July 17, 2017
This month, Michael Varma speaks with Jill Lemon from the Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest. Jill is a former US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer and is now a Marine Science Educator. Listen and learn how plankton plays a part in forming clouds. Also in this episode, Steve Itzkowitz has some worthy advice for new club
June 16, 2017
What do you do after a stressful day of public speaking? Have you ever considered yoga? What about yoga AND helping children fight cancer and autism? Meet America’s youngest yoga master, Tabay Atkins. Tabay is a certified 200 Hour Vinyasa Yoga teacher and a 6th grade student. He teaches donation based classes for teens and
February 5, 2017
Working Wardrobes in Irvine, CA, is host to the 3030 Communicators Toastmasters club. Michael Varma talks with Megan Harless from Working Wardrobes about how Toastmasters plays an important role in their outreach. Plus, special musical guest, Mike O’Neil, plays the blues.
December 5, 2016
Marie Hulett is the Founder’s District Editor-in-Chief of the district newsletter we call The Founder. She is also Vice President Public Relations of Watermeisters Toastmasters club, and loves animals. Seth Sherwood, filling in for Michael Varma talks to Marie about her career with animals.
September 18, 2016
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.
August 2, 2016
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,
January 29, 2016
The Members of clubs throughout Founder’s District make their new year’s resolutions public for everyone to hear.
December 2, 2015
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.
May 30, 2015
Lionnel Yamentou competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.
May 26, 2015
Chris Gregory competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.
May 26, 2015
Anita Ramanathan competes at the 2015 Spring Founder’s District International Speech Contest. The contest was held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in La Mirada, California on April 25, 2015.