february, 2024

wed07feb6:30 pm8:45 pmFeaturedVirtual EventRound 2 Club Officer Training (COT) #6 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,Leading the Club to Success,Program Quality,training

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Welcome Club Officers and Aspiring Club Leaders!

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

The Program Quality 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…

Register here

Before joining us to train, club officers and aspiring club leaders, we are giving you the tools to begin with confidence and competence! The following items should be reviewed before attending Club Officer Training.


6:30 PM 6:35 PM Main Room Check-In
6:40 PM 7:40 PM Main Room Leading the Club to Success
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: For Club Officers to earn credit for their club DCP goal and/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 Program Quality TEAM!

Link to Round 2 COT Flyer


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(Wednesday) 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

    Fatimar Jones, DTM

    2023 District Fall Education Summit Co-Chair

    Fatimar Jones is a 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 Fall Education Summit Co-Chair

  • Gevenia Bradford, DTM, COT Team

    Gevenia Bradford, DTM, COT Team

    SAA Trainer

    Gevenia Bradford, DTM: Gevenia’s Toastmasters journey began in April 2012 with the Pearland Toastmasters Club. She served as Vice President of Public Relations and supported the Vice President of Education by assigning Mentors to the club’s new members and monitoring the process. She was a charter member and club sponsor of the Mid-West Pearland Club. Gevenia has served as Area and Division Director of Division P4 in District 56. While performing in the Division Director’s role, she was instrumental in starting the Young Professional Toastmasters Club, now the Southeast Houston Toastmasters Club.  She has served as an area contest judge and Club Officer Trainer. She is an ATD – Association for Talent Development member and a Distinguished Toastmaster.

    SAA Trainer

  • Javier Florez, DTM, COT Team

    Javier Florez, DTM, COT Team

    VPPR Trainer

    Javier Florez, DTM, has been a member of District 56 for 15 years.  He has taken on several club leadership roles and has been a member of several clubs throughout the district.  He has additionally been an Area Governor, an Area Director, and Public Relations Officer (PRO) for District 56.  He enjoys the process of continuous growth and supporting people with their personal growth in communication, leadership, and personal development.  Toastmasters provides an environment for exploration and creativity in communication which he embraces by getting involved with various activities, hobbies, and professional endeavors, including storytelling, comedy, improvisation, technical training, motivational speaking, and coaching.  He looks forward to supporting District 56 and its members with their educational goals during the upcoming Toastmasters season.

    VPPR Trainer

  • Lizz Moala-Page, Division P Director, and COT Team

    Lizz Moala-Page, Division P Director, and COT Team

    VPM Trainer

    Elizabeth (Lizz) Moala-Page was born and raised in California and has been a resident of Houston for 15 years. She is a mother of 3 beautiful children and the eldest of 7 children. Lizz works full-time as a New Home Consultant for Lennar Homes. She enjoys family time, K-Drama, a compelling audible, and Toastmasters in her spare time.  Lizz joined West Pearland Toastmasters in September 2020. Since she joined Toastmasters International, Lizz did not hesitate to step up and serve in Leadership Roles. She has served as President for West Pearland Toastmasters 2022 - 2023, Area Director of P4 for 2022 - 2023. She has joined five other clubs, including Storytellers, Southeast Houston Toastmasters, Master Evaluator, and League City Toastmasters. Lizz is honored at the opportunity to serve as Division Director of Division P and is excited to work alongside a team of phenomenal Area Directors to get the job done.

    VPM 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

  • Mary Jubb, Division M Director and PQD Team

    Mary Jubb, Division M Director and PQD Team

    Teach / Zoom Lead

    Mary Jubb is a geologist, Toastmaster, and mom originally from the mountains of East Tennessee. She holds a BS in Geology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and an MS in Geology from the University of Tennessee. Her career as a geologist took her to North Carolina, Ohio, and California before settling in Houston in 2014. She joined Missouri City Toastmasters in 2018 and Sound of Greenway Toastmasters in 2019 and has served as an officer in both clubs. In 2022, she won Best Presentation at the International Geomechanics Symposium in Abu Dhabi, thanks to her experience in Toastmasters. When she isn’t looking at rocks or planning speeches for Toastmasters, she enjoys reading, running, playing with her dogs and cat, and homeschooling her two boys.

    Teach / Zoom Lead

  • PQD Team with DCP Chair Training

    PQD Team with DCP Chair Training

    Leading the Club to Success

    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.

    Leading the Club to Success

  • Rae Ann George, DTM

    Rae Ann George, DTM

    Club Treasurer Training

    Club Treasurer Training

  • Troy Rockett, COT Team

    Troy Rockett, COT Team

    Secretary Trainer

    Troy Rockett joined Katy Toastmasters in August 2016 to improve his speaking and leadership skills. He is a Mechanical Designer and has worked in the oil & gas industry for the past 43 years. Through the support from his club members and fellow District leaders, he has competed in Toastmasters club, Area, Division, and District contests, is a Past President, SAA, and VPPR of Katy Toastmasters, Past Area Director for N-24, club coach, past District 56 Club Quality Chair, and is on the path to earning his DTM award!
    His favorite quote is from Simon Sinek:
    “The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better… tomorrow”.

    Secretary Trainer

  • Zenia Shipp, DTM, New Member and Pathways Orientation Chair, and Club Officer Training Team

    Zenia Shipp, DTM, New Member and Pathways Orientation Chair, and Club Officer Training Team

    Club President Trainer

    Distinguished Toastmaster, Zenia Shipp, is the New Member & Pathways Orientation Chair. She joined Toastmasters in 2014. Zenia has served her clubs in all club officer roles for the past nine years. She has also served as DCP Chair, Area Director, TLI Trainer and Club Growth Chair in District 56. Zenia is the 2017-2018 President’s Distinguished Area P4 Director and Spring 2020 Club Vice President Public Relations of the Year Award Recipient.

    Club President Trainer


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