Senior Leadership Team 2018-2019
To contact a member of our Senior Leadership Team, please complete the “Contact Form” found on the home page of this website https://d33tm.org/contact-us/. Include the name of the team member so that your website committee can forward the email.
Tim Mullins, DTM
I initially joined Toastmasters so I could become a better listener because I thought I was already a good public speaker. Boy was I shocked, after just a few short weeks, to learn that I needed help, not only with my listening skills but my speaking and leadership skills as well.
Flora Turner, DTM
Program Quality Director - California
My Toastmasters’ journey began with a single speech about myself and the raising of a second family of five children. The feedback and encouragement from fellow members, mentors and sponsors made me feel that I had something special in me that I had not shared. This club that I was attending was working on organizing as a new club. Guiding the new Toastmasters Club as the Inaugural President, allowed me to use the leadership skills that I had developed during my nursing career. Our club, Y Talkers Toastmasters, achieved Select Distinguished for the
2010‐2011 term after chartering on March 14, 2011.
Steve Goldstein, DTM
Program Quality Director - Nevada
As the Program Quality Director for Southern Nevada I will be:
• Promoting the Distinguished Club Program as well as the Distinguished Area and Division Programs
• Promoting and supporting club quality and member retention
• Overseeing the Education, Training and Toastmasters Leadership Institute in Southern Nevada
• Aid all Area Directors with their club visits reports, supporting them with feedback and guidance.
• Continue guidance for our Districts Branding compliance.
• Roll out an incentive for every club that summits their conference flyer and program that is branded correctly will receive TI dollars and a grand champion for each division in Southern Nevada.
• Prepare and plan for the transitions for the July 1, 2019 split into two districts
• Ensure, support, and enforce that District 33 runs in accordance with the Toastmasters District Handbook.
I will support Toastmasters International, our Regional Advisors, Our District Director, Tim Mullins, all the district officers. I further commit to serve the clubs in our District and make sure we all have fun doing it.
Minerva Honkala, DTM
Club Growth Director - Nevada
Joseph Skoda, DTM
Club Growth Director - California
I went through Leadership Training during my entire career as an Air Force Officer. When I retired from the Air Force after 21 years, I started a business a few years later but had trouble explaining to others what I did and ultimately was losing sales. A friend and fellow business owner invited me for some coffee and marketing training he said. It happened to be at a Toastmasters club in Arroyo Grande, CA. I’ve been a proud member of that club since 2013 and have embraced the training opportunities since day 1. I strongly believe that I didn’t learn to become a Leader till after I retired from the Military and joined Toastmasters. Toastmasters Rock!
Guy Dawson, DTM
Immediate Past District Director
I joined Toastmasters in 2007 with the goal of becoming a professional speaker. Somewhere along the way, I discovered that the leadership path is the one that allows me to be of maximum service to the members of Toastmasters.
Sarah Lawrence, ACB, ALB
Public Relations Manager
“When I was 15, my health teacher spoke of Toastmasters often. I looked into it and when I realized I had to be 18, it was soon filed in the back of my mind. Life happened, and although it would occur to me to check it out, I never did. Then in February of 2017, I stepped through the doors of Jackpot Speakers Open House! The energy was infectious, and although I promised myself I would take this commitment slowly, I found myself completely emerged in the Toastmaster culture. I have always loved public speaking. Toastmasters finally provided a place where I could speak and develop skills!
Before long, I took on the role of club VPPR. It was a perfect fit! I loved spreading the word about Toastmasters. Being part of the Executive Committee helped my ability to be diplomatic; something I was lacking. The support and love from my club has been absolutely invaluable!
Bob Bobbe, ACG, ALB
Deborah Morgan, ACS, CL
Nadia Gilkes, DTM
Jesse Oakley III DTM, PDG, PRA