Online Registration is open for some of our Officer Training and Toastmasters Leadership Institutes.(TLI)
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Additional dates will be announced below and registration will open soon.
All club officers are required to attend training in June-August and again in December-February.
All TLIs offer all required Officer Training Sessions as well as several classes for any member/guest to participate in.
SUMMER TLI SCHEDULE
1st Round Ft. Lauderdale (B) Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)
1st Round Boca (C) Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)
1st Round Miami Toastmasters (E) Leadership Institute (TLI)
1st Round Stuart Toastmasters (D) Leadership Institute (TLI)
1st Round Nassau, Bahamas Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)
1st Round Broward (A) Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI)
Congratulations to our Conference Chair, Lydia Harris, and our Program Quality Director, Lynda Hammond, on a VERY SUCCESSFUL Confererence!
In addition, a we want to thank the dozens of volunteers and pressenters who helped make this event such a success.
Photos have been uploaded to the Facebook Group, and we will share links through email as well when we can.
Friday night was our "Awaken the Force Within You" Opening Ceremony, Dinner and Table Topcis Contest. Star Wars Costumes abounded, as well as a very unique Storm Troop who helped welcome our members as they arrived at the hotel. The Table Topics Contest Master was Godfrey Springer, DTM and the Chief Judge was Gregory Henry, DTM. The Table Topics Question for th enight was "What would you do if you had no barriers to hold you back?" We had seven excellent contestants and then we heard fro mour Keynote Speaker, Andrew Cass, who set the tone for the weekend with an introduction to Mastering Your Mindset.
And the winners are.....
First Place - Godfrey McCallister
Second Place - Arlene Amitirigala
Third Place - Eric Jacobson
Saturday Morning we had 13 Educational Workshops which included topics such as speech writing, leadership, communication, conflict resolution and relationship. All of them helped our members Master Their Mindsets and discover new opportunites.
Our Awards and Recognition Lunch featured the recognition of Virgina Jacko, CEO of the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.
She shared her personal story and explained how she came to be the first Blind CEO for the Miami Lighthouse for the Blind.
She then took questions from the audience related to being blind and working with people who are disabled.
Following the luncheon, Andrew Cass delivered an educational session continuing on the discussion about Mastering Your Mindset.
Our District Council Meeting included reports from the Audit Committee, Finance Manger and Realignment Chair. The Audit Committee reported tha thte district had a copmpletely clean audit and the records were very organized. The District Leadership Committee presented the nominees for District Office, and we held the elections for the 2016-2017 Trio and Division Directors.
The results of the election are:
District Director Elect – Lynda Hammond, DTM
Program Quality Director Elect – Chim Francisco, DTM
Club Growth Director Elect – Michael Thorn, DTM
Division A Director Elect – Antoinette Bailey
Division B Director Elect – Darren Kennedy
Division C Director Elect – Henry Ferguson
Division D Director Elect – Barbara Strasdas, DTM
Division E Director Elect – Ana Rezende
Division F Director Elect – Owen Hanna
Division I Director Elect – Vanessa Scott, DTM
The Saturday Dinner and International Speech Contest was very exciting as we welcomed all of our dignitaries, experienced seven very strong International Speeches, welcomed our newest Distinguished Toastmasters and Installed our newly Elected Officers.And the Winners are:
First Place: Donald Kelly
Second Place: Richard Azor
Third Place: Scott Brown
Donald Kelly will now move on to the Semi-Finals in Washington D.C. in August.
Photographs Courtesy of Paul Finkelstein and John Schneyer
From Left to Right - Lynda Hammond, DTM; Jeanine Kinsey, DTM; Anthony J. Longley, DTM; Chim Francisco, DTM