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President

James Lemke (IP5, PM5, LD1)

About Me: I have been a Toastmaster Member since June 2018 and have previously served in the role of Vice President of Membership in the Speaking of Banking Club with Fifth Third Bank. In the 2020-2021 TM Year I was provided with the opportunity to serve as Area 02 Director and I was also provided the opportunity to serve as Club Coach for The Law of Attraction Toastmasters Club. I have also volunteered as a Coordinator in the Youth Leadership Program to interns through the Fifth Third Bank partnership with Project SEARCH. I am currently serving as the Area 17 Director for the 2021-2022 Toastmaster Year; I am also serving as Co-Chair for the District 62 2022 Conference. I was also the District 62 Hall of Fame Spirit of Success award recipient for the 2020-2021 TM Year. The reason why I made the decision to join the West Michigan Advanced Club is because I wanted to continue to grow and develop, not only as a public speaker and a presenter, but also as a leader both personally and professionally. I am truly looking forward to my time here and I am truly looking forward to my future as a Toastmaster.

Joined Club: 3/3/2022

VP of Education

Laura St. Louis (DTM, DL5, SR5)

About Me: I joined Toastmasters in January of 2015 because I wanted to learn to be a leader. I started with one club, then added a second. The members of this club are the people that have been my biggest supporters and encouraged me to take the leap and run for Club Growth Director. I then propelled to District Director in 2020. They don't just provide leadership support. They also provide excellent evaluations. The feedback I receive from them has been invaluable. If you are looking to advance your speaking skills, this is the place.

Joined Club: 04/01/2021
Joined Toastmasters: 6/1/2015
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VP of Membership

Nancy Tuohy (DTM)

Joined Club: 10/1/2021
Joined Toastmasters: 7/1/2011
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Secretary

Margaret R. Sieh (DL-5, PM-5, EH-4, Mentor Program, 3-DTM's, D62 Longtime TM 2015, Excellence in Marketing 2008-2009, Excellence Education & Training 2009-2010, District Governor 2010-2011)

About Me: I have been a Toastmaster since 2000! I have seen TM's change many people's lives! While I was working I wanted to enhance my communication and leadership skills and Toastmasters was the answer! I became a District Officer and enjoyed learning and sharing various skills/techniques to help me be "the best that I can be"!!!! I would like to cordially invite you to join us, learn more about what an Advanced TM club is all about and how the the additional speak time and valuable evaluations will enable you to prepare for those presentations, interviews, speeches with the best possible results. Experience the mentorship of the members and how they will be there for you to help support, encourage and mentor you to become "the best that YOU can be"! It's time to invest in yourself...hope see you soon! I am personally inviting YOU to join us!!

Joined Club: 6/1/2005
Joined Toastmasters: 9/7/2000

Treasurer

Tom Neely (ATMB)

Joined Club: 10/1/2017
Joined Toastmasters: 8/1/2000
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Lynne Bradley-Horan (DTM)

About Me: When I joined Toastmasters, I was in it for me -- just learn how to present my reports, and I'm out! What I FOUND out is that, "You're Always Among Friends At Toastmasters"! That's my personal tagline. It's a group of sharing, caring people who are eager to support each other.  I've been a member for 20 years! Most recently, I hired a coach to help me learn how to "sell myself" -- to go out there and get speaking engagements. After dealing with hesitancy to "talk about myself", I realized, it's no longer about ME! I want to help others! I'm spearheading the creation of Christian Communicators Toastmasters. I want to encourage others to get together and to share their stories, their Godwinks, and their love for Our Lord Jesus. Join me! Let's Do Lunch With The Lord!!  

Joined Club: 10/1/2008
Joined Toastmasters: 2/1/2001
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Bruce Frandsen (DTM; PDG; PID)

About Me: Bruce has been a Toastmasters member for 35 years. He has served in every club officer role at least once, every elected District Officer position, and served on the Toastmasters International Board of Directors from 1995–97.

An engineer by education, his career outside of Toastmasters includes several progressive leadership and management roles where he worked. He has also served on various community and city government boards.

Born and raised in South Dakota, he has lived in Michigan for 37 years. He is married to Tammie and they have 2 grown children. He enjoys college football in general and is a diehard Western Michigan University fan.

Joined Club: 10/1/2009
Joined Toastmasters: 10/1/1986

Peter Letzmann (ACS)

About Me: Letzmann is an attorney, court mediator, educator, and consultant on local government matters and personal finances. He is available to speak to your group, association, or community. See more information on his website,

Joined Club: 11/1/2015
Joined Toastmasters: 5/1/2015
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Lock Lyon

About Me: Lock Lyon is currently (2021-2022) the VP of Public Relations for BDO Toastmasters. He has been a Toastmaster for over 10 years, and is a prolific author and blogger specializing in information technology issues. In 2021, Lock was designated an Information Champion by IBM Corporation. He currently spends his time writing and speaking from his home in central Michigan.

Joined Club: 9/4/2022
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Ron Musich (DTM)

About Me: I first joined Toastmasters 11/01/1998. Like most of us I had heard about the organization many times and it was recommended by the Dale Carnegie instructor I had in Chicago. When I moved to Grand Rapids I saw several notices in the small local paper about a new club starting and finally went to a meeting. I've been a member ever since and have also joined the West Michigan Advanced club as well. I've been an officer almost non-stop in both clubs since joining and have competed in several contests including winning the District 62 Evaluation Contest in 2006. I was Area Governor of the Year in 2003 and became the Lieutenant Governor of Marketing, Education, and District 62 Governor for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010. The key lesson I learned in Toastmasters is to show up at every meeting possible and to always sign up for a role. That is how to grow the most and to have the most fun.

Joined Club: 3/1/2002
Joined Toastmasters: 11/1/1998