*** As of April 3, 2015 ***
NEW CLUBS - WELCOME TO DISTRICT 48:
*** (B22) Pinellas Parler, Clearwater *** (C32) Spinemasters, West Tampa *** (C35) NACCturally Speaking, Tampa ***
*** (E50) Something To Talk About, Bradenton *** (E52) S-One Toastmasters, Sarasota ***
*** (E54) PGT Industries, North Venice ***
CLUBS WITH 10 DCP POINTS:
*** (B23) - Palm Harbor Toastmasters *** (D43) - Brandon Toastmasters Club @ HCC ***
*** (E50) - Power Speakers of MCG *** (G71) - DTCC Tampa Toastmasters *** (G73) - Suncoast Toastmasters Club
CLUBS WITH 9 DCP POINTS:
*** (A10) - Gulfport Toastmasters *** (A12) - St Petersburg Toastmasters *** (B23) - West Pasco Toastmasters ***
*** (C34) - Advanced Articulators Club 968 *** (G73) - Tampa Club 1810 ***
CLUBS WITH 8 DCP POINTS:
*** (A10) - Downtown St. Pete Toastmasters *** (A12) - Speakeasy Toastmasters *** (A14) - Seminole-SPC Toastmasters *** (C30) - Towers Toastmasters *** (C31) - Highrisers Toastmasters *** (D41) - Sharing Happiness Too *** (D41) - Spirited Toastmasters *** (D42) - Hillsborough County Toastmasters *** (E54) - Venice Area Toastmasters *** (F62) – Bonita Toastmasters *** (G71) - Spectacular Speakers of DRC ***
TOP 10 CLUBS IN MEMBERSHIP:
TRIPLE CROWN "GOLD" (members with 9+ educational awards):
No members in District 48 with 9 educational awards yet !
TRIPLE CROWN "SILVER" (members with 6+ educational awards):
1 member: Morey, Freeman – 7 awards ALS, DTM, ALB, LDREXC, ACB, ACG, CL
TRIPLE CROWN "BRONZE" (members with 3+ educational awards):
22 members: * Cummings, Thomas * Drenberg, Emily * Pritchard, Christopher * Sanders, Richard * Perry, Lynn * Glessner, Robert * Zazzaro, Steven * Burton, Audra * Abrams, Herschel * Ying, Joel * Sluss, Mollie * Oehser, Marianne * Brekke, Barbara * Cox, Joe * Pierce, Lynn * Galloway, Maria * Krampen, Linda * Somerville, York * Morrissey, Shannon * Williams, Gayle * Sweeting, Jewel-Alicia * Kearns, Thomas *
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL LEADERS' BOARD ACHIEVERS !
YOUR CLUB'S VOTE IS PARAMOUNT:
President's and VPE's -- OR -- their assigned proxies must vote on behalf of their club at the at the 2015 Spring Conference at the District 48 Business Council Meeting on May 2, 2015 starting 2:00-2:30 PM. (pending Conference Schedule finalization.)
Business meeting is Free to attend - Use Eventbrite Registrations orange button below to register.
You must check in at the Credentials Desk PRIOR to the business meeting so get there early on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015.
Each club receives 2 votes - one for the President and one for the VPE of the club. If President and/or VPE cannot attend - please use the proxy form to sign your vote over to any member from your club who is attending the conference. Download Proxy Form HERE.
Please read the biographies and learn about the Candidates when they get posted and their credentials to have an informed vote during the elections.
See list of candidates for District 48 office: Click Here
Learn about Candidates: Click Here
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"Around the World
in 90 Years"
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Our Keynote Speaker:
Vikas Jhingran PhD
2007 World Champion of Public Speaking
Vikas Jhingran, PhD is grateful that his life continues to be an ongoing journey to reach his true potential. Vikas grew up in the suburbs of the city of Kolkata, India. As a child, Vikas was not a very good student, though he consistently was told he had a lot of potential. Through constant work, focus and desire, Vikas was able to compete with the best students in the world and study at the greatest technical institutions in the world. Vikas moved to the United States to pursue graduate studies at Texas A&M and a Doctorate in Oceanic Engineering from the coveted Massachussetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). Vikas has since been living in the U.S. and works at Shell Oil company leading teams of engineers on most complex deep sea oil drilling mega projects. He has authored and co-authored over twenty technical papers, and has spoken at many technical conferences.
Vikas has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2002. While working in the US, he noticed that he was being left behind because of his poor communications skills. Again, Vikas approached this challenge with gusto, joining Toastmasters, practicing his skills with Toastmasters educational program, and eventually winning the World Championship of Public Speaking in 2007, beating out more than 20,000 other speakers over six months of competition. He continues to attend Toastmasters club meetings and continues to improve his speaking skills. Despite having no background in communication, never participating in debates or speaking classes in school and college, he has developed into a sought after speaker. He always is amused that a non-native speaker, an engineer to boot, goes around the world teaching people how to give presentations and speeches . All of these opportunities help him grow not only as a corporate leader but also as a speaker and out-of-the box thinker.
Vikas still holds an Indian passport and is close to his Indian roots and heritage. Vikas serves on the board of Foundation of India Studies, a non profit organization that promotes education and awareness on India. He is a graduate of Leadership Houston and continues to be involved with the organization.
Click below to view Vikas Jhingran's speech that won 2007 World Championship of Public Speaking:
Educational Workshops Schedule:
To book your hotel stay at the Tampa Airport Marriott Toastmasters discount rate of $125.00/night please click the special link below with the discounted 'Group Code' already applied: Toastmasters District 48 Spring Conference.
Last day to book at special discount rate is: 04-12-2015.
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