Register today for the 2013 Spring Conference – Communicate Oregon
Mark your calendar and register now for D7’s Spring Conference on May 3rd and 4th. Keynote Speaker Mike Barsul, DTM, International Director Region 2, joins us for Communicate Oregon: Information to Application. The Northwest’s Premier Communication Conference is being held at the Ambridge Events Center located at 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, OR.

Join your fellow Toastmasters on Friday night, May 3rd for a social hour beginning at 6:15 p.m. and the screening of the inspiring documentary SPEAK: Come Find Your Voice.

Saturday, May 4th begins early with a continental breakfast. The day’s agenda is packed with the Evaluation and International Speech contests, lunch and speakers focused on effective communication.

  • Donna Schmid – Communicating with Power, Purpose and Passion
  • Denise Lopez Haugen – Overcoming the Fear of Public Speaking: Strategies to Address “Fight, Flight and Freeze”
  • James Wantz – You Must Pay the Rent
  • Rebecca Miller – Make Better Connections Now!
  • Charlie Glikey – Good Communication Saves More Time Than it Takes
  • Angela Wheeler – Communicating with Confidence: A Different Kind of ABC
  • John Rodke – W.I.N the Younger Audience
Register today for the Spring confernece and add Friday night to your registration for only $25 more.

Yeeeee – Haaww! Moments of Truth Contest Winner 
Congratulations to the Toast of Corvallis. They submitted the results of their Moments of Truth program to Scott Alexander on the 20th and were randomly selected from all of the submissions as the winner. The club will receive one free ticket to Communicate Oregon on May 3rd and 4th. Two key things from their feedback, (1) Moments of Truth is worth conducting every year and (2) they can do more in recognizing the achievement of their club members. All clubs are encouraged to conduct a Moments of Truth session each year. Isn’t it time you told the truth?

5% Growth Challenge – Congratulation to Division G
The Northern Division is the winner of the March 5% Growth Incentive and will be receiving a new division banner.

15% Club Growth Contest – March Business Card Winners

  • Beachtown Toastmasters
  • Coastal Communicators
  • New Horizons Toastmasters
  • Oregon City Toastmasters
  • Swan Island Toastmasters

Spring Renewal Rewarded

Congratulations to the 10 clubs who paid 100% of all members on file as of 3/2/2013.  Each of the 10 clubs earned 100,000 ($50) D7 Rewards points. The points have been uploaded to the D7 $$ Exchange.Congratulations also goes out to the 39 clubs who paid 80% of dues for all members on file as of 3/2/2013. Pastries/cookies will be coming to one of your meetings in April.
1+1 Campaign

The 1+1 campaign is a membership-building program designed by International President John Lau to help grow and strengthen our great organization – one member at a time. Find out how to get recognized and be a part of this effort.

D7’s New Facebook Page
District 7 new facebook page is a great way to publize both district and club events. All members are encouraged to like the new pagehttp://www.facebook.com/D7Toastmasters. Let others in D7 know what your club is doing with updates and photos of your club’s activities.

Be Cool, Be You T-Shirts
Order your “Be Cool, Be You” t-shirt with the order form. All proceeds from this sale go towards the D7 Prison Scholarship Fund to assist the inmates in our District who cannot afford to pay dues. No monies are used for educational materials.

Banner Stealing – We Double Dare You!

Toastmasters has an informal tradition that states “when 5 or more Toastmasters from one club visit another club the visiting club can steal the banner of the visited club. To get your banner/ribbons back, five or more members from that club must then go to the other club.” Many Districts engage in banner stealing as an exciting way to create friendly competition and interaction between the clubs. District 7 (dares you) encourages members to visit other clubs to increase personal growth and experience different club cultures. Banner stealing simply adds a layer of fun and frivolity.