Category Archives: Education Awards

Way to Go, Gelfand!

We were happy to recognize milestones for two of our members today: Stanley Lloyd, who became a Competent Communicator with his tenth speech, “Too Many Fathers — Not Enough Dads”; and Jay Abdulaziz, who won the Grammarian Award with his … Continue reading

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To the Top: Education Awards

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. The biggest news is that we have a new Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM):  Evaldo … Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice

Catching up on our latest Ice Breakers: Stephen Sarsfield (right) in September and Mateo Romero (left) in November. Congratulations, guys!  

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A Winning Introduction

Annie Mecias is the latest member to take the Best Speaker award for her Ice Breaker speech. Annie introduced herself August 11 with a well-presented Ice Breaker, “Never Say Never,” about discovering her love of teaching after once declaring she’d … Continue reading

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Smashing the Ice

Congratulations to our newest member, Ezequiel Halac, who not only gave his Ice Breaker speech on July 28 but also won Best Speaker with it. Ezequiel is a native of Argentina who recently moved to South Florida. He told us … Continue reading

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Ice Broken . . . Check!

Congratulations to new Gelfand member Carmen Lyons, who gave her Ice Breaker speech on Saturday, June 30. Not only that — she took the ribbon for 2nd Place Speaker for her speech about destiny and how she has found herself … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues

Three members took important steps in their Toastmasters journeys in May: Dina Cardonne gave an outstanding Ice Breaker speech on May 19, telling us about her childhood in Cuba and how happy she is to be in America.  It was … Continue reading

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