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    District Conference


    Elevate your potential at the 2015 Spring Conference at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada. Enjoy the Table Topics and International Speech Contests, keynote speaker Barbara Khozam, AS, and the Hall of Fame Lunch.



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    District Photography Contest


    Enter now for your chance to win! Become aware of and capture moments of growth and success. Contest ends March 15, 2015.

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    Founder's District TV


    Jamel Thomas and Debbie Marie host our weekly video podcast with news and information within our district. 

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    District Reports


    Our goal each year is to be the highest ranking Toastmasters District in the world. Our reports tells us how we are doing during the year.

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    Photo Gallery


    Our best photographers in the District capture the special moments at our District events.

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Retention Workshop 2015 Highlights

Written by Cindy Liebeck.

retention workshop March 2015

Photo by Harry Yan, DTM

How do you retain your existing club members? When and why do so many Toastmasters lose interest? Member retention is one of the greatest issues plaguing our Toastmasters clubs.

The Phoenix Club in Anaheim provided the venue and a delightful breakfast for participants in the second Founder’s District Retention Workshop. District leadership and members discussed existing Toastmasters tools and innovated solutions to invigorate clubs and retain members.

Do You Know the Unbreakable Rules of Marketing?

Written by Siri Payakapan.

Cathey Armillas at Spring 2015 Marketing Workshop

Photo by Richard Daugherty

Ninety Toastmasters who attended Founder’s District Spring Marketing Workshop, came away with unbreakable rule #1: Consistency beats Ability! The remaining rules can be found in Cathey Armillas book: The Unbreakable Rules of Marketing: 9 ½ Ways To Get People To Love You.

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.

A History of Founder's District

Written by Roy D. Graham, DTM, PID.

[The text below is reprinted verbatim from articles published in The Founder during 1985-1986 by Roy D. Graham]

The most important matter coming out of the annual convention of Toastmasters International at San Diego in 1934, was the decision to provide better supervision of the forty clubs through the formation of Districts.
All of the clubs in California and Arizona were to be assigned to District One, and those in Washington and Oregon, to District Two.
The rapid growth of the movement created districts three, four, and five out of the District One. At an eastern division council meeting of District One on February 19, 1944, Graham J. Albright, Lt. Governor, appointed a committee to study the advisability of again dividing District One. At a meeting of the International Board of Directors, James Barnet, Governor of District One, moved the approval of a request for final division. The motion carried.

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Founder's District has many opportunities for members to get involved with District events and learn valuable leadship skills in the process. Check the volunteer listings for something that interests you.

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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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