Area 54 Speech and Evaluation Contest @ Columbia River Correctional Institution
Mar 26 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM


A staffing emergency within the Oregon Department of Corrections has forced the postponement of the Area 54 speech contest. Contest staff are now working to reschedule the event to a tentative date of March 26. I will keep this event updated as we finalize the details.

Eldred Brown, DTM


The Columbia River Correctional Institution is a restricted access facility that requires every visitor to undergo a screening process to include a criminal background check. If you wish to participate in the contest and haven’t visited the prison before, you will be required to submit your drivers license number and date of birth to CRCI at least three weeks before the event. The prison also enforces a dress code that prohibits guests from wearing denim clothing (e.g., blue jeans) and requires guests to dress in a non-suggestive manner. More information on how to acquire permission to enter the CRCI will be provided as soon as I receive it.

Eldred Brown, DTM

Division D Director

Division A Speech Contest – District 7 Toastmasters @ AllCare Health
Mar 30 @ 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM

Speech and Evaluation Contestants from Area 21, 22 and 24 will compete for continuation to the District 7, Region 1, International Speech and Evaluation Contest. More information to follow. Please contact Craig Fronek at 541-261-1025 or email craigfronek@gmail.com

The public is invited, parking is free at the AllCare Health Building, 1701 NE 7th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526

Division I International Speech and Evaluation Contests @ Downtown Bend Library
Mar 30 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Willamette Division (E) Evaluation and International Speech Contests! @ Fred Meyer Corporate Offices, Conference Center (#3500)
Apr 4 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Please join us for the Willamette Division (E) Evaluation and International Speech Contests!

The doors will open at 5:30pm for set-up and an informal potluck (please bring a snack or refreshment to share). Contestant and volunteer briefings will begin at 6:00pm. The contest will begin at 6:30pm and is expected to end by 8:30pm.

Fellow Toastmasters, family, and friends are welcome!

Fred Meyer Corporate Office
Conference Center (3500 Building)
3800 SE 22nd Ave,
Portland, OR 97202
Downtown Division F Contest
Apr 5 @ 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Hosted by The Toast of Old Town Toastmasters Club
NWEA | Ingebo Conference Room

Entrance is on NW 2nd & Everett.
You’ll be buzzed in at the secure front door and asked to sign in at the front desk.

This event is open to the public, so bring your friends and enjoy some entertaining and inspiring speeches!

Division B Speech Contests @ TBD (tentatively Anstett Hall Room 191, University of Oregon)
Apr 6 @ 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM

[Location TBD – I applied for the room before it was available. Cross your fingers!]

Come support your Area’s representatives! This might be the year the next World Champion of Public Speaking again comes from District 7 (we’ve had two: Ryan Avery and Randy Harvey. If your name begins with an R, you may have a very good chance!).

I am looking to get local news coverage at this event. It’s possible you may be asked to sign a waiver. I will make details available when appropriate.

The best parking is to the west behind Rennie’s Landing. You can find a useful map leading to parking here, but while we will be in the same building as where the UO club meets, we will not be in the same wing.

Last Day for Division Level International Speech and Evaluation Contests
Apr 13 all-day

Division level International Speech and Evaluation contests must be completed no later than April 13, 2019.

Division D International Speech and Evaluation Contest @ Sunrise Center
Apr 13 @ 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

NOTE: This is a reschedule of a contest that was originally scheduled for March 23.

Potential Unleashed! Dana Lamon Workshop @ Oregon Medical Association
Apr 26 @ 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Introduce yourself to World Champion of Public Speaking and Accredited Speaker Dana LaMon. Meet and mingle with Toastmasters from around the District while enjoying hearty appetizers.  No host bar available.

Mark your calendar for April 26, 2019. Purchase tickets now.

Potential Unleashed! Annual Conference @ Camp Withycombe
Apr 27 all-day

The Annual District 7 Conference is open to all Toastmasters and interested parties. You can look forward to:

  • Keynote speaker Dana LaMon, World Champion of Public Speaking
  • Breakout sessions
  • Contests
  • Annual Business Meeting ~ election of District 7 Leadership Team
  • Food, Fun, Friends
  • Saturday night dinner with D7 Celebrity Roast and Gamemasters

Purchase tickets now.