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