Saturday, 26 December 2020 18:55

Help Charter New Clubs for Founder’s District

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Do you want to become a charter member of a new club?  It’s an incredibly special opportunity to help build the club culture, have your name eternally listed on the charter, help pick a name and most importantly a time!

Founder’s District has multiple new clubs forming: 

  1. Pastime Pursuits - Do you want to share your passion with others? Speeches and Table Topics will be dedicated to speaking about things we love the most in life. Get to know your fellow Toastmasters’ favorite hobbies or perhaps their stretch goals.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.  
  2. Roses & Raises - Build your tribe of fellow Toastmasters to help you get not only the roses, but also the raises!  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  3. Spanish/English language club.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  4. International Sommelier club.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  5. Toastmasters After Dark. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  6. SoCal English Mandarin Bilingual Toastmasters. If you're interested in joining a diverse English/Mandarin bilingual club to improve your language skills and further your personal growth, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
  7. The Bards’ College - The art of crafting and performing speech that inspires action is a skill that can be learned and must be practiced! Level up your abilities to write, pitch, present, coach, lead and listen in a club focused on the game development community, but open to all. Regular keynotes from industry professionals will augment the experience. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Chartering a new club is a rewarding learning experience.  Be a part of the excitement in helping us grow Founder's District! 

Friday, 18 December 2020 20:09

LACE Registration Now Open - Sign Up Today

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Registration for LACE on January 16, 2021, is now open! Whether you are a new or seasoned Club Officer, LACE is your best opportunity to learn about your responsibilities as a club leader and discover life-changing transferable skills. The training curriculum has been reimagined this year. In addition to specific details about your officer role, LACE will provide details to ensure Club Quality. You will walk away with the tools you need to help your club reach Distinguished or better.

LACE is open to everyone. Set your alarm for a “Powerful” keynote address – Jerri Rosen, CEO and Founder of Working Wardrobes. Take a break during lunch and tune in to the Comedy interval: Leaders Oughta Laugh (LOL) – great fun, great comedy! Need help with Pathways, drop into the Pathways Walk Clinic or register for the Pathways Leaders Guide workshop. In addition, you can attend three outstanding workshops presented by leaders in Founder’s District.

Register Today

Friday, 04 December 2020 16:58

2021-2022 District Leader Nominations Now Open

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Founder’s District is now seeking nominations for the positions of District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and Division Directors. These positions will be filled by election at the Spring Conference on May 15, 2021. All qualified members are encouraged to self-nominate and run for office. Leadership in Toastmasters offers vital experience in:

  • Team building
  • Delegation
  • Goal setting
  • Planning
  • Problem solving

Other key benefits are networking with other business leaders, making new friends, and gaining a better understanding of how Toastmasters works on a global scale.

Applications for the elected positions above are due by March 5, 2021. All applicants must submit the above District Leader Nominating Form and Officer Agreement and Release Form to Nominating Committee chair Lori Shapiro, DTM, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have questions or need paper copies of the materials, contact Nominating Committee chair Lori Shapiro, DTM, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Area Directors will be appointed by the District Director-elect after the Spring Conference. All potential candidates are encouraged to submit applications. If there are individuals that you would like to see in leadership, please encourage them to step forward.

Hear from those that have taken on roles at the District level and beyond.

 Copy of FD Awards

Congratulations Sherri Horowitz, Founder’s District 2019-2020 Area Director of the year!

Congratulations Gisele Nguyen, Founder’s District 2019-2020 Division Director of the year!

Founder’s District is proud to name Julie Murphy as the 2019-2020 Toastmaster of the Year!

We can’t wait to see what each of you achieve this year!

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 19:45

Leadership with a Personal Touch

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Ede Ferrari-D'Angelo, DTM, PRA, PID, is the master of the “personal touch.” We may not be able to meet in person, however, Ede recently shared a few tips on how you can still lead with a personal touch!

1. Express gratitude. Don’t forget to say thank you or well done! Always recognize effort and achievement.
2. Take the time for one minute of kindness. A simple email of gratitude has a long-lasting effect. Don’t be afraid to reach out!
3. Listen! Allow someone else to talk without trying to fix their problem. You don’t need to find a solution to everyone's problem.
4. Serve with integrity. Never compromise your principles or character. You will be remembered more for your integrity than whether you met your goal.
5. Always be looking to develop other people. Watch people and recognize their potential. Let them know you see something special!

Take care of yourself. If you are feeling isolated, try to reconnect with family or friends. If you have Toastmasters, you will always be welcomed as a family member.

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