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DISTRICT 47 OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER

THE SUNSHINER DISTRICT 47 OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER

MARCH 2022 QUARTER 2 EDITION

2021-2022

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TABLE OF CONTENTS IN THIS EDITION: From The Desk of The Director - 2

Quarterly Awards - 15

Training Recap - 3

Members Corner - 16

Competition Corner - 5

Education Report - 19

DEC Highlights - 12

Here to Assist - 20

Happening Around the District - 13

Premier Incentives - 21

Shooting Stars - 14

Upcoming Events - 23

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FROM THE DESK OF THE DISTRICT DIRECTOR

Happy New Year District 47 Toastmasters, “No one else holds the vision for my life but me.” ~ America Ferrera 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!!!

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We have in place a number of exciting incentives and initiatives for you. We have in place a road map or a system to take us to the destination. However, we need you to commit fully to your vision. If you deliver your personal vision of being a better communicator and leader, District 47 is assured success. Your District 47 leadership team is even more clear today on the 2021-2022 vision. For all our members and clubs to REIMAGINE | RECOGNIZE | REDISCOVER their why so that we can ignite our commitment to communication and leadership development in ourselves and others. Let us keep moving forward together!

YOURS IN SERVICE SHAKIRA TAYLOR, DTM DISTRICT DIRECTOR

I am wishing you and your families a healthy, happy, and wonder-filled New Year!

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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 - 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: - Panel Discussion - Raise Your Hand To Leadership - Panel Discussion Championship Speech - Panel Discussion - Transferable Skills - 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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COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION A HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

TERRYY SPENCER

MANOUSHKA SAINTIL

FIRST PLACE

SECOND PLACE

MADELINE ASHBY THIRD PLACE

EVALUATION SPEECH WINNERS

KAREN-EILEEN GORDON FIRST PLACE

BILL BOETTCHER SECOND PLACE

JULIA LOGAN THIRD PLACE

ANDREA ROBINSON, DTM DIVISION A DIRECTOR

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COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION B HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

PAOLO BARONE FIRST PLACE

ANTHONY ELIE SECOND PLACE

MARKUS DOWNEY THIRD PLACE

EVALUATION SPEECH WINNERS

MARKUS DOWNEY FIRST PLACE

ANTHONY ELIE SECOND PLACE

ERIC JACOBSON THIRD PLACE

ROOSEVELT JEAN-FRANCOIS, DTM

DIVISION B DIRECTOR

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COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION C HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

ANTOINE ROLLE FIRST PLACE

WENDY STEIN

SECOND PLACE

KENT BERNADUCI THIRD PLACE

EVALUATION SPEECH WINNERS

JOHN SCHNEYER FIRST PLACE

ANGELA JORDAN SECOND PLACE

ELLIS MASS

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ELIZABETH GEORGE, DTM DIVISION C DIRECTOR

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COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION D HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

BENITA HAMILTON FIRST PLACE

JONATHAN DUNN SECOND PLACE

ROSEMARY MAZUR THIRD PLACE

EVALUATION SPEECH WINNERS

JONATHAN DUNN FIRST PLACE

JOAN DALIE

SECOND PLACE

PARATH SHARMA THIRD PLACE

DEANDRA DORSETTE, DTM DIVISION D DIRECTOR

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COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION E HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

PATRICIA RUA FIRST PLACE

TOM COBIN

SECOND PLACE

JEROME WARREN THIRD PLACE

EVALUATION SPEECH WINNERS

LAKEISHA MORRIS FIRST PLACE

ABBY MARTINEZ SECOND PLACE

MONICA SANTOS THIRD PLACE

TIFFANY C. BURRELL-ROBERTS, DTM

DIVISION E DIRECTOR

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COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION F HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

JEROME JOHNSON

ROBERT DUVALIER

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SECOND PLACE

SHANDIA HULYER THIRD PLACE

EVALUATION SPEECH WINNERS

SHARLEE THOMPSON FIRST PLACE

ANNA WHISTLER SECOND PLACE

CHANEL WILLIAMS THIRD PLACE

GERARD ROLLE, DTM DIVISION F DIRECTOR

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COMPETITION CORNER

DIVISION I HUMOROUS SPEECH WINNERS

DAYTWON DAMES FIRST PLACE

SPURGEON NEILLY SECOND PLACE

ALEXIS MORTIMER THIRD PLACE

EVALUATION SPEECH WINNERS

RICHINNA CAMPBELL FIRST PLACE

CRYSTAL CAMPBELL SECOND PLACE

CAMRON RECKLEY THIRD PLACE

DEREK GARCIA ROLLE DIVISION I DIRECTOR

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DEC HIGHLIGHTS

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 Anne Barab, DTM

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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

PATRICIA BROWN

ANTONIO FERNANDEZ ELSTER

DIVISION A

DIVISION B

DIANA DUCILLE

PETEGAYE MCLAUGHLIN

MARIA LOZANO

EVERKELL LAGUERRE

DIVISION C

DIVISION D

DIVISION E

DIVISION F

GENAYE SHERMAN DIVISION I

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QUARTERLY AWARDS

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

Elizabeth George, DTM

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

Phong Luu

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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?

SUBMITTED BY: BARBARA B. STRASDAS, DTM

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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

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PREMIER INCENTIVES

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PREMIER INCENTIVES

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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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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STAY CONNECTED

@District47Toastmasters @toastmastersd47 @ToastmastersDistrict47 @ToastmastersDistrict47 toastmastersd47.org Make sure to connect with us and follow us on all platforms to stay updated with all of the events happening within District 47! @toastmastersd47

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