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Garfield Pitter (CC)
VP of Education
VP of Membership
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.
VP of Public Relations
John M. Quick (ACB, CL)
About Me: John M. Quick leverages a unique combination of design, development, and research expertise to dramatically improve the learning experience. Learn more at http://johnmquick.com
Sgt. at Arms
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.
Immediate Past President
Lorraine Campbell (ACB)
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. Marilyn@TheCoachMB.com
David F. Carr (DTM)
About Me: I am a writer, editor, and web consultant who lives in Coral Springs. I covered IT issues for healthcare, government, and education as an editor at InformationWeek, but my my major focus was on social business and new workplace technologies. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and blog on digital business issues for Forbes. Toastmasters has helped me learn to communicate from behind a lectern rather than behind a keyboard, which became an important skill when I was on my book tour. I am a Past President of Club Awesome and have served as an Area Director and District Social Media Chair for District 47 (South Florida and the Bahamas). I also started the WordPress for Toastmasters project, adapting software originally developed for this club to be used to help other Toastmasters clubs promote and organize themselves.
In 2017, I became the founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters, a club that meets online and focuses on the skills you need to run a webinar or present in an online meeting.
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.
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.
Dorrette Keen (ACS, ALB)
About Me: I've been a member of Club Awesome Toastmaster since April 1, 2014. I severed as Vice President of Membership delightful for 2 years and now serving as our club's secretary. My dear husband, author Fabian D. Keen and I have three wonderful children: Elijah, Elizabeth and David Keen. I'm the founder of Doing His Will Book Club, a 11+ years old book club that caters for all age groups. *D.H.W. Book Club, provides a great environment for consistent reading, communication and leadership development. I'm a Senior Director with Legal Shield, a 40+ years old company that provides Legal and Identity Theft protection for individuals, families, businesses and employees. *Our protections allows people to worry less and live more. I organize and directs networking events/meetings , that provides business owners, individuals and organizations the opportunity for exposure of their products and/or services. In addition, I also host: Baby showers, bridal showers, banquets, wedding receptions etc. All of which allows me to use my communication and public speaking skills. I enjoy making positive impacts, in the life of everyone I encounter:). *My favorite quote is: For I know the plans I have for you, "declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 ~Holy Bible Have a Awesome Day!
Edith Oliva (CC, ALB)
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!