Job Description

The VP of Pathways (VPP) is an elective club office. As such, the VPP will not receive club officer credit for DTM, and training will not count toward club DCP credit. As the VPP, you will work closely with your club’s VPE and VPM to support Pathways adoption, training, and troubleshooting. If you are the VPE for a small club, you may find that it works best to incorporate the work of the VPP into your role and have your club declare you their VPP. Our District 7 goals are as follows:

  • 100% member Pathways adoption for 100% of the clubs in D7.
  • 75% of D7 clubs achieve at least 5 of the 6 educational goals of the DCP.


As your club’s VP of Pathways, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Orient new members to Pathways—NOTE: Relative to Pathways, a new member may also be a longtime member who is transitioning into Pathways after having earned a traditional DTM or having otherwise worked the traditional program exclusively. You will help each new member select a path and get started on the new path. If you are not also the VPE or VPM, you will assist your club’s VPE and/or VPM efforts to find mentors for new members. You will also coach, guide, and encourage each new member to finish Level 1 in what the new member deems to be a timely manner.
  • Train club members on the basics of how to use Pathways—i.e., Base Camp, evaluation forms, and submission of awards.
  • Assist the efforts of your club’s VPE and VPM to monitor club progress on Pathways (Member Pathways adoption rates and achievement of educational awards on Pathways)
  • Troubleshoot challenges.


  • Pathways Adoption Rate
  • VPP_Score (copied from District 57; edited on October 28, 2020, after correction of arithmetic error discovered by Dave Bones):
    • The score is designed to earn points for each level completed, with a 10x bonus for each path completed.  It also rewards clubs for having more members earn Pathways awards, as opposed to a few members earning the same number of awards, and normalizes scores so that small clubs have the same chance to do well as large clubs.
    • Formula: [(Levels + 10 x Paths) / Base] x [Earning / Base] x 1000 where Levels = levels completed, Paths = paths completed, Earning = number of members earning awards, and Base = membership base as of July 1, 2020
      • Example: The Pathways Pioneers Club has 5 members finish Level 1, and one of those members also finishes Level 2. 2 members finish Level 3, and 1 member finishes Level 5. The club started the year with a membership of 20.
        • 5 Level 1’s = 5 points
        • 1 Level 2 = 1 point
        • 2 Level 3’s = 2 points
        • 1 Level 5 = 1 point for finishing a level + 10 points for finishing a path = 11 points.
        • 5 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 10 = 19
        • 5 + 2 + 1 = 8 members earning awards. (Remember that one of the 5 members who finished Level 1 also finished Level 2, so that member is counted only once.)
        • (19 / 20 x 8 / 20) x 1000 = VPP Score of 380
      • Incentive: Standings updated weekly on D7 website. Final standings reported on D7 website on July 1, 2021.
        • First place winner earns large trophy and $100 Toastmasters gift certificate for the club.
        • Second place winner earns medium trophy and $75 Toastmasters gift certificate for the club.
        • Third place winner earns small trophy and $50 Toastmasters gift certificate for the club.
        • Fourth and fifth place winners earn $25 Toastmasters gift certificate for each of their clubs.


  • Pathways Chair: Dr. Gwendolyn Avington
  • Pathways Proponents Committee
  • Other VPPs
  • Regular meetings of VPPs with Pathways committee to share best practices

VPP Contest Standings (1 point minimum)

RankDivisionAreaClub IDClub NameVP PathwaysMembership BaseLevels CompletedPaths CompletedMembers Earning AwardsVPP Score
1G849235New Beginnings ToastmastersJerry Phillips42011018750
2A242931Unified Toastmasters Club514187680
3H921451910Liberty TalkersNate Woods824455000
4H931216392Wake Up, Beaverton! ToastmastersKimberly Pendergrass815263281
5E637102562Toast Of Tualatin, Lam ResearchMichael Rosenberg14302112806
6G83775Astoria ToastmastersChrista Svensson710162449
7C456525Communicators PlusCheri Redgrave15212112004
8G843091Professionally SpeakingJerry Carr24323171830
9G81610Totem Pole ClubJames Wright13270111757
10E645642364Wagon Tongues812151719
11G81678Evergreen ClubMichole Branch913161704
12B333880Yaquina ToastmastersLarry Lehnerz88161688
13B317093University of Oregon ClubMychal Smigley812081500
14F714287NoonTime ClubJessica Wang1316191385
15G834777Encouraging Words ClubTeresa Wentworth14151101276
16E62875188Portland ProgressivesKaren Semprevivo1116091190
17B335249117MIME Speaks1414191102
18G819527Clark County Toastmasters ClubDavid Shehorn1321161101
19D531235Blue Ox ClubLakeitha Ruffin1212171069
20C42693720Capital Toastmasters ClubSirGiogio Clardy38415161008
21H952714463Downtown Lunchbunch ToastmastersPaul Fanning91014988
22E633346Mentors Of Focus ClubTamsen Corbin141126949
T23E65605Lake Oswego Toastmasters ClubBella Nissen121216917
T23B318430Siuslaw Tale Spinners ClubVickie Kennedy121216917
25E631360New Horizons Toastmasters ClubJennifer Baker2926411863
26B327900Toast of Corvallis Toastmasters ClubLisa Schupp131409746
27E651007407WE Toasted ToastmastersRocky Savage201329743
28A22158Myrtlewood Hootowlers ClubRenee Taylor91006741
29E615588Marylhurst ToastmastersTed Takamura211529714
30H91866853Walker Talkers Toastmasters Club111207694
31G823045535Salmon SpeakersPriya Kudva131309692
32H943756318Nano-Mated SpeakersNathan Beste171126644
33B318553Gateway ToastmastersJenness Howery141116643
34C431448802Dallas ToastmastersMichael Welsch8805625
35C456856Bend Chamber ToastmastersFredrick Rydiun11523620
36F759474At The River's Edge ClubEmily Basile141016612
37E64977380Buckaroo ToastmastersEmilie Taylor14924592
38C422397Bootstrappers ClubLyle Schellenberg141215561
39F731492Sunrise Toastmasters Club #1492Amanda Overcash191418532
40H934428Wallmasters International Club2824112520
41H969459Feedbackers Toastmasters Club201219495
42A22827361Roseburg Speakers and StorytellersSieana Chandra201418480
43C415915Toasting Excellence ClubLyle Schellenberg181125478
44B322997349Lebanon Toastmasters141506459
45H96751Cedar Hills Club191317446
46G833657Early Words ClubSuzanne Loeb151514444
47G81741873Speakers With Spirit ClubDavid Moeglein201425425
48G81353Vancouver Toastmasters ClubKevin Kaatz1915010416
49E613697Clackamas Stepping Stones Tm ClubLinda Smith13714402
50E627450Noon TalkersKamala Wymore211525397
51H934421Timber Talkers10912380
52F736643148CareOregonBrian Mandell2824012367
53C458523Toastmasters of RedmondCheri Redgrave221218364
54E653700771Toast to USAnil Kumar20925363
55D53608093Babble-On Toastmasters ClubScott Strickland3017112360
56C44589207Sherwood Town Criers ClubSteve Davis151008356
57F742978Portlandia ClubAndrew Powers121005347
58H923797086Sporty SpeakersEmily Meyers271719333
59B33395Corvallis Evening Group16715332
60D546222Civil Tongues Club8703328
61H911877656Toastmasters For Speaking ProfessionalsAllison Bennett231425321
62H949654Speakeasy ToastmastersJesus Cuallo-Amador211017317
63D5431Portland Club221017289
64H929579Silicon Forest Club171008277
65H957501158Waffle ToastersKyle Rolfson221216273
66D526869Tell Me A StoryLeanna Lindquist201209270
67H957499Tualatin Valley Toastmasters ClubKat Iverson191208266
68A245840Southern Oregon SpeechmastersKevin Wood14613245
69E657510642Coachmasters Toastmasters ClubJill Anderson211308236
71F756570266YammertimeJoseph Dudman211015227
72H964519550PMI Portland ToastmastersBeth Pinchot20815225
73F731105462The Standard Speakeasy ToastmastersMelissa Johnson12704194
74A21856839Smooth Talkers Club8111172
75H916129West Beaverton Club2812011168
T76F732472905Tower ToastmastersSean Jaqua10404160
T76E644105973Clackamas County ToastmastersTamsen Corbin15606160
78B31595492Downtown Public Speakers Club14512153
T79C418617Flying Toasters ClubBarbara Winn10503150
T79G82959680Banfield BarkersJanna Cody201006150
81F713964Electric Toasters ClubYuri Poudayel12504139
82C44588Newberg Toastmasters ClubJanet Cesarin16512117
83E61390Oregon City ToastmastersCharles Hale10111110
84A21927Rogue Communicators ClubDan GaRey860194
85H922039Daylighters ClubKen Coomes1240383
T86C413548Top DOTs820263
T86D534999Tabor Toastmasters Club1640463
88D519777The Dalles Toastmasters ClubButhiana Hassan1030260
89F7587AAA TowstersCaity Benston2270458
90F745443129Columbia Square Squawking Heads2160454
91A22604Roseburg Club720141
92F724379Pearl District Toastmasters ClubDaniel O'Kane1530340
93B31364Yawn Patrol Club2041135
94F752265Essayons ClubJack McCollister3880633
95F713446Washington Street ClubDenise Holmes1430231
96H919387Sage Beaverton Toastmasters2021130
97C446996McMinnville ToastmastersAllan Edinger610128
98H947209661Speak To Lead ToastmastersEllie Figueroa1420220
99D529521Moser Community Toastmasters3350418
101D541421367Swan Island Toastmasters910112
T102D536986Fortunate 500 Club111018
T102B322658342NuScale Toasters232028
104C451252137Spirit Trackers161014
T105C42469Creative Communicators171013
T105D52783Gresham Toastmasters Club191013