EVALUATION SP WINNERS

DEANDRA DORSETTE, DTM

DIVISIONDDIRECTOR

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BENITAHAMILTON FIRSTPLACE JONATHANDUNN SECONDPLACE ROSEMARYMAZUR THIRDPLACE PARATHSHARMA THIRDPLACE JONATHANDUNN FIRSTPLACE JOANDALIE SECONDPLACE
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DIVISION E

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MONICASANTOS THIRDPLACE LAKEISHAMORRIS FIRSTPLACE
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ABBYMARTINEZ SECONDPLACE
COMPETITION

DIVISION F

HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

EVALUATION SPEECH WINNERS

GERARD ROLLE, DTM DIVISIONFDIRECTOR

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JEROMEJOHNSON FIRSTPLACE ROBERTDUVALIER SECONDPLACE SHANDIAHULYER THIRDPLACE CHANELWILLIAMS THIRDPLACE SHARLEETHOMPSON FIRSTPLACE
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ANNAWHISTLER SECONDPLACE
COMPETITION CORNER

HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

DEREK GARCIA ROLLE DIVISIONIDIRECTOR

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DAYTWONDAMES FIRSTPLACE SPURGEONNEILLY SECONDPLACE
ALEXISMORTIMER THIRDPLACE EVALU PEECH
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CAMRONRECKLEY THIRDPLACE RICHINNACAMPBELL FIRSTPLACE CRYSTALCAMPBELL SECONDPLACE COMPETITION CORNER
DIVISION I

On Saturday, December 4, 2021, the District Executive Council held a hybrid meeting with some members in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, while others attended virtually. This meeting was the first time many members of the District Executive Committee met in person.

Awards were given, laughs were held, but most importantly the vision was solidify. District Director Taylor emphasized to the leaders in attendance the importance of Recoginzing the members in the District, Reimagining how to better serve the members and encouraged the members to rediscover the reason they started this journey.

Presentations were given by Maurice Fuller, DTM, Shakira Taylor, DTM, Austen Canonica, DTM, Arlene Preudhomme, Lois Margolin, DTM, Rodney D. Bain, Jane Cabrera, DTM and Accredited Speaker

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DEC HIGHLIGHTS

HAPPENING AROUND THE DISTRICT

STATE OF THE DISTRICT 2021 DISTRICT 47

On December 13, 2021, the leaders of District 47 streamed live from Facebook to present the State of The District. Check out the replay on our YouTube page and hear from your District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager and all of your Division Directors.

LEADING BEYOND THE CLUB, WHAT’S NEXT AFTER CLUB LEADERSHIP? | DISTRICT 47 PANEL REPLAY

On January 17, 2022 Matt Kinsey, DTM, President Elect Toastmasters International and Past District 47 Director and other dynamic leaders presented to District 47 on the topic Leading Beyond the Club. The moderator was Leonardo Burrows, DTM District Leadership Chair. The panelists were Andrew Albury, DTM, Pamela Rolle, DTM and Kenny Davin.

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FIRST QUARTER DIVISION SHOOTING STARS

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ANTONIO FERNANDEZ ELSTER DIVISIONA PATRICIABROWN DIVISIONB DIANADUCILLE DIVISIONC PETEGAYEMCLAUGHLIN DIVISIOND MARIALOZANO DIVISIONE EVERKELLLAGUERRE DIVISIONF GENAYESHERMAN DIVISIONI
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QUARTERLY AWARDS

Division Director for the First Quarter Period ending December 31, 2021

Area Director for the First Quarter Period ending December 31, 2021

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MEMBERS CORNER

BARBARA STRASDAS, DTM

2020-2021 DISTRICT 47 DIRECTOR

WHY SAY YES!

A young boy of eight was comforted by the staff at the Boys & Girls Club when his mother was in the hospital in a coma. At the age of seventeen, he told his story of that time when he was so scared his mother would never return home. A girl of sixteen shared her fear, depression and PTSD created by the abuse from her father, and she recounted how the staff of her Boys & Girls club allowed her to open-up and trust them on the journey to a healthy mindset. These stories were part of a Youth of the Year competition.

When you are asked to serve, will you?

As the Controller of a large private company; I was asked if I would serve on the board at a nearby Boys & Girls Club. I did not hesitate at all. Within a few meetings I learned of the Youth of the Year Program. I immediately saw an opportunity for our Toastmaster members to be mentors for each of the seven club candidates in the preparation and presentation of the 3-minute required speech in the county competition.

This mentorship initiative started 8 years ago, and many toastmasters have served as mentors for these teens. My husband Distinguished Toastmaster George Strasdas and I have each mentored seven candidates in Palm Beach County. After moving to St. Lucie County, last year I worked with the St. Lucie County winner before her competition in state. This current year, I was blessed to work with the four St. Lucie County candidates before their competition Tuesday February 15TH In that competition I am thrilled to say the candidate who most embraced this mentorship was named St. Lucie County Youth of the Year.

I never imagined saying YES would lead me to this opportunity to mentor teens to learn their voice, to organize and express their thoughts, to present in front of an audience and on the zoom venue. I know these sessions with the young adults were impactful, but I feel that my life has changed. Changed that I know many teens I would never have met, changed as I learned of their struggles and their aspirations for their future; and changed because my heart was touched with their trust in me to assist in their story.

If asked, would you say YES?

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MEMBERS CORNER

ANTHONY LONGLEY, DTM 2014-2015 DISTRICT 47 DIRECTOR

More than 15,000 runners (half of the usual number) competed in the 20th running of the Life Time Miami Marathon and Half on Sunday February 6, 2022. The event which is known to attract runners from over 200 countries was staged as a virtual only race in 2021. It was one of the first marathon races in 2022 to give participants the options of competing in-person or virtually. Among the "in-person" half marathon runners were two Toastmasters of District 47, Distinguished Toastmasters Tony Longley, PDG, PID and Shantelle Moxey, Past Division Director.

Longley was waiting near the finish line to chair on his Bahamas Roadmasters team mates when he spotted fellow Toastmaster Moxey who had just crossed the line. The two congratulated each other then got together for a photo shoot. Pictured are Longley and Moxey sporting their Miami Half Marathon finishers' medals. These avid road-runners are both scheduled to compete next in the Publix Ft. Lauderdale A1A Half Marathon on February 20th. Just imagine the exciting speech topics that could be generated from their experiences. Congratulations Toastmasters Longley and Moxey from the District Executive Committee!

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MEMBERS CORNER

MATT KINSEY, DTM PRESIDENT ELECT, TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL AND 2012-2013 DISTRICT 47 DIRECTOR

Achieving Club Excellence: A candid conversation about achieving excellence in clubs

District 47's very own Matt Kinsey, DTM, International President and past District 47 Director joined a panel of leaders to discuss what club excellence looks like in our current environment and share strategies to help your club add members. Hear strategies, tips and tricks, and collaborate with fellow officers on how we can build back stronger!

Check out the recording below or at the link https://www.toastmasters.org/Resources/Video-Library/achieving-clubexcellence

For more webinars from Toastmasters International, visit www.toastmasters.org/webinars

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EDUCATION REPORT CARD

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HERE TO ASSIST

PREMIER INCENTIVES

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PREMIER INCENTIVES

DIVISION A

HTTPS://TOASTMASTERSD47.REGFOX.COM/DIVISION-ATABLE-TOPICS-AND-INTERNATIONAL-SPEECH-COMPETITIONS

DIVISION B

HTTPS://TOASTMASTERSD47.REGFOX.COM/DIVISION-BTABLE-TOPICS-AND-INTERNATIONAL-SPEECH-COMPETITIONS

DIVISION C

HTTPS://TOASTMASTERSD47.REGFOX.COM/DIVISION-CTABLE-TOPICS-AND-INTERNATIONAL-SPEECH-COMPETITIONS

DIVISION D

HTTPS://TOASTMASTERSD47.REGFOX.COM/DIVISION-DTABLE-TOPICS-AND-INTERNATIONAL-SPEECH-COMPETITIONS

DIVISION E

HTTPS://TOASTMASTERSD47.REGFOX.COM/DIVISION-ETABLE-TOPICS-AND-INTERNATIONAL-SPEECH-COMPETITIONS

DIVISION F

HTTPS://TOASTMASTERSD47.REGFOX.COM/DIVISION-FTABLE-TOPICS-AND-INTERNATIONAL-SPEECH-COMPETITIONS

DIVISION I

HTTPS://TOASTMASTERSD47.REGFOX.COM/DIVISION-ITABLE-TOPICS-AND-INTERNATIONAL-SPEECH-COMPETITIONS

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UPCOMING EVENTS
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