Come Support Dave! – District 7 Fall Conference/Humorous Speech Contest

Congratulations Dave – winner of the District 7 Humorous Speech Contest!  


Dave will be competing at the District 7 Fall Conference Humorous  Speech contest; please register to attend! 


31 Oct 2016

Please Join Us October 25th – Fall Open House!

We are a fun, diverse and welcoming Toastmasters club. Are you interested in bettering your speaking and leadership skills? Please join us October 25th to our free Fall Open House to discover what our group is all about!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 fall


Tuesday, October 25th

12:00 – 1:00 PM                                                                                                 


Tigard Fire Station #50
12617 SW Walnut Street
Tigard, Oregon 97223                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

fall1Can’t make it to our Fall Open House? No worries! Guests are welcome to attend any of our meetings, held every Tuesday from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. Please contact our VP of Membership if you have any questions. 




02 Oct 2016

Congratulations Dave – Winner of Area 93 Humorous Speech Contest!




Dave dazzled us “sharks” with his hilarious speech “Shark Tank Sales Pitch,” complete with glitter and all! 


There was some tough competition out there; with funny speeches about a combusting Christmas tree and angry wives, meeting Santa Claus, speed dating, and more. Congratulations to all who participated!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   cert                                                                                                                                                   


Now on to the District 7 Humorous Speech Contest!

October 27th, 2016

Beaverton Community Center

12350 SW 5th Street

Beaverton, OR 97005

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

22 Sep 2016

Area 93, 94, and 95 – Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contest: Come Support Dave!

Our club is proud to announce that our very own Dave
will be representing us in the next Area 93/94/95 Humourous Speech Contest!                                                                                                                           
Please join us Wednesday, September 21st at the Area 93/94/95 Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contest to support our fellow Timbertalker.                                                                                                                                                                   
Please contact our VP of Membership if you have any questions. 
September 21, 2016 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Beaverton Activities Center Large – Large Community Room
12500 SW Allen Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005
14 Sep 2016

The Name of the Game is Improvising

Today we improvised using our emergency meeting tools: the Timer cards and gavel. Tom, distinguished Toast Master, identified our theme: Corn. And plenty of corn we had with Dave’s Humor Master role (hardy har har!).  Scott spoke on his favorite band’s lyrics (Def Leppard), using projection and a high tech setup, which was evaluated by Rick.  We also had a long session of Table Topics by Kristin based on Corn. Hilary won an ear of corn for her response to a Tough Muther Race in creamed corn.

A photo by rode diaz.

How would you answer if surprised by these prompts…?

  1. You ate so much corn last time you couldn’t see straight but you had the most fun ever, tell us about that time.
  2. When you woke up you were wearing a large corn costume. What did you do to deserve that?
  3. Tell us how YOU make popcorn, if not you then your favorite cook.
  4. What was the last corny joke you heard and do you remember any of it?
02 Sep 2016

What a Fun Party!


Our party was a huge success!


…we missed those who couldn’t make it!

We celebrated Kristin’s birthday (aka Wonder Woman), and had honored guest, Leanna Lindquist, District Director, visit our club!


Great food, great company, great speeches! Thank you to all who made it possible.  



Left to Right: Leanna, Hilary, Melinda, Rick, Sopha, Kristin (aka birthday girl, aka Wonder Woman), Jennifer, Scott, David, Tom




















26 Jul 2016

Please Join Us July 26th at Our Summer Celebration Party!


We are having summera party Tuesday, July 26th to celebrate our club’s accomplishments and to celebrate summer! We will be serving a variety of finger foods; please feel free to bring something if you would like. 

Join us (location below), GUESTS welcome, as always! Please contact our VP of Membership if you have any questions. 

Tuesday, July 26th

12:00-1:00 pm

Tigard Fire Station #50
12617 SW Walnut Street
Tigard, Oregon 97223

13 Jul 2016

New Officers!


It was a changing of the guards today–we thanked our previous Officers for their excellent service in 2015-2016…

Tom Cronkrite, VP of Education

Jennifer Anderson, VP of Membership

Hilary Greenebaum, VP of PR

Steve Schmitt, President

Kristin WT, Sergeant at Arms

Terry Wood, Treasurer

…and welcomed our new Officers for 2016-2017!


From left to right: Kristin WT (VP of Education), Hilary Greenebaum (VP of Membership), Melinda MacInnis (VP of PR), Evonne Manzella (President), Verlan Lebaron (Sergeant at Arms), and Terry Wood (Treasurer).

14 Jun 2016

Shady Cool Forest is Perfect Location for Annual Timber Talkers Outdoor Speaking School!

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Just a short walk from the firehouse, above the bridge in the photo, we walked on a paved trail for about five minutes, crossed a smallpark 3 creek and emerged into lovely Jack Parr Park! We set our chairs up in a semi-circle under the trees and had our usual Super Duper Toast Masters Timber Talkers Meeting!

Neither small dogs, lawnmowers, nor crying children distracted us as we practiced our speaking and listening skills. Melinda spoke about pythons in Florida, and Tom spoke about an inspirational poem delivered by a recent Harvard School of Education Graduate. Table Topics were a hoot; there were owls mentioned, fires, Robin Hood, tree houses, and more all in the spirit of lively sylvan erudition!

*** Please join us Tuesdays at noon at the Firehouse! ***


Jack Park1

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07 Jun 2016

June 7th, 2016: Annual Timber Talkers Outdoor Speaking School!

We’ll be meeting in Jack Park, which is adjacent to the fire station. Just west of the parking lot is a circular gathering place – but we won’t be meeting there! No, we’ll be following the walkway a few hundred feet more…across the wooden bridge…over the creek…veering off to the right…and into the beautiful shady area of giant trees!

This means you’ll want to bring a folding chair or picnic blanket of some kind. I’d also recommend bringing a notebook or something else sturdy upon which to write.

Please note: We will not be able to utilize technology!

Tom is working on the schedule, so when it comes out, plan your role in a low-tech, outdoors-friendly format.

Your Toastmaster for this Tuesday is Jennifer Anderson

P.S. If the forecast changes, we still have the room reserved and will be able to move indoors.

03 Jun 2016
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