He did it again!

At the Division G International Speech Contest on 3/23/19 in San Clemente, Dave Friedman won the third place trophy for Area G4 and Tongue Tamers. Congrats, quite an accomplishment for a newcomer on that level!

Contest winners were Daniel Midson-Short (international speech) and Stephanie Courtillier (table topics), who will represent Division G at the Founder’s District contests on 5/4/19 in Anaheim.

Congratulations, Dave Friedman!!!

Dave Friedman, CC, represented Tongue Tamers at the Area G4 International Speech Contest on 3/2/2019 at the Shepherd of the Hills Church in Rancho Santa Margarita in the best possible fashion – he won the contest against strong and significantly more experienced competition and will now represent Area G4 at the Division G Contest on 3/23/2019. Way to go, Dave!!

2/21/2019 Club Contest Results

Our club contest winners are:

Table Topics: 1. Place – Stefan Blasig, 2. Place – Dave Friedman

International Speech: 1. Place – Dave Friedman, 2. Place – Stefan Blasig

Dave and Stefan will represent Tongue Tamers at the Area G4 Contest on 3/2/19. Congrats and good luck, guys!

2/21/2019 Club Contest

We will have our club contest in table topics and international speech on 2/21/19. The winners will represent Tongue Tamers at the Area G4 contest on 2/3/19. Stay tuned!

1/12/2019 LACE Training

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 2:50 pm for only $15 (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 2019.

New Meeting Location Selected

Beginning on 1/3/19, Tongue Tamers will have its weekly meetings at the Mission Viejo Church of Christ, 26558 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo, CA 92692. Our last meeting at the Farmers & Merchants Bank will be on 12/27/18.

12/13/2018 Officer Election Results

Tongue Tamers elected its new officer team. From 1/1 to 6/30/19, Erica Stoll (President), Stefan Blasig (VP Education), Martin Acosta (VP Membership), Sepehr Afshari (VP Public Relations), Edith Stoll (Secretary), David Siess (Treasurer), and Irina Efremova (Sergeant-at-Arms) will be in charge. Congrats, guys, and good luck!

11/8/2018 Pathways Presentation

At our 11/8/2018 meeting, Milad Bayan, Area F-3 Director, will give a presentation about Pathways, the new online learning program of Toastmasters International, followed by a Q&A session. Pathways was rolled out in our Founder’s District in December 2017 and will eventually replace the traditional communication and leadership tracks by June 2020. With any change come challenges, though, and Milad will help us to understand how to maximize the benefits Pathways provides.

8/9/2018 Awards Ceremony

Please join us to celebrate our members’ success in the past Toastmasters year 2017/2018 with awards, special occasion speeches, good food, and fun! Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Location: High Park Tap House, 23641 Via Linda, Mission Viejo (outdoor patio).

Ten DCP Goals Again!

For the fourth consecutive year, Tongue Tamers have reached all 10 possible goals in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).  Only two of 19 Toastmasters clubs in Founder’s District Division G have managed to achieved this! Way to go, Tongue Tamers!