Friday April 24, 2020

Sheryl Roush, DTM, AS

Fueling the Flames

Is your flame burning out? Need to spark your attitude?

If your once roaring sparks have turned into embers, this message will fuel the flames again and help keep your Inspiration Ignited! In this lighthearted session, you will discover tips for:

• The 5 common types of attitude

• Dealing with difficult people and create cooperation

• Boosting your mind-set for success

Saturday April 25, 2020

Keynote Sheryl Roush

Sheryl Roush, DTM

Leadership on Fire

Ready to connect better with others? And ignite your leadership skills?

In this engaging opening session you will fuel the fire with skills transferable to ANY speaking (including contests), facilitation, coaching, mentoring, team building and leadership.

Ignite your ability to establish instant credibility, and genuinely engage others. Learn the seven channels of communication and how to authentically connect with each.

Sheryl Roush, DTM, PDG, Accredited Speaker, is CEO of Sparkle Presentations, Inc., and brings over 30 years as a professional speaker, top-rated international trainer, and speaking coach to this session. With well over 3,500 programs presented around the globe, she actively applies these techniques into everything she does, with stellar results. Her clients have included US Olympians, politicians, speech contestants, executive sales teams, Deepak Chopra’s lecture team and Mensa. Sheryl is founder of the Speak And Market Like A Pro!™ system.  She is a Toastmasters Presidential Citation awardee for contributions to international leadership and communication, a 17-time author, the 2016 Author of Influence, and proud author of our award-winning Heart of a Toastmaster book.

Michael Notaro, DTM, PIP

The Call of the Leader

What leads the leader? The Call of the Leader will awaken your authentic, vibrant path to leadership influence. Whether you are a new leader or seasoned pro, this session will help you find your leadership strength, overcoming fear and release self-imposed limitations.  You will learn to:

·       Recognize the Call of the Leader

·       Embrace the Call of the Leader

·       Fulfill the Call of the Leader

Drawing from lessons Michael learned as 2011–2012 Toastmasters International President, Michael Notaro will help you embrace the hopeful calling, uncover the hidden calling and persevere through the hard calling.  In the process, you will discover the passion, purpose and power to become a great leader. If you are consumed with busy work – but not your life’s work – The Call of the Leader will stir your spirit, touch your soul and reveal new paths for leadership impact.

Michael Notaro, DTM. PIP is a lawyer, author and entrepreneur.  A native of Chicago, Illinois, USA, Michael attended the University of California at Berkeley where he majored in political economy, played on the water polo team and joined the CAL Bears Toastmasters Club in May of 1985.  As former US Congressional Intern, Michael is a practicing real estate attorney who founded his own commercial real estate company at 33 years of age. He is a member of four Toastmasters clubs in the San Francisco Bay Area.  A resident of Alameda, California, USA, Michael served as Toastmasters International President during the 2011-2012 program year and is author of the recently released book “The Call of the Leader.”

Pat Johnson, DTM, PIP

On the Shoulders of Giants

Pat Johnson, past international president, is the owner of Pat Johnson & Associates, where she coaches leaders to help them find their greatest versions of their authentic selves. She works to help individuals overcome their self limitations and to aspire to more in life. She is also an affiliate and mentor coach at Accomplishment Coaching.

From 2004 to 2006, Pat was elected and served as International Director on the Board of Directors for Toastmasters International. She continued in Vice President roles until 2010/11, when she served this non-profit educational organization as their International President and Chairman of the Board. She is the only Canadian woman to serve in this prestigious role.

During the past 15 years, Pat has been a keynote speaker and educator in a long list of countries around the world. She was the manager for Learning Masters, who provided expertise for the new Toastmasters Pathways learning experience program. Most recently, she held the role of Host District Convention Chair for the 2017 International Convention in Vancouver, Canada.

Conference Registration

Friday Night Only
Register before 4/15/20 and SAVE $10!
Use Promo Code SAVE10 when registering
includes self-serve dinner
Saturday Conference Only
Register before 4/15/20 and SAVE $10!
Use Promo Code SAVE10 when registering
Includes Breakfast and Lunch, Keynote Sheryl Roush, Past International Presidents Michael Notaro and Pat Johnson, Evaluation Contest, and International Speech Contest
Friday/Saturday Bundle
Register before 3/2/20 and Save $25!
Use Promo Code BUNDLE25 when registering
This ticket includes the Friday night event and the Saturday Conference. 
Contests Only$10.00


Preliminary Agenda (subject to update) Printable agenda

Friday – April 24, 2020

6:30-7:30 pmSelf-serve dinner and networking
7:30-8:30 pmFueling the FlamesSheryl Roush, DTM, AS, PDG
9:00 pmDoors Close

Saturday – April 25, 2020

7:00-8:00 amRegistration & Breakfast
8:00-8:10 amOpening CommentsDistrict 7 Trio
8:10-9:10 amLeadership on FireSheryl Roush, DTM, AS, PDG
9:10-9:20 amBreak
9:20-10:10 amThe Call of the LeaderMichael Notaro, DTM, PIP
10:10-10:40 amBreak
10:40-12:00 pmEvaluation Contest
12:00-1:00 pm Lunch & DTM Ceremony
1:00-2:30 pm Annual Business Meeting
2:30-2:40 pmBreak
2:40-3:30 pmOn the Shoulders of GiantsPat Johnson, DTM, PIP
3:30-4:00 pmBreak
4:00-5:45 pmInternational Speech Contest
5:45-6:00 pmClosing RemarksDistrict 7 Trio



Ramada by Wyndham Portland
9707 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR 97216
(503) 252-7400

We have 10 rooms reserved. Room rate is $89 +tax per night. There are five single Kings and five double Queen rooms available. When you make your reservations be sure to let them know you are registering for the Toastmasters special room rate.


You will find answers to most common questions in this section

Refund Policy

Tickets to all events are nonrefundable. We suggest you offer your unwanted tickets on social media to District 7 members.

Conference Dress Code

Comfortable business casual is most appropriate. You will be seated for a good portion of the day, so dress comfortably.

Can I Bring My Children

We suggest that you not bring children younger than 13 to the conference. It is a long day, and not suited for children who may find sitting and listening to adults for several hours a challenge.

Food and beverage

Admission to the conference includes a hot breakfast and lunch on Saturday, April 25.

Speech Contest Admission

If you are planning to attend only the contest as a support for your club or family member, you may purchase a contest only ticket for $10.


Warner Pacific is situated on an 15-acre urban campus on the southern slope of Mount Tabor. The 195-acre campus is adjacent to the dog park at Mount Tabor Park. Since the 1890’s, the park has contained reservoirs that serve the city of Portland, and that are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Major buildings on campus include McGuire Auditorium, the Otto F. Linn Library, Gotham Hall, and the C.C. Perry Gymnasium. The legendary A.F. Gray building, named after the school’s first president, boasts several flights of stairs. Bounded on the south by Southeast Division Street, the campus runs from (what would be) 65th Avenue to 70th Avenue.


District 7 Toastmasters, operational since 1940, is one of 81 Toastmaster districts worldwide. Geographically, it includes Oregon west of the Cascades to the coast, a small part of Southern Washington and Northern California. In Washington state, District 7 includes the counties of Klickitat, Skamania, Clark, Sahkiakum and Cowlits. In California. District 7 includes the counties of Del Norte and Modoc.

This year District 7 Toastmasters celebrates its 80th anniversary. The annual conference recognizes members are the heart of the district. As leaders they set the standard for those who follow, just as the standard was set by those who came before. We celebrate with keynote Sheryl Roush, DTM who was the first woman to achieve Accredited Speaker recognition and featured speakers past International Presidents and authors Michael Notaro, DTM and Pat Johnson, DTM.