News

  • Awards Ceremony on 8/1/19 (7/29/2019) - We will have our annual Tongue Tamers awards ceremony on 8/1/19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, at the High Park Tap House, 23641 Via Linda, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. As always, guests are welcome!
  • 10 DCP Goals Reached Again! (6/29/2019) - For the fourth consecutive year, Tongue Tamers has accomplished all ten possible goals in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP), a benchmark program administered by Toastmasters International to measure club performance. For the past ten years in a row, our club has been awarded the President’s Distinguished distinction, the highest recognition a Toastmasters club can achieve. […]
  • New Secretary Elected (6/29/2019) - On 6/27/19, Tongue Tamers elected a new secretary for the 7/1 – 12/31/2019 term: Bradley Jones could not accept the position due to a temporary relocation and Roozbeh Kalhor, EC1 has been elected as his replacement.
  • 6/23/2019 LACE Training (6/9/2019) - Online registration for LACE is open (www.foundersdistrict.org/LACE)! LACE will take place at Chapman University in Orange and provide you with informative and entertaining workshops from 9:00 am to 3:50 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 […]
  • New Club Officers Elected (6/9/2019) - On 6/6/19, Tongue Tamers elected its new officer team: President Erica Stoll; VP Education Stefan Blasig, ACS, ALB; VP Membership Robert Acosta, DTM; VP Public Relations Martin Acosta, ACS, ALB, EC1; Secretary Brad Jones; Treasurer Irina Efremova, PI1; and Sergeant-at-Arms Keiko Parker will represent the club from 7/1 to 12/31/2019. Congrats and good luck to […]
  • He did it again! (4/2/2019) - 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 […]
  • Congratulations, Dave Friedman!!! (3/10/2019) - 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 […]
  • 2/21/2019 Club Contest Results (2/23/2019) - 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 (1/27/2019) - 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 (12/15/2018) - 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 […]
  • New Meeting Location Selected (12/15/2018) - 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 (12/15/2018) - 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 (11/4/2018) - 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 […]
  • 8/9/2018 Awards Ceremony (8/4/2018) - 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! (7/6/2018) - 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!
  • 5/24/2018 Officer Election Results (5/26/2018) - Tongue Tamers elected its new officer team. From 7/1 to 12/31/18, Kelly Motakef (President), Robert Acosta (VP Education), Erica Stoll (VP Membership), Ariana Tamiz (VP Public Relations), Sergei Oganesian (Secretary), David Siess (Treasurer), and Sepehr Afshari (Sergeant-at-Arms) will be in charge. Congrats, guys, and good luck!
  • 6/16/2018 LACE Training (5/20/2018) - 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 4:50 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 […]
  • 5/24/2018 Officer Elections (5/5/2018) - At Tongue Tamers, we hold elections for club officers twice a year, once in December and once in May. Any club member may run for any officer position. However, after two consecutive terms, the President must stand down for at least one term before becoming eligible for the same position again (she or he may […]
  • Congrats to Our Club Contest Winners! (2/25/2018) - Here are the results of our 2/22/18 International Speech & Evaluation Club Contests: Evaluation – 1st Place Shawn Larry, 2nd Place John Moussan. International Speech – 1st Place Stefan Blasig, 2nd Place Dave Friedman. The winners will represent Tongue Tamers at the Area G4 contests on 3/3/18.    
  • 2/22/2018 International Speech and Evaluation Contests at Tongue Tamers (2/10/2018) - Come and see how our best speakers and evaluators compete for the title of club champion in each category. The winners and runner-ups of our club contests will represent Tongue Tamers at the Area G4 contests on March 3, 2018.