To the Top: Education Awards

Janete Santana shows her ribbon for achieving Advanced Leader Bronze.

Janete Santana shows her ribbon for achieving Advanced Leader Bronze.

We recorded some major advancements this month. Anita Fain Taylor is now a Competent Leader. Kate McClare earned Advanced Communicator Bronze and Janete Santana achieved Advanced Leader Bronze.


Evaldo B. Amaral, our new Distinguished Toastmaster, at the District 47 Spring Conference

The biggest news is that we have a new Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM):  Evaldo B. Amaral.

Evaldo officially received his DTM medal May 4 at the District 47  Spring Conference, where he led the procession recognizing the district’s newly designated DTMs. (It was quite an impressive procession!) If you missed the event, watch the video on our Facebook page.

Evaldo first joined Gelfand 12 years ago and has held several offices including his current club position, Vice President Education.  Besides the many speech projects and leadership roles he fulfilled to progress through Advanced Leader Bronze, Silver and Gold, he had to serve as a district leader, complete a High Performance Leadership program and serve successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach.

His achievement gives us two active DTMs, including our long-distinguished Dick Giller.

Congratulations to all!

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