District 49 Toastmasters Can Help You
Sherry M. Imamura-Ryan, DTM
Sherry Imamura-Ryan joined Toastmasters in 2000 and earned her Distinguished Toastmasters, the highest educational award in Toastmasters. Sherry is a member of Pineapple Country Toastmasters, Mililani Toastmasters, Kamehameha Toastmasters and an advanced club, Catalyst Club. Sherry’s passion is mentoring other Toastmasters and participating in the Youth Leadership Program, teaching middle and high school students to speak more confidently. She has served in many club officer positions and has served as Area Director for two terms. Currently the Division C Director, she supervises and monitors 4 Area Directors and 16 Toastmasters clubs. In 2018, Sherry was named Toastmaster of the Year.
She worked for the Federal government for 37 years, specializing in equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, special emphasis programs and discrimination complaints investigations. After retirement, Toastmasters is her full-time passion!
Sherry’s two children and ten grandchildrens’ “ life adventures” have been the humorous and inspirational highlights in her speeches. Her presentation topics range from parenting as a grandparent, discrimination, supervision, and empowering oneself for success.
Willie Jones, ATM, WCPS
Willie Jones, is Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking, 1997.
While not traveling the world, Willie conducts speaking, training, seminars/workshops, consultations expounding on communication and the leadership spectrum as well as giving motivational keynote addresses to audiences.
Among his many notable Toastmasters accomplishments is his 2018 District 49 Program Quality team leader of the ‘speakers / training network’.
Gloria Shishido, DTM, PID, PDG
Gloria Shishido is a Distinguished Toastmaster, Past International Director, Past District Governor and District 49 Pathways Guide. She retired from The Queen’s Medical Center after 38 years in clinical laboratory and human resource management. Gloria also retired from the Hawaii State Center for Nursing as a project coordinator. She holds a master’s degree in healthcare administration from Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Michigan.
A Toastmaster for over twenty years, Gloria is a member of several clubs including Liliuokalani Toastmasters Club and an advance club, Na Hoku Kai Toastmasters. As a former Toastmasters International Board of Directors member, Gloria was a “working ambassador” for the organization to develop and support policies and procedures to guide Toastmasters International. Gloria has a passion for life long learning and making a difference in the lives of the people she comes into contact.
Gloria has developed presentations: “Leading Volunteers”, “Leading Without a Title” and currently working on another. Leading volunteers in a collaborative, consensus-building team without any monetary incentives or the ability to discipline, Gloria has learned to be courageous in dealing with difficult situations.
Robert Cravalho, MPA, DTM, AS, PDG
Robert Cravalho is a retired Honolulu police officer with over 30 years of service. His expertise is in executive leadership, administrative communication, and conflict management.
Robert joined Toastmasters International in 2005 and is a past District 49 Governor. He Is one of 82 accredited speakers in the world and the first from District 49. Robert has demonstrated his ability to combine his expertise with the mastery of the spoken word. His client list includes government agencies, corporate organizations, and charity groups.
Robert is passionate about helping others to be successful and is grateful to be a part of the District 49 Speaker’s Bureau.
For more information and making speaking engagements, contact the Speakers Bureau Coordinator Rose Kirland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a Member of the Speakers Bureau
What are the requirements of participating in the District 49 Speakers Bureau?
1) Must be a member with a club in good standing of Toastmasters International.
2) Have completed Level 2 of Pathways.
3) Be willing to enthusiastically promote Toastmasters and its core values at your speaking engagements.