District 37 Awards

District 37 recognizes the outstanding achievements in growth and leadership of our members each year with awards including the Helen Yandle Award, the Jay R. Nodine Leadership Award, the Triple Crown Award, and the Toastmaster of the Year Award.

Helen Yandle Award

The Helen Yandle Award was created in honor of a faithful member who lost her life in a fatal auto accident. This award is presented each year to the Club President with the highest score, based on criteria centered on club performance measures.

Helen Yandle Award nominations for Outstanding Club President for the year 2016-2017 have closed.

Contact District Director Bill Marlow if you have questions or need more information about this award.

View Helen Yandle Award Recipients
2017Diane Harris
2016Freddie Barbour
2015Darnell Badger
2014Jackie Kilberg
2013Elana Gilbert
2012Jean Bailey Robor
2011Linda Stokes
2010Marvin Miles
2009Glenda Teams
2008Maria Betts
2007Connie Marthinsen
2006Deb Lee
2005Andy Kaplan
2004Deborah Joyner
2002Lisa Ann Andrews
2001Marilyn Sprague Smith and Hank Dearborn (dual award)
1999Peter Knudsen
1998Kensey Oglesby
1996Fran Breece
1991Mary Brady

Jay R. Nodine Leadership Award

Each year at the spring conference District 37 awards a Toastmaster member who has given extraordinary amounts of time and talent to their community, exemplifies service and civic support with the Jay R. Nodine Leadership Award.

  • Nominees for this award are individuals who have acted with integrity, faith, and confidence on behalf of District 37, their community, as well as being a catalyst for positive leadership in North Carolina, the region, and beyond.
  • The nominees for this award are those who have exemplified outstanding servant leadership, significantly generous in giving time and support in advancement of others.

Award Criteria:

  • Exhibited outstanding creativity, trusteeship, ethics, mentoring, and dedication to continuing positive change in District 37.
  • Demonstrated significant accomplishments within their own profession, in their church, schools, and other volunteer commitments.
  • Has gone above and beyond to create new standards of stewardship of service to the District and their community.

Nomination Process:

  • Self-Nominations are accepted
  • Must be a member of a club in good standing
  • Current District Officers whose terms expire June 30 are not eligible
  • Must submit nomination in the form of a letter highlighting the award criteria has been accomplished
  • Letters must be submitted via email to Bryan Walsh
  • Award winner will be announced at the District 37 Spring Conference

For more information or questions, please contact Bryan Walsh, DTM, PDG, and Jay R. Nodine Leadership Award Chairman.

View Jay R. Nodine Leadership Award Recipients
2018Deb Lee
2017Pete Breidenbach
2016Charles Harvey
2015Jessica Keys
2014Pam Christopher
2013Melissa Kennedy

Toastmaster of the Year Award

The Toastmaster of the Year Award is chosen by the outgoing District Governor. It is awarded to someone considered to have contributed to the success of the district during the course of the year.

View Toastmaster of the Year Award Recipients
2017Michael Beach, DTM
2016Elmer Hill, DTM
2015David Nottingham, DTM
2014Angel Guerrero, DTM
2013Paul Colaianni
2013Nancy Johnson
2013Chris Wetli
2012Rick Dameron
2011Chuck Blethen
2010Larry Brown, DTM, PDG
2009Patrick Curley
2007Pete Breidenbach, DTM
2006Sindy Martin, DTM
2005Yolanda Potter
2004Pam Christopher, DTM, PDG, PID
2002Ron Bower, DTM
2000Forrest Greenslade, DTM
1998Harold Barger, DTM
1997Tommy Watts, ATM
1996Patricia Tierney, ATM
1995Wilma Hamlin, ATM-S
1994Morris Dean, ATM
1993Susan Lackey, ATM
1992Lori Bates, ATM
1991Paul Lynch, DTM
1990Ralph Walker, DTM
1989Raeford Smith, DTM
1988Harry Carpenter, ATM-S
1987Harry Carpenter, ATM-S
1986Marcia Barney, DTM, PDG
1985Robert Johnston, DTM
1984Mary Reynolds, DTM
1983Paul Lynch, DTM
1982Brent Taylor
1981Robert Freeman, DTM
1980Lee Beattie, DTM, PDG, PID
1979John Vrabel, DTM
1978Steve Medlin
1977Chuck Hora
1976Joe Ellisor, DTM, PDG
1975Sara Smith, DTM, PDG
1974Sidney Gunst
1973Peter Gerns, DTM, PDG
1972Leo Mortimer