Division A Club Officer Training @ The Boardroom in Grants Pass
Jan 25 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Attend Division A(wesome) Training!

Come at 9:00 a.m. for registration, fellowship, and coffee. Training starts at 9:30 a.m.  Enjoy informative, interesting, and interactive sessions. ALL TOASTMASTERS ARE WELCOME!

Club officers will gain valuable ideas, information, and insights about their respective roles. This training event will include updates and enhancements to the Pathways education program.  We will also have a panel discussion/Q n A session where you can ask all your Toastmasters-related questions.

If four officers from one club attends, your club will earn DCP credit. And if you’re thinking of stepping up to club leadership, the training will give you a head start.

We look forward to seeing you at the training!

Michelle Alba-Lim, Division A(wesome) Director, 714-273-0743






Division C Training – Taking Ownership of the New Year @ Chemeketa Community College
Jan 25 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

We are excited to host

Taking Ownership of the New Year

We will have training on to discuss how high performing teams take responsibility and align their actions, attitudes toward team success. We will also have some speech contest training. This training can be used for officer make up training credit.

Can’t wait to see you there! You are welcome to bring snacks to share.


Bend Area 45 Officer Make-up Training @ East Bend Public Libray
Jan 25 @ 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM


Hello Area 45 Officers!

You are invited to attend Area 45 Club officer training! All members are welcome and invited to attend. Everyone will take away a greater appreciation of Toastmasters!

Reasons to attend:

  1. Club quality and success has been linked to attending training. Whether you are a past, future, or soon-to-be club officer, learn tips you can use to enhance your leadership and communication skills.
  2. Your club will earn credit towards Goal #9 in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) when at least 4 of your officers attend
  3. Network with new and experienced Toastmasters. Connect with old friends you haven’t seen in a while. Make new friends.
  4. Open to any member, especially the ones exploring future leadership roles
  5. Share best practices and what makes your club successful

RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/c/toastmasters-area-45-club-officer-training-tickets-87553738589

The officers are what make this event great! We are asking for several volunteers to help with education sessions, event set up and tear down. If you are interested, please respond to this email!

All the best,

Eric Pashia

Area 45 Director

Division H (Sunset) MakeUp Training @ On Semiconductor - Building C
Jan 28 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The Make Up Training is located on Nimbus Rd, between Hall Blvd and Scholls Ferry Road.
The Building is “On Semi Conductor” and it is in Building C, 9200 SW Nimbus
It is right next to Bella Furniture off of Nimbus.
Plenty of Parking.
D7 sign will be on Nimbus by driveway.

The doors are open at 6:00pm for registration.
We will meet in the front lobby, check in and register.  Light snacks provided.
After registration is completed for the event, we will move to individual rooms for interactive officer training.

All Divisions welcome but please RSVP so we can have enough agendas and chairs.


Division E/ Willamette Division Make-up Officer Training @ AAA Oregon- Clackamas Service Center
Jan 29 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Clackamas Stepping Stones Hosting 2020 Souper Bowl Party @ Milwaukie Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
Jan 30 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Clackamas Stepping Stones Toastmasters hosting a potluck themed meeting.  Open to members, former members, guest and curious visitors.  Request you bring either a soup, salad or bread to share.

“Talk Up Toastmasters” Program Begins
Feb 1 all-day

Toastmasters love to connect, so take advantage of it. The “Talk Up Toastmasters” membership program is the chance to encourage your members to invite guests to a special meeting where prospective members can learn about Toastmasters’ many benefits. Then add five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between February 1 and March 31, and you’ll receive a special “Talk up Toastmasters” ribbon to display on your club’s banner. Qualifying clubs can also earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)

Promotion Commotion! Strategies to Promote Your Toastmasters Club, Retain Membership, and Engage Guests. @ NWEA
Feb 1 @ 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Promotion Commotion! Strategies to Promote Your Toastmasters Club, Retain Membership, Engage Guests and Grow Your Membership

To all District 7 Toastmasters – Division Directors, Area Directors, Club Officers, Club Sponsors, Mentors, Coaches, and curious Members.

District 7 Toastmasters clubs offer diverse engagement opportunities, from storytelling to professional speaking, coaching, entrepreneurial, political, humorous, and more.  Your participation in this workshop will benefit you, your club, its visitors and prospective guests, and future members of District 7 clubs.

In this highly interactive workshop, you’ll learn proven promotional strategies to elevate awareness of your club in your community, enhancing your prospects for welcoming guests and recruiting new members. You’ll learn about promotion resources, tools, and techniques to support your developing a clear vision for promoting your club and an action plan that achieves that vision. Examples of topics we’ll cover include:

  • Developing a PR plan to serve as a guide for your promotion activities through the end of the Toastmasters year
  • Reviewing best practices for engaging with local media and crafting press releases that boost participation in club events
  • Outlining a social media strategy and creating that effectively delivers your message
  • Understanding the value of brand consistency and how to leverage the free resources available within the brand portal
  • Planning and promoting an open house for your club
  • Exploring how the new partnership between Toastmasters International and Rotary International can benefit your club
  • And so much more!

Please register by clicking on the green REGISTER button (to the right of the street map) which will take you to the Eventbrite invitation and will allow you to complete the registration process.

Directions, Parking & Transportation:

NWEA is located at 121 NW Everett Street, at the corner of Northwest 2nd & Everett in Portland’s historic Old Town Chinatown neighborhood.  It is easily accessible from all parts of the city by car (parking available on street and Smart Park Naito and Davis with entrance at 33 NW Davis St), public transit (the Old Town/Chinatown MAX Station is at Everett and 1st) and by foot for those living, working, or visiting from nearby.

For those outside the Portland Metro area unable to participate in-person, we’ll offer remote access via zoom.us so you can join us by computer, with the link provided after you register.

We look forward to seeing you on the 1st!


End Club Contests
Feb 7 @ 11:45 PM
Begin Area Evaluation and International Speech Contests
Feb 8 @ 12:00 AM
Area 61 & 64 Evaluation and Speech Contest @ Clackamas County Red Soil Campus
Feb 11 @ 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Area 61 and 64 Evaluation and Speech Contest.

Look forward to an entertaining evening of fellowship as contestants seek to expand or show off their speaking and evaluation abilities with the chance to progress towards becoming this year’s World Champion.

Doors will open at 5:00 pm. Orientation for volunteers and contestants will begin at 5:30 pm. Contests will begin at 6:00 pm.

Thank you to Clackamas County for hosting this event.

Area 94 and Area 95 Contest @ Community Room @ Brookwood Library, Hillsboro
Feb 15 @ 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Area 94 and Area 95 will combine their Speech and Evaluation Contests at the Brookwood Library in Hillsboro.

Come participate and witness the club champions battle it out at the Area level!

Doors open at 12:30pm. Potluck lunch.  Please contact Kat Iverson and Namitha Somasundaram for any questions.

Kat_iverson@comcast.net (area 95) , namitha.somasundaram@gmail.com  (area 94)

Division C(ool) Training – “Love Who You Are & Love Who You Lead” @ Chemeketa Community College
Feb 22 @ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Theme for this training: Love Who You Are, Love Who You Lead. This training will go from 10 am to 11 am. Lunch break from 11 am to 12 pm. The Area 41 & 42 speech contest will start at 1 pm until 4 pm.

High Performing Teams have a passion for who they are, what they do, where they are going, and who they are working with. We are lighthearted and use humor in all circumstances.

This will be a short training to refresh ourselves on the speech contest rules. We will gain confidence with ourselves and others in our roles for hosting and participating in the area speech contest. After this training there will be an hour break for lunch on your own, or you are welcome to stay and eat in the room during the break.

Save the Date – Bend Area 45 Evaluation and International Speech Contest @ TBD
Feb 22 @ 10:30 AM

SAVE THE DATE. More details to follow. Contest helpers are needed.

Save the Date – Area 41&42 Evaluation and International Speech Contest @ Chemeketa Community College
Feb 22 @ 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Watch for more details as the event gets closer.

Area 92 and Area 93 International and Evaluation Contest @ Griffeth Building, Beaverton - Room 330
Feb 24 @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Sunset Division H Area 92 and Area 93 International and Evaluation Contests

Doors open at 5:30 – Contest at 6pm – 8:30 (or sooner)

Upstairs on floor 2, bring a snack to share with your friends!


Deadline to complete Club Officer Training
Feb 28 all-day

Round 2 for Club officer training must be completed by February 28, 2020 for Clubs to get credit for Goal #9 in the Distinguished Club Program. Each Club must have a minimum of four officers trained to qualify.

Area 53 & Area 55 Evaluation and International Speech Contests @ Evergreen Community Church (Home of Babble-On Toastmasters)
Mar 1 @ 2:30 PM – 6:00 PM

The joint Area 53 and Area 55 Evaluation and International Speech Contests will be hosted by Babble-On Toastmasters Club at:

935 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR 97232

ALL PARTICIPANTS (contestants, judges, timers, etc.), PLEASE ARRIVE BY 2:30 pm. The contests will run 3:00 – 6:00 pm

There is plenty of parking behind the church building, or the No. 12 bus stops at NE Sandy and 31st (about 5 minute walk to the church).

For more information, Contact Deanne Englund (A53), dme15620@comcast.net, 503-756-7160

or, David Freedman (A55), ideaguy3000@gmail.com, 971-645-8696.

Save the Date – Area 43 Evaluation and International Speech Contest @ TBD
Mar 7 all-day

SAVE THE DATE. More details to follow. Contest helpers are needed.

Likely the contest will be held in Dallas, Oregon.

Area 91 International and Evaluation Contest @ Beaverton Library - Room A
Mar 7 @ 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Division H – Area 91 – International and Evaluation Contest

At the Beaverton Library – Room A – Doors open at 12:00pm, Contest from 12:30-3pm (or sooner)

Bring a snack to share with your friends!