Kathy Dyke, DTM x 2 joined toastmasters July 1, 2002. She completed a BA degree in professional business management and is co-owner, director of a distribution company.
Over the years she has been involved in volunteer organizations, both in church and with her high school alumni Association and enjoys a healthy mix of family and social responsibilities.
In 2008-2009 and 2020-2021 Kathy was the division e outstanding member. Most recently she was awarded the 2022-2023 division e distinguished toastmaster super nova club award.
Kathy has held numerous club officer positions and was area governor (area director) 2008-2009.
She was on the audit committee (two years), district youth leadership team, and a pathways guide. In 2021-2022 she was the area 53 director mentor and in 2022-2023 an area 54 council member.
Kathy is a member of three clubs – West Kendall Toastmasters, Miami Advanced Toastmasters and dade County Toasters.
Kathy is very honored and excited to be the division e director 2023-2024 and believes that ‘as a team we can achieve’.
Nearly 30 years construction experience currently engaged in estimating, project management, and performing business development for a fast-growing, specialty contractor in Miami, Florida. Miriam is an active member of the Miami Chapter of National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) serving as its Secretary and the South Florida Project Management Institute (PMI). Miriam currently serves as Vice President of Education for the Out-of-the-Box Toastmasters and SFL PMI Toastmasters. Miriam holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction, and Post-Baccalaureate Certificates in Project Management and Sustainable Management from Seminole State College of Florida and is pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) part-time through Florida Gulf Coast University. Miriam enjoys attending Becoming an Outdoor Woman Weekend Workshops throughout the country, escaping in her little Runaway camper enjoying Florida’s state parks, spending time with her husband and her two corgi boys, and enjoys chatting daily with her daughter, an over-the-road, national dry van driver. As Area E50 Director, Miriam hopes to facilitate better communication between the District and Area 50 Toastmasters Clubs and wants all members to enthusiastically participate while bettering their communication and leadership skills.
Sarah serves as the Marketing and Communications Manager for Health Choice Network (HCN), a nationwide collaboration among health centers and partners. Sarah joined HCN in January 2021. Her duties as the Marketing and Communications Manager include overseeing the development and implementation of marketing strategies and creating new content to ensure the community at large can have a pulse on the organization. In addition, she develops all marketing and social media materials for corporate events and activities and works internally with all departments to develop and implement campaigns to promote the services provided at HCN.
Sarah has a B.S. degree in Mass Media and Communications from Florida State University and an M.S. degree in Marketing from Florida International University. She is a member of Toastmasters International and is also has her Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) 200 certification.
Ankita Chaturvedi is currently the Vice President Membership of Blue Lagoon Toastmasters and has held various other positions like President, Vice President Education, Vice President Public Relations, etc. in the past. She has been a member since 2018 and is in process of completing her 4th Pathway. She is a Data Analytics professional, a voracious reader, and an enthusiastic traveler when time permits.
Lukas Calafell joined Toastmasters for many of the reasons others join it — to improve communication skills and speak with confidence. In July 2019, Lukas joined his first club, Coral Gables Toastmasters and remains a member today.
Within Coral Gables Toastmasters, Lukas has served as VP Public Relations, and Club President. He is curfrently finishing his second term as Club President.
Lukas was also a member of the online club, Online Presenters.
Lukas served District 47 in different capacities throughout his Toastmasters journey. He served as a Pathways Trainer for District 47 from 2020-2021. In addition, he served the Florida Keys Toastmasters Club as their Club Coach from 2021-2022, supporting them to become recognized within the Distinguished Club Program.
Lukas’ journey in the Pathways Educational program has led him to complete the Innovative Planning Path and he is currently on Level 5 in the Strategic Relationships Path.
An area of interest for Lukas is helping others learn how to leverage the tools and features available in the club website hosting platform, FreeToastHost to make club websites accessible and easy to use.
Lukas is excited and motivated to serve as the 2023-2024 Area 54 Director.
Although a native of Indiana, I moved to the Florida Keys in 1982. I took a sabbatical from ICU nursing to raise and homeschool our four girls and later returned to my medical career as a private health and weight loss coach. My husband, Ken, continues to develop new techniques for growing and planting coral. Therefore, we both travel frequently to islands to impart these techniques to help others restore their coral reefs. While developing our side e-commerce business, I found a need to improve my presentation skills which led me to Toastmasters in 2010. I am enjoying the journey of my personal growth as well as experiencing joy in seeing others blossom in their skills. I believe we each possess tremendous potential. Together, as a group, we have the opportunity to nurture, enlighten, encourage, and support each other to become better versions of ourselves as we walk out the purposes of our lives.
District 47 serves Southeastern Florida and The Commonwealth of the Bahamas. We support over 2,000 members in 163 clubs located in that reagion along with several fully online clubs with international members