Founder's District Toastmasters

Serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1944.

12.09.2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12.10.2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

District Spotlight

There is a lot that goes on in our District to fulfill our mission to build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence. Below are just a few of the interesting activities for you to explore. Look around and learn more about the people and programs that make Founder's District great! 

District Conference

Join us every Fall and Spring for business meeting, speech contests, educational sessions and Hall of Fame Lunch.

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Twice a year the District provides club officer training and world class Leadership and Communication workshops.

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Founder's District TV

See our online video magazine with interviews, speaking tips, and event highlights in the Distict.

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Founder Newsletter

The Founder quarterly newsletter contains stories, photos, and spotlights of the people of Founder's District.

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Photo Gallery

Our talented photographers capture the moments at each District event.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Toastmasters is a volunteer organization. Find out how you can get involved.

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Thursday, 05 November 2015 22:33

Toastmaster Magazine Cover Girl Sara Safari

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Harry Sara Margaret

Past Irvine Lunchtime Toastmasters Club 219 President, Sara Safari was recently featured on the cover of the October 2015 issue of Toastmaster Magazine as a DTM who climbed Mt. Everest and survived the earthquake that struck Nepal and shook the world's highest mountain on April 25, 2015.

Monday, 26 October 2015 20:07

Action Items From DEC on October 22

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During the District Executive Council (DEC) meeting on October 22, delegates requested more information about the 2015-2016 Budget and District Store.

Here is more information about the budget item on Travel. It covers expenses from the District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and keynote speakers for 2 Conferences and 2 LACE events.

Download 2015-2016 Budget

  • 7056 Convention Registration Fee Expense
  • 7058 Lodging Expense (9-11 days hotel fees for Beginning/Mid-Year Training)
  • 7062 Transportation (Mileage Reimbursement)
  • 7078 Travel - Food Expense

Here is more information about inventory of District Store.

Download Inventory of District Store


Monday, 26 October 2015 19:54

Spirit of Excellence - John Angiolillo

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JohnAngiolilloAt the District Executive meeting, on October 22, a special recognition was given to a member who works in the background to help all the “leaders” in Founder’s District. He remains incognito and stays hidden until needed and shows up online when necessary.

For many years he has produced and published the directory that includes all the leaders of our District. He also expends his service to publish a Regional Directory with leaders of Districts 1, 3, 5, 12, 34, 52 and Founder's.

He has been a member of Astromasters since 1989 and led Founder’s as District Governor in 1999-2000. Because of his dedication the leaders at all levels can communicate successfully as he updates the directory as changes in our great district occur.

Congratulations to John Angiolillo, DTM, PDG on receiving the “Spirit of Excellence” award.

Sunday, 11 October 2015 20:52

Why do I still go to Toastmasters every week?

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BobWoodYoungMy Icebreaker was on October 3, 1956 to Toastmasters Club 121 in Santa Monica where I had a job managing a few engineers working on heat transfer to missiles. When I would go to my simple staff meeting with a few other managers, my heart would pound every time before I had to make a report, and a friend of my wife’s said I ought to join a Toastmaster Club.  This was before women were allowed, and since it was an evening club in a restaurant, it was not uncommon to see communication skills be muddied with a few drinks before the talks. Nevertheless, I completed the required “Basic training” manual of twelve (not ten) speeches, and foolishly decided that being home with my wife and two kids took priority over Toastmasters.

Saturday, 03 October 2015 16:16

Do you feel more inspired than three months ago?

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PanKao2Back in July, I shared with all of you that my vision for this year is to inspire more leaders, mentors, and coaches to step up to serve our members. Time flies. The first quarter of this year has pasted. The second quarter is under way. Do you feel more inspired than three months ago? If your answer is no, then the question is what you are going to do about it? How can the Founder’s District help you to be inspired?

October 1 is the time to renew your membership for the next 6 months. It’s not doing anyone any good to just renew your membership and do nothing. At the Toastmasters International Convention last month in Las Vegas, I had a chance to ask attendees a question, “Why are you attending the Convention?” One of the popular answers was to “get inspired”.

Many members told me that they were inspired by just attending the Convention, seeing the opening ceremony and members from around the world. Speaking of the Convention, do you know our District Convention is scheduled to November 7? It is a good opportunity for you to get inspired and network with members within Founder’s District. There are approximately 4,500 members in our district. Don’t miss the opportunity.


Our goal planning begins July 1 and ends June 30 the following year. We pledge to become a President's Distinguished District by building new clubs, increasing membership, supporting all clubs to become distinguished, and training our club officers.

26% Club Growth
28% Membership
0% Dist. Clubs
75.59% Training

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