District 3 is here to support and cheer on our members. Formed in the 2022-2023 Toastmasters Year, the Celebrations chair is about celebrating our members and leaders. With programs such as the OTYMOTY (Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year) and the C&L (Communication and Leadership, which is awarded yearly to a non-Toastmaster), we recognize those who go above and beyond!
Edna Saucke, a mother of two adult children, grew up in the San Fernando Valley in California and moved to Arizona with her family in 2014. She started her work experience in the corporate world in 2015 and began her Toastmasters journey in 2018. Edna had the pleasure of taking on various leadership roles within Toastmasters, including VPPR in 2018, President in 2019, VPE in 2020 and 2021, and VPM in 2022 and 2023. To further develop her leadership skills, she also served as an Area Director for two consecutive years (2020-2022) and later took on the role of Ocotillo Division Director in 2022-23. Alongside her Toastmasters roles, Edna completed Level 5 in Leadership Development and embarked on two other educational paths. In 2021-22, she had a rewarding experience working with most Area Directors as a Co-Contest Manager and assisting with contest resources. In 2022-23, she bravely recorded several Nuts and Bolts training videos for TLI. During her spare time, Edna enjoys playing puzzle games on her phone, going to batting cages, listening to her record player, singing karaoke, and building her new side hustle. She looks forward to the enriching experiences and opportunities that Toastmasters will bring into her life over the next five years.