The District Leadership Committee conducted interviews on March 12, March 19 and March 26, 2022 of potential candidates for the upcoming elected positions in District 83.  We are pleased to announce the following slate of nominees for District 83 Office 2022 – 2023 as amended on 4/18/2022:


Nominees for District 83 Office 2022 – 2023





District Leadership




William F. Markert, DTM



Siva Jonnada, DTM

Sheri Rase, DTM

Meena Shanmugavel, DTM

Somesh Chablani, DTM

Darlene Blanco, DL1

Anne Gilson, DTM

Jitendra Rawat, DTM

Monica Helsel, DTM

Uday Bhoopalam, DTM

District Director Ann Marie Pochtar-Galakis  Biographical Information
Program Quality Director Juana Dannecker  Biographical Information
Club Growth Director

Incomplete report

Peggy Seymour (advisory)

Biographical Information
Division A Director Louis Wasser Biographical Information
Division B Director Incomplete  
Division C Director


Division D Director 

Pamela Johnson

Biographical Information
Division E Director  Andrea Lake Biographical Information
Division F Director  Incomplete  
Division G Director

Harihara Subramanian

Biographical Information 
Division H Director

Incomplete - Chee Kim withdrew candidacy after DEC approved report

Division I Director

Gina Mongiello

Biographical Information


For the positions noted as incomplete, a qualified member can run from the floor by providing written notice of intent to run to the District Director at least 7 days prior to the election.


Please refer to Protocol 9.0 District Campaigns and Elections for more details on the process.



Club Anniversaries This Month

Charter DateClub NameAnniversary
May 7th 2007First of Sussex ToastmastersCelebrating 15 Year Anniversary
May 27th 2009Selective ToastmastersCelebrating 13 Year Anniversary
May 1st 1985South Street ToastmastersCelebrating 37 Year Anniversary
May 17th 2015Triple SCelebrating 7 Year Anniversary
May 8th 2017Weichert ToastmastersCelebrating 5 Year Anniversary
May 18th 2015Crum & ToasterCelebrating 7 Year Anniversary
May 1st 1961Murray Hill Speakers ClubCelebrating 61 Year Anniversary
May 1st 1955Summit ToastmastersCelebrating 67 Year Anniversary
May 28th 2003Diamonds In The Rough ClubCelebrating 19 Year Anniversary
May 1st 1999DTCC Toastmasters North EastCelebrating 23 Year Anniversary
May 1st 2017University Heights ToastmastersCelebrating 5 Year Anniversary
May 26th 2013Prudentially SpeakingCelebrating 9 Year Anniversary
May 20th 2019SES Orbiters ToastmasterCelebrating 3 Year Anniversary
May 1st 1958Ridgewood Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 64 Year Anniversary
May 1st 2000Express Yourself ToastmastersCelebrating 22 Year Anniversary
May 1st 1961Park Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 61 Year Anniversary
May 5th 2011Rockland ToastmastersCelebrating 11 Year Anniversary
May 1st 2019NJTA ToastmastersCelebrating 3 Year Anniversary

Traveling Gavel

The Traveling Gavel is currently at Jersey Toastmasters Club. Captured on March 15th 2022.
Here are the rules if you would like to capture the gavel for your club.

1. Contact the host club. Current contact is Jenny Yin E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Get three members of your club to attend the meeting of the club that currenly has the gavel.
3. Particpate in the meeting.
4.Submit form with details about the meeting. Click Here to Submit Gavel Capture
5.Proudly display the virtual traveling gavel on your club website.

Transfer of the physical traveling gavel is suspended until further notice.