Spring Conference & Speech Contests
April 21-22, 2017
- Keynote Speaker: Michael Osur, International Director
- Table Topics Speech Contest
- International Speech Contest
- District Business Meeting
- Educational Workshops
- Group Ballroom Dance Instruction
- Distinguished Toastmasters Award Ceremony
- Opportunity Drawing
- Tribute to past District Leaders
- Thanks For the Memories, and Dance
Just $150 Two-Day, $80 Half-Day
If you pre-registered and attended LACE in January, you'll get $10 off your full conference ticket.
Triple Crown winners get 50% off your ticket price!!
|FREE||Business Meetings - Attend all business meetings for free. Select this option only if you are not attending any other part of the conference.|
|$125||All Access - Attend both Friday and Saturday events. This includes buffet lunch, appetizers, beverages, formal dinner, all workshops, both speech contests, and Memories Dance.|
|$35||Friday Only - Includes appetizers, beverages, keynote, and table topics speech contest.|
|$25||Table Topics Contest Only|
|$115||Saturday Only - Includes appetizers, beverages, opening ceremonies, keynote address, all workshops, buffet lunch, formal dinner, International Speech contest, and Memories Dance|
|$70||Saturday 1st Half - From 8am to 5pm - Includes opening ceremonies, keynote address, appetizers, beverages, all workshops, buffet lunch, and ballroom dance instruction.|
|$70||Saturday 2nd Half - From 3pm to close - Includes ballroom dance instruction, International Speech contest, formal dinner, and Memories Dance.|
|$25||International Speech Contest only|
|$50||Dual Contest - Includes Table Topics contest on Friday and International Speech contest on Saturday only.|
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 6PM to 10:30PM
Prior to our Table Topics Contest, you'll enjoy a selection of fresh fruits, berries, and melons, International & Domestic Cheese Display, Cajun Chicken Salad with Paprika Aioli on Round Pumpernickel, Baby Shrimp Salad on a Cucumber, Mini Beef Porcini Duxelle Wellingtons, and Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce.
Presenting, President and Founder of 1000 Cranes, LLC, Naomi Takeuchi - "Toastmasters International to Toastmasters Galactic: Where We've Come and Where We Can Be." Join us on a journey as we explore the evolution of Toastmasters over it's 90+ years of rich history. Many Toastmasters have not only improved their personal skills but have also become International leaders who have helped change and improve the world. We will look at what opportunities there are to explore today and what we might consider for the future.
The District Table Topics Contest is proud to host the 10 finalists from each of the 10 Division winners to compete for District Champion. Support your champion and cheer for your division.
Following the Table Topics Contest is our Hall of Fame awards and recognition of the new DTMs this year who will receive the DTM medallion and our traditional hugline.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7AM to 10:30PM
Opening Ceremony - Parade of clubs and display of banners - a look at all of the clubs in our great district.
Keynote - International Director, Michael Osur, DTM.
Business Meeting #1 - The full district council approval of club alignment.
Business Meeting #2 - Founder's District South to elect new district officers for 2017-2018.
Business Meeting #3 - Founder's District North to elect the first district officers for D-100.
Your choice of 2 breakout sessions:
- Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, Acredited Speaker - "Heart of Marketing: Designing Effective Promotions"
- Naomi Takeuchi, DTM, PDG - "Your International Network Awaits"
Italian Lunch Buffet
Group Ballroom Dance Instruction - From 3pm to 5pm. Learn new steps or refresh your dancing skills, just get ready for the evening dance. Instructors, Jerswin and Anne Poloyapoy, from LonDance show you how it's done.
The International Speech Contest brings together the top 10 speakers in the district. The winner moves on to compete in the semi-finals or the World Champion of Public Speaking competition held in Vancouver this year.
Formal Dinner - Your choice of Stuffed Chicken Roulade, or Blackened Red Snapper. For your dining entertainment we present vocalist, Melissa Wong, and guitarist, Mike O'Neil. A cash bar will also be available.
After dinner, we recognize and honor the past district governors of Founder's District and it's surrounding distict who have helped to make Founder's District special for us. Thank you to all of our Past District Governors and Directors. Then enjoy a short music and visual presentation of our members throughout the years who have also contributed to making Founder's Distict great! Thanks for the memories!
End the evening on the dance floor and show off your ballroom dance skills. Literally dance the night away.