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District 27 Toastmasters ~ Our History
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It all started with District 36! In 1989, District 36 was reformed into two Districts (36 & 27).  District 27 continued to expand and ultimately becoming the l0th largest District in the world, with 21 Toastmasters clubs and 454 members in the Metropolitan Washington D.C. As a result, District 27 reformed again into District 27 & 29. July 2011, Toastmasters International with District 27 leadership support, established District 27 as we know it today. We have been shining, shouting and sharing ever since!

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Past District Directors & Governors

2023 – 2024:    JEANNA LEE, DTM (Engage, Empower, Elevate)

2022 – 2023:    LASHAWN S. FOSTER, DTM  (Triumphing Through, Talent, Technology & Teamwork)

2021 – 2022:    NAOMI CARRINGTON-HOCKMAN, DTM  (Members First. Mission Always.)

2020 – 2021:    IRIS L. TAYLOR, DTM (Empowering Through Change)

2019 – 2020:    ROBIN HYLTON, DTM (R.I.S.E Together)

2018 – 2019:    BRENDA LAWRENCE, DTM (Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve)

2017 – 2018:    CHRISTINE HOBBS, DTM (Motivate Educate Energize Teams)

2016 – 2017:    ALONZO WHITE, DTM (Building Sustained Success)

2015 – 2016:    HAL JONES, DTM (Conceive, Believe and Achieve)

2014 – 2015:    ERNESTO ETIENNE, DTM (Onward and Upward)

2013 – 2014:    RALPH JONES, DTM (Handle It)

2012 – 2013:    DIANE LAVANWAY, DTM (Let it Be)

2011 – 2012:    BESSIE JOHNSON, DTM (RISE)

2010 – 2011:    PAUL WHITE, DTM (Let it Shine!)

2009 – 2010:    JOHN LESKO, DTM (On the Path to Toastmastery)

2008 – 2009:    LILLIAN COOKE, DTM (P.O.W.E.R…Positive Opportunities With Exceptional Results)

2007 – 2008:    HEATH SUDDLESON, DTM (Ideas, Enthusiasm, Action)

2006 – 2007:    AREF DAJANI, DTM (Relax it’s only Toastmasters)

2005 – 2006:    VINCE CALDWELL, DTM (Achieving Excellence by Choice)

2004 – 2005:    DONNA GORDON, DTM (One Step Beyond)

2003 – 2004:    VIKI KINSMAN, DTM, PIO (Imagine)

2002 – 2003:    MIKE SHULTZ, DTM (Yes You Can)

2001 – 2002:    KATHY FOX, DTM (Be the Magic that is Toastmasters)

2000 – 2001:    KAREN BOOKER, DTM (Focus on Fulfillment)

1999 – 2000:    BRENT STIDLEY, DTM  (Take the Next Step)

1998 – 1999:    MARIANNE MEADOWS, DTM (Spread Your Wings)

1997 – 1998:    ROGER D. BAKER, DTM

1996 – 1997:    DALE MOYER, DTM (Believe It! Achieve It! Toastmasters Opens Doors)

1995 – 1996:    BARBARA HUNT, DTM (Aspire to Inspire)

1994 – 1995:    GEORGE SCOTT, DTM (It’s About Time)

1993 – 1994:    FRAN P. GEDRA, DTM (Do IT)

1992 – 1993:    RALPH COMPTON, DTM (Clubs for Fun and Excellence)

1991 – 1992:    JO CONDRILL, DTM (Give It All You’ve Got!)

1990 – 1991:    BEVERLY H. HITCHINS, DTM (Turn Talents into Triumphs)

1989 – 1990:    DORIS E. GILLESPIE, DTM (Soar to Success)