ARCHIVES: 2014-2015 District 57 Installation, Awards Ceremony & Roast Dinner

2014-2015 District 57 Installation, Awards Ceremony & Roast Dinner

Day/Date: Saturday, July 12th, Check in, mingle at no-host bar: 5:45-6:15pm
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Location: Temple Sinai, 2808 Summit St. OAKLAND CA 94609
Dinner: Buffet provided by Z Café of Oakland. Vegetarian options on Request.
Cost: $35.00 per person.
Parking: Limited parking in Temple Sinai parking lot. Ample street parking nearby;
Toast/Roast of Jean Cunningham, DTM: Contact Roastmaster Tyree Johnson, DTM for guidelines and sign up:
Public transportation: .65 miles (8 blocks) from 19th St BART station or AC Transit buses run on Broadway, close to the Temple.
Online:To register and pay online: CLICK HERE.
Registration closes July 7th, at 11:59 pm.
By US Mail: Download flier and mail completed registration with $35.00 per person. Check should be made out to“District 57 Toastmasters” to Co-Chair Emily Lo, 2909 Coolidge Ave. Oakland, CA 94602

Cancellations and Refund Policy: Cancellations and refund requests will not be accepted after July 7th, 2014. Cancellations will not be accepted on-site.
Video and Photography Policy: By attending this event, attendees and speakers are hereby notified that their image or likeness in the form of live video, recorded video and still photography may be captured

ARCHIVES: 2014 Session Leaders

Education Breakout Sessions

Marge Jensen, MBA, BS
Session Description
Ideas for Promoting your Toastmasters Club or Business Online. How to turn your club or business news into publicity, visibility and more customers!
If you have ever struggled with ideas to promote your club, you are not alone. The topics/ideas I will be talking about can be used for your Toastmasters Club, your business or even a pet project/program for your community. Don’t think you have any news? No matter what you are doing, your club makes news regularly, and you can turn any news into an online asset that helps increase awareness! I will give you some concrete promotional actions to get you started and use immediately to create success for your club or business. The session will also include Q&A to address some of your opportunities.
Presenter Bio
Marge tourquise sweater shotMarge Jensen, MBA, BS is the owner of TouchStone Marketing. They specialize in custom lead qualification systems for businesses that are searching for a proven way to grow their business and are eager to get started. She is an innovative, can-do marketing communications professional skilled at traditional and digital marketing for business and consumer products.
Marge is a consummate explorer and dynamic energy fuels everything she does. When she is not immersed in new marketing ideas or social media applications for her clients, you can catch her in class learning something new or networking. She received her MBA from St Mary’s College in Moraga, and Internet Marketing Masters Certificate from UCSF.
You can email Marge at

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LeeAnn Hardy, CPCC
Session Description
“Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Into Your Best Self” Stepping out of your comfort zone is easier than you think. Join certified life coach, LeeAnn Hardy, for an inspirational and informative look at how living in this familiar place limits you. You’ll have an opportunity to identify your personal comfort zone, learn how it keeps you from being your best, most authentic self, and discover what’s possible when you move beyond the status quo. By understanding these simple concepts, you’ll have the power and freedom to break through any current constraints, embrace who you truly are, and step into your full potential.
Presenter Bio
LeeAnn Hardy - Head ShotLeeAnn Hardy, CPCC, has a deep commitment to personal growth and development, and a natural ability to illuminate people’s magnificence. Eight years ago, her journey of self-discovery led her to change careers in order to better pursue her dreams. She is now a certified life coach and seminar leader, which allows her to live her purpose every day. Her mission is to bring each person she works with closer to their own life’s purpose so that they experience a life of great joy and satisfaction. She is here this morning to help you connect with what’s most important to you, and to create the space for you to let your own light shine more brightly in the world.

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George Marshall, DTM
Session Description

“New Education Program” Toastmasters is changing our education program to offer more and better opportunities to grow and learn. The entire education program is being revitalized, in one of the most significant changes in recent memory, and will be announced in the second half of the year.

In this session, George Marshall, one of the Ambassadors for the new program, will give an overview of the changes that will be announced later this year. While final details are not yet available, this session will highlight:

  • Why it’s Changing
  • What’s Changing
  • New Uses of Technology
  • Status of the New Program
  • There will be time for questions and discussion
Presenter Bio
George MarshallGeorge Marshall, DTM, is one of District 57’s Ambassadors for the Revitalized Education Program. He is also the District Statistician. George has been a Toastmaster for over 10 years. He has served as Area Governor, District Public Relations Officer, and has served as the District 57 Webmaster four times. He is also co-producer of Toastmaster Time, the District’s television show. He is also the author of Tools for Toastmasters (, a site that extracts and summarizes useful information from the basic report data available from Toastmasters International.

George and his wife Jo have a company that provides website design, social media consulting and online advertising for small businesses. |

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Tyree Johnson, DTM, PDG
Session Description
Mentoring Matters…
The growth path of a Toastmaster can be enhanced exponentially in harmony with a mentor. This workshop will delve into various approaches and tools for effective mentoring in three aspects of the Toastmasters experience.
  1. Share the overall importance of the mentoring experience
  2. Explore and promote the concept of mentorship at the club level
  3. Mentors: Professional and personal
Presenter Bio
ETJ TM image1E. Tyree Johnson Jr., DTM, PDG – A native of Cleveland, Ohio earned his MBA from Indiana University. He has managed several departments in finance for various high tech, non-profit agencies, healthcare, maritime companies, and labor relations associations since 1979.
He has sponsored and/or mentored 16 D57 clubs and served as D57 District Governor from 2007-2008. He currently works with high school youth to develop their professional job skills in San Francisco.

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Gary C Smith
Session Description
Moving from the Information Age into the Conceptual Age.
For over 50 years Gary has been on the cutting edge of the transition from left brain linear thought and occupations into right brain understanding of people. With Gary’s emphasis on curing Seriousitis™ be prepared to have a fun experience learning the Eight New Senses needed to succeed and prosper in business and relationships.” We are all in the people business, and people like to do business with happy people.”
Presenter Bio
GaryCSmithGary is a speech coach, transformational guide and author of How to Own the Stage. For more information visit his website

Jennae Wallach, MHSA
Session Description
Expand Your Courage and Confidence Amidst Conflict and Stress – Essential Skills for Life and Leadership We live in stressful environments: from work (difficult clients, demanding supervisors, overloading deadlines, challenging presentations, first speeches), to finances, to family and community concerns. Your system is impacted and often drained by these strains. Stress affects your physical health, mental health, thoughts, and actions.
There is a system of principles and practices that supports your capacity to build resilience to: prepare for difficult situations, deal with conflicts and stressors in the moment, and recover from challenging situations quickly. These principles and practices create expanded choices so that your physical health, emotions, thoughts and actions serve you rather than stress you further.
The workshop includes easy-to-learn tools from the Institute of HeartMath that take less than a minute to do and can be applied at any point — before, during and/or after stressful situations. With practice and intention you can enhance your ability to recharge and build resilience to mitigate stress and conflict in the same way you build muscle/strength by working out.
Presenter Bio
Jennae-Wallach--HeadshotJennae Wallach is a visionary leader and change agent for organizations undergoing transitions and transformations. For decades, she has led major initiatives inside complex systems including cities, school districts, hospitals, and community-based organizations, often from idea stage to implementation.
Jennae has a MHSA from the University of Michigan, School of Public Health and is a professional mediator, collaborative negotiator, and facilitator, and a certified HeartMath trainer. In collaboration with her clients, she has designed curriculum and led trainings to promote community building and expand leadership and relational skills.