Club Growth Committee

The Club Growth Director, Assistant Club Growth Director, and the subcommittees work together to build new clubs and to support existing members and clubs within District 3.

The CGD makes the benefits of Toastmasters membership available to a wide audience. Developing marketing strategies for membership growth in our existing clubs is key. Chartering new corporate and community clubs is another priority, harnessing the strengths and abilities of a well-rounded team effort.

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Assistant Club Growth Director

Assistant Club Growth Director
Edwin Weston

Club Extension

I have been a Toastmaster since October of 2014. I can’t tell you in this short bio all the things that Toastmasters has done for me. Not only have I become a better communicator and leader I have met life-long friends that have helped me out in every aspect of my life. I was an Area Director in El Paso, Texas for a year and a half and Division Director for Ironwood Division in Northern Arizona. I love taking on challenges so I have taken the role of Club Extension Chair to help grow clubs in Arizona.

Club Extension Committee Chair
Sandy Zalecki

Impact Event Chair

Born and raised in Tucson, AZ, Randy Casarez, DTM, has been in Toastmasters since April 2011. Randy is a member of multiple clubs, has served as Area Director two times, and was a Pathways Ambassador. Randy is excited about serving as the Impact Event Chair for 2021-2022. Randy is looking forward to working with the Club Growth Director and the rest of the team.

Arizona Toastmasters Impact Education and Career Fair offers educational workshops for those seeking employment. Attendees can use the skills learned from the workshops to bypass their competition. The workshops focus on topics such as: communication skills, resume writing, interviewing in today’s virtual world, leadership skills, how to make yourself marketable, and much more. The workshop will provide attendees the knowledge and then the opportunity to meet with employers and interview all on the same day. Let’s get Arizonians back to work with the communication, leadership, and presentation skills employers are seeking, while putting some of those new competencies to work under one virtual roof.

Impact Event Chair
Randy Casarez, DTM

Membership

Mike Kaml, DTM, has been a Toastmaster since 1994. He has received the Juris Kursilis Spirit Award, Russ Backus Distinguished Service Award, and District 3 Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year. He has earned three Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) awards, has served as a Division Director twice, Area Director four times, and all club offices more than once. He is excited to work with clubs to improve overall membership in District 3.

The Membership Development Chair is responsible for establishing programs that help recruit new members to District 3 Toastmasters clubs, in addition to collecting district membership information and preparing charts and reports for the Club Growth Director and other district leaders. The committee develops the District 3 membership plan and calendar, working closely with the Club Growth Director. The committee also assists with promoting membership building programs designed by Toastmasters International (Smedley Award, Talk Up Toastmasters and Beat the Clock).

Membership Development Committee Chair
Mike Kaml, DTM

Club Retention

Michael Giardina, DTM is the Club Retention Committee Chair. Bio TBD.

The Club Retention Chair oversees and assists with the club coach and club eagle programs. The committee reviews clubs to see which ones need a club coach, helps club coaches develop action plans to aid their assigned clubs, and provides opportunities for club eagles to support special club events. In addition to providing coaches for qualified clubs, the committee arranges club coach credit opportunities for members who seek it. This committee recruits and trains coaches for all clubs that qualify for the program.

This committee also manages district dues incentives, tracks dues renewals, and awards prizes to those who meet the incentive requirements. Dues are collected in September (no later than September 30th) and March (no later than March 31st).

Club Retention Committee Chair

Michael Giardina, DTM