TACOMA, WA – Judy Young, who served more than 30 years as an attorney for Washington State, is the new director for District 32 Toastmasters.
Toastmasters District 32 encompasses Alaska and Western Washington from Federal Way to Chehalis as well as the Kitsap, Key and Olympic Peninsulas. The district started the club year on July 1 with more than 1,600 members in 94 clubs, with more clubs being added.
Through self-paced educational programs, Toastmasters shed their fear of public speaking, while gaining organizational and leadership skills that help them progress in their professional and personal lives. Cost for members is less than that of a latte per week.
Young joined Toastmasters in July 2007. “A friend invited me to a meeting, and I fell in love with the program,” she said. When she served as president of Stately Speakers in Tumwater from 2010 to 2011, the club earned the honor of select distinguished club for its membership’s educational and leadership achievements.
Since becoming involved at the district level, she has served in area, division and district offices. For the club year 2013-2014, she was named Division Governor of the Year. She has achieved Toastmasters’ Advanced Communicator Gold award, as well as the Advanced Leader Bronze.
“Toastmasters has increased my confidence and compassion,” said Young. “It is a privilege to serve where I can help people grow.”
Young graduated from Seattle University with a major in English Literature, and then from the University of Washington Law School. She recently retired from more than thirty years with Washington State, where she worked as a staff attorney for the Department of Social and Health Services, and most recently for the Department of Health. She lives in Seattle.
For more information on District 32, visit d32.toastmastersdistricts.org.