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Highlights from the 2017 Spring Conference

The Spring Conference was held in Miami, Florida at the Sheraton Airport Hotel and the Conference Team Knocked Our Socks Off!


Elected Trio for 2017-2018 At the Business Meeting on Saturday, the District Council elected the officers for 2017 – 2018

  • District Director – Chim Francisco, DTM
  • Program Quality Director – Lydia Harris, DTM
  • Club Growth Director – Leonardo Burrows, DTM
  • Division Director (A) – Maurice Fuller, DTM
  • Division Director (B) – Shakira Taylor, DTM
  • Division Director (C) – Yulimar Trumbo
  • Division Director (D) – Kathy Frazier
  • Division Director (E) – Sandra Jackson
  • Division Director (F) – Andre Kelly
  • Division Director (I) – Ivan Thompson


The International Speech Contest was held on Saturday evening.  Our winner will go on to compete in Vancouver in August:

  • 1st Place – Lawrence Paustian
  • 2nd Place – Keith Herring
  • 3rd Place – Godfrey McAllister


On Sunday morning, we held the Table Topics Contest:

  • 1st Place – Adrienne Williams
  • 2nd Place – Coretta Talbot
  • 3rd Place – Godfrey McAllister

Our Keynote Speaker for the weekend was Ed Tate, 2000 World Champion of Public Speaking.