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David F. Carr (DTM)

About Me: Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. Currently, as Editorial Director at Rimini Street, I oversee the development of blogs, executive thought leadership articles, and other content. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm.

Joined Club: 8/1/2010
Joined Toastmasters: 8/1/2010
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VP of Education

Andrew Bern (DTM)

About Me: 2016-2017: President of Club Voice and Coach for Club Voice
2016-2017: DTM Manager for District 47
2015-2016: Area 24 Director, Division B
Secretary (officer) of Presidential Distinguished Club
Club Coach #3383- Distinguished
Triple Crown Recipient | ACS, ALB, High Performance Learning
Profession: Emergency Physician ( MD, FACEP)
Past Chair, American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Past Member, Board of Directors (2007-2013)
Awarded Council Meritorious Service Award (2015)

Joined Club: 7/1/2012
Joined Toastmasters: 8/1/2012
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VP of Membership

Nardia Aldridge (CC, CL)

About Me:  
I am an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department at Nova Southeastern University.  I am also a Ph.D. candidate at Walden University. I have a B.S in Occupational Therapy and an M.S. Gerontology and served 9 years in the United States Army. My areas of interest are gerontology, health promotion, interprofessional activities, community-based interventions that enhance the quality of life for older adults, and diversity in occupational therapy.  I am a responsible and dedicated Occupational Therapist and Healthcare Leader with over 16 years of experience and expertise in Long Term Care and Subacute Care. I am a big supporter of interdisciplinary approaches to client-centered care and my professional associations.
I am the Vice President of Membership for Club Awesome. I joined club awesome in September of 2016 and became the current VP of Membership July 2018. Since joining Club Awesome, I have gained the confidence needed to become a full-time Faculty at Nova Southeastern University and a more effective leader in my professional organizations. I have since done multiple state and national conference presentations. In September 2018, I will be presenting at an International Conference in Melbourne Australia. Without Club Awesome, I would not be where I am today.

Joined Club: 9/1/2016
Joined Toastmasters: 9/1/2016
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Sgt. at Arms

Michael Christie

Joined Club: 10/1/2017
Joined Toastmasters: 10/1/2017
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Lisa Schwartz

Joined Club: 5/1/2017
Joined Toastmasters: 5/1/2017
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Randy Ostreich (CC)

Joined Club: 7/1/2015
Joined Toastmasters: 7/1/2015
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Immediate Past President

Garfield Pitter (CC)

Joined Club: 2/1/2015
Joined Toastmasters: 2/1/2015
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Marilyn Brown (DTM)

About Me: I am a Professional Business and Leadership Coach with PeopleTek Coaching and I help people to increase their self-awareness. I work with teams to improve their communication skills, ability to handle conflict, identify strengths through Myers - Briggs and DISC reflecting where they add the most value on a team. I joined Toastmasters to fine tune my presentation skills. I earned my Distinguished Toastmaster designation in July 2017. I am the Division B 2017 Humorous Speech Contest winner.  I love getting up early on Friday to meet with the members of Club Awesome! See my website for more infomation.

Joined Club: 4/1/2012
Joined Toastmasters: 4/1/2012
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Diane Diamantis (CC, CL)

About Me: I have provided writing and PR services to South Florida since 1996. Originally from Rome, GA, I attended University of Georgia and now work from home in Boca Raton, FL. I help companies spread the word about new products, services, personnel and all types of company news for small to medium sized business and non profit organizations.

I also co-founded a 501c3 non-profit organization, Dollars 4 Tic Scholars, with my daughter, Kelsey. We award college scholarships to students who face the challenges of Tourette Syndrome.

I came in Second Place in the Toastmasters 2015 Division B Evaluation Contest.

Joined Club: 4/1/2013
Joined Toastmasters: 4/1/2013
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Bruce Goldfarb (CC, CL)

About Me: I have lived in So Florida and been a realtor here for over 28 years.
I am a tennis player,karioke singer and swimmer.

Joined Club: 1/1/2007
Joined Toastmasters: 1/1/2007
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Madalina Iordache

About Me: I am a brand strategist and marketing expert. My focus is on helping small business owners reach their goals and grow their businesses by implementing strategic marketing tactics. Born and raised in Romania, I moved to Florida in 2006 and started my company, Bright Pink Agency, in 2008. A journalist by training, my true passion is communication, whether visual or verbal. In a past life, I used to be a photographer with an interest in surreal digital art, published a book, had a few shows and won several awards before shifting my focus onto marketing and business.  I live in Coral Springs, Florida with my husband Alex and three daughters. We enjoy traveling and the outdoors - camping, kayaking, mountain biking. 

Joined Club: 3/1/2018
Joined Toastmasters: 3/1/2018
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Todd Lesk

About Me: At A.I.D. Wealth Management, we believe that amid an ever-changing investment landscape, investors need highly credentialed experts and experienced partners who can guide them through the intricacies of investing. As long, mid-range and short term investors, you are faced with a wide array of financial considerations. You may need to provide financial assistance for a child's college education or help support an aging parent. In addition, you must prepare for your own retirement and consider what's to be done with your estate. You're also confronted with a growing number of investment products and services, and more ways to access them than ever before. Should you invest in mutual funds, annuities, individual securities, or a comprehensive asset management program? Is it possible to mitigate some or all of the income, gift, capital gains and estate taxes that often create performance barriers during the financial and estate planning process? Add up all of these important considerations, and your need for highly competent, objective financial guidance has never been greater. A.I.D. Wealth Management’s advisors will help you find solutions to your financial puzzles utilizing an array of suitable and often creative options. Because neither A.I.D. Wealth Management nor our Broker Dealer INVEST Financial Corporation offer proprietary products, we are able to provide unbiased investment recommendations that integrate this broad scope of investment vehicles. Advisors who work with A.I.D. Wealth Management and INVEST have direct access to a team of analysts who utilize superior tools and technology, and thus help increase the value and impact of our independent research. It is these resources that allow us to focus on the investment strategies that provide solutions for our individual clients, their families and their businesses.

Joined Club: 10/1/2015
Joined Toastmasters: 10/1/2015
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Lois Margolin (DTM)

About Me: I am the majority owner of Chelsea Information Systems, Inc. (Chelsea), an international software company which has been in business for over 30 years.    My previous employment includes KPMG Peat Marwick, where I was one of the youngest CPA senior audit managers.  My extensive work as a District Vice President with the American Business Women’s Association, KPMG and Chelsea provided quite a bit of knowledge about teamwork and leadership.    
I am also the Vice President of Membership in my Toastmaster home club, Club Awesome, President in my second club Outspoken Toastmasters and I am a charter member and Vice President of Membership in Online Presenters.  I was also the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 District Finance Manager. 

Joined Club: 1/1/2012
Joined Toastmasters: 1/1/2012
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Bruce Pockey (ACG, CL)

About Me: I am a Long Term member (affectionately known as a crouton) of Club Awesome Toastmasters for over 20 years. Currently I am an ACG and a CL. I remain a Toastmaster because of what Toastmasters has done for me personally and professionally, and to help others to get from Toastmasters what they need.
I am the owner of Future Funding Unlimited, Inc. an independent insurance agency involved in Financial Services and Insurance including group and individual coverage for Life, Health, Disability, Long Term Care, and Supplemental Insurance. What sets me apart is my CPR service! Everything I do is Customized, Personalized, and highly Responsive. I am more than your agent. I am your advocate!

Joined Club: 5/1/2002
Joined Toastmasters: 5/1/2002