President’s Welcome

John Taussig

John Taussig

Welcome to Renaissance Speakers Toastmasters! We love to have guests come to join us for our “Saturday Night Live on Sunday Morning!” We have FUN, in fact that is one of policies. We also learn a lot and become better public speakers and leaders to the level that each individual personally desires.

My name is John Taussig and I am very honored to have been elected President of this esteemed club.

Our Club membership is graced with many superstars: Lance Miller, the 2005 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking; Annette McCullough, one of only 2 Qualified Speakers (exclusive designation) in District 52; Debbie Ellish, District Toastmaster of the Year; and many other stellar members who have grown Renaissance Speakers into one of the most recognized Toastmasters Clubs in the world. In fact, we ranked number 4 in the world in the recognition system used by Toastmaster’s International in the 1990s. (That ranking system hasn’t been in use since then, but if it were, we’d still be one of the top global Toastmaster clubs!)

Under the current recognition system, the highest rank that Clubs can become is a President’s Distinguished Club by completing all 10 of the goals laid out by Toastmaster’s International. These goals consist of membership targets, educational targets, training of executives and the reporting of officer lists and dues to Toastmasters International in a timely manner.

Renaissance Speakers has accomplished all 10 goals for the last 7 years in a row and has been a President’s Distinguished Club EVERY year since the inception of the program. This year will follow suit with all 10 goals accomplished.

Come join in the fun, creation and personal growth on any Sunday morning in the Little Theatre at Celebrity Center International in Hollywood, CA. We welcome you.

Renaissance Speakers Executive Council: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018

President – John Taussig
VP Education – Susan Stewart
VP Production – Debbie Ellish
VP Membership – Carol Worthey
VP Public Relations – Lance Miller
Secretary – Doug Crowder
Treasurer – Jim Ellingson
Sergeant At Arms – Jeff Harman

Immediate Past President: Serena McCullough
Co-Founder: Roberta Perry
Co-Founder: Richard Stewart

About the Author

The Renaissance Speakers is an award-winning and prominent Toastmasters club hosted by the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood, California. Join us this weekend for a little "Saturday Night Live on Sunday Morning!" at Celebrity Centre, in the Theatre, at 5930 Franklin Ave., Hollywood, CA., 90028, from 9:00am to Noon, each and every Sunday. ALL ARE WELCOME!