Club Officer Training

    To get trained for club officer positions you hold, you may attend any of the eight division sponsored training sessions throught the District. Check the schedule and find a training session near you.

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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.


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.

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
Program Quality Director Siri Payakapan, DTM
Club Growth Director Daniel Cossack, DTM
Division B Director Michelle Bender, ACS, ALS
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
Division F Director David Moore, ACS, ALB
Division H Director Timofrey Ovcharenko, ACS, ALB

Spring 2015 Marketing Workshop

Written by Jason Brady.

Founder's District is excited to announce our Spring 2015 Marketing Workshop!


Guest speakers and seasoned Toastmasters will share their knowledge and experience with you to help expand your skills and gain training for advancing toward your DTM:

  • Discover the Unbreakable Rules of Marketing by Cathey Armillas, DTM, PDG
  • Learn How to Speak Outside Toastmasters For Fun, Profit and Club Building from 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking Darren LaCroix
  • Club Coach Training by Lauren Kelly, DTM, PID, PDG
  • Club Mentor Training by Region 10 Advisor Joan Lewis, DTM, PDG

Join us on Saturday, March 7 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the Santa Anita Church in Arcadia.

register now 

Ready To Have Some Fun With Your Camera?

Written by Daniel Cossack.

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Are you ready to have some fun with your camera (and yes, even the one in your cell phone) and share your Toastmasters experiences with others?" Picture this - your award-winning photo perched in front for everyone to see at the Founders District Spring Conference on April 25th! How about the chance to mingle with other Toastmaster peers with a love of “taking another shot” and discuss how you “captured the moment!!” If that sounds fun and exciting enter the 2015 Founders District Spring Photography Contest, hurry deadline ends on March 15th !! The theme for the contest will be “Elevate your Potential.” The application and full details are available at: http://www.foundersdistrict.org/photo-contest

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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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