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EDITOR'S NOTE

Summer has unofficially begun. Where ever you might be reading this from, hope you are enjoy the long weekend. A very happy Memorial Day to you all and special thanks to all those who sacrificed their lives in service.

Please note that, Toastmasters International is still offering Zoom discount codes for any clubs that would like one for the 2023 calendar year. Any club officers interested in receiving a code for their club can email at [email protected] and request one. If needed, additional details can be found in the Zoom FAQs.
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DISTRICT NEWS & EVENTS
District 2 Speakers Bureau Sponsored Event
TLI: Toastmasters Leadership Institute

The Power of Compassionate Leadership
Life Changing Principles at the Core of Compassionate Leadership


Every Toastmasters is welcome - This is not a club officer only event.
Saturday, June 17th 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Breakfast & Networking 8:00 - 8:30 AM
At the John Volken Academy ~ 945 Central Ave N, Kent, WA 98032

Keynote Speaker – Don Crawley, DTM | https://doncrawley.com/
Award Winning IT Customer Service Speaker & Author of “The Compassionate Geek”

See event videos: DON CRAWLEY - WHAT? - WHY? - WHY NOT?

Make sure to mark your calendar! Be ready for fantastic speakers, fun community building activities, connective & interactive experiences that equip you with the tools and techniques you need to be an even more compassionate leader. We want to see you there!

Remember! Attending this event contributes to your club receiving Distinguished Club Performance & Super 7 Incentive credit! INVITE YOUR FELLOW OFFICERS TO JOIN YOU!

Questions? Contact TLI Chair Angela Barrus
EDUCATION AWARDS
Congratulations Educational Awards Recipients for the last week.

🙌 Huge shoutout to: Bennett Harris, Janis E. Powell, Jason Haley, Michael Porter, Nischala Uppala, Rusty Ames
CLUB ANNIVERSARIES
Congratulations to all the clubs celebrating anniversaries in May.
CLUB
Bellingham Toastmasters Club 60
Seattle General Toastmasters Club
Kirkland Eclectics Toastmasters Club
Early Opinions Club
Once Upon A Time Toastmasters Club
Snohomish County Toastmasters Club
Public Speaking Northwest Club
Microsoft Redwest Rhetoricals
Eastside Leaders
Leading Ladies
CHARTER DATE
5/1/36
5/1/45
5/1/65
5/1/83
5/1/91
5/10/02
5/19/03
5/20/08
5/3/12
5/1/13
# of YEARS
86
77
57
39
31
20
19
14
10
9
CLUB EVENTS & NEWS
FRANKLY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS

Join Frankly Speaking for an evening of uncensored speaking.
Is there something that you want to say? We would love to hear it.

Friday, June 9th, 2023, at 8 – 9:30 PM
Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 682 006 972 | Password: 1909950
Warm up to Public Speaking Open House - This Saturday

Spotlight Toastmasters Open House

Come check out Spotlight Toastmasters this Saturday morning from 10-noon and hear four wonderful speakers including a pair of guest speakers. Refreshments will be served for those able attend in-person.

"Find the Flow of Fully Expressed" by Roxanne Spring
Roxanne Spring is a retired Certified Nurse Midwife. She continues to raise consciousness to promote vibrancy as a Podcaster (MidWife After Hours) and speaker.

"TI & AI - An introduction to Yoodli"  by Joni-Renee Laidlaw, DTM
Joni-Renee' Laidlaw has been a Toastmaster since 2019. She believes in the philosophies "work smarter not harder", and the "learn-by-doing" Toastmasters embodies. A digital nomad, She has taken advantage of the "new normal" to network and learn from Toastmasters around the world and has become a go-to for Hybrid and Zoom meeting queries. Her Distinguished Toastmasters project, "Logical Logistics Tech 4 TM" provided a practical guide to the digital landscape. She is currently working on her second DTM.

Where:
In-Person: 1000 Oakesdale Ave SW. Suite 110, Renton
Online: Send email to [email protected] to receive link.

When:
Saturday, June 3, 2023 
10:00am - Noon

For more information:
Gavel Club Area Contest

The Gavels clubs in the Bellevue, Bothell and Redmond are organizing an area contest. This is an international speech and evaluation contest.

The contest will be organized in 2 categories
  • Age 12 and Under 
  • Age 13 and Above

CONTEST DETAILS
Date and Time: Jun 17, 2023 - 11 AM US PT

The Gavel clubs are requesting for support from fellow Toastmasters to help out as Chief Judge and Contest Judge(s) to have this a fair contest for all club members.

Participating Gavel Clubs
  • Bothell Gavel Club of Future Leaders
  • Gurukul Gavel Club
  • Voice Masters Gavel Club

Please reach out at below mentioned email and phone number if you have any questions.
Vivek Garg | [email protected] | 425-647-3788

P.S.: We will share more details, to confirmed volunteers as we get closure to the date.
CLUB MEETINGS
NOTE TO CLUBS: THE POSTS IN THIS BELOW SECTION WILL BE REMOVED AFTER 07/01/2023. TO REQUEST NEW ENTRIES PLEASE SUBMIT A REQUEST FROM THIS FORM
PUBLIC SPEAKING NORTHWEST

Come Join the Fun!
We Meet Every Tuesday!
1st Tuesday of Each Month In Person
All Other Tuesdays - Online Via Zoom
Noon to 1 PM
Doors Open at 11:45 AM to Network

Email: [email protected] for the agenda and meeting link.
Spotlight Toastmasters

All members are welcome to come visit!
Spotlight is a fun and diverse group that loves to experiment with new
technology and to create bleeding edge experiences, while providing
a welcoming and supportive environment.


We have a couple of leadership opportunities and are looking for our next leaders for 2023-24.
 
We currently meet between 10:00am - 11:30am every 1st and 3rd Saturday.
 
We have provided our members with the option to attend hybrid meetings (sans a hiatus during the pandemic) since 2017 being one of the first clubs in District 2 to do so and extended welcome to guests starting this fall.
 
We welcome you to consider visiting us online or in-person. If you join in-person, light refreshments will be served at each of our upcoming meetings below.

Online: Please email [email protected] to receive instructions.
 
Face-To-Face:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, 1000 Oakesdale Ave SW, Suite 110, Renton

Check out our websites for more info and sign-up to receive our newsletter.
CEDAR RIVER RAMBLERS
Fun * Supportive * Relaxed
At our last meeting, a member said we are
 
     “ A MOUTH GYMNASIUM”
 
 EXERCISE THOSE SPEAKING SKILLS
              with the Ramblers!
 
Come and work out with us -- build strong speaking skills.

Hybrid club meeting on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at 6:30 PM.

In person: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, 1000 Oakesdale Av SW, Renton.
Via Zoom: email [email protected] for the meeting link
CONSERVATIVELY SPEAKING TOASTMASTERS
Learn, cultivate, and grow in a warm and comfortable environment.
“Conservative” does not describe our political beliefs but defines our language. As a multi-time, winner of President’s Distinguished Club, we are a diverse group of men and women who nurture each member’s desire to improve his/her communication, enhance his/her message, and learn exceptional leadership.
  
Meeting Time: 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM every Saturday
Meeting location: Regency Newcastle Retirement Center, 7454 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle, WA 98059

For more details, please visit our website.
EVERETT PACESETTERS
Learn, Lead, Laugh!

Everett Pacesetters: Develop your speaking skills in a warm, helpful, friendly environment. Whether novice speaker wanting to gain confidence or experienced communicator who would benefit from in-depth evaluations to help polish your skills, we have the resources you need. Our club is a 2022 President’s Distinguished Club and is honored to have five Distinguished Toastmasters who look forward to mentor, coach, and support your journey towards real success as a speaker and leader.
 
We invite you to join us at one of our online or hybrid meetings, whether to actively participate in a round of short takes on a topic of the week, or just to hang out and check us out. Everett Pacesetters meet on Thursdays, 6 to 7:30 PM PT. Meetings are held on Zoom every week with one to two of those weekly meetings offering a hybrid format for those seeking in-person meetings. The hybrid meetings are held at the downtown Everett Public Library Activity Room on the first floor. You will see firsthand that we support each other’s progress, work hard at developing our skills and most importantly, we love to have fun!
 
See our website for more information at https://www.everettpacesetters.org/ and click the contact us button to receive a login link for our upcoming meetings.
GREATER ISSAQUAH TOASTMASTERS
Confidence! Self-esteem! Fun! Growth!

Welcome, friends! We have returned to holding all meetings in person! Come speak in a warm and supportive atmosphere. We are not rock star communicators, but we enjoy practicing public speaking in a relaxed and supportive environment.

Guests are always welcome! Just walk right in!

When: Thursdays from 6:45 PM to 8:00 PM at Bellewood Retirement Home

Visit Greater Issaquah Toastmasters Website for more information.

Contact Jill Morgan if you have questions or would like more information about our club.
GREEN RIVER TOASTMASTERS
The best kept early-morning Toastmaster secret in Western Washington

We Meet Every Friday Morning

Green River Toastmasters is fun Toastmasters club seeking new members. We are a safe and secure club to practice public speaking, and to work on
leadership and organizational goals.

Our early Friday morning meetings are great for the work day (we are done by 8am)
and a GREAT way to kick-off your weekend.

NEXT MEETING: This Friday!
LOCATION: Online Zoom Meeting
(Contact secretary [email protected] for meeting information.)

TIME: Gavel strike is promptly at 6:30am! (that’s right – ‘am’)
KENT EVENING TOASTMASTERS

Looking for a club that meets in the evening in south King County?
Kent Evening Toastmasters is the club for you!

We meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesday in-person at the Centennial Center in downtown Kent (400 W Gowe St, Kent, WA 98032, in the City Hall Chamber Rooms) and the 2nd & 4th Wednesday via Zoom. All meetings start at 7:00pm.

Email [email protected] for the Zoom meeting link or to inquire about the club.
NORTHEAST SEATTLE TOASTMASTERS
We are happy to announce that our club is holding in person meetings once again, once a month at the Fairview Church on the corner of 78th and Roosevelt. Our in person meetings are held the 2nd Monday of every month from 730 pm- 9:00 pm. Please join us! Our club is over 70 years old…we want to keep things rocking and rolling. We’re known for our friendliness and free chocolate.
 
Learn more about our club location and other information by going to our website at https://1161.toastmastersclubs.org/. You can also email Lynn Chapman
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2022-2023 District Leadership

District Director | Tina Tate, DTM
Program Quality Director | Linda Vorthman, DTM
Club Growth Director | Tommy Price, DTM


Public Relations Manager | Anu Jokinen
Finance Manager | Vanya Brown
Administration Manager | Megan Buchner