Cassandra Lee – District Director
Greetings Fellow Toastmasters of District 103! I am Distinguished Toastmaster Cassandra “D.I.V.A. of Dialog™” Lee and I am pleased to be serving you during the 2017-2018 club year as District Director for our newly formed District 103. I am excited about this honor and privilege. I thank you for electing me to this role. It is my goal to express my G.I.F.T.S. as I directly administer and oversee the district’s day-to-day operations, finances, and human resources. As you serve with me this year, you will find I am the type of leader who is direct, detail-oriented, goal-oriented, strategic, focused, results-oriented, and committed to excellence. I infuse in my serving style transferrable knowledge and experiences to influence my team with personal and professional growth opportunities. I am committed to serving you – my fellow members and leaders – in a fashion that leads to your improved communication and leadership skills. I ask that you take the journey with me this year. I ask that you, too, “Express Your G.I.F.T.S.” When we do, together, we will make this year as a Toastmaster a worthwhile endeavor!
Carolyn Arthur – Program Quality Director
Carolyn Arthur is a charter member of Christ Universal Temple Toastmasters Club #3-666595 which chartered on April 21, 2004. While serving as an area governor history was made during my term. On that special day the hard work, perseverance and dedication yielded not one, not two, but three chartered clubs for the same organization.
Although becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster was uppermost on my mind, I managed to serve my club as the Club President, Vice President of Education, VP Membership and Sergeant-at-Arms.
During my many years of service in District 30, I have received numerous educational awards and recognition for my leadership prowess. To further enhance my leadership skills I have held the offices of South Division Governor, Spring Conference Chairman, Lieutenant Governor Marketing, Lieutenant Governor Education and Training and was the 2007-08 District Governor.
I never thought that by achieving my Competent Communicator designation that this would be the foundation to enhance my communication skills. Furthermore, by achieving my Competent Leader certificate I was now equipped to spread the word about the endless benefits one can achieve from being an active member of Toastmasters. As I continue on my quest for self-development and empowerment, I realize that my involvement in this organization is a Toastmaster Journey That Will Last a Lifetime.
Don Williams – Club Growth Director
Expressing my G.I.F.T.S. all started for me about 2007, when a co-worker, Elta Marquez, was giving her 10th speech from the Competent Communication manual as a member of Knowledge Speakers. She asked me to attend the meeting as a guest. I enjoyed the meeting and joined Toastmasters the following year and have been a member ever since. I have belonged to as many as nine (9) clubs, currently I belong to two (2) clubs. I have served in all seven (7) club officer roles several times. I have served as Club President for three (3) President’s Distinguished Clubs. I have earned over 100+ educational awards in District 30 and District 35 combined, including two (2) DTM’s (I’m currently working on my 3rd and 4th DTM’s). I have served on the ACE committees with Stella Lorens to help select district conference keynote speakers. I was the 2009-2010 Distinguished Area 25 Governor, 2010-2011 President’s Distinguished Southwest Division Governor, 2011-2012 Select Distinguished South Division Governor, President’s Distinguished Area 56 Governor and District Education Recognition Chair. In 2012-2013, I served as District Public Relations Officer and Newsletter Editor. I was also appointed the 2013-2014 District Logistics Chair. In 2014-2015, I served as the Administrative Assistant to the District Governor. In 2015-2016, I was the Central North Division Director. In 2016-2017, I served as the Administrative Assistant to the District Director, as well as, District Club Extension Chair. For this club year, I will serve as Club Growth Director for District 103.
But my journey of expressing my G.I.F.T.S. has only begun…