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District 13 Toastmasters 2016 Spring Conference Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport, Coraopolis, PA www.d13tm.com SPRING CONFERENCE DISTRICT 13 April 22 - 24, 2016 Toastmasters: Mardi Gras Spring Conference 2016 - program v2.indd 1 4/19/16 10:52 PM
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  • District 13 Toastmasters 2016 Spring Conference Embassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport, Coraopolis, PA

    www.d13tm.com

    SPRING CONFERENCEDISTRICT 13

    April 22 - 24, 2016Toastmasters: Mardi Gras

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  • 2District 13 | 2016 Spring Conference2

    Kelly was the only female finalist in the Toastmasters 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking competition, and also the only American, male or female, to place in the coveted top three! If this had been the Olympics, she would have been the only female medalist.

    Kelly is a veteran of the United States Army where she became certified as an Administration Specialist. She has 30 years experience in Administration and currently works full time as a Certified Compliance and Ethics professional for an oil and engineering company. She is also a part-time Communications Coach; she helps others transform their speaking and presentation skills.

    Kelly is frequently invited to speak on Leadership, Overcoming Obstacles, Empowering Women, and Setting Goals. She is inspired by her God-given talent of communicating and connecting with people. Kelly consistently delivers with impact leaving her spectators uplifted, intellectually stimulated, and emotionally triggered. Her audience often describes her as motivating and entertaining.

    In her spare time she speaks for non-profit organizations as a Motivational Speaker at emergency shelters, transitional housing, and half-way houses across the city of Houston.

    District 13 Toastmasters Welcomes 2nd Runner-Up World Champion Public Speaking, Kelly Sargeant!

    Welcome Kelly Sargeant!

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    Agenda.................................................................................................................................................................................................. p. 3District Director, PQD, CGD, and Chair Greetings............................................................................................................ pp. 4-6District Executive Committee....................................................................................................................................................... p. 7Keynote Speaker................................................................................................................................................................................ p. 8Evaluation Contest................................................................................................................................................................... pp. 9-11Morning Workshops............................................................................................................................................................. pp. 12-14Conference Sponsors..................................................................................................................................................................... p. 15Recognition Luncheon........................................................................................................................................................ pp. 16-21 Afternoon Workshops.......................................................................................................................................................... pp. 22-24International Speech Contest.............................................................................................................................................. p. 25-27Embassy Suites Floor Map............................................................................................................................................................p. 28Ray Carter, Communication Achievement Award................................................................................................................p. 29

    Table of Contents and Agenda

    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    7:00 pm - 7:15 pm

    RegistrationFriday Night Fun Night First Timers' Reception

    Hallway outside BallroomBallroom River Terrace Room

    RegistrationCredential Check-inBreakfast BuffetLineup of Banners/Lineup of District OfficersOpening CeremoniesKelly SargeantBreak and moveEvaluation ContestBreakMorning WorkshopsBreak and moveHall of Fame LuncheonBreak and moveAfternoon WorkshopsBreak and moveInternational Speech ContestBreak and CredentialsDistrict Council MeetingBreak (Cocktails Open at 6:30 pm)International Banquet

    7:00 am - 8:00 am

    7:00 am - 8:00 am7:45 am - 8:00 am8:00 am - 8:30 am 8:30 am - 9:15 am9:15 am - 9:30 am

    9:30 am - 10:45 am 10:45 am - 10:55 am10:55 am - 11:45 am11:45 am - 11:55 am

    11:55 am - 1:00 pm 1:00 pm - 1:10 pm1:10 pm - 2:00 pm2:00 pm - 2:25 pm 2:25 pm - 4:10 pm4:10 pm - 4:30 pm4:30 pm - 5:35 pm5:35 pm - 7:00 pm7:00 pm - 9:15 pm

    Hallway outside Salon A & BHallway outside Salon A & BSalon A & BHallway outside Salon A & BSalon A & BSalon A & B

    Salon C

    River Terrace, Salon C, Garfield

    Salon A & B

    River Terrace, Salon C, Garfield

    Salon C

    Salon C

    Salon A & B

    Saturday

    Friday

    Sunday8:00 am - 9:00 am

    9:00 am - 11:30 amBreakfastKelly Sargeant

    Buffet area outside River TerraceRiver Terrace room

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  • 4District 13 | 2016 Spring Conference4

    Josu Batista, DTM District 13 Director

    District Director WelcomeFellow Toastmasters and Friends,

    Welcome to our 2016 Spring Conference and Bon Mardi Gras! If you are reading this message, most likely you are already here, at the Em-bassy Suites Pittsburgh International Airport, feeling the electrifying excitement surrounding the most colorful conference ever! A very passionate group of volunteers led by our Program Quality Director, Dr. Hollis R. Batista, and our wonderful Conference Chair Claudette Biers, has been working together on this conference with so much enthusiasm, energy, and creativity to ensure you are engaged in learning, enjoying, and meeting other passionate Toastmasters along the way.

    Growing up in southern Venezuela, in my hometown of Ciudad Bolvar, there was such a fascinating mixture of people, cultures, languages, food, and music. Caribbean Calypso music played every-where during the Mardi Gras celebrations, called Carnival there. If you were to walk along the Paseo Orinoco, a boulevard along the Orinoco River during Carnival, you would have experienced a sensory over-load of color, rhythm, drums, and steel band sounds. Catchy songs in Patois, Spanish, and English, would have invited you to join everyone

    in dancing, singing, and celebrating each other. Our district conference is filled with all that colorful excitement! As Dr. Ralph Smedley said, "... we learn best in moments of enjoyment."

    You made the choice to attend this conference and I thank you for trusting our team to make your time and presence here the very best opportunity to enhance your leadership and communication skills. Our VIP Guest Speaker, Kelly Sargeant, will deliver powerful and motivational speeches. Our workshop presenters are prepared and ready to deliver relevant and valuable information for you to use and apply right away. Should I mention we also have speech contests to enhance the excitement and enjoyment of all of us? All the very best to all contestants; you are examples of what our theme is about: The WOW Factor - Wonderful Opportunities Within Toastmasters.

    If there is one thing I would like for you to take away from this conference it is that Toastmasters International is here to benefit you, that is right, YOU! Whether you are one of the volunteers putting time and effort supporting this event, or leading your club, or serving in a district leader capacity, each one of these roles exists to enhance YOUR ability to be a better leader and communicator. No other institution that I know cares that much about YOUR journey, YOUR why, YOUR goals. I encourage you to be an ACTIVE participant if you want to accelerate and enhance your progress as a Toastmaster.

    I have a challenge for you. On the next speaking slot available at your club, deliver at least one speech about what you saw, heard, felt, and did during this conference. Make the very best of this conference, be present, be engaged, reach out to others, and enhance your network by meeting other Toastmasters.

    Salut!

    Josu R. Batista, DTMDistrict Director District 13 P.S. If we have not met in person before or if you are a first time attendee, find me, reach out, and say Bon Mardi Gras! In return, I will have a small keepsake token for you. Until then, au revoir!

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    Program Quality Director Welcome

    Hollis Batista, DTM Program Quality Director

    Welcome fellow Toastmasters and guests to District 13s 2016 Mardi Gras Spring Conference! My name is Dr. Hollis R. Batista, and my team and I have planned great activities for our 2016 Spring Conference that will make this one of your most mem-orable conferences!

    The Conference starts with Friday Fun Night bringing edu-cational games and fun-filled creative activities and our First Timers Reception for great networking opportunities with new members who are excited to attend their first conference. Welcome them warmly!

    Saturday begins with a delicious breakfast and our spectacu-lar parade of banners. The day continues on as we listen to our inspirational Keynote Speaker, Kelly Sargeant, relate her energized messages, experience six great workshops, exciting contests, plenty of delicious food, and much more! You dont want to miss this Mardi Gras Educational Conference!

    The team putting together this conference has been led by our Mardi Gras aficionado, Claudette Biers!

    Claudettes team mission decided to bring to our membership and guest the concept of Beads Lead to the Best Leadership! Claudettes team did this by:

    Motivating her team members to keep growing and stretching in their personal Toastmasters journeys.Adapting fantastic educational learning experiences for everyone by sharing energy, education, and a posi-tive attitude. Remarkable activities, workshops, and networking opportunities.Dedication to jazzing up your learning experience.Incredible ideas to bring the best food, fun, awards, and beads.Gratitude in celebrating the team spirit.Recognizing and treasuring the priceless experience of putting together a conference.Appreciating every District 13 member and guests for registering for our Spring Conference.Success in making this 2016 Spring Conference You-nique!

    Thank you again to Claudette and her team; youve done an amazing job!

    A special thank you again to Kelly Sargeant, our keynote speaker for visiting our district and sharing her inspirational messages!

    Your Servant Toastmaster Leader! Dr. Hollis R. Batista, DTMDistrict 13 Program Quality Director 2015-2016

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    Club Growth Director Welcome

    Francine Milligan, DTMClub Growth Director

    Spring Conference Chair Welcome

    Claudette Biers, CC, CLSpring Conference Chair

    Greetings Fellow Toastmasters!

    My name is Claudette Biers and I am so excited to be the 2016 Spring Conference Chair with the theme of Mardi Gras. It has been exciting to work with so many amazing people and I have learned so much from this experience.

    I am looking forward to seeing everyone at the conference for all of the fun and learning that has been planned.

    More About Claudette Biers, CC, CLShe has been working for Aetna in some capacity for over twenty years. Currently she is a senior trainer. As one of the founding members of the Aetna Speaking on the Moon Club, which was started on April 1, 2014, she served as the VP of Mem-bership and has just taken on the role of President for her club. Claudette enjoys

    reading, crocheting, gambling and most of all, spending time with her grandchildren and family.

    Welcome Fellow Toastmasters to our Spring Conference at the Embassy Suites hotel!

    We have a wonderful conference planned for you, starting with a Friday Night Fun Night that I know you will not want to miss! I would like to also extend a special wel-come to all our First Time Conference Attendees; I look forward to meeting with you Friday evening!

    Our Saturday program features our amazing keynote speaker, Kelly Sargeant, along with workshops from some of the best Toastmasters in our District that focus on help-ing you, the member, grow and succeed throughout your Toastmasters, personal, and professional journeys.

    How could we forget the District contests for both the Evaluation and International Speech competitions! I know I cannot wait to see who will be representing our District at the Toastmasters International Convention this August in Washington, D.C. as they compete with the best Toastmasters in the world!

    We end our evening with our Dinner Banquet Gala where we welcome once again Kelly Sargeant and congratulate the latest group of Toastmasters who earned their Distinguished Toastmasters Award!

    Please take advantage of all the wonderful networking opportunities the conference has to offer. Again, welcome to the Spring Conference and I look forward to speaking with you this weekend!

    All the best,Francine Milligan, DTMClub Growth Director District 13 Toastmasters 2015-2016

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    Spring Conference Chair Welcome

    District 13 GovernorJosu Batista, DTM

    Program Quality DirectorHollis Batista, DTM

    Club Growth DirectorFrancine Milligan, DTM

    Immediate Past District GovernorMelissa McGavick, DTM, IPDG

    Public Relations ManagerCarolyn Krachkowski, DTM

    Administrative ManagerRachel Kenyon, CC, CL

    Finance ManagerMary Cornwall, DTM

    Logistics ManagerKevin Margo, CC, CL

    Division A DirectorJoe Arnold, DTM

    Division B DirectorKathleen Kuznicki, ACS, ALB

    Division C DirectorJames Gurksnis, ACS, ALB

    Division D DirectorScott Herring, ACS, ALB

    District Executive Committee 2015-2016

    Division A

    Area 1 DirectorBen Reynolds, CC

    Area 2 DirectorJustin Conley, ACB, ALB

    Area 3 DirectorTracy Eichenlaub, ACG,ALB

    Area 4 DirectorBeverly Wise, ACG, ALB

    Area 5 DirectorMike Pechalk, ACS, CL

    Division C

    Area 21 DirectorRick Zollner, ACB, ALB

    Area 22 DirectorJulia Glover, ACS, ALB

    Area 23 DirectorPam Ludin, CC, CL

    Area 24 DirectorStephanie Simmons, CC, ALB

    Division D

    Area 31 DirectorStuart Strickland, ACB, ALB

    Area 32 DirectorBetsy Johnsen, ACB, ALB

    Area 33 DirectorVanessa Matthews, ACS, ALB

    Area 34 DirectorTao He, CC

    Area 35 DirectorJoe Furmanski, ACB, ALB

    Division B

    Area 11 DirectorDawn Staropoli, CC, ALB

    Area 12 DirectorSue Ellis, ACS, ALB

    Area 13 DirectorStephanie Richman, ACS, ALB

    Area 14 DirectorTom Quiggle, ACG, ALB

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    Salon A & B | 8:30 am - 9:15 am

    Kelly Sargeant gives an inspirational ad-dress about discovering who you become, in the process of reaching your goals and objectives through leadership.

    Kelly draws upon her feelings of facing her fears, the process of being transformed by leading, and eventually living without fear but with purpose. Her testament helps listeners realize the importance of acknowl-edging the roadblocks to their dreams, taking ownership of their issues by taking full responsibility, solving them, and suc-ceeding.

    This keynote speech will inspire the audi-ence to be open to growth by showing them how to use leadership to instill cour-age, confidence, and credibility in them-selves.

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    Kelly Sargeant | Keynote Speaker

    Keynote Speaker - Kelly SargeantLeadership - The Transformational Power of Taking the Lead

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    Evaluation Contest

    Evaluation Contest Agenda Salon C | 9:30 am - 10:45 am

    Contestant Briefing Trevor Yannayon, DTMChief Judge Briefing Jay Fisher, ACB, ALB

    Call to Order Jerry Horn, DTM

    Welcome Trevor Yannayon, DTM

    Let the Contest Begin!

    Contestants (in alphabetical order):

    Speaking Order Place ____ Katina Boetger-Hunter ____ ____ Nate Dunlop ____ ____ Amy Noll ____ ____ Kareem Maize ____ ____ Jessica Mineard ____ ____ Joe OKeeffe ____ ____ Charlie Wilson ____ ____ Alexis Sanders ____

    Announcement of Speaking Order Trevor Yannayon, DTM

    Model Speaker Virgil Eichenlaub

    Please observe a minute of silence between each contestant with an indefinite period of silence after the last speaker. Note: Speaking order was determined via drawing with the contestants, during the pre-contest briefing.

    Contestant Interviews Trevor Yannayon, DTM

    Presentation of Awards Josu Batista, DTM Hollis Batista, DTM

    Announcements Trevor Yannayon, DTM

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    EVALUATION CONTESTJUDGES GUIDE AND BALLOT

    Judges Official Ballot Evaluation Contest(Detach and submit to counters)

    Name of Contestant

    First Place: ___________________________________________________________________

    Second Place: ________________________________________________________________

    Third Place: __________________________________________________________________

    PLACE RANKING POINTS (for counters use only)

    First Place 3 points

    Second Place 2 points

    Third Place 1 point

    (Signature of Judge) (Judges Name; Please Print)

    Analytical QualityClear, Focused

    40 28-39 17-27 0-16

    RecommendationsPositive, Specific, Helpful

    30 22-29 13-21 0-12

    TechniqueSympathetic, Sensitive,Motivational

    15 11-14 6-10 0-5

    SummationConcise, Encouraging

    15 11-14 6-10 0-5

    TOTAL SCORE (100 Points Possible)

    JUDGING ITEMS

    SUGGESTED POINT VALUES

    EXCELLENT

    VERY

    GOOD

    G OOD

    FAIR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    NOTE: Votes must be cast for first, second and third place or the ballot will be voided.

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    The Number One Reason You Dont Have Millennials . . .How do we convince the Millennial to come to Toastmasters? How do we reach into a community that has never opened a phone book, hasnt looked at a bulletin board since 2nd grade, and doesnt know the value of leadership to a newly launched career? District 10 has found a tool that Millennials use and its paying off. Join Kim as she talks about MeetUp the Millennials.

    About Kim

    Kim Krajci, DTM, plays well with words. As a professional writer, social media marketer, public speaker, and podcaster, she uses words to shape ideas. She publishes blogs and produces podcasts, including her own On the Table-Topics for Toastmasters (http://onthetablepodcasts.com/) and Toastmasters101 (http://toastmasters101.net).

    Kim lives with her husband and family in Ohio in a household that is slowly reducing in size as the kids head off to their own adventures.

    Kim KrajciMeetUp the Millennials: Inviting the Next Generation to Toastmasters

    Kim Krajci, DTMRiver Terrace | 10:55 am - 11:45 am

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    Morning Workshops

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    Join us as we explore the power of mental flexibility! This fun and informative workshop will teach you skills and techniques to increase awareness of your own thinking processes, appreciate the viewpoints of others, and identify alternative solutions to complex problems.

    Discover how to become a better: Listener Observer Thinker Problem Solver

    About Paul

    Paul Matthews, ACS, ALB, is a speaker with a passion for innovation! An avid practitioner of human-centered design, Paul translates complex data into simple, intuitive tools that anyone can use.

    Paul is the Manager of Financial Analytics for UPMCs Information Services Division responsible for designing new analytical frameworks to inform decision making. He earned his Masters of Business Administration, Bachelors of Science in Finance, and Bachelors of Arts in Film Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.

    Paul MatthewsBuilding Your Thinking Power, Part I: Mental Flexibility

    Paul Matthews, ACS, ALBSalon C | 10:55 am - 11:45 am

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    Morning Workshops

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    Shawndra HolmbergOrganizing for the Distracted Toastmaster

    Shawndra Holmberg, ACB, ALBGarfield Room | 10:55 am - 11:45 am

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    Are you missing out on opportunities? Are you struggling to achieve your education awards? Are you feeling frustrated at the jumble of materials lying hidden in the corner? You could be a distracted Toastmaster. Shawndra shares the strategies, tools, and habits shes used to become and stay an organized Toastmaster.

    About Shawndra

    Shawndra Holmberg, ACB, ALB, believes in the power that an organized space, schedule, and life has on our creative spirit. She is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization (CPO-CD). Shawndra is focused on being a personal trainer for productivity, a mentor for goals, and a motivational force for creativity which is why she embraces Toastmasters.

    Shawndra considers herself a lousy tourist as she usually spends her vacations enjoying a good book (reading one or writing one) and sipping a tasty cup of coffee on her lanai, deck, porch, or sunroom. Thats why she prefers to live and work in interesting locales. She went to graduate school in Montana, worked on Johnston Island (~850 miles southwest of Hawaii) for several years, spent a year at the South Pole, Antarctica, and then thawed out in Hawaii where she joined her first Toastmaster club. She is currently enjoying the people and scenery of Western Pennsylvania and is a member of the Earlybirds Toastmaster Club in Butler and the Mercer County Toastmasters.

    Morning Workshops

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    Conference Sponsors

    Russell Drake has been a Toastmaster for nine years. Russell has been a member of his home club, Cranberry Area Toastmasters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, since 2006. He has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters and has attained the Distin-guished Toastmaster designationthe highest level of achievement in the organization.

    Russell says, My Toastmasters experience has expanded my social net-work. Professionally, I have incorporated many principles gained from my club and district officer roles. My manager meetings, conference calls and presentations are now more productive and efficient.

    As a member of the Toastmasters International Board of Directors, Russell is a working ambassador for the organization. He works with the Board to develop, support and modify the policies and procedures that guide Toastmasters International in fulfilling its mission.

    Russell Drake, International Director

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    Clubs Achieving the Smedley AwardProgram Dates: August 1 September 30This membership program is named in honor of Ralph Smedley, founder of Toastmasters International.A 03 00008538 Mountaineer Toastmasters Club 5A 02 01014683 Bayer Toastmasters Club 7B 11 04476485 Oakmont Toastmasters 5

    Clubs Achieving the Talk Up Toastmasters AwardProgram Dates: February 1 March 31The "Talk Up Toastmasters" membership program is the chance to encourage your members to invite guests to a special meeting where prospective members can learn about Toastmasters' many benefits. D 34 00009881 Oakland Club 6B 12 03331281 Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters Club 5D 35 04293877 Speaking. Delivered. 5C 23 04813611 Woman 2 Woman 6

    Clubs Achieving the Beat the Clock AwardProgram Dates: May 1 June 30Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time. In that spirit, "Beat the Clock" is a great motivator for finishing the year on scheduleon time and with record numbers! Make it your clubs goal to earn the "Beat the Clock" award and encourage every member to take part. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 receive a "Beat the Clock" ribbon to display on the clubs banner. Qualifying clubs also earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)

    New Year, New You Incentive AwardeesDivision Area Club Number Club NameA 2 1014683 Bayer Toastmasters ClubA 4 5314886 Northside ToastmastersB 11 2723 VA ClubB 11 970596 Aspinwall ToastmastersB 12 9843 Cranberry Area Toastmasters ClubB 12 3331281 Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters ClubB 12 3600773 ProMastersC 24 2954 Monroeville ClubD 31 5592 BNY Mellon Toastmasters ClubD 31 3124764 Culturally SpeakingD 32 3080117 Running Man SpeaksD 34 9881 Oakland Club

    New Year, New You..Now Lets Renew! Incentive AwardeesClubs with 20 or more MembersDivision Area Club Number Club NameA 4 2472 North Hills ToastmastersC 23 5282 BPMI Toastmasters ClubC 24 2954 Monroeville ToastmastersC 22 4287514 FQ Toasters

    Recognition LuncheonMembership and Club Building

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    Clubs with Less than 20 MembersDivision Area Club Number Club NameB 14 1887763 Meadville Toastmasters

    New Clubs Chartered Since July 1, 2015Club Number Charter Date Club Name Club Sponsors5282335 2/27/2016 Talking Points Melissa McGavick, DTM, Eric Shultz, ACB, ALB5257237 2/29/2016 Priority Speaks Toastmasters Mike Pechalk, ACS, CL, Kim Turner, CC5314886 3/3/2016 Northside Toastmasters Paul Matthews, ACS, ALB5333941 3/17/2016 The Power of Toast Ron Bogan, Scott Herring, ACS, ALB5420200 4/9/2016 Covestro Toastmasters Mary Cornwall, DTM, Sharol OConnell, ACB, ALB

    New Club Mentors Since July 1, 2015Club Number Charter Date Club Name Club Mentors5282335 2/27/2016 Talking Points Amy Weimer, ACB, ALB5257237 2/29/2016 Priority Speaks Toastmasters Mike Pechalk, ACS, CL, Kim Turner, CC5314886 3/3/2016 Northside Toastmasters Stuart Strickland, ACB, ALB5333941 3/17/2016 The Power of Toast Corey Keller, CC, ALB, Saundra Echtler, ACB5420200 4/9/2016 Covestro Toastmasters David Cole, CL5420200 4/9/2016 Covestro Toastmasters Pete van de Gohm, CC, ALB

    New Club Coaches Since July 1, 2015 Club Number Club Name Club Coach Assigned Date856827 Outreach Toastmasters Julia Glover, ACS, ALB 03/21/2016 3153878 Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Erica Stevens, CC, ALB 03/17/20163153878 Pitt Public Health Toastmasters Jim McBrier CC, ALS 03/17/20163842479 AETNA on the Moon Mary Cornwall, DTM 03/17/2016901 McKeesport Area Club Lisa R. Frederick, ACB, ALB 03/17/2016 901 McKeesport Area Club James J. Gurksnis, ACS, ALB 03/17/2016 3124764 Culturally Speaking Heather A. Sotomayor, CC, ALB 03/05/2016 3124764 Culturally Speaking Malissa Clay, ACB, ALB 03/05/2016 738559 Bruceton Toastmasters Club Lawrence G. Irr, ACG, CL 08/20/2015 9057 Mercer County Toastmasters Club Shawndra E. Holmberg, ACB, ALB 07/07/2015

    Competent CommunicatorA Aul, Mark V. Pittsburgh ClubA Batista, Hollis R. City of Bridges ToastmastersA Cunningham, Michelle FedEx ToastmastersA Drozda, Nicholas Bettis ClubA Eichenlaub, Virgil Central West Virginia ClubA Eichenlaub, Virgil Central West Virginia ClubA Gerencir, Nathan C. Bettis Club

    A Gould, Dale E. Cherrington ToastmastersA Hastings, Al H. North Hills ClubA Hudson, Chad North Hills ClubA Irr, Lawrence G. Bruceton Toastmasters ClubA Kmetz, Felicia Williams Energy In MotionA Laird, Alison L. Bettis ClubA Lipowcan, Ray Toastmasters Carrick PAA Parker-Brown, Cassandra Beaver Club

    Recognition LuncheonMembership and Club Building

    Communication Awards

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    A Parobeck, Richard North Hills ClubA Perperas, Katherine D. Mylan Chestnut Ridge ChapterA Phelan, Christopher W. Williams Energy In MotionA Phillips, Greg M. Pittsburgh ClubA Rodenbush, Christopher M. Bettis ClubA Wachtel, Brian Bayer Toastmasters ClubA Wasageshik, Sarah L. FedEx ToastmastersA West, Candice Speak Easy Toastmasters of WVA Young, Linda North Hills ClubB Bulow, Ian P. Zelienople ToastmastersB Callaway, Mj Ann Oakmont ToastmastersB Devaraj, Susan M. Aspinwall ToastmastersB Dobish, David P. New Castles First ClubB Elshoff, Kenneth P VA ClubB Etter, Denise Cranberry High NoonB Geibel, David W. Earlybirds ClubB Ghadialy, Rashna Aspinwall ToastmastersB Hangliter, Richard S. Cranberry High NoonB Johnson Jr, Robert R. Cranberry High NoonB Lawson, Kenneth R. VA ClubB Major, Meg Cranberry Area ToastmastersB Matts, Sandi M. Eriez ClubB McLaren, Gabriele Aspinwall ToastmastersB Michel, Donald J. Westinghouse ToastmastersB Middleton, Leslie K. Cranberry High NoonB Miller, Ron M. Eriez ClubB Musinsky, Flavia Aspinwall ToastmastersB Nocero, John R. Bayview ClubB Orlowski, Terri A. Cranberry High NoonB Peddiboyina, Arjuna GENCOB Peterson, Deborah S. Noon-Timer ToastmastersB Quiggle, Thomas A. Eriez ClubB Rai, Hema VA ClubB Rappoport, Cody M. Mercer County ToastmastersB Salehzadeh, Amir Westinghouse ToastmastersB Shipley, Matthew W. Cranberry High NoonB Yonkers, Mary E. Noon-Timer ToastmastersC Badolato, Denise Marie Woman 2 WomanC Blattner, Jeffrey P. Monroeville ClubC Broe, Luella A. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Cooney, Peter A. Elk County ToastmastersC Friede, David H. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Galloni, Denise Ann Ambassadors ToastmastersC Keener, Christina L. Ambassadors ToastmastersC Kenner, Amy L. SheetzC Ludin, Pamela S. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Sokolowski, Christopher H. Nittany ClubC Stack, Christine S. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Sulesky, Michael F. Allegheny MountainsD Baughman, Brandie Lynn Highmark BRG ToastmastersD Bridges, Christine A. Running Man Speaks

    D Defazio, David F. Toastmasters in the TowerD Downey, Erin M. Toastmasters in the TowerD Elsener, Tiffany M. Culturally SpeakingD Hill, Curtis L. Dawn Patrol ClubD Kearney, David J. Federal Building ClubD Kniola, Todd R. EQT ToastmastersD Maize, Kareem Federal Building ClubD McKelton, Juanita Culturally SpeakingD Milligan, Francine The Next Step ToastmastersD Narasimhan, Yeri R. L Toastmasters In the TowerD Niblock, Candace Dawn HELPS on SmithfieldD Raymond, Lisa Toastmasters in the TowerD Rothey, Brandon B. Legally SpeakingD Sally, Michael J. Toastmasters in the TowerD Stevens, Erica Lynn Oakland ClubD Thompson, Zack Oakland ClubD Uzelac, Craig T. Alcoa Pittsburgh ToastmastersD Zhang, Jiyuan Oakland ClubD Zhang, Jiyuan Oakland Club

    Advanced Communicator Bronze A Batista, Hollis R. City of Bridges ToastmastersA Boetger-Hunter, Katina J. Beaver ClubA Feitosa, Miguel M. Beacon ClubA Gerardi, Karen C. West Liberty UniversityA O'Brien, Philip Beacon ClubA Rehder, Matthew L. Bettis ClubA Slagle, Chelsea N. Mylan Chestnut Ridge ChapterA Stutz, Kathleen J. Bettis ClubB Bruno, Pamela J. Alcoa Technical Center ClubB Sanders, Barbara Mercer County Toastmasters C Auker, Scott A. Allegheny MountainsC Frederick, Lisa R. Greensburg ClubC Friede, David H. Sallie Boggs Toastmasters ClubC Grigsby-Boyd, Neenah Sallie Boggs Toastmasters ClubC Mals, Susan M. Monroeville ClubC Sanders, Alexis K. Sallie Boggs Toastmasters ClubC Scoletti, Matthew Ambassadors Toastmasters ClubC Tuttle, Mark R. Penn Hills ClubD Glucksman, Rebecca Lynn Oakland ClubD Hall, Angela L. Toastmasters in the TowerD Klaus, Jay Dawn Patrol ClubD Mineard, Jessica A. Running Man SpeaksD Ostroski, Ann M. Pitt Public Health ToastmastersD Porter, Marcia PPG Toastmasters ClubD Russell, Darlene Y. Culturally Speaking

    Advanced Communicator SilverA Bates, Mary M. North Hills ClubA Batista, Hollis R. City of Bridges Toastmasters

    Recognition Luncheon

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    Competent LeaderA Batista, Hollis R. City of Bridges ToastmastersA Biers, Claudette Marie AETNA Speaking On the MoonA Boetger-Hunter, Katina J. Beaver ClubA Brundidge, Clinique L. Bettis ClubA Cornwall, Mary Beth Bayer Toastmasters ClubA Glass, Carolyn J North Hills ClubA Gurleyik, Donna Lampe Cherrington ToastmastersA Irr, Lawrence G. Bruceton Toastmasters ClubA Keefe, Thomas David AETNA Speaking On the MoonA Laird, Alison L. Bettis ClubA Mariacher, Michelle A. Bettis ClubA Parmelee, Thomas R. Cherrington ToastmastersA Pechalk, Michael Joseph Priority Speakers ClubA Phelan, Christopher W. Williams Energy In MotionA Reynolds, Kara M. FedEx ToastmastersA Riley, C. Michael Speak Easy Toastmasters of WVA Rodenbush, Christopher M. Bettis ClubA Shomo, Kandice K. Mylan Chestnut Ridge ChapterA Young, Lisa Toastmasters Carrick PAB Artman Fox, Bonnie Oakmont ToastmastersB Devaraj, Susan M Aspinwall ToastmastersB Etter, Denise Cranberry High NoonB Finch, Kathi Lynn Cranberry Area ToastmastersB Johnson Jr, Robert R. Cranberry High Noon B Knauff, Edward A. Zelienople Toastmasters ClubB Lehett, Mary M. Mercer County ToastmastersB Matts, Sandi M. Eriez ClubB McLaren, Gabriele Aspinwall ToastmastersB Middleton, Leslie K. Cranberry High NoonB Neal, William J. Aspinwall ToastmastersB Orlowski, Terri A. Cranberry High Noon B Ott, Lana J. Cranberry Area ToastmastersB Quiggle, Thomas A. Eriez ClubB Ray, Calvin C. New Castles First ClubB Staropoli, Michael D. Aspinwall ToastmastersB Stephens, Nate H. Oakmont ToastmastersB Yonkers, Mary E. Noon-Timer ToastmastersC Cassick, Shawna Outreach Toastmasters

    A Clowser, Peggy A. Central West Virginia ClubA Dumrauf, Doris Pittsburgh ClubB Ellis, Sue Ann Zelienople Toastmasters ClubB Kuznicki, Kathleen A. Cranberry Area Toastmasters C Glover, Julia Outreach ToastmastersC Gurksnis, James J. Greensburg ClubC Sanders, Alexis K. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Thor, Patti L. Penn State Pingers ClubD Harper, Thomas H. Midday Club

    D Russell, Darlene Y. Culturally Speaking

    Advanced Communicator GoldA McClain, Carol J. Beaver ClubA Wise, Beverly Denise North Hills ClubB Cortes, Michael Eriez ClubC Bluman, Allan George McKeesport Area ClubC Broe, Luella A. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Thor, Patti L. Nittany Club

    C Cole, Krista Irene FQ ToastersC Frederick, Lisa R. Greensburg ClubC Fura, Mary Elizabeth FQ ToastersC Gregg, Mary Phyllis Ambassadors ToastmastersC Horn, Jerry W. Ambassadors ToastmastersC Lehner, Mark R. Monroeville ClubC Ludin, Pamela S. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Mals, Susan M. Monroeville ClubC Sanders, Alexis K. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Sell, Jennifer L. SheetzC Turner, Kim Monroeville ClubC Vincent, Anne E. Monroeville ClubD Baughman, Brandie Lynn Highmark BRG ToastmastersD Franklin, Ellen Culturally SpeakingD Koza, Lynn R. Running Man SpeaksD McKinley, Andrew C. Toastmasters in the TowerD Mineard, Jessica A. Running Man SpeaksD Raymond, Lisa Toastmasters in the TowerD Roscoe, Anthony Eric Highmark BRG ToastmastersD Russell, Darlene Y. Culturally SpeakingD Smith, Sylvia E. Highmark BRG ToastmastersD Stevens, Erica Lynn Oakland Club

    Recognition Luncheon

    Leadership Awards

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    Advanced Leader BronzeA Crouse, Elizabeth J. North Hills ClubA Gerencir, Nathan Carter Bettis ClubA Johnson, Laurie Am Mountaineer ToastmastersA Kiger, Jennifer R. West Liberty UniversityA Kurp, Justin R. Bettis ClubA Rankin, Lori Ann FedEx ToastmastersA Rodenbush, Christopher M. Bettis ClubA Sanders, Thomas J. Bettis ClubA van de Gohm, Pete Bayer Toastmasters ClubB Baughman, Brandie Lynn Oakmont ToastmastersB Duncan, Jean A. Earlybirds ClubB Etter, Denise Cranberry High NoonB Finch, Kathi Lynn ProMastersB Ott, Lana J. Cranberry Area ToastmastersB Sanders, Barbara Mercer County ToastmastersB Staropoli, Dawn Aspinwall ToastmastersC Deray, Chana G. Woman 2 WomanC Frederick, Lisa R. Greensburg ClubC Hoist, Ann Willcox Ambassadors ToastmastersC Horn, Jerry W. Ambassadors ToastmastersC Mals, Susan M. Monroeville ClubC Thor, Patti L. Penn State Pingers ClubC Tuttle, Jill A. Penn Hills Club

    C Tuttle, Mark R Penn Hills ClubD Batista, Josue R. PPG Toastmasters ClubD Clay, Malissa BNY Mellon ToastmastersD Hall, Angela L. Toastmasters in the TowerD Keller, Corey L. Dawn Patrol ClubD Milligan, Francine BNY Mellon ToastmastersD Stevens, Erica Lynn Oakland Club

    Advanced Leader SilverA Josue R. Batista City of Bridges ToastmastersA Diamond, William H. Beaver ClubA Krachkowski, Carolyn J. Toastmasters Carrick PAA Rodenbush, Christopher M. Bettis ClubA Shatlock, Stacy Cherrington ToastmastersB Cortes, Michael Eriez ClubB McClain, Carol J. ProMastersC Broe, Luella A. Sallie Boggs ToastmastersC Thor, Patti L. Nittany ClubC Walkiewicz, Janna P. FQ Toasters

    LDREXCA Batista, Hollis R. City of Bridges Toastmasters ClubA Batista, Josue R. City of Bridges Toastmasters ClubA Diamond, William H. Beaver ClubA Eichenlaub, Tracy L. Central West Virginia ClubA Eichenlaub, Virgil Central West Virginia ClubA Reynolds, Kara M. FedEx ToastmastersA Rodenbush, Christopher M. Toastmasters Carrick PAB Cortes, Michael Eriez ClubB Hamilton, Carol M. New Castles First ClubB Stephens, Nate H. Oakmont ToastmastersC Broe, Luella A. Sallie Boggs Toastmasters ClubC Gurksnis, James J. Greensburg ClubC Thor, Patti L. Penn State Pingers ClubC Walkiewicz, Janna P. FQ ToastersD Leonard, Michael BNY Mellon Toastmasters Club

    Recognition Luncheon

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    Batista, Hollis R.Baughman, Brandie LynnBroe, Luella A.Cortes, MichaelDiamond, William H.Eichenlaub, VirgilEtter, DeniseFrederick, Lisa R.Mals, Susan M.McClain, Carol J.Rodenbush, Christopher M.Russell, Darlene Y.Sanders, Alexis K.Stevens, Erica LynnThor, Patti L.

    A Diamond, William H. Beaver ClubA Krachkowski, Carolyn J. Toastmasters Carrick PAA McClain, Carol J. Beaver ClubA Rodenbush, Christopher M. Bettis ClubB Cortes, Michael Eriez ClubC Broe, Luella A. Sallie Boggs Toastmasters ClubC Thor, Patti L. Penn State Pingers Club

    DTM

    Triple Crown

    Recognition Luncheon

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    Vanessa MatthewsThe Simple Solution: To Health, Happiness, and Productivity

    Vanessa Matthews, ACS, ALBSalon C | 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

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    Do you want to feel happier, healthier, or more productive? Cracking the code on healthy lifestyle may seem challenging, but there is a simple solution. In this program, you will learn how to take charge of your diet, increase your energy, get restful sleep, as well as strengthen your heart, body, and mind. When you take care of yourself from the inside out, success will manifest itself outwardly in everything else you do. The Simple Solution is not a quick fix, but a lifestyle. No matter where you are on your journey to a better life, there is something in this workshop for you.

    About Vanessa

    Vanessa Matthews, ACS, ALB, is the least likely person to be speaking to you about healthy lifestyle, because she grew up obese and sedentary, until she took a stand and turned her life around, losing 75lbs in only 8 months. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of

    Pittsburgh, and now dedicates her life to helping others change their lives through better health. Today she is the owner of Fulfitment Personal Training, LLC, and is changing lives through fitness programs, nutritional coaching, and public speaking.

    Afternoon Workshops

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    Michaels workshop will review the High Performance Leadership project for first timers. If you are unsure of how to proceed, what project to tackle, or who to enlist for help, this workshop is for you. When you leave this workshop, youll be ready to go back to your club and get started. Bring your HPL manuals with you as we review:

    What makes a good High Performance Leadership Project?What should I consider when picking my Guidance Committee members and my Action Team? What is the process of EXPERIENCING the High Performance Leadership Project?

    About Michael

    Michael Cortes, DTM, is the Technology Coordinator & PIMS Administrator at the Fort LeBoeuf School District in Northwest

    Pennsylvania. He fills the post of Service Officer at the Millcreek American Legion, as the President of the Millcreek American Legion Riders, as Department Chair in the Occupational Advisory Committee of the Erie County Technical School, and serves on the Computer Advisory Committee at the Erie Institute of Technology.

    Michael has recently achieved the level of Distinguished Toastmaster with his current club, the Eriez Club. He has held club offices as Club President, VP Membership, VP Education, Secretary, Club Mentor, Club Sponsor, Assistant Area Governor, Area Governor, and Fall Conference Education Chair while maintaining membership in three separate clubs since March of 2003.

    Michael CortesHigh Performance Leadership Project: Getting Started

    Michael Cortes, DTMRiver Terrace | 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

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    Patti ThorYou Are A Life Changer

    Patti Thor, DTMGarfield Room | 1:10 pm - 2:00 pm

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    Oftentimes famous people are considered Life Changers. Today, Patti will demonstrate that YOU are a Life Changer. Through a fun time of sharing, you will create your I story (personal Toastmasters testimony) and collect others I stories. Patti will demonstrate how these stories encourage existing members to stretch and non-members to join. Learn how to use these stories on club websites and social mediayou never know who may be looking for a change.

    About Patti

    Patti Thor, DTM, joined Penn State Pingers in 2011 and the Nittany Club in 2015. Shes been an Immediate Past President, VP Education, past Area Governor, Club Mentor, and VP Public Relations.

    Starting her Presidency at nine members, the club dropped to five active members. Thor and her team implemented her Life Changer program and achieved Presidents Distinguished. Patti wants to share her insight and enthusiasm to show how You are a Life Changer so your club will finish strong too.

    Afternoon Workshops

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    International Speech Contest

    International Speech Contest Agenda Salon C | 2:25 pm - 4:10 pm

    Contestant Briefing Melissa McGavick, DTM, IPDGChief Judge Briefing Trevor Yannayon, DTM

    Call to Order Erin Dyer

    Welcome Melissa McGavick, DTM, IPDG

    Let the Contest Begin!

    Contestants (in alphabetical order):

    Speaking Order Place ____ Katina Boetger-Hunter ____ ____ Malissa Clay ____ ____ MJ Callaway ____ ____ Charlie Wilson ____ ____ Nate Dunlop ____ ____ Corey Keller ____ ____ Don Michel ____ ____ Sara Wasageshik ____

    Announcement of Speaking Order Melissa McGavick, DTM, IPDG

    Please observe a minute of silence between each contestant with an indefinite period of silence after the last speaker. Note: Speaking order was determined via drawing with the contestants, during the pre-contest briefing.

    Contestant Interviews Melissa McGavick, DTM, IPDG

    Presentation of Awards Josu Batista, DTM Hollis Batista, DTM

    Announcements Melissa McGavick, DTM, IPDG

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    INTERNATIONAL SPEECH CONTESTJUDGES GUIDE AND BALLOT

    Judges Official Ballot International Speech Contest(Detach and submit to counters)

    Name of Contestant

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    Third Place: __________________________________________________________________

    PLACE RANKING POINTS (for counters use only)

    First Place 3 points

    Second Place 2 points

    Third Place 1 point

    (Signature of Judge) (Judges Name; Please Print)

    Speech DevelopmentStructure, Organization, Support Material

    CONTENT

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    EffectivenessAchievement of Purpose,Interest, Reception

    15 11-14 6-10 0-5

    Speech ValueIdeas, Logic,Original Thought

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    PhysicalAppearance, Body Language,Speaking Area

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    10 7-9 4-6 0-3

    VoiceFlexibility,Volume

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    MannerDirectness, Assurance,Enthusiasm

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    AppropriatenessTo Speech PurposeAnd Audience

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    CorrectnessGrammar, Pronunciation,Word Selection

    10 7-9 4-6 0-3

    TOTAL SCORE (100 Points Possible)

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    NOTE: Votes must be cast for first, second and third place or the ballot will be voided.

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    INTERNATIONAL SPEECH CONTESTJUDGES GUIDE AND BALLOT

    Judges Official Ballot International Speech Contest(Detach and submit to counters)

    Name of Contestant

    First Place: ___________________________________________________________________

    Second Place: ________________________________________________________________

    Third Place: __________________________________________________________________

    PLACE RANKING POINTS (for counters use only)

    First Place 3 points

    Second Place 2 points

    Third Place 1 point

    (Signature of Judge) (Judges Name; Please Print)

    Speech DevelopmentStructure, Organization, Support Material

    CONTENT

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    20 14-19 9-13 0-8

    EffectivenessAchievement of Purpose,Interest, Reception

    15 11-14 6-10 0-5

    Speech ValueIdeas, Logic,Original Thought

    15 11-14 6-10 0-5

    PhysicalAppearance, Body Language,Speaking Area

    DELIVERY

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    10 7-9 4-6 0-3

    VoiceFlexibility,Volume

    10 7-9 4-6 0-3

    MannerDirectness, Assurance,Enthusiasm

    10 7-9 4-6 0-3

    AppropriatenessTo Speech PurposeAnd Audience

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    CorrectnessGrammar, Pronunciation,Word Selection

    10 7-9 4-6 0-3

    TOTAL SCORE (100 Points Possible)

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    EXCELLENT

    VERY

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    FAIR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

    NOTE: Votes must be cast for first, second and third place or the ballot will be voided.

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    Embassy Suites Floor Map

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    Vice President and General Manager of WPXI-TV to receive 2016 Communication Achievement Award

    PITTSBURGH, PA, March 19, 2016 Ray Carter, of Pine Township, has been selected as this years recipient of the District 13 Toastmasters Communication Achievement Award. This award is given to a distinguished individual in communication or leadership. As Vice President and General Manager of WPXI-TV, Ray has the distinction of earning this award for the impact his communication and leadership skills have had on our community.

    Just as Toastmasters practice and develop their skills to prepare themselves to become effective leaders and communicators, Rays prior experience prepared him well for his current role as Vice

    President and General Manager at WPXI-TV. Ray has been involved in leadership of television stations since 1986. He has worked in several newsrooms as a photographer, editor, writer producer, reporter and anchor. Before becoming a general manager, Ray spent fifteen years working as a News Director of local news operations in media markets ranging from small towns like Binghamton, NY to large cities like Atlanta, GA.

    Ray is active in the leadership of the television industry. He is a former member of the NBC Television Affiliate Advisory Board, and currently sits on the executive board of the Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters. Ray is also active in his community and church. He currently serves on the advisory board of Bethlehem Haven, The Cox Media Group Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, the Pennsylvania Economy League, and is Vice Chairman of the St. Barnabas CEO Leadership Conference. He is also a lay minister for his church, with executive and ecclesiastical responsibilities for eight separate congregations, including more than 2,000 congregants.

    The presentation of the 2016 Communication Achievement Award will happen on April 23, 2016 at the District 13 Toastmasters Spring Conference. The 2016 conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Coraopolis, PA. Accompanied by his wife, Cathy, Ray will be delighted to accept the award as he shares his thoughts on what it takes to be a great communicator.

    Ray and his wife, Cathy, are the parents of four children. He enjoys travel, photography, and riding his mint-condition Harley Davidson Rocker on weekends. Late at night and every chance he gets, he works on unfinished writing projects, including a novel and a screenplay.

    Ray Carter, D13 Honoree

    D13 Honors Ray Carter

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    "My Journey to the World Championship Stage!"Evening Gala 8:00 pm

    Kelly leads attendees on a wonderful journey towards the coveted title of World Champion of Public Speaking. This is an entertaining and enlightening educational session where Kelly shares her excursion beyond the District stage and the lessons learned along the way: How to Choose Your Speech Topic

    How to Bring Your Speech to Life

    The 5 Components to a Winning Speech

    What separates a Good Delivery from a Great Delivery

    How to Prepare for the World Championship Stage.

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    Keynote Speaker - Kelly Sargeant"My Journey to the World Championship Stage!"

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    Sunday Breakfast Keynote Speaker - Kelly Sargeant"The Road to Success can be found with a GPS!"

    "The Road to Success can be found with a GPS!"Sunday Brunch 9:00 am

    A presentation on how Mentoring and Coaching will lead you and your club to its desired destination! Discover the power of mentoring and coaching and how it will help you realize your full potential and take your skills (and your club) to the next level!

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    Summer Training and AwardsSummer TLI June 18, 2016 will

    be hosted at Westmoreland County

    Community College Join us for a great opportunity for

    networking and to learn more about club officers roles to keep your clubs

    strong, fun and exciting!

    Beat the Clock for Membership DuesProgram Dates: May 1 June 30Toastmasters are taught to run meet-ings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time. In that spirit, "Beat the Clock" is a great motivator for finishing the year on scheduleon time and with record numbers! Make it your clubs goal to earn the "Beat the Clock" award and encourage every member to take part. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 receive a "Beat the Clock" ribbon to display on the clubs banner.

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    2016 Fall Conference November 4-6Special Guests Anne Barab and International Director Russell Drake

    Pittsburgh Marriott North | 100 Cranberry Woods Drive , Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, 16066

    Accredited Speaker Anne BarabDallas, Texas (USA)www.AnneBarab.comEducational and professional background: Anne Barab is a personal excellence expert who helps people and companies adapt to change in a positive and productive way. Her best-selling book The Sooner You Laugh The Faster You Heal: How to Challenge the Assumptions that Ruin Your Life is a humorous look at how people create their own dissatisfaction and unhappiness. For nearly 20 years shes been teaching Fortune 500 companies, as-sociations, and non-profits how to move into the future with success and optimism.

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    Start planning now to attend the 85th Annual ToastmastersInternational Convention in Washington, D.C.!

    2016 INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONThe 2016 Toastmasters International Convention will be held in one of the most

    unique among American cities Washington, D.C.! Join your fellow Toastmasters August 17-20, 2016 at

    The Marriott Marquis Washington, DC hotelRegister at

    www.toastmasters.org

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