In 1987 Ede Ferrari-D'Angelo visited her first Toastmasters meeting at the suggestion of a work associate. It was love at first sight, and she remains a passionate advocate of the Toastmasters program. Ede has served as a Founder's District Governor, Region 10 Advisor, and sat on the Board of Directors from 2014-2016. When not at a club meeting Ede enjoys reading biographies of people who have made a difference in the world, particularly women in leadership roles. She is also a portrait artist, her focus being faces that tell a story about the person.