Club History

Our Club History

In the spring of 1984, members of the Telespeakers Toastmaster Club held two Speechcrafts (introductory courses in public speaking). One course was taught by Marilyn Bjurman and Margo Ferris, the other by Fred Axam and Susan Orcutt. The participants wanted to continue to develop their skills and so they formed another Speechcraft in the fall of 1984 with the intent of starting a new Toastmasters Club.

In November 1984, the first club executive elections were held forming Speakeasy Toastmasters. Our club mentor, Marilyn Bjurman, assisted by members of Telespeakers, worked diligently to increase membership and achieve the requirements for a club charter from Toastmasters International.

In April of 1985, Speakeasy Toastmasters received its charter and became fully recognized by Toastmasters International.

Historical Details

Charter Date: April 1985
Club Number: 5818
Sponsoring Club: Telespeakers Club
Club Mentor: Marilyn Bjurman
Club Sponsors: Fred Axam, Susan Orcutt

Charter Members

Brien Armstrong Alan Birch Marilyn Bjurman
Dianne Campbell Janet Cermak Mary Crawford
Gord DePatie Laura Lee Depatie Ron DePatie
Valerie Fernandez Kathryn Fleming Theresa Gerhan
Keith Graham Kelly Jorgenson Femia Ketellapper
Nico Klaver Bill Moyles Debbie Murphy
Debbie Owen Gil Rinas Ed Russell
Walk Stasiak Marilyn Topley Penny White
Chris Yang    

Past Executives

1985 President: Penny White
  VP Education: Ron DePatie
  VP Administration: Femia Ketellapper / Marilyn Topley
  Treasurer: Mary Crawford
  Secretary: Kathryn Fleming
  Sergeant at Arms: Valerie Fernandez
   
1986 President: Mary Crawford
  VP Education: Richard Dale
  VP Administration: Gerald Paul
  Treasurer: Gil Rinas
  Secretary: Chuck Denison
  Sergeant at Arms: Dianne Johnstone
   
1987 President: Chuck Denison
  VP Education: Richard Dale
  VP Administration: Gil Rinas / Miriam Logan
  Treasurer: Dianne Johnstone
  Secretary: Juliet Yon
  Sergeant at Arms: Ed Russell
   
1988 President: Jean Manktelow
  VP Education: Kim Molby
  VP Administration: Alan Morgan
  Treasurer: Juliet Yon
  Secretary: Pat Parungao
  Sergeant at Arms: Ed Russell
   
1989 President: Richard Dale
  VP Education: Bonnie Osbourne
  VP Administration: Susan Purton
  Treasurer: Bruce McKenzie
  Secretary: George Borderick
  Sergeant at Arms: Ed Russell
   
1990 President: Bonnie Ziegler
  VP Education: David Guss
  VP Administration: Trish Holloway
  Treasurer: Bob Daye
  Secretary: Georgina Harrison
  Sergeant at Arms: Ed Russell
   
1991 President: Jean Manktelow
  VP Education: Ed Russell
  VP Administration: Trish Holloway
  Treasurer: Debbie LeGresley
  Secretary: Danielle Tom
  Sergeant at Arms: Ed Russell
   
1992 President: Trish Holloway
(half year term) VP Education: Bob Daye
  VP Membership: Danielle Tom
  VP Public Relations: Patrick O’Kane
  Treasurer: Sue Ann So
  Secretary: Georgina Harrison
  Sergeant at Arms: Patrick O’Kane / Ed Russell
   
1992/1993 President: Patrick O’Kane
  VP Education: Ed Russell / Susan Vann
  VP Membership: Sue Ann So
  VP Public Relations: Larry Chow
  Treasurer: Karon Trenamen
  Secretary:
  Sergeant at Arms: Geoff Teoli
   
2002/2003 President: William Chu
  VP Education: Jacqueline Do
  VP Membership: Judy Leung
  VP Public Relations: Rob Kwon
  Treasurer: Ivy Zhang
  Secretary: Kathy Lee
  Sergeant at Arms: Dean Wutke
   
2003/2004 President: Peter Chow
  VP Education: Rob Sukhdeo
  VP Membership: Katrina Regan-Ingram / Ken Ingram
  VP Public Relations: Ye-Fee Liang
  Treasurer: Judy Leung
  Secretary: Joanne Cheng
  Sergeant at Arms: Philip Law / Katrina Regan-Ingram
   
2004/2005 President: Chris Oikawa
  VP Education: Kathy Lee / Ye-Fee Liang
  VP Membership: Joanne Cheng
  VP Public Relations: Ken Ingram
  Treasurer: Blake Armstrong
  Secretary: Victor Sevastyanov
  Sergeant at Arms: Philip Law
   
2005/2006 President: Kim Low
  VP Education: Cynthia Leung
  VP Membership: Jackie Spencer
  VP Public Relations: Don Vu
  Treasurer: Paul Lee
  Secretary: Cathy Zhu
  Sergeant at Arms: Blake Armstrong
& Worapol Taksinrote
& Paul L’Esperance
   
2006/2007 President: Blake Armstrong
  VP Education: Smurti Parab
  VP Membership: Rita Szeto
  VP Public Relations: Mike McCrae
  Treasurer: Peggy Wan
  Secretary: Arthur Drozdzik
  Sergeant at Arms: Susan De Sousa
   
2007/2008 President: Joe Zlomislic
  VP Education: Tian Lim
  VP Membership: Peggy Wan
  VP Public Relations: Rick Rupp
  Treasurer: Susan De Sousa
  Secretary: Bill Dong
  Sergeant at Arms: Richard Raquepo
& Mel Sumono
   
2008/2009 President: Miguel Rengifo
  VP Education: Richard Raquepo
  VP Membership: Shery Veel
  VP Public Relations: Dennis Xie
  Treasurer: Mely Sumono
  Secretary: Sabrina Haloulakos
  Sergeant at Arms: Emad Dawoud
   
2009/2010 President: Emad Dawoud
  VP Education: Monique Paemoller
  VP Membership: Dennis Xie
  VP Public Relations: Laura Robinson
  Treasurer: Eve Zhou
  Secretary: Smurti Parab
  Sergeant at Arms: Boaz Av-Ron and Jessica Thieu
   
2010/2011 President: Bill Dong
  VP Education: Gary Johanson / Tingxi Tan
  VP Membership: Victorine Ssozi
  VP Public Relations: Kelly Jimenez
  Treasurer: Vladimir Pavlovic
  Secretary: Monique Paemoller
  Sergeant at Arms: Gopi Patel
   
2011/2012 President: Leigh Heppner
  VP Education: Kelly Jimenez
  VP Membership: Laura Robinson / Carol Luo
  VP Public Relations: Alan Ho / Judy Leung
  Treasurer: Jenny Niu
  Secretary: Asha Prasad
  Sergeant at Arms: Carol Luo / Henry Lei
   
2012/2013 President: Dick Hsu / Fernanda Santos
  VP Education: Bill Dong
  VP Membership: Virginia Martinez
  VP Public Relations: Sophia Park
  Treasurer: Claire Han
  Secretary: Jane Loo / Dick Hsu
  Sergeant at Arms: Dick Hsu
   
2013/2014 President: Fernanda Santos / Dick Hsu
  VP Education: Ranjan Yamini / Bill Dong
  VP Membership: Leonard Nelson / Virginia Martinez
  VP Public Relations: Ranjan Yamini / Sophia Park
  Treasurer: Claire Han
  Secretary: Dick Hsu / Jane Loo
  Sergeant at Arms: Dick Hsu
   
2014/2015 President: Jane Loo
  VP Education: Bill Dong
  VP Membership: Mely Sumono
  VP Public Relations: Sophia Park
  Treasurer: Claire Han / Carolyn Lambert
  Secretary: Jenny Geng
  Sergeant at Arms: Dick Hsu
   
2015/2016 President: Praveenkumar Vijayakumar
  VP Education: Carolyn Lambert
  VP Membership: Mely Sumono
  VP Public Relations: Dong Khong / Ellen Raquepo
  Treasurer: Dick Hsu
  Secretary: Young Kim
  Sergeant at Arms: Dick Hsu
   
2016/2017 President: Mely Sumono
  VP Education: Dick Hsu
  VP Membership: Alexandru Popa / Aaron Ang
  VP Public Relations: Paul Pathy
  Treasurer: Grace Zhang
  Secretary: Dara Nguyen
  Sergeant at Arms: Peter Jiang
   
2017/2018 President: Paul Pathy
  VP Education: Smruti Parab
  VP Membership: Naoko Fukumoto
  VP Public Relations: Aaron Ang
  Treasurer: Grace Zhang
  Secretary: Preston Boomars
  Sergeant at Arms: Yves Guihur
   
2018/2019 President: Smruti Parab
  VP Education: Mehrnoosh Hassani / Smruti Parab
  VP Membership: Dan Stuhler
  VP Public Relations: Preston Boomars
  Treasurer: Naoko Fukumoto
  Secretary: Ahmed Adam / Dick Hsu
  Sergeant at Arms: Dick Hsu
   
2019/2020 President: Preston Boomars
  VP Education: Smruti Parab
  VP Membership: Esther Kow
  VP Public Relations: Arabinda Satapathy / Robbie Genius
  Treasurer: Dick Hsu
  Secretary: Sam Lintern
  Sergeant at Arms: Saeed Adam / Elaine Kong
   
2020/2021 President: Robbie Genius
  VP Education: Preston Boomars / David Wu
  VP Membership: Lili Su
  VP Public Relations: Robbie Genius
  Treasurer: Dick Hsu
  Secretary: Elaine Kong
  Sergeant at Arms: David Wu

 

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