Summer TLI @ Camp Whithycombe
Jun 22 @ 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

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Division F(un) Officers Make Up Training @ NWEA
Jul 1 @ 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Club Officer Training is where Toastmasters from across the district come together to network, share ideas, get questions answered, and be inspired.  It’s where newly-elected club officers receive the training they require, to set them up for success in their new leadership roles and help them to best serve their club.

Club Officer Training is not only for the current club leaders—it is for anyone who may be interested in becoming a club officer in the future or those club members who just want to learn more about our wonderful organization!

So bring your lunch, note pad and pen, and connect with some of the best people you’ll ever meet!

Division (A)wesome Club Officer Training @ AllCare Health
Jul 13 @ 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

11:00 a.m. – doors open, room setup

11:30 a.m. – potluck, meet-n-greet, Toastmasters BINGO

12:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Club Officer Training.  Detailed agenda to follow. Expect highly engaging and interactive sessions, including a Toastmasters Pathways version of “Family Feud” (with clubs in friendly competition with other clubs!)

2:30 p.m. – Training takeaways, wrap up, and clean up

3:00 p.m. – everyone out of building, doors close

IMPORTANT NOTE: All Toastmasters, officers and non-officers alike, are WELCOME to attend.

Division H Officer Make Up Training @ The Griffith Building
Jul 15 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Officer Make Up Training at the Griffith Police Station
6:30pm-8:00(8:15) pm

Registration starts at 6pm
Doors open at 6pm
Start Time at 6:30pm

Refreshments welcome!.

Griffith Bldg Room 100 – Court Room B


Division E Make-up Officer Training @ Milwaukie Lutheran Church
Jul 25 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Division C(ool) – Officer Make-Up Training @ Chemeketa Community College, Building 8, Rm 201
Jul 27 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Please bring snacks to share at the training. After the training you are welcome to join several of us who are planning a trip to Silver Falls for the afternoon. Lunch, park fees and transportation on your own. Bring appropriate clothing, lawn chairs, lawn games etc. No agenda. Just having fun.

Club Officer Make-up Training-Downtown Portland @ AECOM Grande Ronde Meeting Room
Aug 1 @ 11:45 AM – 1:15 PM

Missed the recent TLI? Looking for a noon-time club officer make-up training in downtown Portland? We have the training modules for you! The Columbia Square Squawking Heads is hosting such an event in conjunction with the Portlandia club on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Registration begins at 11:45 am. The location is AECOM, suite 1500 at the Columbia Square Building (2nd & Columbia) and you will need to go to the 15th floor and register in at the front desk. This training is for any club officer interested in attending. The Area Director, Andrea Matthews, will be presenting a special session on the new one-page Club Success Plan worksheet.

Join us-and have some fun while learning!


From Cold Calls to Club Growth! @ Online via zoom - see details below
Aug 5 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

From Cold Calls to Club Growth! For all District 7 Toastmasters!

Cold calling can seem intimidating – calling strangers and inviting them to collaborate with you may seem scarier than doing your first Ice Breaker speech – but think about the benefits you’ve already received from that first step. This experience will be even more intense and the benefits just as valuable!

Join Past International Director, Jim Kohli, DTM, and learn how to use cold calls to 1) grow new clubs, 2) build self confidence, and 3) develop career skills that can be used in a variety of ways. Jim will walk you through a cold call process, then offer tools, best practices, and practical scenarios to help you get started on an activity that will help you and help District 7 Toastmasters. Join us!

Dial by location:

+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) or +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 706 260 489

Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/706260489


Division B Local TLI – hosted by Corvallis Evening Group @ Old Mill Center
Aug 12 @ 7:15 PM – 8:15 PM

The Corvallis Evening Group has graciously agreed to host one of the trainings for Division B. This training will happen on Monday, August 12th, after the regular meeting. You are invited to attend their regular meeting and stay for the training afterwards. Corvallis Evening Groups meets Mondays at 6:15 pm at the Old Mill Center.

Division C(ool) Officer Training – Creating a Growth Culture @ Chemeketa Community College
Aug 24 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

All club members are invited to attend. There will be a no host informal ice cream social at Cold Stone Creamery at 3910 Center St NE, Salem, OR after the training for those who would like to meet there.

Our next Division C(ool) Training will be on Creating a Growth Culture. August 24th, 10 am to 12 pm at Chemeketa, Bldg…

Posted by Division C Toastmasters on Monday, August 5, 2019


Babble On Toastmasters 15th Anniversary Open House-Motivational Interviewing Workshop @ Evergreen Community Center
Aug 25 @ 3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

Motivational Interviewing is a tool used by doctors, policemen, psychologists, and social workers to elicit change quickly and confidently. It’s not hypnosis – it’s just good listening, and an important skill to know.

If you’re in a situation where you need to help someone make their own decisions, motivational interviewing is a great approach. Or if you’re ever struggled with being a good listener, the basics of motivational interviewing will help you with this, too!

Learn and practice this therapeutic tool when you’re in a crucial conversation, working with your team, boss, partner, and improve the outcome.

Aaron Stusser has years of experience with motivational interviewing as a volunteer with the Portland crisis hotline, utilizing it to help those in crisis move in a direction of decision making instead of stress.

Meeting Agenda

4-4:30 Speaker

4:30-5pm workshop


This event is sponsored by Babble-On Toastmasters in conjunction with Eldred Brown, DTM, District 7 Club Growth Director

TLI (Club Officer) Make up training-All are welcome @ Stadium Fred Meyers-Overlook Room
Aug 27 @ 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Area 45 Club Officer Training – Bend, Oregon @ Downtown Bend Library
Aug 31 @ 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Reasons to attend:

  • 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.
  • Your club will earn  Your club will earn credit towards Goal #9 in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) when at least 4 of your officers attend
  • Network with new and experienced Toastmasters. Connect with old friends you haven’t seen in a while. Make new friends
  • Open to any member, especially the ones exploring future leadership roles.
  • Share best practices and what makes your club successful.

And now you can sign up for the event! Visit our Eventbrite page. Sign up here

District Executive Committee Meeting-District 7 Toastmasters @ Zoom on-line
Sep 8 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

District Director Emilie Taylor has called for a DISTRICT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE meeting for Sunday September 8, 2019 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This meeting is on Zoom and is for all Area Directors and Division Directors with the District Trio to discuss issues pertaining to the district for Program Year 2019-2020. All directors will receive the zoom meeting information by email in the near future. Please mark your calendar and be ready for the first DEC meeting of the year.

Celebrating The Year @ Frog Pond Church - Meridian United Church of christ
Sep 14 @ 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Welcome to our annual celebration of the past Toastmasters year. This celebration will be an opportunity to thank our leaders, learn from their experiences, and network to support this year’s leaders. All members, non-members, family and friends are welcome to attend. There will be a potluck get-together afterwards, so bring a small dish/item to share if you would like to stay and brainstorm with your fellow Toastmasters. A huge thank you to our 2018-2019 leaders and members! We look forward to seeing you there!

District 7 Virtual District Council Meeting @ Zoom on-line meeting
Sep 22 @ 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM

You are invited by District Director Emilie Taylor to attend the Virtual District Council meeting on Sunday, September 22, 2019 from 7:00 PM thru 8:30 PM. This meetings if for all d7 Area and Division Directors, and for all Club Presidents and Vice Presidents-Education. There is a mandatory quorum required for this business meeting which will be held to approve and discuss important issues pertaining to the district operation for program year 2019-2020. Please mark your calendars for this vital date and let’s make sure each club has at least one representative on-line for this virtual meeting.


Please log-in by 6:45 in order to give our credentials chair the count for the evening. The ZOOM info is a follows:

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Division C(ool) Training – Commitment to Excellence @ Chemeketa Community College
Sep 28 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Division C is focused on studying the 12 attributes that create high performing teams.

In September we will focus on Attribute #3 – Commitment to Excellence

High performing teams aim for high standards, deliver intentional value, and are determined to achieve meaningful results. High performing teams focus on progress, not on perfection, continually strive for improvement, and do not settle for anything less than their best.

Bring snacks. Join us for a no host lunch after the training. Location TBD.

September is Attribute #3 Commitment To Excellence. Our next Division C(ool) training is September 28th, from 10 am to…

Posted by Division C Toastmasters on Thursday, August 29, 2019

Area 41 – Robert W. Smith Memorial Tall Tales Contest @ Department of Revenue Fishbowl
Sep 30 @ 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Tall Tales must be:

  1. 3-5 minutes (plus 30 second grace period)
  2. The subject for the Tale Tales speech must be of a highly exaggerated, improbable nature and have a theme or plot.
  3. Humor and props may be used to support or illustrate the speech.

Traditional awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

Special awards will be given to any contestant who incorporates one or more of Robert’s favorite topics into their Tall Tale:

  1. Arizona
  2. aliens/UFO’s
  3. peanut butter, or
  4. NaNoWriMo*

We encourage your participation as either a contestant or one of the support roles listed:


Judges: we need three or four

Timers: we need 2

Vote counters: we need 2

Toastmaster:  Dale Penegor

Contestant Interviewer:  we need one

Sargent of Arms:  we need one

Please let me know if you would like to participate.

If you are from TransToasters, Toasting Excellence or Flying Toasters, feel free to forward invite your membership to join us. We would love to see them cheer on the contestants!

If you have any questions, please let me know.

** NaNoWriMo…..National Novel Writing Month: an annual, Internet-based creative writing project that takes place during the month of November. Participants attempt to write a 50,000 word manuscript between November 1 and November 30.

This event is sponsored by High Noon Toastmasters Club.

Speaker to Trainer–Rescheduled
Oct 22 @ 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

This event will be rescheduled later this year and will be posted as soon as a new date is available. Thank you for your support.

District 7 Toastmasters Winter TLI @ Inza R Wood Middle School
Nov 16 @ 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Join us for club officer training and networking in Wilsonville! We have a fantastic line-up of presentations, starting with keynote speaker, Adele O’Neal. She is a Past District Governor and former Region Advisor. We have breakout sessions for the seven club officer roles, and seven elective sessions on everything from Pathways to using social media to a panel discussion on being a club sponsor/mentor/coach. There will be potluck breakfast and lunch. 
Click HERE to register. See session descriptions below.

Session Descriptions:

Keynote Presentation – The Heart of Toastmasters Leadership – Adele O’Neal, DTM, PDG, Past Region Advisor
Toastmaster leaders encourage and help clubs to offer great programs so members – who are the heart of Toastmasters – have a GREAT Toastmasters experience. In this session, Adele will talk about why Toastmasters leadership is important, fun (yes, you heard right… fun), challenging, rewarding and FUN (it needed to be said a second time!). Whether you are a club member, club officer, current or past district officer, we all have something to offer to make the best Toastmasters experience for all.

President – Lisa Hutton, DTM
The primary responsibility of the President is the supervision and operation of the Club to make sure it is meeting the members’ needs for educational growth and leadership.
Lisa joined Toastmasters in 2011 and has served as a Club officer or Area Director each of those eight years. She is a living example that you can achieve goals, and have fun doing it!

VP Education – Bob Hall, DL5, EH4
At the core of Toastmasters, especially Pathways, is a process that allows us to dig deep to improve our ability to communicate, which is at the heart of who we are as human beings. As VPE, we are the officers closest to this mission. During this session we will examine and discuss some tools and techniques that will help us to manage the education process and lead our fellow toastmasters to take greater advantage of this opportunity. Bob has been a Toastmaster for 3 ½ years and has filled several positions including VPE. He is the current President of Professionally Speaking and Area 84 Director.

VP Membership –  Members Make the Meeting – David Johnson, ACS, ALS
Without members, there can be no club. In this session, we will learn or re-acquaint ourselves with the knowledge, tools and activities needed to encourage guests to return and join, members to continue coming and stay engaged, and everyone has a stellar member experience.
David has served in most club officer roles and as an Area and Division Director during his ten years in Toastmasters. In every position, the focus was on the member, the member experience and club membership.

VP Public Relations – Promotion Commotion! Key Strategies for Promoting Your Toastmasters Club – Kathleen Tully, DTM
In this session, we will cover key strategies for actively raising awareness of your Toastmaster club within your local community. We’ll identify which resources, tools, and techniques can help you craft a clear PR vision for your club and a plan for action to achieve that vision. Join us as we create a promotion commotion!

Toastmasters 101 – Leanna Lindquist, DTM
Are you still trying to figure out what Toastmasters is all about? In this session, Leanna will share everything from the basics to a handout with valuable resources that even long-time Toastmasters will appreciate.
Leanna has held every Club officer role, and many District officer roles, including District Director. If she doesn’t know the answer, she certainly knows where to find it.

Pathways for Members – James Wantz, DTM; Erica Adkisson, TC3
In this session, you will learn about choosing a Path, completing a Project, completing a Level, and where all the Evaluations are, among other Pathways golden nuggets.
James realized that the best way to embrace change is to be part of it, so he volunteered to be a Pathways Guide. He has visited many Clubs, conducted training sessions and created 23 videos about Pathways that may be found on the D7 YouTube channel.

The Club Experience – PJ Kleffner, DTM
What was your impression the first time you visited a Toastmasters Club? Did you see a well-organized meeting full of enthusiastic people who were learning and having fun? Or, did you think, “That’s an hour I’ll never get back”. A positive experience at Club meetings is a critical part of recruiting and retaining members. In this session, we will share best practices to ensure that our visitors and members alike have a great Club experience.
PJ is the founding President of Babble-On Toastmasters, which has been President’s Distinguished for the past fourteen years in a row.

Secretary – Andrea Matthews, MS5
The Secretary organizes, records, and tracks club progress toward goals. As Secretary, you provide key accountability for your club. This is your opportunity to build on your teamwork and management skills.
Andrea joined Toastmasters in 2017 and has served as Club President and VP of Education of the Portlandia Club. She is currently Area 74 Director. She is reflecting on the Motivational Strategies Path and can’t wait to the start the next one.

Treasurer – “Show Me the Money” – Tamsen Corbin, PM3
In this session, you will learn or re-acquaint yourself with the knowledge and tools you need as Treasurer to make your Club successful.
Tamsen is a self-described “overachiever”. Since joining Toastmasters a little over two years ago, she has been a member of three Clubs, held five officer roles and is currently an Area Director.

Sergeant-at-Arms – Erik Bergman, DTM
As a writer and editor, Erik Bergman enjoyed a 33-year career in journalism, advertising and public relations. He joined Toastmasters in 2007. He has earned Toastmasters awards including the District 7 Educational Service Award and Division Governor of the Year, and he holds the title of Distinguished Toastmaster. What he enjoys most are the remarkable stories he hears from fellow Toastmasters.
Erik has served multiple terms as Sergeant at Arms for his home club, WE Toasted Toastmasters in Lake Oswego. Today he will share tips for how to make the rest of your term go smoothly as the group addresses challenges they face while sharing their successes.

Social Media and Your Club – Brandy W Henry, M.Ed.
Do you have a social media mission statement? Do you know the difference between a Post and a Story? You will, after attending this session.
Brandy loves social media and follows her own social media mission statement. She is delighted to share her knowledge and experience with you at this session.

Pathways for Base Camp Managers – James Wantz, DTM
This session is for Base Camp Managers (Club President, VP Education and Secretary). You will learn how to process Level completion and Award requests, monitor member progress, and tools, shortcuts and resources to help you be more productive. James is our resident Pathways guru.

Sponsor/Mentor/Coach Panel Discussion – Cleon Cox, DTM; Leanna Lindquist, DTM; Jim Robison, DTM
This session is especially for those who need to fill one of these roles to earn your DTM. Get all your questions answered by the experts.

3 Keys for Persuasion – John Hooley
Have you ever had to persuade someone to take action that would benefit you? Maybe you’ve asked for a date, presented your best qualities in a job interview, or sold your couch on Craigslist. Persuasion can seem like a mystical art that is beyond any but the most elite sales people and marketers. The truth is that the magic in persuasion is much simpler than you might think.
John will share three keys to persuasion that he has learned selling more than $1,000,000 in consulting projects and marketing five different software and service products. He has used these techniques to get speeches at conferences, subscribe people to email lists, sign up volunteers for charitable work, hire employees, and yes… even get rid of a couple old couches on Craigslist.

Click HERE to register.