august, 2023

thu03aug6:30 pm8:45 pmFeaturedVirtual EventRound 1 Club Officer Training (COT) #5 of 7For Incoming and Aspiring Club Leaders6:30 pm - 8:45 pm Event Organized By: Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality Director Event TagsClub Officer Training,COT,Education,Program Quality,Quality Club Meetings,training

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Welcome Club Officers and Aspiring Club Leaders!

Register Here

Did you know a trained club officer can result in more satisfied members, exciting club meetings, and new members?

The Program Quality Training TEAM is excited to provide incoming and aspiring club leaders with convenient, quality club officer training that provides value to members.

  • Open to all members!
  • 100% Online
  • Join us and learn leadership skills and more…

Club officers and aspiring leaders, before joining us for training, we are giving you the tools to begin the year with confidence and competence! The following items should be reviewed before attending the first Club Officer Training of the program year.


6:30 PM 6:35 PM Main Room Check In
6:40 PM 7:40 PM Main Room Quality Club Meetings
7:40 PM 8:40 PM Breakout Room Club President Training
7:40 PM 8:40 PM Breakout Room VPE Training
7:40 PM 8:40 PM Breakout Room VPM Training
7:40 PM 8:40 PM Breakout Room VPPR Training
7:40 PM 8:40 PM Breakout Room Treasurer Training
7:40 PM 8:40 PM Breakout Room Secretary Training
740 PM 8:40 PM Breakout Room SAA Training
8:40 PM 8:45 PM Main Room Survey and Checkout for Credit
Note: In order for Club Officers to earn credit for their club DCP goal or DTM award, log in no later than 6:35 PM, and log out no earlier than 8:45 PM

Thank you for registering. We are looking forward to seeing you. -The PQD Training TEAM!


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(Thursday) 6:30 pm - 8:45 pm


Elizabeth Ruiz, DTM, 2023-2024 Program Quality DirectorHonored to serve as your Program Quality Director (PQD)! The Program Quality Team will leave no Toastmaster behind. For example, we have planned new member orientations, club officer information sessions for aspiring club leaders to help all clubs have 7 club officers at all times, Pathways training and enrollment for Toastmasters who are not enrolled, speech contest and functionary training well before the season begins to help all clubs plan, prepare and lead a successful and fun club contest, and form a full pipeline of trained speech contest functionaries. The Program Quality Team will include all Toastmasters in recognitions earned; no Toastmaster will be left behind. As the PQD, I am 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. Education Goals: I promote all members in achieving education awards and recognizing those achievements. I oversee and promote training for club, area, and division officers. Training Programs: I plan, organize, and direct the district's training programs. District Conference: I am responsible for all aspects of the district conference. I plan, organize and direct the event. Speech Contests: I coordinate and supervise the International Speech Contest at the district level and facilitate a smooth flow of information at speech contests. This is the year to elevate a strong foundation of quality clubs! The PQD Team will help every club meet its educational goals and become a Distinguished quality club. Ready for some FUN? Register now on the District calendar for our fun and exciting events and training in the 2023-2024 year.

Speakers for this event

  • Fatimar Jones, DTM, COT Team

    Fatimar Jones, DTM, COT Team

    2023 District Education Fall Summit Co-Chair

    Fatimar Jones: Distinguished Toastmaster, Division P Director for the 2022-2023 term, and Chairperson of the 2023 District 56 Speech Contests. She is honored to serve as the District 56 Program Quality Training Chair. Fatimar's commitment to Toastmasters is further evident through her active membership in six clubs, where she has held all club officer roles. Fatimar worked in the oil and gas industry for 40 years and retired as a project advisor in 2020. Her expertise in this field shaped her leadership style and ability to inspire others. Family holds a special place in Fatimar's life. She is happily married to Adrian Jones and is the proud mother of four adult sons. With seven grandchildren, she cherishes the joys of family life and the opportunity to pass on her wisdom and values to the next generation. Fatimar indulges in her love for reading in her spare time and stays active in her community through volunteering. Her commitment to personal growth and making a positive impact on society is truly commendable. Please join me in welcoming Fatimar Jones, an individual who embodies the spirit of leadership, communication, and service.

    2023 District Education Fall Summit Co-Chair

  • Harold Eaton, DTM, Club Officer Training Team

    Harold Eaton, DTM, Club Officer Training Team

    Treasurer Trainer

    Harold joined Toastmasters for the first time in 1982 with Nooners Toastmasters in Greenway Plaza. After 32 years busy with work and family, he came back to Toastmasters with Houston Galleria Project Management Toastmasters in 2014 and has also joined Health Wealth and Happiness Toastmasters. Harold is an engineer who moved to IT in the mid-'80s when personal computers were introduced. Harold says he has repeatedly found the benefits of connections with others based on communication.

    Treasurer Trainer

  • Jennifer Nelson, DTM, Division O Director and PQD Team

    Jennifer Nelson, DTM, Division O Director and PQD Team

    Tech/Zoom Lead

    Jennifer Nelson, DTM, Division O Director, is honored and excited to serve on the COT Training Team! In District 56, Jennifer has held all club officer roles with lessons learned from every experience!  It is essential in every role to have direction, know the responsibilities, and see how each person is supported! Let's have FUN as we Learn and Grow with each other!  Let’s have the BEST year ever!

    Tech/Zoom Lead

  • Kate Shi, DTM, PQD Team

    Kate Shi, DTM, PQD Team

    COT: Quality Club Meetings

    Kate is a professional life coach who help others catalyze their success. She is also an avid Toastmaster. Kate first joined Toastmasters club in 2003 while she was living in Calgary Canada yet did not achieve her DTM until 2019. Toastmaster really sharpened her professional and personal communication skills, she is able to expand her horizon to coaching, mentoring and training to raise leaders for different levels of organizations and corporates. Kate keeps learning and developing herself. Her passion of helping people grow and develop to reach their highest potential has motivated her into leadership training and professional coaching. She is currently a member of ICF (Coaching Federation), and a Certified Life Coach with CCA.

    COT: Quality Club Meetings

  • Keith Romaine, DTM, Speech Contest Training Chair, and COT Team

    Keith Romaine, DTM, Speech Contest Training Chair, and COT Team

    SAA Trainer

    Distinguished Toastmaster Keith Romaine is a charter member of Sugar Speakers Toastmasters and Missouri City Toastmasters clubs. Keith previously served as Division M Director and was the Contest Chair for the 2020 District 56 Conference Speech Contest. He has competed at the District level in Humorous and International Speech Contests. He has been retired since 2016 and spends his time serving in Toastmasters, gardening, and playing pickleball.

    SAA Trainer

  • Louis Cioletti, DTM, COT Team

    Louis Cioletti, DTM, COT Team

    VPPR Trainer

    Lou joined Toastmasters in 1999, served as P3 Area Director during 2005, and achieved his DTM in June 2006.   He was a member of several clubs before becoming a charter member of Spaced-out Toastmasters (SpOT). He serves as its VP-Education.

    VPPR Trainer

  • Mark Vine, COT Team

    Mark Vine, COT Team

    VPE Trainer

    I joined Deerwood Toastmasters in 2021 and I have not looked back since. During my short time with the club, I have served as SSA, VPE and I am now the President elect for this coming year for which I very excited. I cannot believe the progress in have made during this time, Toastmasters has provided me with a safe space not only in terms of structuring and making speeches, but also improved my listening and feedback skills; all of which are very important to becoming an effective leader and communicator. TM has also been a fantastic opportunity to broaden my network outside of my usual circle of personal/professional friends/colleagues and make a bunch of new ‘mates’ through the club and getting involved with other district activities - everyone's super friendly and welcoming!

    VPE Trainer

  • Pooja Doshi, COT Team

    Pooja Doshi, COT Team

    VPM Trainer

    Experienced Supervisor with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in consolidation, Financial Accounting, Volume Accounting, Invoicing, Microsoft Excel, and Communication. Strong accounting professional with a CPA License from the Texas Board of Public Accountancy.

    VPM Trainer

  • Terrie Green, DTM, COT Training Team

    Terrie Green, DTM, COT Training Team

    Treasurer Trainer

    Distinguished Toastmaster Terrie Lynn Green: Terrie Green is a 2004 Charter member of Determined to Master Speaking and a member of the Dining Out Toastmasters Club. During her membership at DTMS, she has won several Speech competitions in Humorous, International, and Tall Tales.  Terrie Green served as Area Q-55 Governor and received recognition from Toastmasters International as a certified Mentor and Coach. In the service year of 2018-2019, Terrie received The Toastmaster of the Year award for recognition of exceptional leadership and devoted service as the District Logistics Manager. She currently holds the position of President and Vice President of Education of DTMS, encouraging the members to step out of their comfort zones to reach their goals. The skills she has learned as a speaker she has taught to the high school students at Sterling High School, where she graduated from using the Educational Program set up by Toastmasters International.

    Treasurer Trainer


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