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Jeff Sobel, DTM

Congratulations to District 53’s Jeff Sobel, who was elected an International Director representing Region 9 during the Toastmasters International convention!

Jeff, a Toastmaster since 2005, served as our district director during 2012-13. He’s also served as Region 6 advisor, and the district’s chief ambassador (2013-2015) during the Pathways rollout.

Jeff is a member of Capital Advanced Toastmasters, Bethlehem Club, NYISO Toastmasters, and New England Advanced Toastmasters. He served as a volunteer EMT for more than 20 years and is currently president of his townhouse community’s Homeowners Association (HOA).

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Norm Thibodeau, DTM

CONGRATULATIONS to Norm Thibodeau, DTM for being awarded the 2021 Presidential Citation from Toastmasters International President Richard E. Peck, DTM. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding achievements in representing the goals and ideals of Toastmasters International and is one of Toastmasters’ highest honors.

Norm’s achievement will be recognized at the Hall of Fame ceremony that will air on August 25 at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (3 p.m. Mountain Time) as part of at the 90th International Convention that will take place online August 23-28, 2021.

Congratulations Norm on your outstanding contributions and dedication to District 53 and Toastmasters International.