District 7 Toastmasters http://d7toastmasters.org Make it Matter Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:06:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Fall 2015 Business Meeting http://d7toastmasters.org/nov-2015-business-meeting/ Thu, 01 Oct 2015 22:42:28 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/may-2015-business-meeting-2/ District Council Meeting: November 7, 2015 All members of the District 7 District Executive Committee (DEC) as well as club presidents and Vice-Presidents Education (VPE) are expected to attend the District Council Meeting on November 7, 2015 at Warner Pacific College. Prior to the meeting, please review the following documents. You may download and review these documents […]

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District Council Meeting: November 7, 2015

All members of the District 7 District Executive Committee (DEC) as well as club presidents and Vice-Presidents Education (VPE) are expected to attend the District Council Meeting on November 7, 2015 at Warner Pacific College. Prior to the meeting, please review the following documents. You may download and review these documents by clicking on their respective links below.

APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA

Please review the proposed agenda for this District Council Meeting. This will require a vote.

 

District Council Meeting Agenda

 

PREVIOUS DISTRICT COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES.

This will not require a vote.

Please review the minutes of the last meeting. This does not require a vote, however, corrections can

be stated and must be stated orally for adoption into the district’s official record.

May 2, 2015 District Council Meeting Minutes

APPROVAL OF APPOINTED DISTRICT OFFICERS

Please review the list of appointed District officers. This will not require a vote.

District Leadership List 2015-2016

APPROVAL OF AUDIT REPORT

Please review the audit report. This will require a vote.

Audit Report

TREASURER’S REPORT. This will not require a vote

Please review the treasury’s report. This does not require a vote, however, questions can be asked.

2015-2016 District Annual Budget

2015-1st Quarter Treasurer’s Report

ADOPTION OF ALIGNMENT OF CLUBS WITHIN DIVISIONS/AREAS. This will not require a vote.

Please review the alignment report (note, any realignments are those that took place after the last

business meeting). This does not require a vote, however, questions can be asked.

D7 Alignment Report

 

Attachments

The following attachments are made available for your review.

 

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Thank Phyllis! http://d7toastmasters.org/thank-phyllis/ http://d7toastmasters.org/thank-phyllis/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:35:58 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/?p=301941 Phyllis Harmon is finishing up three years of dedicated service to District 7 in each of the top three roles in the district. First as Lt. Governor of Marketing in 2012-2013, then as Lt. Governor Education and Training in 2013-2014 and finally serving as District Governor for 2014-2015. Prior to 2012-2013 year, Phyllis also served […]

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Phyllis Harmon is finishing up three years of dedicated service to District 7 in each of the top three roles in the district. First as Lt. Governor of Marketing in 2012-2013, then as Lt. Governor Education and Training in 2013-2014 and finally serving as District Governor for 2014-2015. Prior to 2012-2013 year, Phyllis also served as Division Governor and Area Governor, as well as Conference Coordinator and a plethora of other roles.

Please add your comments below to express your special thanks for all her hard work and dedication. If she helped you or your club specifically please add that as well.

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Spring 2015 Business Meeting http://d7toastmasters.org/may-2015-business-meeting/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:24:41 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/decm-march-10-2015-2/ All DEC (District Executive Committee) members in District 7 are expected to attend the May 2015 business meeting. Expected Attendees The district executive committee includes the District Governor, Lieutenant Governor Education/Training, Lieutenant Governor Marketing, District Public Relations Officer, District Secretary, District Treasurer, Area Governors, Division Governors, and Immediate Past District Governor, and guests invited by the District Governor […]

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All DEC (District Executive Committee) members in District 7 are expected to attend the May 2015 business meeting.

Expected Attendees

The district executive committee includes the District Governor, Lieutenant Governor Education/Training, Lieutenant Governor Marketing, District Public Relations Officer, District Secretary, District Treasurer, Area Governors, Division Governors, and Immediate Past District Governor, and guests invited by the District Governor who have information to share with the Committee.

As well as all Division and Area Governors, plus Club Presidents and VPs of Education.

Meeting Details

The meeting will be held during the Spring Conference at Seven Feathers.

Agenda

Please click the link to view the agenda Business Meeting Agenda

Attachments

The following attachments are made available for your review.

 

 

 

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DECM – March 10, 2015 http://d7toastmasters.org/decm-march-10-2015/ Sun, 21 Jun 2015 20:24:41 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/?p=301904 All DEC (District Executive Committee) members in District 7 are expected to attend the March 10, 2015 conference call at 7-8:30PM: Expected Attendees The district executive committee includes the District Governor, Lieutenant Governor Education/Training, Lieutenant Governor Marketing, District Public Relations Officer, District Secretary, District Treasurer, Area Governors, Division Governors, and Immediate Past District Governor, and guests invited by […]

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All DEC (District Executive Committee) members in District 7 are expected to attend the March 10, 2015 conference call at 7-8:30PM:

Expected Attendees

The district executive committee includes the District Governor, Lieutenant Governor Education/Training, Lieutenant Governor Marketing, District Public Relations Officer, District Secretary, District Treasurer, Area Governors, Division Governors, and Immediate Past District Governor, and guests invited by the District Governor who have information to share with the Committee.

Meeting Details

The meeting will be held online via the district’s GotoWebinar account. Attendees must pre-register for the meeting at this link on the GotoWebinar website.

Agenda

Please click the link to view the agenda DECM 3/10/2015 Agenda

Attachments

The following attachments are made available for your review.

 

 

 

 

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District 7 Updates… http://d7toastmasters.org/district-7-updates/ Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:08:36 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/?p=300089   Governor Proclaims March AsToastmasters Month  How Will Your Club Celebrate Toastmasters Month? Wear your “Ask Me about Toastmasters” button every day and everywhere Hold focused meetings ~ evaluations, job interview skills Hold an Open House Creative meeting themes Invite a local dignitary to your meeting Contact a radio station for an interview Send a press […]

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Governor Proclaims March AsToastmasters Month 

Toastmasters Month 2014 (1)

How Will Your Club Celebrate Toastmasters Month?

  • Wear your “Ask Me about Toastmasters” button every day and everywhere
  • Hold focused meetings ~ evaluations, job interview skills
  • Hold an Open House
  • Creative meeting themes
  • Invite a local dignitary to your meeting
  • Contact a radio station for an interview
  • Send a press release

It’s All About Membership. . . .

Join us on March 22nd for the D7 Training event, It’s All About Membership!, at Frogpond Church, 6750 SW Boeckman Road in

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Wilsonville. Tess Daniel, VP Membership at Toastmasters for Speaking Professionals (TSP), has a sure fire way to bring visitors through your club door and convert them to members. Her method works! Tess’s vision, when she stepped into the role of VP Membership at TSP in October 2013, was “to attract and retain right fit members.” Since then, Tess has signed up 10 new members. She says, “That’s only the beginning!” 

Following Tess’s presentation, the dynamic duo, Capitol Division Governor Le Snelling and Past District Governor Ann Snelling, will present a mini version of their much-sought-after workshop, The Power of Engagement. Learn how you can increase membership in your club through connecting and sharing your stories.

You will be amused and challenged by the D7 Bit Players as they present “First Impressions.” We will finish the morning with presenations on using social media to attract visitors to your club. Register for It’s All about Membership!  today. 

District 7 Is Looking for Great Leaders

Nominate yourself or a fellow Toastmaster today for the 2014-2015 leadership positions. All nominations must be received on or before March 24, 2014.

Submit your nomination online. Read more


Will Your Club Meet the Challenge?

If you are a member of a club that achieves Distinguished, Select Distinguished, or President’s Distinguished by April 15th, you will receive a special nontransferable invitation to attend an evening with Darren LaCroix on FridayMay 16th at the Ambridge Center, as a reward for helping your club reach their goals. To make sure Darren jpeg 4that we have a large enough room and order enough appetizers, please let us know if you plan to attend. 

To learn more about the Friday night event – http://district7communicates.org/own-the-stage/

Please help us with a brief survey to be sure we have enough space for all who will be attending. Will you attend?


Honoring Toastmasters Month . . .

Two Special Incentives

  1. For each new member who joins  in the month of March, the club will earn 100 rewards points. This is on top of the 300 rewards points that the club earns throughout the year for recruiting new members. That’s equal to $4.00 for each new member in March!
  2. Clubs with 100% membership renewals by March 15 will earn 5000 points (equal to $50.00). Those with 80% renewals by same date will earn 2500 points (equal to $25.00).

World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting 

We will be making history on August 30th when District 7 hosts the World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting at Pioneer Courthouse Square. If you would like to help make this event one for the books sign up today. World’s Largest Toastmasters Meeting. Sign up

 

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2014-15 Nominations http://d7toastmasters.org/300054/ Mon, 03 Mar 2014 01:28:53 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/?p=300054  District 7 is looking for great leaders! Nominate yourself or a fellow Toastmasters today for the 2014-2015 leadership positions. All nominations must be received on or before March 24, 2014. Submit your nomination online (form).   The Nominating Committee shall select candidates for the following positions within District 7: District Governor Lieutenant Governor Education and Training […]

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 District 7 is looking for great leaders!

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Nominate yourself or a fellow Toastmasters today for the 2014-2015 leadership positions. All nominations must be received on or before March 24, 2014.

Submit your nomination online (form).

 

The Nominating Committee shall select candidates for the following positions within District 7:

  • District Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor Education and Training
  • Lieutenant Governor Marketing
  • Division Governor

Each candidate shall be a Toastmaster member in good standing and meet the qualifications for the office being sought.

For more information about District Elections, click here.

If you have any questions about the election process, nomination process, qualifications, or would like more information before deciding, please reach out to Rose Wellman at ipdg@d7toastmasters.org.

If you are interested in being an Area Governor, please send an email to Scott Alexander, District Governor, at dg@d7toastmasters.org.

Resources:

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February eNews http://d7toastmasters.org/february-enews-2/ Tue, 04 Feb 2014 05:37:33 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/?p=299899        Editor’s Corner. . . District 7 Toastmasters is always looking for better ways to help you grow. Until the end of June, we will be sending you tailored messages designed to provide you with tips to help you end the year strong instead of sending out the eNews. Whether you are a club officer or a […]

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Editor’s Corner. . . news 2 jpgDistrict 7 Toastmasters is always looking for better ways to help you grow. Until the end of June, we will be sending you tailored messages designed to provide you with tips to help you end the year strong instead of sending out the eNews. Whether you are a club officer or a member working on improving your communication and leadership skills, your success is important to us.     Read more


Save the Date!

D7 Training Event 2/22/2014

Join us on February 22nd at Frogpond Church in trainingWilsonville for a very special training event on Celebrating Membership. District Governor, Scott Alexander will lead us through a session on learning what the characteristics of a quality club are and the correlation between the Moments of Truth and the Distinguished Club Program.  You will walk away with a clear understanding about how these two core programs are intertwined and lead to the success of members and their clubs.

Agenda and Registration

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Member Connections – Creating a Stronger Community

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Over this past year, District 7 members have been connecting through social media in increasing numbers. If you want to know what’s happening, check out the District’s Facebook and Linkedin pages. Both have given us an opportunity to share our personal and club lives with each other, no matter where we live in the District.

The eNews with it’s updated look, interesting articles, and event pictures is opened on average by 800 members a month. Our Facebook page has nearly 450 members and boasts some lively discussions, and Linkedin is slowing increasing with 284 members. The newest District 7 blog, Tips on Tuesday, has a steadily increasing open rate, and now is sent to 147 members.

What’s your favorite way to spread the word? Let us know at pro@d7toastmasters.org.


Club Officer Training . . . . .               How are we doing? 

Twice a year Toastmasters Club Officer Training takes place in District 7. Members participated in two tli-crowd1Toastmasters Leadership Institutes (TLI) in January. Between the two events, 262 out of 1,295 (20%) club officer positions were trained. If you are a current club officer or want to know more about what being a club officer entails and you did not participate in training last month, you can attend one of the divisional club officer training events happening throughout the district in February. Check the District 7 calendar for the date, time and place of a club officer training event near you.

See photos from Athey Creek TLI.


January Winners – Submit an Award, Earn a Reward 

Congratulations to all members who submitted advaawardnced awards to Toastmasters International during January.  An email went out this past weekend to all rewardees giving them a link to order a Toastmasters pin or manual of their choice.

Check the list of winners here


February/March – Submit an Award, Earn a Reward Incentive Continues

Lets keep the momentum going, all members who submit a Competent Communicator or  award

Competent Leader Award to Toastmasters International during February or March will earn a new manual or Toastmasters pin of their choice. Read more


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Congratulations to everyone who has earned a Triple Crown award during the current Toastmasters year by submitting three different educational awards to Toastmasters International. Winners list


Ruth’s Story

Ruth Geislinger is a Toastmaster you have seen at Ruthconferences, trainings and networking events. This is all thanks to the support of her fellow Toastmasters who provide her with transportation. Ruth has a unique story, one of perseverance, opportunity and support. Take a few moments and read her story as told to David R. Johnson. Read more


Call for Speakers:We are looking for speakers for the District 7 Spring Conference: Creative Communication.Are you a dynamic, engaging presenter? Do you have aRed-Person-Speaking-300x300-300x300 topic related to communication that others can benefit from personally or professionally? Are you seeking exposure to a large regional audience? Speakers at the Toastmasters District 7 events are afforded the opportunity to speak to a diverse audience of 200. If you have what it takes, and agree to the expectations listed in our Speaker Submission Guidelines and Mutual Agreement, please fill out the form completely and click “Submit.”


Distinguished Clubs to Earn Special Reward

District 7 has a special incentive program. All clubs DarrenEdSession-300x115earning the award of Distinguished, Select Distinguished or President’s Distinguished by April 15, 2014 will earn free admission to the Darren LaCroix Friday night event for all the club members. Registration opens April 16, 2014 for all members of qualifying clubs. The first 200 people to register by April 30, 2014 will be guaranteed a seat. May 1, 2014 all available seats will be on sale for $25. The evening includes appetizers and a no-host bar.

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District 7 Spring Conference: Creative Communication

Do you strive to make your next speech better than your last? Do you struggle when writing your speeches? Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking will help. Register now for the best price.


Buttonmania

Button final “Ask Me about Toastmasters” buttons and marketing materials were distributed at TLIs. Be sure to post your “Button Stories” on the D7 website for the opportunity to win great prizes. Is your club using the buttons in a unique way? Please share on the D7 website or Facebook Group. If you are in the Portland area and need more buttons email pro@d7toastmasters.org


Toastmasters for Aspiring Presenters

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Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers (formerly Servetus) is in the process of reinvigorating itself. We have a series of guest presenters for the month of February,  Cathey Armillas, Tom Cox,  and Rose Wellman, who will present various training related workshops. Our inaugural presenter is Cathey Armillas  on February 11th, 2014 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm,  DeVry University. To find out about this presentation and learn more bout Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers Read more

Oregon State Toastmasters Club Celebrates 50 Years50

The Oregon State Toastmasters Club is celebrating their 50th Anniversary. They are having special speakers and guests including Dr. Sastry G. Pantula, Dean of the OSU College of Science. Light refreshments will be provided.

Everyone is welcome to attend this this once in a liftetime celebration on February 7th, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. For details read more


D7 Prison Trust Fund Recieves Donation

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January 18th Feedbackers Toastmasters Club hosted a workshop at the Beaverton Library. Dr. Randy J. Harvey, DTM, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking presented the workshop Public Speaking 101: Messages That Matter. Based on his book by the same title the attendees participated in a five hour interactive workshop. Dr. Harvey donated the books and his time. $1150 was raised for the D7 Prison Trust Fund. Funds are awarded on a scholarship basis to inmates to pay membership dues.


“Speak like each word you use cost a million dollars.”

                        Dr. Randy J. Harvey, DTM

2004 World Champion of Public Speaking

 

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D7 Prison Trust Fund Receives Donation http://d7toastmasters.org/d7-prison-trust-fund-receives-donation/ Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:49:23 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/?p=299637 January 18th Feedbackers Toastmasters Club hosted a workshop at the Beaverton Library. Dr. Randy J. Harvey, DTM, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking presented the workshop Public Speaking 101: Messages That Matter. Based on his book by the same title the attendees participated in a five hour interactive workshop. Dr. Harvey donated the books and his time. $1150 […]

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RandyJanuary 18th Feedbackers Toastmasters Club hosted a workshop at the Beaverton Library. Dr. Randy J. Harvey, DTM, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking presented the workshop Public Speaking 101: Messages That Matter. Based on his book by the same title the attendees participated in a five hour interactive workshop. Dr. Harvey donated the books and his time. $1150 was raised for the D7 Prison Trust Fund. Funds are awarded on a scholarship basis to inmates to pay membership dues.

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Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers http://d7toastmasters.org/toastmasters-for-aspiring-trainers/ Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:47:32 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/?p=299699 Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers (formerly Servetus) is in the process of reinvigorating itself. We have a series of guest presenters for the month of February,  Cathey Armillas, Tom Cox,  and Rose Wellman, who will present various training related workshops. Our inaugural presenter is Cathey Armillas  on February 11th, 2014 6 pm – 7:30 pm @ DeVry University. Toastmasters […]

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Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers (formerly Servetus) is in the process of reinvigorating itself. We have a series of guest presenters for the month of February,  Cathey Armillas, Tom Cox,  and Rose Wellman, who will present various training related workshops. Our inaugural presenter is Cathey Armillas  on February 11th, 2014 6 pm – 7:30 pm @ DeVry University.
Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers is an advanced club that seeks to help Toastmasters go beyond presentations and develop their skills as workshop facilitators and trainers. Our club meetings involve every member in brainstorming, action planning, and discussion. We would love to grow our club, and welcome you,  or anyone you know,  to come check out the special presentation on February 11th and hear how Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers can help you move from speaker to trainer.
Questons: James Wantz  ag92@d7toastmasters.org

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Editors Corner http://d7toastmasters.org/editors-corner/ Mon, 03 Feb 2014 22:38:08 +0000 http://d7toastmasters.org/?p=299631 District 7 Toastmasters is always looking for better ways to help you grow. Until the end of June, we will be sending you tailored messages designed to provide you with tips to help you end the year strong instead of sending out the eNews. Whether you are a club officer or a member working on improving […]

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news 2 jpgDistrict 7 Toastmasters is always looking for better ways to help you grow. Until the end of June, we will be sending you tailored messages designed to provide you with tips to help you end the year strong instead of sending out the eNews. Whether you are a club officer or a member working on improving your communication and leadership skills, your success is important to us.

We will continue to post upcoming events and news from around the District through Facebook and Linkedin. We invite you to join the conversation! If you are not already a member of the District 7 Facebook or Linkedin groups, it’s easy to join. For Facebook, click on the Facebook logo on the District 7 webpage, which takes you to the District 7 Facebook group, and click Join Group in the top-right corner. To join the Linkedin Group, follow the Linkedin logo on the District 7 webpage, click on Interests, Groups, and type in District 7 Toastmasters. Click the Join button. The group owner will review and grant access. It’s that easy to stay connected!

If you are a club officer, Toastmasters International sends out The Leader Letter every month to all club and district leaders. It’s an electronic newsletter that offers tips, reminders and practical information to help clubs better serve members and fulfill their missions.

They also send out the M/PR Newsletter  to club presidents, VPs of membership and public relations and governors. The quarterly Newsletter provides useful tips and information to help marketing and public relations officers in clubs and districts fulfill their roles and spread the word about Toastmasters.

 

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