Founder's District Toastmasters

Serving Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1944.

10.08.2015 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
10.08.2015 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
10.09.2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10.10.2015 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
10.10.2015 8:00 am - 12:00 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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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.

Sunday, 20 September 2015 15:28

Linda Ulrich's Roast, Toast, and Boast

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There's a tradition in Founder's District. Every year we thank our Immediate Past District Governor (IPDG) for their service to Founder's District and our members by holding a roast, toast, and boast in their honor.

This year, we will hold a "roast, toast, and boast" for Linda Ulrich at Mama Cozza's. The cost is $25.00 per person. Please contact Lorrie Briscoe at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Thursday, September 24, 2015 if you would like to attend.

Please join us, and make this a memorable experience for Linda, as we thank her for her service to Founder's District and our members.

Sunday, 30 August 2015 22:00

Lionnel Yamentou Newly Elected Division E Director

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Fellow Toastmasters,

The agenda item to appoint Lionnel Yamentou as the Division E Director at the DEC (District Executive Council) meeting on August 26, 2015 was tabled because of lacking a quorum. Following the Toastmasters International guidelines, District Administrative Manager, Linda Denton, followed up with an email vote process. More than 2/3 of the DEC members responded. The result is to appoint Lionnel Yamentou as the Division E Director.

Congratulations to Division E Director Lionnel Yamentou.

Best Regards,

Pan Kao, DTM, PhD
Founder's District Director

Sunday, 30 August 2015 20:44

DEC Meeting August 26, 2015

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The DEC meeting was held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the tropical and beautiful Radisson Suites in Buena Park. Our District Director, Pan Kao, presided over the 2014-2015 year end awards/celebration.

Deborah Reisdorph gave an educational presentation about "Pay it Forward with New Clubs." She encouraged us to reach out to help other Toastmasters and illustrated the importance of mentoring through her inspirational presentation. She encouraged those in attendance to become a part of the committee or a cheerleader to help the District achieve their goal of starting 46 new clubs in the District during the 2015-2016 Toastmasters year. Are you willing be support this effort? If so, please contact Deborah for more details.

Saturday, 29 August 2015 13:36

Founders District Fall District Conference

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It’s now time to plan and act on upcoming Fall speech contests - Tall Tales and Evaluation Speech Contests! If you are unfamiliar with the Tall Tales format, check out these videos of our District Competitors from 2013!

Everyone has fun will Tall Tales!
Imagine how much you can refine your skills by competing in either one or both!  

  • As an evaluation speech contestant you will improve your listening and analytical skills as you prepare your speech evaluation.  Then, as you give your opinion on the test speaker’s presentation, you are giving your delivery skills a chance to grow even more.  
  • As tall tales contestants, you have the opportunity to stretch your imagination outside your usual boundaries and come up with a story that would entertain, provoke, or mesmerize the audience.


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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Located in beautiful Southern California, Founder's District is the birthplace of Toastmasters International, serving clubs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties since 1944.

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