Tongue Tamers elected its new officer team. From 1/1 to 6/30/18, Kelly Motakef (President), Robert Acosta (VP Education), Erica Stoll (VP Membership), Stefan Blasig (VP Public Relations), Dave Friedman (Secretary), John Reed (Treasurer), and Justin Espinoza (Sergeant-at-Arms) will be in charge. Congrats, guys, and good luck!
Online registration for LACE is open! LACE will take place at Chapman University in Orange and provide you with informative and entertaining workshops from 8:30 am to 3:10 pm for only $10 (lunch included). All incoming officers should attend officer training for their respective roles. If we have all seven elected officers trained, each member will receive a $5 discount at the next LACE in June. In fact, you will benefit from this discount right now, since all of our current officers were trained last summer.
The quality of presenters is generally very high. Just to name a few: Keynote speaker Josephine Lee not only reached the final of the International Speech Contest (aka, World Championships of Public Speaking) in 2016, she finished third place – worldwide! Daniel Midson-Short (“From Toastmasters to TEDx”) is a three-times semifinalist at the same event. These folks are awesome speakers and you will not be bored!
Pathways, Toastmasters International’s new education program, has been rolled out in our local Region 10 on 12/5/2017. Instead of starting with CC and CL manuals as before, club members now have the choice between ten different paths, which gives them the opportunity to customize their Toastmasters learning experience and integrate communication and leadership goals right from the bat.