Lois Margolin, DTM
Program Quality Director

Program Quality Director

Program Quality Team

The Program Quality Director (PQD) is responsible for all aspects of education and training within the District. This includes supporting quality club programming efforts, promoting the Distinguished Club Program, and planning and executing the District conference. Together with our District leadership team, the PQD participates in District Leader Training, Mid-year Training, and online tutorials.

District 47’s Program Quality Team consists of eleven incredible individuals and the following 5 teams.

Conference – The Conference team is responsible for our annual conference. They work with all aspects of the conference, from securing a location to finding a group of quality speakers. Our goal is to have a conference that is exciting, fun and interactive.

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) – The DTM chairs work closely with our members to help them achieve the coveted DTM status. In addition, they help promote the Distinguished Toastmasters throughout the district by engaging them in quality District programs. Our goal is to have at least 40 newly minted DTM’s this year.

Pathways – The Pathways chairs provide guidance to our District by hosting Base Camp Training programs and providing club trainings. Our goal is to increase our Pathways adoption by 4%.

Speech Contest – The Speech Contest chairs help ensure our District has a strong contest season. They provide training in how to conduct a contest, how to be a quality judge and Zoom training. They will attend contests throughout the year to determine lessons learned to be executed during the District contests. The goal is to have a strong contest season where all the rules are properly followed.

Toastmaster Leadership Institute (TLI) – This team supports the TLI teams in providing quality programming. In addition, we host all programming events and determine credit for Club Officer Training. Our goal is to have 85% of our clubs with 4 or more officers trained at each training season.
As you can see, the PQD team is continuously working to keep the District strong. We plan at least 2 events each month to support the education of our members. Our belief – we take care of our members and the members will take care of the District.

Thank you for supporting our endeavors by showing up to our events, our contests, our conferences, and our TLIs. We appreciate you.

Our Team"We work with ambitious leaders who want their future to be successful and help them achieve extraordinary outcomes."

The team includes the following committees:
TLI Managers, Speech Contest Managers, Conference Chairs, Distinguished Toastmasters Chair,
District Pathways Chair, & Pathways Trainers

Name: Sarah Cherres, DTM 
Title: Pathways Chair (US)

Name: Sheria King
Title: Pathways Chair (BHS)

Name: Andre Noudjo
Title: Conference Chair (US)

Name: Euvunka Paul, DTM
Title: Conference Chair (BHS)

Name: Samantha Jones, DTM
Title: TLI Chair (US)

Name: Charmaine Hanna
Title: TLI Chair (BHS) 

Name: CeCe Espeut, DTM
Title: DTM Chair (US)

Name: Denison Balfour, DTM
Title: DTM Chair (BHS)

Name: Elizabeth George, DTM
Title: Speech Contest (US)

Name: Rosena Duncanson
Title: Speech Contest (BHS) 

Name: Dominic Thompson, DTM
Title: Program Quality Assistant