By Marlene Bryan, CC, ALB
Gelfand members, thank you for allowing me to represent the club at the Spring District Conference in Sarasota, May 4-6. We had a jam-packed weekend with many great workshops, the Table Topics Contest and the International Speech Contest. The contestants were high-quality speakers and their speeches were phenomenal. I am so happy that I was not one of the judges!
We also conducted the business of splitting District 47 into two new districts (47 and 48). District 47 will include the east coast of Florida from Daytona Beach through the Caribbean. District 48 will be Tampa/St. Petersburg down to Naples.
The divisions have been realigned as well as the areas. Starting July 1, 2012, Gelfand Toastmasters will be in Division A (we are now in B) and in Area 12 (instead of Area 24). But we’ll continue to be the best, wherever we are!