Congratulations to the winners of this past weekend's contests.  The top two in each Division qualify for the District International Speech Contest on May 30th.


Division A:

  • 1st Place:  Brian Lynch - Hawaii Kai Toastmasters
  • 2nd Place: Daniela Fournier - No Ka Oi
  • 3rd Place: Michelle Kwock - City & County of Honolulu Toastmasters

Division B:

  • 1st Place: Primo Castro - Pineapple Country Toastmasters
  • 2nd Place: Kyle Cavalier - First Hawaiian Center
  • 3rd Place: Gwen Navarrete Klapperich - Phoenix Rising Kapolei

Division C:

  • 1st Place: Cain Kamano - Hawaiian Dredging Toastmasters
  • 2nd Place: Laura Reid - Waimea Toastmasters
  • 3rd Place: Brent Parks - Camp Smith Toastmasters

Division D:

  • 1st Place: Ron Soderstrom - Kauai Toastmasters
  • 2nd Place: Paulette Williams - Catalyst Club
  • 3rd Place: Joseph Peach Graves - Ala Moana Toastmasters


Toastmasters International and Rotary international announced strategic partnership between both organizations. For more details, see the announcement on the Toastmasters International website.

Toastmasters in District 49 have started partnerships with local Rotary clubs in Hawaii and provided speakers for the following Rotary clubs:

Robert Cravalho, AS, DTM, PDG:

  • Windward Sunrise Rotary Club

Gwen Navarrete Klapperich, IP4:

  • Rotary Club of Kapolei

Terry Chodoosh

  • Downtown Honolulu Rotary

Willie Jones, WCPS, EC4

  • Rotary Club of Kahala Sunrise - RoCKS

Slava Slavik, CC, PM5, PI4

  • Waianae Coast Rotary Club
  • Waikiki Rotary Club
  • Rotary Club of Kapolei Sunset
  • Rotary Club of Hickam Pearl Harbor

Shout out to Phoenix Rising Kapolei Toastmasters and Andrea Ciletti for a wonderful article in Howzit Kapolei about Toastmasters and Phoenix Rising Kapolei Toastmasters club.

When you think about getting up and presenting a brief to a room filled with high-ranking military officers…” This sounds like a recurring nightmare someone might have — but it’s part of Andrea Ciletti’s job.

Two years ago, Ciletti joined the Kapolei / University of Phoenix branch of Toastmasters International, a membership organization that helps people improve their speaking and presentation skills.


Phoenix Rising Toastmasters group photo

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