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Welcome to the District 2 Toastmasters Website!

Toastmasters Insternationalis the right choice for improving your communication and leadership skills! This is the place to get hands-on, face-to-face suggestions for improvement – in a friendly practice environment. At Toastmasters, you will learn to relax, plan, and present a terrific speech – whether you have ten days to prepare or just ten seconds. In 180+ clubs of District 2 you can learn and practice with people who are there for the same reason you are – to become better communicators with more effective leadership skills. Visit a Toastmasters club, and discover why Toastmasters is the right choice for you!


  • Greg Bennick, Keynote Speaker - 2015 Fall Conference Greg Bennick, Keynote Speaker - 2015 Fall Conference
  • Kent Breidenstein DTM, 2014-2015 Toastmaster of the Year Kent Breidenstein DTM, 2014-2015 Toastmaster of the Year
  • Michelle White, DTM - 2014 - 2015 - Division Governor Of the Year Michelle White, DTM - 2014 - 2015 - Division Governor Of the Year
  • Andrea Hamblin, 2014-2015 Area Governor Of The Year Andrea Hamblin, 2014-2015 Area Governor Of The Year
  • Laura Grove - 2014-2015 Club President Of The Year Laura Grove - 2014-2015 Club President Of The Year



February 1-7, 2016 is “Toastmasters International Week” in the State of Washington!

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed February 1-7, 2016 as Toastmasters International Week. In his proclamation, Inslee states that “I encourage all people of our state to recognize the accomplishments and opportunities in communication and public speaking Toastmasters International has provided”

We encourage District 2 Toastmasters to take advantage of Toastmasters International Week to help promote your clubs. Talk it up amongst your members. Print out the proclamation and hand it out to prospective members. Use it as a conversation starter: “Did you know the governor declared this week as Toastmasters International Week?” Use it as a theme for your upcoming meeting.

The ways you can leverage Toastmasters International Week to promote your club is limited only by your imagination. Let us know what you did to get the word out about Toastmasters International Week. Post on the district Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/D2TM.ORG) or tweet about it and include our Twitter handle: @D2Toastmasters.

Do something special February 1-7 and have a great Toastmasters International Week!

 Here is an image of the proclamation (double click on it to get a printable version):
Feb 1-7 Toastmasters Week

 


 

 More Photos are on D2TM Facebook Page


2015 - Humorous Speech Contest Winners

Level1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
District Vladimir Balabanov Sandy Malone Darrell DeRochier
Division AVladimir BalabanovBrad BartonNone
Division BDarrell DeRochierLouise PenperthyChristopher Rahla
Division CSandy MaloneBarbara SehrMandy Howard
Division DFranni TureanPatty FerrisNate Lott
Division ERachel LynetteSai SadasivamAri Black
Division FAnna MargolinaJames HarmonCongtin Phan
Division GEd LedgerDakota PollardLindsay Walker

 


 

2015 - Table Topics Contest Winners

Level1st Place2nd Place3rd Place
District Joseph Carty Ayn Dietrich Michael Scheele
Division AJoseph CartyShelly Van PeltNone
Division BSylvia CookRalph PehrsonChristopher Rahla
Division CAyn DietrichCarolyn FletcherDennis O'Cain
Division DBonnie ButlerSusan BoylonPatty Ferris
Division EMichael ScheeleJesse RobbinsYelena Balabanova
Division FBrandon HendricksonLani McKinonCongtin Phan
Division GAbbe LynchKen WestNone

 

 


SpringConf


District 2’s Leadership Trio – 2015-2016

 

 

Training / MELE

Feb
13
Sat
9:00 am Div – D – Mini-MELE (Club Office... @ Wesley Homes Administration Center
Div – D – Mini-MELE (Club Office... @ Wesley Homes Administration Center
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Sunuppers Advanced Toastmasters Club is sponsoring this great opportunity to meet your officer training requirement. Date: 2/13/16 Location: Wesley Homes Administrative Center 21631 11 Ave. S Des Moines, WA 98198 Time: 9:00-10:30 a.m. Seating is[...]
Feb
17
Wed
5:00 pm Div – C – Mini-MELE (Club Office... @ Virginia Mason Medical Center - Lindeman Pavilion (1st Floor)
Div – C – Mini-MELE (Club Office... @ Virginia Mason Medical Center - Lindeman Pavilion (1st Floor)
Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Join us for the Div C make-up training. Hosted at Virginia Mason after work. Your time is valued – training will start promptly and end by 6:30pm New this time: SMART idea forms will be[...]
Feb
21
Sun
1:00 pm Div – E – Mini-MELE (Club Office... @ Redmond Library - Meeting room
Div – E – Mini-MELE (Club Office... @ Redmond Library - Meeting room
Feb 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
$70 FREE for all clubs that train all of their officers. All club officers in the district are welcome to this free and inspiring training. Even if you’re not an officer, use this free training[...]
Feb
23
Tue
6:00 pm Div – F – Mini-MELE (Club Office... @ King County Library Service Center
Div – F – Mini-MELE (Club Office... @ King County Library Service Center
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
All club officers in the district are welcome to attend this club officer makeup training. Even if you’re not an officer, use this training opportunity to increase your leadership skills and to help your club[...]
Feb
27
Sat
9:30 am Div – B – Mini-MELE – Last Ditch... @ Mukilteo City Hall
Div – B – Mini-MELE – Last Ditch... @ Mukilteo City Hall
Feb 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Come and learn what the officer team is all about. This interactive training will cover all 7 officer positions. Be prepared to share your thoughts and comments about the roles you have filled or ask[...]
Feb
29
Mon
6:30 pm Div – B – Mini-MELE – Last Minut... @ Amante Pizza & Pasta
Div – B – Mini-MELE – Last Minut... @ Amante Pizza & Pasta
Feb 29 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Totem Toastmasters is hosting a very last minute officer training at our home in North Seattle. Come to learn more about your officer role and bring your questions to share. We want to help you.[...]

District 2 Leadership

Mar
12
Sat
8:30 am DECM @ TBD
DECM @ TBD
Mar 12 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
District Executive Committee Meeting
Jun
25
Sat
8:30 am DECM @ TBD
DECM @ TBD
Jun 25 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
District Executive Committee Meeting

Conferences

May
21
Sat
8:00 am 2016 – District 2 Spring Conference @ Microsoft Conference Center - Building 33
2016 – District 2 Spring Conference @ Microsoft Conference Center - Building 33
May 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Register for the District 2 2016 SPRING Conference online today . The Sounds of Leadership Our next conference is on its way! If you enjoyed this year’s production or are interested in developing your skills as a[...]

Contests

Mar
11
Fri
6:00 pm Area 62 & 66 – International Spe... @ King County Library Service Center
Area 62 & 66 – International Spe... @ King County Library Service Center
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sign-in/Briefing: 6:00 pm Contest Begin: 6:30 pm Contest End: 9:00 pm
Mar
19
Sat
12:30 pm Area 24 – International Speech a... @ Ballard Baptist Church
Area 24 – International Speech a... @ Ballard Baptist Church
Mar 19 @ 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Come one, come all to see the fabulous contestants from Division B, Area 24 compete in the International and Evaluation contests! Sign-in/Briefing: 12:30 pm Contest Begin: 1:00 pm Contest End: 4:00 pm
Mar
29
Tue
5:15 pm Area 34, 35 & 36 – International... @ Virginia Mason Medical Center (Volney Richmond Jr. Auditorium )
Area 34, 35 & 36 – International... @ Virginia Mason Medical Center (Volney Richmond Jr. Auditorium )
Mar 29 @ 5:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Parking available – $7 flat rate for events at 9th Ave garage or under Lindeman Pavilion. Just let them know you are with Toastmasters. If additional contest information is needed, please contact kathryn.cheatheam@virginiamason.org. We hope[...]
Apr
2
Sat
8:30 am Area 14 & 15 – International Spe... @ Carl Gipson Senior Center
Area 14 & 15 – International Spe... @ Carl Gipson Senior Center
Apr 2 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Come one, come all to the 2016 Area 14/15 International Speech and Evaluation Contests! The winners from the 2015 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests came from Area 14/15, so we do have some pedigree.[...]
Apr
23
Sat
1:30 pm Area 62 & 66 – International Spe... @ City of Mukilteo
Area 62 & 66 – International Spe... @ City of Mukilteo
Apr 23 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Division B hosts its Spring Contest featuring Inspirational Speeches and Insightful Evaluations. Come and be inspired, Come and help out, Come and enjoy some great speeches and excellent reviews by members of Division B! Sign-in/Briefing:[...]

All Events

Feb
15
Mon
all-day Starburst Newsletter
Starburst Newsletter
Feb 15 – Feb 16 all-day
The Starburst Newsletter comes out the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. For your articles to be included submit articles to the Starburst Editor Corrie Schumacher by 5pm the Friday before the Monday publishing[...]
Mar
7
Mon
all-day Starburst Newsletter
Starburst Newsletter
Mar 7 – Mar 8 all-day
The Starburst Newsletter comes out the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. For your articles to be included, submit content to the Starburst Editor, Sandra Philbrook by 5pm the Friday before the on-day publishing date/time (1st and 3rd[...]
Mar
21
Mon
all-day Starburst Newsletter
Starburst Newsletter
Mar 21 – Mar 22 all-day
The Starburst Newsletter comes out the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. For your articles to be included submit articles to the Starburst Editor Corrie Schumacher by 5pm the Friday before the Monday publishing[...]
Apr
4
Mon
all-day Starburst Newsletter
Starburst Newsletter
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day
The Starburst Newsletter comes out the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. For your articles to be included, submit content to the Starburst Editor, Sandra Philbrook by 5pm the Friday before the on-day publishing date/time (1st and 3rd[...]
Apr
18
Mon
all-day Starburst Newsletter
Starburst Newsletter
Apr 18 – Apr 19 all-day
The Starburst Newsletter comes out the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. For your articles to be included submit articles to the Starburst Editor Corrie Schumacher by 5pm the Friday before the Monday publishing[...]