Category Archives: District 47 and Toastmasters International

Toastmaster Training Days

Gelfanders said YES to training Members of our executive board attended sessions of the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) sponsored by District 47. Second term President Mariposa Valdes, incoming Vice President Education Jacqueline Kovacs, second term officer/first term Vice President Membership William Thomas, Treasurer … Continue reading

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Our Winning Speaker

Gelfand member Anita Fain Taylor will move to the Division A round of the International Speech contest, after taking the Area 12  title on February 16. Anita also took second place in the Table Topics contest held on the same … Continue reading

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Toastmasters Leadership Institute: Is It for You? Yes!

If you’re thinking there’s nothing you can learn by attending the Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI), you’ve never been so wrong. Even if you’re not a newly elected or returning officer of your club, the next TLI sessions have lots to … Continue reading

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Two Contests, One Winner: Congratulations, Larry!

Gelfand’s Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests gave us plenty to laugh and think about, and even more to emulate in our future speeches. All contestants performed impressively, but the top honors in both contests went to Larry Benovitz (ACS, CL). Larry … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened . . .

Update: Contestants are needed for the club’s Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests on Saturday, August 25. We also need a Chief Judge to oversee the judges. To enter or volunteer as Chief Judge, contact Vice President Education Sandra Sanson (CC) … Continue reading

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Welcome to Our New Assistant Area Governor

Gelfand and the other clubs in Area 12 now have even more help in delivering the Toastmasters promise to members. Maria Lucassen, CC, ALB, formerly of Gelfand and now with Hollywood Toastmasters, has been appointed Assistant Area Governor.  She will … Continue reading

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Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests

Gelfand is again hosting the second round of the District 47  Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests. Winners of the club-level contests will compete in the Area 12 round Saturday, September 15, at our meeting place at Picadilly Cafeteria. Area winners … Continue reading

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