Founder’s District Fall Conference – 2015

FallConference2015Come One, Come All!

Prepare to be Enlightened, Entertained and Educated by Founder’s Best!

Join us for the excitement as competitors from across the District regale us with Tall Tales and educate us in the art of feedback and top tier Evaluation!  Club Leaders let your voices be heard and ensure that your vote counts in decision making at the District Business Meeting!  Don’t miss a minute of this jam packed event!
Highlights of the Day:
  • Grand Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote Presentation
  • Business Meeting
  • Communication & Leadership Award
  • Distinguished Toastmaster Awards
  • Evaluation Contest
  • Tall Tales Speech Contest
  • Opportunity Drawing and Silent Auction

Featuring Key Note Speaker

Mike Storkey, DTM, International President Elect

Mike Storkey

Mike Storkey of Townsville, Queensland, Australia, is a business trainer and coach at Storkeys’ Team, a business he co-founded in 2005. He helps small business owners develop strategic business plans and trains members of local government bodies throughout the Queensland region. He also hosts seminars in change management, team building and leadership for Queensland regional councils. He is a licensed auctioneer and real estate agent and holds a Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment.
Storkey is founding president of the former Whitsunday Chamber of Commerce. He was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow for service to the Airlie Beach Rotary Club, of which he is an active member, and is also the district trainer for Rotary District 9550 covering vast areas of Queensland and the Northern Territory, as well as Timor-Leste.
A dedicated Toastmaster for 24 years, Storkey has been a member of his home club, Whitsunday, in Cannonvale, since 1990. He served on the Toastmasters Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012, and has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters. Storkey has also attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation—the highest level of educational achievement in the organization.
He says, “The skills I developed in Toastmasters—from helping others, working as a team and developing a vision in order to reach a common goal—have made me better-equipped to tackle leadership opportunities both in my private and professional life.”
As an officer on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Storkey is a “working ambassador” for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

Communication & Leadership Award Recipient

Fritz Coleman

(Southern California Broadcasting Icon)

Fritz Coleman

Fritz Coleman is NBC4 Southern California’s weathercaster for NBC4 News at 5, 6 and 11 p.m. A Southern California broadcasting icon, Coleman is well known for his sense of humor and extensive knowledge of weather. He joined NBC4 in February 1982 as the weekend weathercaster, and moved into weekdays in June 1984.
Coleman has been named “Best Weathercaster” in nearly every major paper in Southern California, including the Orange County Register, the San Bernardino Sun and four times in the Los Angeles Daily News.
Coleman moved to Los Angeles in 1980 from Buffalo, New York, where he worked as an on-air radio personality. Prior to that, he was a disc jockey and radio talk show host at various stations throughout the country. From 1980 until he joined NBC4 in 1982, he worked as a stand-up comic at various clubs throughout Southern California. He has also made a number of appearances on the “Tonight Show” and other non-scripted and scripted television programs.
Coleman devotes much of his free time to charitable activities and frequently organizes evenings of entertainment for local service and civic organizations, as well as serving as master of ceremonies for countless Southern California community events. He has won a number of awards and honors for his dedication to community service. In 2004, he won two Humanitarian of the Year Awards – one from Shelter Partnership and the California Hospital Medical Center. The City of Los Angeles named Coleman a “Treasure of Los Angeles” in 1999, and the United States House of Representatives gave him the Humanitarian of the Year Award for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the American Red Cross. Coleman has also been honored by the Los Angeles Chapter of the Salvation Army for his long-time commitment to the organization.A long-time stand-up comic, Coleman has performed at The Improvisation, The IceHouse and other Southern California comedy clubs. He has used his humor in a number of series and specials that have aired on NBC4 over the years including “What a Week” (1990 – 1991), “It’s Fritz” (1988-1990), “Fritz and Friends” (Special) and “The Perils of Parenting” (Special). He received four Los Angeles area Emmy Awards for his work on the NBC4 comedy specials and series.
Coleman has written, produced and starred in three one-man plays. His first production “It’s Me! Dad!” won the coveted 1997 Artistic Directors Award. A humorous and touching account of what happens when a “baby boomer” tries to recount his own life for his young children, the play shows how the father comes to grips with the passage of time and the skeletons in his own closet. The production also aired successfully on public television in Los Angeles.
“The Reception,” Coleman’s second play, is an insightful and hilarious look at relationships found at an imaginary wedding reception – the bride’s second marriage — the groom’s third. His most recent play, “Tonight at 11!” is an insider’s look at a typical local newscast. A roller coaster ride between funny and poignant, Daily Variety called it, “surprising, incisive and powerful.”
Originally from Philadelphia, Coleman attended Salem College in West Virginia and Temple University in Philadelphia where he studied radio, television and film. Coleman is an avid runner, rollerblader and skier. He lives in the San Fernando Valley and has two sons and a daughter.

Festivities shall commence as follows:

Saturday November 7, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

New and Exciting Location:

Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel – 7675 Crescent Ave, Buena Park, CA 90620

Don’t Delay, Register Today and Save!!!

Early Bird Registration Ends October 14th!

Angels Outing on Memorial Day!

We did this last August and it was a huge hit! Some of you have asked when we are doing this again, May 25th, that’s when!

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Founder’s District, Division G Toastmasters, come join us for the fireworks! It is official, we have ordered a block of 50 seats that are available on a first come (paid), first served basis for the following event:

Monday May 25, 2015 @ 6:05 p.m.

Angels vs. San Diego Padres

Seating Lower View MVP

Per Seat Ticket Price: $22.00

We have confirmed this order with Angels Group Sales! If you wish to join the group for this exciting outing then don’t hesitate, submit the form below right away!

The Sales Advantage

In his book Re-Imagine!, Tom Peters declared, “All great leaders are great sales people.”  Sales is your ability to communicate, inspire, and engage those around you to take action.  Everyone is a salesperson!  As a manager or CEO you need to effectively communicate and sell your vision to inspire your company and your team to achieve results.  As an employee you are called upon to sell your needs and ideas to peers and management in order to achieve personal and business success.  As an individual you must communicate and sell your desires and vision in a way that builds and maintains strong personal relationships.  Being a good salesperson makes you effective in your career and personal relationships.

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 Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Start Time: 6:30 p.m.

Finish Time: 9:30 p.m.

Workshop Fee: $40.00

Early Bird Special: $30.00

(if registration and payment is received before March 6, 2015)

Location: Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center – 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692 (Palo Verde)

Click Here for Additional Details and To Register

Coming Soon – Lance Miller – Mastering Your Speech!

Lance Miller Flyer 2 Final

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Registration cost to the event entitled “Mastering Your Speech” covers the cost to pay for the facility, promotional materials, and other costs related to producing the event.  The event is an educational and Public relations event for South Orange County Toastmasters and for the public at large.

Professional speaker and speech coach Lance Miller has delivered over 3,000 presentations in over 40 countries. He has coached hundreds of people, including top Hollywood celebrities and Fortune 1000 company executives.

Presented In Three Segments:

Lance Miller to evaluate the top three 2014 Toastmasters International Speech Contest speakers.

Learn:

  • What makes a winning speech
  • The difference between the speech contest winner and everyone else
  • What NOT to do in a Speech Contest!
  • Three mistakes most speakers make

Learn secrets of creating and delivering a championship speech:

  • The first and most important rule of Public Speaking
  • The three critical parts of speech
  • Finding your voice to deliver powerful and inspirational messages
  • Secrets to Speech Structure and Design
  • How to Practice and Drill your speech
  • What is wrong with a “Perfect Speech”

Live coaching by Lance Miller

Space is limited, seats will sell out fast!
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Saturday, October 4th, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $15.00

Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Sponsored by

Possibilities Unlimited, Saddleback Sunrise Speakers, Coastmasters, South Orange County Toastmasters

Registration cost to the event entitled “Mastering Your Speech” covers the cost to pay for the facility, promotional materials, and other costs related to producing the event.  The event is an educational and Public relations event for South Orange County Toastmasters and for the public at large.

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Mastering Your Speech

Lance Miller Flyer Final

register1

Registration cost to the event entitled “Mastering Your Speech” covers the cost to pay for the facility, promotional materials, and other costs related to producing the event.  The event is an educational and Public relations event for South Orange County Toastmasters and for the public at large.

Professional speaker and speech coach Lance Miller has delivered over 3,000 presentations in over 40 countries. He has coached hundreds of people, including top Hollywood celebrities and Fortune 1000 company executives.

Presented In Three Segments:

Lance Miller to evaluate the top three 2014 Toastmasters International Speech Contest speakers.

Learn:

  • What makes a winning speech
  • The difference between the speech contest winner and everyone else
  • What NOT to do in a Speech Contest!
  • Three mistakes most speakers make

Learn secrets of creating and delivering a championship speech:

  • The first and most important rule of Public Speaking
  • The three critical parts of speech
  • Finding your voice to deliver powerful and inspirational messages
  • Secrets to Speech Structure and Design
  • How to Practice and Drill your speech
  • What is wrong with a “Perfect Speech”

Live coaching by Lance Miller

Space is limited, seats will sell out fast!
PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!

Saturday, October 4th, 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Ticket Prices: $15.00

Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Sponsored by

Possibilities Unlimited, Saddleback Sunrise Speakers, Coastmasters, South Orange County Toastmasters

Registration cost to the event entitled “Mastering Your Speech” covers the cost to pay for the facility, promotional materials, and other costs related to producing the event.  The event is an educational and Public relations event for South Orange County Toastmasters and for the public at large.

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Division G, Founder’s District – Volunteer Sign Up

At Toastmasters, we take experiential learning to new heights! By tapping into individual and team competitive spirit and as a means of added fun we hold our Annual Spring and Fall Contests! Sadly, some clubs choose not to participate in the competition and the festivities. We challenge all clubs in the Division to step up and be counted! Send your best to represent your club and join the competition and the fun! Get in on the fun and support your Members by being there to cheer them on!

Daniel Midson-Short, Founder's District International Speech Contest Winner for 2014
Daniel Midson-Short, Founder’s District International Speech Contest Winner for 2014

In order to hold successful Area and Division Contests for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 (dates below) we are asking for a minimum of three volunteers from each club to help with a variety of assignments (i.e. Sgt. At Arms, Opportunity Drawing Ticket Sales, etc.).

October 11, 2014 – Area Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests for Division G
October 25, 2014 – Division G Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest
March 28, 2015 – Area International Speech and Table Topics Contests for Division G
April 11, 2015 – Division G International Speech and Table Topics Contest

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Hey Toastmasters, we put the word out and discovered, YES, there are many baseball fans in Division G!  There was enough interest in a group outing for an upcoming Angels game!  At this moment, the Angels are the hottest team in professional baseball! If you would you like to join us for this Founder’s District, Division G, social outing, please fill out the form below to let us know!

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Good news!  It is official, we have ordered a block of 40 seats that are available on a first come (paid), first served basis (update, the forty original tickets are spoken for and we now have a waiting list, we need ten additional seats to order more tickets and receive group pricing) for the following event:

Wednesday August 27, 2014 @ 7:05 p.m.

Angels vs. Miami Marlins

Seating Lower View MVP

Per Seat Ticket Price: $18.00 (plus $1.00 fee)

We have confirmed this order with Angels Group Sales!  If you wish to join the group for this exciting outing then don’t hesitate, submit the form below right away!