Toastmasters District 47

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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.