Rio Copa Toastmasters meet each Wednesday from 11:30am - 12:30pm
2411 W. 14th St Tempe Az 85281
(adjacent to Rio Salado College). Click here for directions.
Follow the signs to find our room.
If you don't see a sign at the MCCD District Office
look for our sign just east at Rio Salado College.
See our club calendar
JD Austin wins Betty & Bob Gillis Youth Leadership Award
The Betty Gillis Youth Leadership Award was established in honor of
Betty Gillis following her death (1995) in recognition of her work
through Youth Leadership with the Youth of Tucson.
Betty was a longtime member of District 3. She joined the
Eyeopeners in Tucson in 1976 and Catalina club in 1990. During the
1980's, Betty was an Area and Division Governor and achieved her
Distinguished Toastmaster award.
She and her husband, Bob (a past Division Governor), were
very active in youth leadership and helped influence many other
Toastmasters to get involved with the Youth Leadership Toastmasters
Program. Bob and Betty were always present at District 3 Conferences,
even as their health began to decline.
In recognition of those who have shown excellent dedication to the Youth Leadership program:
JD Austin, DTM
Mike Zakis, DTM
Liz Shaw, DTM
2008 - 2009
Mukund Moorthy, DTM
2005 - 2006
Bobbie O'Connell, DTM
2004 - 2005
Michael DiCerbo, DTM
2001 - 2002
Caroleen Hitchens, DTM
2000 - 2001
Leonard Knight, DTM
1999 - 2000
Stan Walters, DTM
1998 - 1999
Caroleen Hitchens, DTM
1997 - 1998
Paul Knutson, ATM
1996 - 1997
Robert Wagner, DTM
1995 - 1996
Mike DiCerbo, DTM
1994 - 1995
Liz Bebo, DTM
Rio Copa on TV!
Last month we were visited by Maricopa College's Kim Goetz from Maricopa Now which airs on MCTV on Cox cable channel 115. If the player doesn't work below click here. Our story is the first one!
Mike Trier competed in the R4 Area Speech Contest on 9/11/2010 with his speech titled "Crap I Say To My Kids" and took 1st place! Mike will represent the R4 Area at the Rio Division Speech Contest on 10/23/2010.
Mike Trier shown center between Andrea Castenada (R4 Area Governor) and Rick Wattier (Rio Division Governor)
Great Job Mike!
Humorous Contest Results!
Humorous Contest on 9/13/10:
9/13/10 Rio Copa's Humorous Contest
1st Place went to Mike Trier with his speech titled
"Crap I Say To My Kids".
The picture shown right is from the R4 Area Contest where Mike took 1st place with this speech.
Mike was the founding President of Rio Copa Toastmasters in 2003.
2nd Place went to JD Austin with his speech titled "Despicable"
The picture shown right is from 2007 when JD received his first Distinguished Toastmaster Award at the District 3 Conference; he was Rio Division Governor at the time.