In 2008, Chamber Voices earned the highest honor available by being recognized as a President’s Distinguished Club for the fourth year in a row. It was the sixth time the club earned the distinction having also been recognized as Distinguished and Select Distinguished during Chamber Voices’ long and well decorated history.
Chamber Voices was charted in December 1998 by Bon Appetit and Curtain Call Toastmaster clubs. The Club Sponsors were Phil Cohen and Gayle Brown. The Club Mentors were Kay Collis and David Gahn. Along with Kay, Joe Estrada remains with the club as the two remaining Charter Members.
Since the club’s inception, and as an on-going sponsor, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce has had a very close relationship with Chamber Voices. The club was established following the values and mission of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and the club continues to provide an invaluable educational tool for Chamber Members. In fact all club members also members of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.
Along with the six President’s Distinguished honors Chamber Voices has earned, the club has in turn founded several other Toastmasters Clubs including Northern Voices, Viva Las Voices, Cable Masters, Desert Democrats, Vegas Young Professionals Strip View Speakers, and Network Toastmasters.
While the list is too extensive to detail, several individuals have emerged as leaders from Chamber Voices. Five Toastmasters Area Governors have called Chamber Voices their home club including Corinne Shearer, Cheryl Miller, Richard Thomas, Steve Goldstein and Mike Keeler. Cheryl Miller has also served as Division Governor and District Public Relations Officer. Charter Member Kay Collis has served as District Public Relations Officer, Lt. Governor Education & Training and District Governor.
Celebrating their 11th Anniversary in 2009, Chamber Voices continues to develop outstanding communicators and reliable leaders as well as sponsor new clubs.
Year Honor President
2012-2013 Current Term Kristina Greer
2011-2012 President’s Distinguished Nate Rosenberg
2010-2011 President’s Distinguished Deborah Williams
2009-2010 President’s Distinguished Paul Mangual
2008-2009 President’s Distinguished David Entler
2007-2008 President’s Distinguished Richard Thomas
2006-2007 President’s Distinguished Steve Goldstein
2005-2006 President’s Distinguished Michelle Thompson
2004-2005 President’s Distinguished Mike Keeler
2003-2004 Distinguished Joe Estrada
2002-2003 President’s Distinguished Cheryl Miller
2000-2001 Select Distinguished John Futrell
1999-2000 President’s Distinguished Kay Collis
1998 Club Chartered