Saying Goodbye to a True District 1 Leader, Earl Mealins

by Marie Sardinha

Dear Fellow Toastmasters and friends,

Yesterday our very good friend and Toastmaster, Earl Mealins, passed away. Some of you may not know him but he was instrumental in making Torrance Chamber Toastmasters the strong “President Distinguish” club that it is today. If you would have met him you would have found him stern and principled but a heart of warmth and care. Although that may sound contradictory it was every bit Earl. Earl was a member of several clubs over the years.  He served as club mentor chair, District Sergeant at Arms and District Parliamentarian to name a few of the position he filled. But most of all Earl was a good friend. Someone you could count on and gave 100%.

Earl’s funeral service will be:
Sunday, November 12th at 12:30 pm
The First Lutheran Church
2900 W. Carson
Torrance, CA

If you would like to give money the family has asked that donations be made to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation or The American Cancer Society

Read more about Captain Earl Stuart Mealins at Daily Breeze Orbituaries


  1. Earl, was at the heart of a movement within the District when the District decided to point up. And for this you will always be remembered by me.

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