2017 Distinguished Toastmasters

Richard Dickson, DTM



Richard Dickson – Cosmopolitan Tech

Favorite Quote – If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams




Desiree Luethy, DTM



Desiree Leuthy – Navigators

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” Marianne Williamson




Red Runyon, DTM




 Red Runyon – Wine & Dine Club

His favorite saying is “It takes only one voice to change the world, never be afraid to let the world hear your voice.”





Robert Chan, DTM



Robert Chan – City Masters 2

Favorite Quote: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” President Calvin Coolidge





Lillit Cholakian



Lillit Cholakian – Dynamic Speakers of Northridge

Favorite Quote: “If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours” Henry David Thoreau





Cynthia Grande, DTM




 Cynthia Grande – Voices Latinas

Favorite Quote: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” – Muriel Strode






Marcia Bruce Bush, DTM



Marcia Bruce Bush – Advanced Speakers of L.A.

Favorite Quote: “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy:  they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  -Marcel Proust




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