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July 27, 2016- Toastmasters- Removing The Stigma of Mental Illness- Get Out Of The Dumpster

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Charles Gates. Charles is the District Director for District 66 (greater Virginia) in Toastmasters. He's the #1 ranking officer in the District. Perry Neal is the Club Growth Director for the District. He is the #3 ranking officer in the District. Perry is responsible for marketing Toastmasters in the District, finding new club opportunities, getting new members, and helping struggling clubs get back up to strength. They will explain how effective Toastmasters can be in developing Speaking & Leadership skills. Dr. Reggie R. Padin’s mission is all about helping people overcome their “Dumpster Moments” and go beyond their limitations. An award-winning speaker, his story has inspired many to believe in themselves and recognize their God-given potential. In his first book, "Get Out Of The Dumpster! A True Story on Overcoming Limitations," Dr. Padin narrates how he went from being a high school dropout, working for pennies hauling garbage by hand out of a dumpster, to become a successful educator, author, entrepreneur, executive coach and spiritual leader, and how anyone experiencing their own "Dumpster Moments" can do the same. Dr. Padin refers to "Dumpster Moments" as self- imposed limitations people face —fears, doubts, confusion, economic problems, emotional turmoil, and toxic relationships. Mike Veny is America’s leading mental health speaker and a high energy drum circle facilitator. Mike’s path to becoming a public speaker became evident at an early age. He convinced the staff at psychiatric hospitals to discharge him three times during his childhood. In addition to being hospitalized as a child, he was expelled from 3 schools, attempted suicide, and was medicated in efforts to reduce his emotional instability and behavioral outbursts. By the fifth grade, Mike was put in a special education class. Aside from getting more individualized attention from the teacher, he learned that pencil erasers make a great sound when tapped on a desk. He had no idea that