Calendar

Mar
28
Sat
Area 34 International Speech and Speech Evaluation Contests @ Newport Library (541-265-2153)
Mar 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mar
29
Sun
Area 21 International Speech & Speech Evaluation Contests @ Heaven on Earth Restaurant & Bakery
Mar 29 @ 12:30 am – 12:30 am

WE are going to ROCK your socks off for the District 7, Division A, Area 21 contest! We are going to be at Heaven On Earth Restaurant & Bakery! Exit 86 (Quines Creek) March 28… registration starts at 11:30. Contest at 12:30.

Mar
30
Mon
Area 91 International Speech and Evaluation Contest @ Beaverton Community Center
Mar 30 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Area 91 International Speech and Evaluation Contest, Monday March 30, 2015 from 5:30 until 8:00pm at the Beaverton Community Center (across the street from the Beaverton Library).

Mar
31
Tue
Area 81 International Speech and Evaluation Contests @ Courtyard Village
Mar 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location TBD.  Program starts at 6:30 PM. Contestants, judges and other participants should arrive by 6:00PM

Apr
2
Thu
Area 72 International Speech and Evaluation Contests @ Good Samaritan Hospital, Medical Bldg2, First-floor Auditorium @ Good Samaritan Hospital, Medical Bldg2, First-floor Auditorium
Apr 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Area Contest for Area 72.

Apr
4
Sat
Area 83 Speech and Evaluation Contest @ St. Helens Library
Apr 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Area 83 International Speech and Evaluation Contest
St. Helens Library
2:00 PM
Potluck Meal

Apr
6
Mon
Astoria Toastmasters 65th Anniversary Celebration @ Elliott Hotel
Apr 6 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Come one Come All and Help us celebrate our 65th Anniversary.

Apr
10
Fri
Division C Capital Evaluation, International Speech contest Venue MorningSide Methodist 3674 12th St Salem. 6-8:30PM
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Morningside Methodist Church 3674 12th Street SE, Salem OR 97302.
Between Madrona and Commercial on 12th Street.
Ray

Willamette Division Speech Contest @ Emanuel Hospital, Lorenzen Auditorium
Apr 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

International and Evaluation Contests
Free parking in Lot 3 at N. Graham and Gantenbein
Officials and contestants: Please arrive at 5:30 p.m. for briefings.
Bring a potluck snack to share.

Area 82 International Speech and Evaluation contests @ Glenwood Senior Living theater
Apr 10 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Potluck begins at 6:30. All contestants and participants should arrive by 6:30

Apr
11
Sat
Public Speaking 101 and Beyond @ Florence Playhouse
Apr 11 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Eric Winger to conduct energetic workshop

 In the morning you can expect public speaking tips for the novice and the professional alike
 We will break for lunch at Noon, many downtown restaurants from which to choose
 In the afternoon Eric will teach evaluation “how to” by guiding evaluations for speeches prepared and delivered by several of our local Toastmasters club members

Southern Division (A) Evaluation and International Prepared Speech Contests @ Huckleberry Room, Seven Feathers Casino Hotel
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Come and enjoy the Division A (Southern Division) Evaluation and International Prepared Speech Contests! We welcome volunteers to serve as timers, ballot counters, sergeant-at-arms, and judges.

Sunset Division (Division H) International Speech and Evaluation Contest @ Tektronix Auditorium in Building 38
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Everyone is invited to attend the Sunset Division International Speech and Evaluation Contest being held on Saturday April 11th from 1:00 until 4:00pm at the Tektronix Auditorium in Building 38, 3025 SW Zworykin Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97077.

This event is being hosted by the Silicon Forest Toastmaster Club. A light lunch and beverage will be provided.

This is a large venue and will be a grand event!

Apr
12
Sun
Columbia Division D 2015 International Speech and Evaluation Contests @ East Portland Community Center
Apr 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please join the members of Columbia Division D for an afternoon of inspiration, education and fun!

1st and 2nd place winners of the area 51, 52 and 53 contests will compete to win the right to advance to the District Contest (May 2nd).

Drinks and light refreshments will be available, if you bring them.

Tentative Agenda

    12:00 pm Doors open, setup begins
    12:30 pm Contestant and judges briefing
    1:00 pm Contest Commences
    3:30 pm Meeting Adjourns
    4:00 pm Cleanup

Please invite a friend or loved one

Meeting location: East Portland Community Center
740 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216

Apr
17
Fri
Downtown Division 2015 International Speech and Evaluation Contests @ Good Samaritan Hospital, Medical Bldg2, First-floor Auditorium
Apr 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Come see the Downtown Division International Speech and Evaluation contestants strut their stuff. We usually fill the auditorium with family, friends, and other guests–and we would love for you to join us! If nothing else, come scope out the competition–as two of them will end up representing us at the District finals on May 2.

Apr
18
Sat
Central Division International Speech and Evaluation Contest @ Lebanon Public Library
Apr 18 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

The Central Division International Speech and Evaluation Contest will be held in the Community Room at the Lebanon Public Library. Doors open at 10:00 AM. Contestants and contest officials should arrive by 10:30 AM. The contest will begin at 11:00 AM.

Northern Division International Speech and Evaluation Contests @ Courtyard Village
Apr 18 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

The potluck will begin at 2:30 pm. All contestants and functionaries should plan to arrive by 2:30. The location is Courtyard Village, 4555 NE 66th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98661. We will start as soon as we can, since many of our people have to get back to the coast.

May
1
Fri
2015 Spring Conference – Be the BEST: Communicate and Lead Like a Rockstar! @ Seven Feathers Casino
May 1 – May 2 all-day

TREAT YOURSELF TO AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE!

On May 1 and 2, “Be the Best: Communicate and Lead Like a Rockstar” Spring Conference at Seven Feathers Casino Resort http://sevenfeathers.com/!

Be entertained, enlightened, and envigorated as Mary Cheyne shares lessons from her world championship journey. Communicate and influence with IMPACT http://magneticpodium.com/!

Mary Cheyne | Professional Speaker & Coach  

 

 Learn how to achieve ROCKSTAR status in your industry.  Be perceived as the expert or guru by clients, colleagues, and your community. Learn from Rockstar motivational speaker Craig Duswalt and BE THE BEST in whatever you do http://www.craigduswalt.com/rockstar/index.html

Discover Toastmasters’ talents in the inter-division show “D7′s Got Talent” on Friday night. Pique your imagination, tickle your funny bone, and suspend your disbelief durng the Tall Tales showcase, also on Friday night.

Feast on the sumptuous and mouthwatering buffets laid out especially for you by the Seven Feathers banquets staff on Friday night and all day Saturday!

Enjoy the D7 Evaluation Contest and the International Prepared Speech contest. Be the first to know who will represent the district at the International Prepared Speech Contest in Las Vegas in August!

 And much, much more! Don’t miss this unforgettable experience!

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The EARLY-BIRD RATE ends on January 31. Hurry and register now at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-spring-conference-be-the-best-communicate-lead-like-a-rockstar-tickets-14082692713.

YOU HAVE SEVERAL ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Option 1. Stay at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort Hotel http://sevenfeathers.com/, located within the same complex as the Convention Center. To book a room, call toll-free 1-888-677-7771. Say that you’re registering under the TOASTMASTERS group rate of $95/night.  Rooms usually get sold out in spring, so reserve EARLY.

Option 2. Stay at Riverside Lodge Motel http://cowcreek.com/economic-development/520-riverside-lodge-motel, roughly 5 minutes from the Convention Center. FREE Shuttle service to/from Convention Center. 3-bed rooms $79/night, 2 beds at $69/night, and 1-bed rooms at $59/night. Call toll-free 1-888-677-7771 to reserve.

Option 3. Bring your entire family in an RV (yours or borrowed!) and stay at Seven Feathers RV Resorthttp://www.sevenfeathersrvresort.com/home. TOASTMASTERS group rate only $34/night. Facilities include indoor swimming pool, hot tub, private showers and restrooms, children’s play area, firepits, pavilion, etc. Choice of pull-through or back-in.

Option 4. If you have a self-contained RV, park FREE at the Seven Feathers RV Dry Lot for up to FIVE days. The Convention Center is within a few hundred feet from the RV Dry Lot. FREE shuttle service.

Option 5. Holiday Inn Express and several other motels in the area. We are currently negotiating group rates and will provide updates.

Option 6. Stay with a fellow Toastmaster through the “Host a Toast” program. More details to follow.

Option 7. For the adventurous, try couch surfing http://about.couchsurfing.com/about/. Toastmaster Jim Wolak has made numerous friends this way.

Your conference team is currently working to provide various transportation alternatives. For starters, check out http://www.groupcarpool.com/t/7bngmq.

May
11
Mon
Public Speaking 101 and Beyond @ Florence Playhouse
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Public Speaking 101 and Beyond @ Florence Playhouse

Siuslaw Tale Spinners Club will be hosting an all-day workshop led by Eric Winger. The morning session (9-12) will feature public speaking tips for the novice and professional alike. Lunch break from 12noon to 1:30. There are many downtown restaurants from which to choose within walking distance. The afternoon session (1:30-4:30) will have Eric teaching evaluation “how to” by guiding evaluations for speeches delivered by Siuslaw Tale Spinners members.

Public Speaking 101 and Beyond @ Florence Playhouse
May 11 @ 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Public Speaking 101 and Beyond @ Florence Playhouse

Energetic Public Speaking workshop conducted by Eric Winger for the novice and professional alike. Two sessions: morning from 9 to 12noon and afternoon from 1:30-4:30. We break for lunch at Noon, many downtown restaurants within walking distance from which to choose. Afternoon session will teach evaluation “how to” through guided evaluations of Siuslaw Tale Spinner Toastmasters prepared speeches.

May
16
Sat
Effective Listening Workshop @ Canterbury Inn
May 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

May 16th at Canterbury Inn there will be a workshop on Effective Listening.
The workshop can only accommodate twenty individuals.
Make reservations by calling John Lawless at 360-430-0549

May
30
Sat
SAVE THE DATE: Spring 2015 New Governors Training @ Frogpond Church
May 30 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join us for a day filled with learning, laughter, and good food!  This session will include words of wisdom from Toastmasters International leaders outside of District 7. Check back for more information around April.

May
31
Sun
DEADLINE: SUBMISSION OF AREA GOVERNOR REPORTS, Round 2 @ ONLINE
May 31 all-day

MARK THIS IMPORTANT DEADLINE:May 31, 2015

To qualify as a Distinguished Area (or better), second-round Area Governor reports MUST be submitted to Toastmasters Internationaln not later than May 31, 2015. Please help your area become Distinguished by welcoming your Area Governor’s club visit. If the Spring Conference comes around and you haven’t been able to schedule a visit from your Area Governor, please reach out to your area governor, your division governor or any member of the district trio. Let’s work together to make District 7 BIGGER, BOLDER, and BETTER!

Jun
27
Sat
SAVE THE DATE: TLI 6/27/2015 @ to be determined
Jun 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Mark your calendars for June 27, 2015 to attend Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI). Whether you are a first-time club officer, seasoned professional, or want to learn more about what your fellow members are sharing,  TLI is a must attend event. Check back around April for more information.