Special guest, Avis French, talks about the Founder’s District Judges Bureau, what it is and how you can get involved. Avis has been the bureau chairperson for the last 15 years and has received several awards for her work in Toastmasters and in the academic community.

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Michael Varma interviews LaVerne Allen, author, speaker, and survivor of a life threatening form of scleroderma. She is designed to help others triumph over their seemingly impossible situations. Her book entitled “Triumphing Over Seemingly Terminal Situations: Never Give Up” is available on Amazon book stores. LaVerne is a member of Bergenmeisters Toastmasters Club in Orange, […]

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This month’s Founder’s District news brief by Steve Itzkowitz covers the 2016-2017 District Officer installation dinner. Each year the new Founder’s District officers are installed by past District Governors from club 407. This year the installation dinner was at the Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel in Buena Park on June 23, 2016.

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Steve Itzkowitz interviews Josephine Lee, winner of the 2016 Founder’s District International Speech Contest. Josephine will continue on to Washington D.C. to compete as a semifinalist with district winners around the world at the Toastmasters International Convention.

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Join energetic clubs all over Founder’s District in participating in the Toastmasters membership building contest. During the months of February and March, add 5 or more members to your club to win the Toastmasters “Talk Up Toastmasters” award. You’ll receive a cool ribbon for your banner and an invitation to the Great Founder’s District Pizza […]

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The Members of clubs throughout Founder’s District make their new year’s resolutions public for everyone to hear.

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Following the Founder’s District 2015 Fall Conference, we interview Toastmasters International President-Elect Mike Storkey. Mr. Storkey of Queensland, Australia, is visiting Founder’s District in the Fall of 2015.

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Michael Varma discusses the Founder’s District Split Proposal with Past International President and member of Founder’s District, Distinguished Toastmaster, Alfred Herzing. The committee will present the proposal at the upcoming DEC meeting on October 22, 2015 for approval to take to the business meeting on November 7, 2015 for a vote. Alfred explains the details […]

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Michael Varma speaks with Daniel Midson-Short and Cindy Carpenter after they return from the International Convention and the International Public Speaking contest to find out what lessons were learned and what’s next for these talented speakers.

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Zap Negativity and Ignite Your Life, Your Results.  Barbara Khozam is the keynote speaker at the 2015 Spring Conference in La Mirada, CA. She is known as Mrs. Happy Pants.  Negativity is contagious and a trap that’s easy to get caught in. Barbara will guide you out of that trap, and show you proven techniques […]

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