Toastmasters District 47

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Division D

Director, Division D - Barbara Strasdas, DTM

Division D Director Barbara StrasdasBarbara Strasdas is a 16-year member of Toastmasters International. She believes “more is better,” as a member of three Toastmaster clubs. When she earned her Distinguished Toastmaster award, she was as proud as when she received her CPA license.  
She has served in many leadership roles, including as District 47 contest advisor, audit chairperson and Area Governor (2007-09). She has held 19 club officer positions and twice been named Division D Outstanding Toastmaster (2009 and 2014). 
Barbara is a CPA with 17 years’ business experience in the legal environment and 11 years in private corporations. She currently serves on the FICPA Women’s Leadership Committee and is Palm Beach County FICPA Chapter Chair and board treasurer of the Boys & Girls Club of Riviera Beach.  

 

Division D Area Directors

Area D40 Director Cindy GrooverArea D40 - Cindy Groover

Cindy Groover has served as a club president, vice president education and vice president membership during her four years with Toastmasters International. During her first term as president (2013-14), her club achieved President’s Distinguished status. 
Cindy is a 40-year veteran of the jewelry industry. Her domestic experiences range from managing merchandise operations for Kay Jewelers headquarters, Mayor’s and several jewelry wholesalers. Her international experience includes managing a jewelry factory in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and introducing QC standards to a factory in Mumbai, India. Her current business, Awsolutely Consulting Corp, specializes in helping jewelry wholesalers incorporate best business practices in her field of expertise. She has an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and a Graduate Gemologist (GG) diploma from the Gemological Institute of America. 

Division D41 Director Donna BeirnesArea D41 - Donna Beirnes, CC, ALB

Donna Beirnes joined Toastmasters in November 2014.  She has served as sergeant-at-arms from January through June 2015 and then served as president in her local club, High Voltage Voices, from July through December 2015. The club earned President’s Distinguished Club recognition under her leadership as president. 
In 2016, Donna joined an additional club, Palm Beach Advanced Toastmasters, to work on her advanced skills with the aspiration of attaining Distinguished Toastmaster.
Donna works as a paralegal at NextEra Energy Resources, LLC.  During her free time, she enjoys relaxing with a good movie, taking walks with her husband and spending time at gatherings with her friends.  She is the mother of four children and has one stepson.

Area D42 Director George StrasdasArea D42 - George Strasdas, DTM

A while back, George Strasdas was given a simple invitation by a friend: “I would like to invite you to a Toastmasters meeting.” That was in September of 1999. Initially, being a member of one club was sufficient, but before George knew it, three clubs had his name on their membership rosters. And so it went. Secretary to president, holding club officer positions a dozen times and then other opportunities were extended: area governor in 2010, ambassador on the Revitalized Education Program Committee in 2013 and District 47 contest advisor in 2015. Today finds George serving District 47 as the Division D Area 42 director. 
George’s challenge to you is to dare yourself to accept opportunities of service and see yourself grow, prosper and live a more meaningful life. 

Area D43 Director Kathy FrazierArea D43 - Kathy Frazier, ACS, CL

After a few years away from Toastmasters and relocation from Georgia to Florida, Kathy Frazier joined Gold Coast Toastmasters and Palm Beach Advanced Toastmasters in 2013. 
In Gold Coast, she served as sergeant at arms for 2015-2016 and is currently vice president membership. As a member of Palm Beach Advanced, Kathy served as vice president education in 2014-2015 and became president in 2015-2016. Palm Beach Advanced Toastmasters achieved President's Distinguished status in 2014-2015 and 2015-2016. 
Kathy's joy is in supporting and seeing fellow Toastmasters grow, gain self-confidence and shine with pride over new accomplishments. She is committed to the values of Toastmasters International and believes we should walk and talk those values by actively serving one another with integrity, respect and excellence. 

Area D44 Director Gary¬†DunmyerArea D44 - Gary Dunmyer, ACS, ALB

Gary Dunmyer served as his club’s vice president public relations in 2009-10 and served as president in 2002-13, when he led the club to President's Distinguished status. He was vice president education in 2013-14 and sergeant-at-arms in 2015-16.
Gary is currently working as a lead engineer in the Infrastructure Management Bureau of the South Florida Water Management District. He received a BSCE from the University of South Florida in 1994 and earned his professional engineer’s license in 1999. Gary received an MBA from the University of Florida in 2001. He earned the designation of Project Management Professional in 2011.

Clubs in Division D

Area D40

Treasure Coast Toastmasters Club 3466 Club Details
Port St. Lucie Speakers 8437 Club Details
Fort Pierce Toastmasters 1417483 Club Details
Stuart Martin Chamber 2231493 Club Details
Talking Heads of Stuart 3589459 Club Details

Area D41

Palm City Orators 8181 Club Details
Hobe Sound Toasters 1206922 Club Details
High Voltage Voices 1376226 Club Details
Juno How To Talk 2439314 Club Details
Medically Speaking 4701399 Club Details

Area D42

Gold Coast Toastmasters Club 2727 Club Details
Secure Speakers Toastmaster Club 1770067 Club Details
Scientifically Speaking 1778344 Club Details
Power-Full Voices 2897690 Club Details
The REAL Toastmasters Club 5083709 Club Details

Area D43

Sunset Speakers Toastmaters Club 5222 Club Details
Talk Of The Town Club 5390 Club Details
Palm Beach Advanced Toastmasters 1510120 Club Details
The Palm Beach Toastmasters Club 1588575 Club Details
Palm Beach County 4055202 Club Details
El Cid 5576592 Club Details

Area D44

Freddy's Forum Toastmasters Club 5173 Club Details
Wellington Toastmasters Club 6775 Club Details
RiverWalk Toastmasters Club 8664 Club Details
Glades Toastmasters 1561818 Club Details
Village Voices 4224924 Club Details