Spring Convention

The District 35 Spring Convention at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center proved to be an excellent networking and educational event.

It is going to be held May 6th-8th in Oshkosh, WI.

Friday, May 6, 2016

4:00 – 7:00 PM | Registration / meet & greet with Randy Domer, local historian

7:30 – 9:00 PM | Table Topics Contest

9:15 – 11:30 PM | Friday Fun Night

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

7:00 AM – Noon | Registration & Credentials Desk, Marketplace Displays:

  • Club Coach Table
  • Corporate Corner Table
  • Youth Leadership
  • Leadership Table
  • We Need You – PR Team
  • Oshkosh Visitor’s Info

7:00 – 7:45 AM | Distinguished Club Breakfast

8:20 – 9:15 AM | Opening Ceremonies

9:15 – 10:00 AM | Keynote, Sean McCormack, CTO, Harley-Davidson Inc., “Step Into the Ring”

10:15 – 11:05 AM | Breakout Education Sessions

  • Making the Most of Challenging Leadership Situations: A Collaborative Approach – Alexis Fielek
  • Growing Leaders with Intent-Based Leadership – Teresa Hutton
  • Tips and Tricks for using FreeToast Toastmaster Websites – Karen Kopetskie
  • Education Session – Don Bittick (Toastmasters International Region 5 Advisor) and Katie Thiel

11:15 AM – 12:45 PM | Awards & Luncheon

12:45 – 1:15 PM | Keynote, Sean McCormack, CTO, Harley-Davidson Inc., “Leadership in Action”

1:30 – 3:00 PM | District Council Meeting

1:30 – 2:20 PM | Breakout Education Sessions

  • Your Secret Source of Humor – Dobie Maxwell
  • 3 P’s to Empowerment – Lessons from my Journey to the World Championship – Eric Feinendegen

1:30 – 2:30 PM | Marketplace Displays

  • Club Coach Table
  • Corporate Corner Table
  • REP
  • Youth Leadership
  • Leadership Table
  • Vote for a District 35 Newsletter Name
  • Oshkosh Visitor’s Info

4:00 – 5:15 PM | International Speech Contest

5:15 – 6:00 PM | First Timer’s Reception, Hospitality & Networking

5:15 – 6:00 PM | Hospitality & Networking

6:15 – 9:00 PM | Dinner Banquet / Installation of Trio / Contest Winners

9:00 – 11:00 PM | Networking

Mentorship Program

Are you struggling with your Toastmasters Experience?  Need someone to give you that push to get your icebreaker done?  Want someone to review your speech before you present it to the group?  If so, the mentorship program is for you!

ROK the Talk has a mentorship program that includes many people who not only are still newer to Toastmasters, but have also recently overcame many obstacles to getting started.  We also have a few seasoned members with more experience.

When you join, you will be offered a mentor, and even if you decline, you can always ask for one later.  Any one of the officers of the club are more than willing to lend an ear or offer advice on any situation you might be in.  If you want to work with various people, or have a dedicated mentor, the choice is yours!