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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


Member Connections – Creating a Stronger Community


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.


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


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


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