For 20 years, Jeff Beard has volunteered to sponsor Toastmasters clubs in Oahu prisons at Halawa and Waiawa, going every week to support the inmates as they run their own public speaking clubs.
Over the years, Jeff Beard has heard speeches about how to rappel into a jewelry store, how to make a tattoo machine out of materials scrounged in prison, “and lots of stories about fishing and diving,” he said. He has heard speeches about heartbreaking loss, aching regret and the promise of one more chance.
For 20 years, Beard has volunteered to sponsor Toastmasters clubs in Oahu prisons at Halawa and Waiawa, going every week to support the inmates as they run their own public speaking clubs.
“It really is an honor to listen to these speeches,” he said.
The District 49 leadership team for the July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019 Toastmasters District Director Elect: Kenn Nishihira, DTM Program Quality Director Elect: John Coleman, ACB, CL Club Growth Director Elect: Sepiuta Holakeituai, DTM Division Directors Elect Aileen Prado Chelsea Lee , CC Jason Baguio , CC Sharla Sare , ACB, ALBRead More
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Jeffrey P. Beard, “Jeff”, joined Toastmasters in July 1986. He eagerly stepped up into Club and District leadership roles, becoming Club President and an Area Governor for term 1987-1988. Jeff took a break from leadership a few years after serving, to complete his Toastmasters’ educational journey, enter speech contests and support several other Clubs he joined. Not long after, Jeff was back […]Read More