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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

 

2014-15 Nominations

 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:

February eNews

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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

 

D7 Prison Trust Fund Receives Donation

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.

Toastmasters for Aspiring Trainers

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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

Editors 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.

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.

 

Ruth’s Story

RuthBy Ruth Geislinger, as told to David R. Johnson

When I joined Toastmasters, I couldn’t speak. I would look down at the floor.  I could only say “I’m sorry. It’s all my fault.” Dick Moser, a member of Columbia Center Toastmasters, looked after me and was like a father. I couldn’t see the sky. It was like walking through the storm.

Toastmasters provided a safe environment, with a network of positive connections. I chose to go with the light and stay away from the dark. Now I can hold my head high and walk through anything.

In 2012 – 2013, I focused on leadership. I was Area Governor for Area 54 and I worked on my High Performance Leadership Project (HPLP)

To be Area Governor, I prepared by being an assistant to Shelley Dalmau when she was Area Governor and Division Governor. I volunteered to be Area Governor several David Johnson years in a row but was not appointed. I studied the rules and everything about being an Area Governor.  Finally, I presented a plan to the incoming District Governor Rose Wellman showing how I would act as Area Governor and became Area Governor for Area 54 for 2012 – 2013

While I was Area Governor, I had to be business-like and not downgrade myself. I was a resource to others in the district. I organized Area speech contests in the fall and the spring.

At the end, I was asked to be an Area Governor again, which felt great.

To work on my HPLP, I prepared by recruiting a team to be my committee, Shelley Dalmau, PJ Kleffner, Brinn Hemmingsworth and David Johnson.  And I recruited Toastmasters for my project.

While working on my HPLP, I met with my committee 5 times.  I evaluated myself at the beginning and the end on facets of leadership.

For Vision & Goal, I dreamed of starting a club for learning disabled people like myself. I learned about the Special Olympics club in Hawaii and about their Global Messengers program.  I brainstormed about this with my committee members.

For Persuasion, I helped my team understand where I was coming from. I prepared to meet with the president of Special Olympics Oregon, and I got Toastmasters to support the idea of helping Special Olympians.

For Direction, I made sure we scheduled meetings in advance and started on time.

For Appreciation, I scored high at the start and at the end.

The result is I improved my scores in all areas, but also Special Olympics agreed to two things. They would help Olympians outside of Portland to find Toastmasters clubs.  They agreed to have a demo meeting for a club for Special Olympians inside Portland after their busy season.

Toastmasters gave me confidence so that I could walk through the storm and I hope I can give that opportunity to many others like me.

The End

Ruth Geislinger is currently a member of Columbia Center Toastmasters Club #9521 of which she has been a member for over ten years, during which time she served as a club officer, including President. More recently, she served as the 2012 – 2013 Area 54 Governor.

David Johnson joined Columbia Center Toastmasters in February 2009 because he found himself lacking in speaking and leadership skills in his new position as a product manager in a local online marketing software company. He credits his improvement to the officers, mentors and members of the club who provided a mutually supportive learning environment. He is paying part of this forward by serving as president for the 2013 — 2014 year.

 

 

Distinguished Clubs to Earn Special Reward

Own the Stage

Darren LaCroix 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking Darren LaCroix 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

What’s the fastest way for a speaker to go from good to GREAT? One word: Coaching. Think you can’t be a great speaker? Think again. Darren’s first performance and his championship speech are absolute proof that presenting is a learned skill.

Before becoming the 2001 World Champion out of 25,000 contestants, Darren LaCroix studied ten years worth of World Champion contests over and over again. He discovered what separates the person who wins from the person who comes in second. The winner had three points in common. Want to know what they are?  Earn your way to this event and hear it directly from Darren.

Participants will give 1 to 2 minutes of the opening of a speech and receive instant feedback from a master speaker coach! Objectives: To give you a champion’s perspective on common presenter mistakes, along with techniques and tips that anyone can use to correct them!

You’ll walk out with a coaching checklist and a whole new perspective on speaking. Go from good to GREAT! “Dareenteed”

Distinguished Admission for Friday Night, May 16th – Own the Stage

District 7 has a special incentive program. All clubs earning 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.

Member Connections – Creating a Stronger Community

connectedOver 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.

Focus on the Future Opens with Ryan Avery

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Saturday, January 6th District 7 Area and Division Governors attended the Governors Workshop, “Focus on the Future,” at Frog Pond Church in Wilsonville. The schedule included Breakfast with Ryan Avery, Judges Update with Ellen Ino/Jim Robison, “Be Cool, Be You” with Allan Edinger, Succession Planning with Phyllis Harmon, and  Governors Round Table with Michelle Alba- Lim.

Ryan has visited dozens of clubs in many parts of the world. His advice to all of us: When someone visits our club, and especially when they join our club, don’t make it too complicated. Use his  AAO Formula. Ask the questions. Why are you here? What do you need? Acknowledge what they told you by repeating it back to them. Offer how your club can help. If we all remember to apply the AAO Formula to all our visitors we will convert them to members. If we regularly apply it to our own members we will retain them. Give it a try and let us know how it works for your club. Email pro@d7toastmasters.org

Chief Judge Ellen Ino, DTM and Deputy Chief Judge Jim Robison, DTM gave us a preview of the upcoming Judges Training that will take place at TLI on June 11th. If you have never been trained as a judge or it’s been awhile,  you will want to learn the latest rule changes from Toastmasters International. Being a trained judge is one way to support our contestants.

Past District Governor Allan Edinger, DTM stressed the importance of establishing good lines of communication. One would think Toastmasters wouldn’t need a reminder such as this, but that is not the case. If there is someone you need to communicate with regularly such as a club officer or governor ask them for the best time and  the preferred method. Less time will be wasted and you are more likely to receive a prompt response.

LGET Phyllis Harmon, DTM stressed the importance of identifying future leaders. Mentoring a prospective governor or club officer can ensure a smooth transition for the coming year. Being willing to serve as a mentor to the successor will provide the confidence for a new officer to do the job well.

Governors were given a number of scenarios involving clubs with  low membership and/or  lackluster performance. In group settings they identified problems and possible solutions. If your club is experiencing any of these issues be sure to contact your Area Governor.

District Realignment Committee Named

Each year, District 7 realigns clubs within its boundaries to allow clubs — and members — be more effectively served by the Area Governors. Although theunoffical d7 map vote for the new alignment occurs at the Spring Business Meeting, the new alignment becomes effective July 1, 2014.

The mission of the 2013-14 realignment committee is to conform to Toastmasters International guidelines as stated in Protocol 7.0 (1)(D) and (F) (areas must consist of four to six clubs and every division must have a minimum of 3 areas), and to provide members with better connections to assigned governors by realigning the division and area boundaries. This will be accomplished through study of the geographic and demographic structure of the District as it is today, proposals for realignment based on a set of standards established by the realignment committee, and communication with affected governors and clubs.

Each member is tasked with reviewing a division for possible realignment. Changes to the current structure will be presented to the Division Executive Council as soon as possible for review and comment. The current committee members are noted along with their assigned division.

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Feedbackers Toastmasters Snags the Trophy

Second Quarter High Achievers Award goes to Feedbackers Toastmasters.   Here is your winner !

Feedbackers Toastmasters Club is the “monthly workshop series” that will help you sharpen your evaluation skills. At each meeting, speakers get a minimum of three evaluations (often more) honing in on vocal variety, body language, emotion, or anything the speaker desires. Then the evaluators are given detailed feedback on how they can improve.

  • You will learn to listen better.
  • You will learn to speak better.
  • And you will always learn something new!

The club meets on the 2nd Wednesday of every month, at 7:30pm, at the Beaverton Library.

Buttons, Buttons, Here Come the Buttons . . . .

Do you want to be the proud owner of the latest and coolest tool for spreading the word about Toastmasters?  Attend a Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) or club officer training event this month and get your very own “Ask Me about TOASTMASTERS” button!

Rendered in Toastmasters branded colors, the “Ask Me about TOASTMASTERS” buttons are great conversation starters at your workplace, in the mall, or any place where you’ll meet Ask Me buttons 7people.

You’ll get a FREE button simply for attending TLI. You can also buy additional buttons while supplies last.

All club presidents attending training events will receive special membership building kits consisting of the “Ask Me about TOASTMASTERS” buttons, plus lots of marketing postcards, flyers, and other Toastmasters information. If your club president cannot attend, you or any other club officer can claim the membership building kit for your club.

Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to share the magic of Toastmasters with your colleagues, neighbors, and yes, even total strangers. Get your very own “Ask Me about TOASTMASTERS” button and start the conversation about Toastmasters.

NOTE: Check the D7 Calendar for training schedules http://d7toastmasters.org/calendar-2/.

Electronic Billboards Display Toastmasters Ads in Salem

Have you noticed the electronic billboards advertising Toastmasters in Salem? 

Toastmasters electronic billboard ad at Lancaster corner Market (Salem)

Toastmasters electronic billboard ad at Lancaster corner Market (Salem)

Toastmaster Erik Bergman won a SPEAK DVD for guessing the correct location of the billboard ad in the photo. Congratulations, Erik!

The 10′ x 30′ electronic billboards display the Toastmasters ad every 5-7 minutes. Each display lasts for 8-10 seconds. That’s enough time for you to whip out your camera phone and snap a few shots. Post a photo of a Toastmasters billboard ad on your Facebook page, tag as many of your friends as possible, and post a link on the D7 Facebook page. You will be entered in a drawing for a SPEAK DVD. We will draw the winner in mid-January, at the end of the billboard ad campaign.

The ads are displayed on one electronic billboard each week. December 2-8, the ad will displayed at Market St/32nd, on December 9-15 at Lancaster/Market Street, and on December 16-25 Market St/32nd. Other billboard locations (12th St/Vista, Commercial/Kuebler, Commercial/Vista, North River Road, and Mission/17th) will be used in later weeks.

Happy Toastmasters electronic billboard ad hunt!

NOTE: Remember SAFETY FIRST. Park your vehicle before attempting to snap photos.

Congratulations to Clubs that Gained Five+ New Members!

Has your club gained new members since October 1?  If the answer is NO, take inspiration from the 39 clubs that recruited five or more new members in the past two months.

Six clubs posted double digit increases in membership. Essayons Club topped the list by adding18 members. University of Oregon Club and FIG Masters tied for second place, each with 14 new members. Portland Club and Smooth Talkers tied at 13 new members, and Toastmasters for Speaking Professionals added 11 members. Among them, these six clubs welcomed 83 new members since October 1. What an impressive feat!

Thirty-three other clubs gained five or more new members since October 1. Percentage-wise, the greatest gains were posted by Smooth Talkers, University of Oregon Club, Woodburn Toastmasters, and FIG Masters.

Below is a list of the clubs that recruited five or more new members since October 1. Kudos to all 39 clubs, and thanks to everyone who helped to make this possible!

  Club Number and Name

New Members

Percent Increase

A73 00002265 Essayons Club

18

69%

A31 00007093 University of Oregon Club

14

140%

A91 00001832 FIG Masters Club

14

108%

A52 00000031 Portland Club

13

52%

A12 00856839 Smooth Talkers Club

13

433%

A63 01877656 Toastmasters For Speaking Professionals

11

55%

A74 00000087 AAA Towsters

9

31%

A35 00004134 Lunch Bunch Toastmasters Club

8

57%

A41 00001933 Woodburn Toastmasters

8

133%

A73 01431066 Professionals of Portland Toastmasters

8

50%

A84 00741873 Speakers With Spirit Club

8

40%

A91 00006129 West Beaverton Club

8

23%

A24 00002931 University Toastmasters Club

7

28%

A31 01278233 Symantec Toastmasters

7

39%

A32 00003722 Oregon State Club

7

44%

A35 00000566 Cascade Toastmasters Club

7

37%

A41 00003714 High Noon Club

7

37%

A42 00693720 Capital Toastmasters Club

7

35%

A61 00608093 Babble-On Toastmasters Club

7

41%

A71 00001467 Arlington Toastmasters Club

7

12%

A81 00009527 Clark County Toastmasters Club

7

44%

A32 02658342 NuScale Toasters

6

25%

A35 00000364 Yawn Patrol Club

6

29%

A41 00007007 Tuesday Noon Toastmasters Club

6

75%

A63 00000605 Lake Oswego Toastmasters Club

6

38%

A83 00004777 Encouraging Words Club

6

40%

A91 00009579 Silicon Forest Club

6

23%

A92 00001597 WRIP City Club

6

50%

A95 00001360 New Horizons Toastmasters Club

6

29%

A10 01252137 Spirit Trackers

6

33%

A21 02478275 Rogue Valley Networking Toastmasters

5

50%

A32 01505225 Control Freaks Toastmasters

5

25%

A54 00009521 Columbia Center Club

5

19%

A54 00959680 Banfield Barkers

5

18%

A61 00875188 Portland Progressives

5

26%

A92 01451910 Liberty Talkers

5

50%

A94 02894943 Toastmasters Panda

5

100%

A11 00006856 Bend Chamber Toastmasters

5

36%

A11 01799014 La Pine Chamber Toastmasters

5

42%

How can your club also recruit new members?  You can start by using the marketing and PR resources downloadable for free from the Toastmasters International website. These include Item 108DCD From Prospect to Guest to Member (Digital), Item 113DCD Because Communication Isn’t Optional (Digital), and Item 124DCD All About Toastmasters (Digital), and many, many more.

Start now and increase the likelihood that your club will be among those being congratulated on April 1st for adding five or more new members.  If these 39 clubs could do it, so can your club!

Save the Date! Winter TLI Scheduled for 1/11/2014 Athey Creek Middle School

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  • Brand new club officers will receive indepth basic training for their roles presented by Division Governors
  • Seasoned club officers will meet with their peers and discuss important issues facing District 7 – membership growth and retention facilitated by Area Governors
  • Judith Shortt, member of Downtown Lunchbunch Toastmasters, entrepreneur and business owner, will share Marketing for Members: Tips & Techniques that Work
  • Judges Training – New Rules for 2014

Come for the great sessions, networking, and idea exchange. Please register so that we can make sure there are enough chairs for everyone.  To print the agenda, click here

Athey Creek Middle School
2900 SW Borland Road
West Linn, OR 97068

 

 

Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming D7 Events

There is a lot happening in the District between December and June 30th. Be sure to mark your calendars so that you don’t miss one single opportunity to (as Cleon Cox, DTM says) meet people, learn something, and have fun! For more information about each event, visit the District 7 calendar. New events are posted on a frequent basis. Please check back often.

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December/January – Submit an Award, Earn a Reward Incentive

LightBlueRaysGradientPNGMembers continue to submit their rewards to Toastmasters International rather than hold them until year end. So far, 280 educational awards have been submitted, an increase of nearly 8% over last year. When awards are submitted, both the member and their club benefit. The member receives the recognition they so richly deserve from Toastmasters International and the club members benefit by participating in member recognition ceremonies, inspiring them to work towards their own successes. Clubs can also count member achievements towards completing their distinguished club goals.

To keep the momentum going, all members who submit an advanced communication or advanced leader award to Toastmasters International during December or January will earn a new manual or Toastmasters pin of their choice. Last year, 44 advanced awards were submitted during December and January. Can we increase that number by 8% this year for the same time period? I believe we can – DON’T YOU?

Give the Gift of Success this Holiday Season

fancy-envelopes-for-gifts-with-ribbon-ties-250x250During this holiday season, as you compile your gift list for cousin Jane, brother Harry, or hair stylist Alex, think about giving the gift of success. We know that Toastmasters should be on everyone’s bucket list, right? The communication and leadership skills we learn are nothing compared to the confidence and knowledge gained every time we attend a meeting. Sure, most of us walked into our first Toastmasters meeting thinking we’d melt into the floor if someone asked us to speak, but we survived didn’t we? Remember the elation you felt after delivering your first speech when  your fellow members congratulated you on a job well done?  What about all the testimonials you’ve heard, that because of Toastmasters, jobs were gained and promotions happened? Think about it.

You can rock someone’s world, setting them on the path to becoming a great leader and communicator, by giving them the gift of success – all for the price of a six-month membership. What are you waiting for?

Area Governor Club Visit Reports due November 30th

governor reports spelled correctlyCongratulations to all the area governors who completed and submitted their club visit reports so far. As of today, 53 clubs have reports on file at Toastmasters International.  There are 16 days left to get the other 131 reports filed before the November 30th deadline. Governors, I recommend that you don’t wait until the last minute to file your reports online  as the Toastmasters International computers are notorious for crashing as area governors in 122 countries try to beat the filing deadline.

Club visits are opportunities for the district, through the area governor, to support clubs and improve club quality.  Area governors identify opportunities for improvement and specify the support that clubs need from the district, helping clubs retain and build membership through positive member experiences. This important contribution on the part of area governors helps clubs earn Distinguished recognition. To be eligible for the Distinguished Area Program, the following criteria must be met:

1. Areas must have no net club loss

2. Areas must submit the Area Governor’s Club Visit Report for 75 percent of their club bases for first-round visits by November 30 and for 75 percent of their club bases for second-round visits by May 31.

Distinguished areas are essential to District 7 achieving it’s goal of President’s Distinguished. If you are a club officer, and you’ve not yet had a visit from your area governor for the purpose of completing the Area Governor’s Club Visit Report, please contact me at lget@d7toastmasters.org.

Upcoming Events

Aug
23
Wed
7:00 PM Club Officer Training! @ Vancouver Pointe
Club Officer Training! @ Vancouver Pointe
Aug 23 @ 7:00 PM
Club Officer Training, open to all Hosted by Leader’s Edge
Aug
28
Mon
6:30 PM LAST CHANCE CLUB OFFICER TRAINING @ Providence St. Vincent Medical Center - Rms 20/21
LAST CHANCE CLUB OFFICER TRAINING @ Providence St. Vincent Medical Center - Rms 20/21
Aug 28 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
LAST CHANCE CLUB OFFICER TRAINING @ Providence St. Vincent Medical Center - Rms 20/21 | Portland | Oregon | United States
Well trained officers are the key to a strong club. With a minimum of 4 club officers trained your club will receive credit for Goal 9A in the Distinguished Club Program. We are offering one last[...]
Aug
29
Tue
6:00 PM Pathways Informal Presentation @ Edwards Real Estate Group
Pathways Informal Presentation @ Edwards Real Estate Group
Aug 29 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Pathways Informal Presentation @ Edwards Real Estate Group | Beaverton | Oregon | United States
You are invited to learn about the new Pathways educational program coming to District 7 in September 2017. Rick Martin, Pathways Guide and Sporty Speakers VPE, is polishing his Pathways presentation before presenting it to[...]
Sep
15
Fri
12:00 AM Club Humorous Speech & Table Top...
Club Humorous Speech & Table Top...
Sep 15 @ 12:00 AM
Club Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contests End
Club Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contests End
Sep
16
Sat
12:00 AM Area Humorous Speech & Table Top...
Area Humorous Speech & Table Top...
Sep 16 @ 12:00 AM
Area Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contests Begin
Area Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contests Begin
10:00 AM Reflections: A Year of Leadership @ Meridian United Church of Christ - Frog Pond
Reflections: A Year of Leadership @ Meridian United Church of Christ - Frog Pond
Sep 16 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Join us as we celebrate our 2016-2017 District 7 leaders. Who will be honored as the Toastmaster, Area, and Division Directors of the Year, and more? We will reflect on the past year’s successes and[...]
Sep
20
Wed
6:00 PM Areas 91/92 Humorous Speech & Ta... @ Beaverton Community Center
Areas 91/92 Humorous Speech & Ta... @ Beaverton Community Center
Sep 20 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for the Areas 91 and 92 Humorous Speech & Table Topics contest at the Beaverton Library. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share! Contacts: (Garrett) gbrough@gmail.com or (Ken) lupusgnome@hotmail.com
Sep
21
Thu
6:00 PM Area 94/96 Humorous Speech & Tab... @ Beaverton Activities Center
Area 94/96 Humorous Speech & Tab... @ Beaverton Activities Center
Sep 21 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us for the Areas 94 and 96 Humorous Speech & Table Topics contest at the Beaverton Activities Center. Bring your favorite potluck dish to share! For more information contact area 94 Director Kaushik Balasubramanian balasubramanian.kaushik@gmail.com or Area[...]