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Linda Ulrich - End of Year Address

Written by Linda Ulrich.

LindaUlrich 2It makes my heart sad to know that this is the last note I will share with you as your 2014-2015 Founder's District Governor. It has been my honor and great pleasure to serve each member and club in the district these past three years. But I have a special honor as well – I will be the very last "District Governor" in Founder's District! Going forward, that position will be called "District Director".

My Toastmasters journey started in 1999 when I joined Le Gourmet, a dining club that meets once a month at different restaurants throughout Orange County. I was a slow starter compared to many, but once I understood the vast knowledge and experience that the Toastmasters communication and leadership programs offered, I couldn't seem to stop. Serving the members of Founder's District as District Governor seemed to be the logical progression in my personal growth.

Gene Beckwith Award Presented to Linda and Richard Daugherty

Written by Linda Ulrich.

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 It is my honor and privilege to present the Gene Beckwith award for 2014-2015 to Linda and Richard Daugherty. They have served as the official district photographers for the past three years, but served in that role for several years before that. They have literally taken thousands of pictures of our members at LACE, Area/Division contests, district meetings, special occasions, and conferences. If it had to do with the district and our members, you can guarantee that Linda and Richard would be there - with cameras and smiles.

Meet C and L Recipient Samwise Didier

Written by Lou Ann Frederick.

Samwise Didier

Founder's District is proud to announce the 2015 Spring Conference Communication and Leadership award recipient, Samwise Didier. You'll get a chance to know more about him at the District Conference on April 25 during an interview style conversation that will be conducted by past District International Speech Contest winner, Mun Ng.

2015-2016 District Officer Nominations

Written by Harry Yan.

Congratulations to the following 2015-2016 District Officers nominated by the District Nominating Committee.

There are no nominations for Division A and G Directors. Qualified candidates for Division A Director, Division G Director or any of the other district offices listed below could be nominated from the floor.

Floor candidates must submit a completed Nominating Form and an Officer Agreement and Release Form to Nominating Committee Chair, Harry Yan, DTM, IPDG at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the elections.

Elections are scheduled for April 25, 2015 at the District Business Meeting during the District Spring Conference.

District Director Pan Kao, DTM Campaign Page
Program Quality Director Siri Payakapan, DTM Campaign Page
Club Growth Director Daniel Cossack, DTM Download PDF
Division B Director Michelle Bender, ACS, ALS Download PDF
Division B Director Naga Net, ACB, ALB  
Division C Director JonClaud Pinto, DTM  
Division D Director Anna Shcherbak, CC, CL  
Division E Director Eric Miller, CC, ALB  Download PDF
Division F Director David Moore, ACS, ALB  Download PDF
Division H Director Timofrey Ovcharenko, ACS, ALB  

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About Founder's District

Founder's District is the birthplace of Toastmasters. Founder's District serves 200+ Toastmasters clubs and more than 3500 members in Southern California

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District Mission

We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.

Club Mission

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

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