Toastmasters with Benefits: Reasons to Attend the D21 Conference.
Sure, we can tell you that if you attend a District conference you will be motivated, inspired, challenged and re-energized. We can tell you that, as it is true. Just ask any long-time Toastmaster member that regularly goes to conferences.
That’s what draws them back conference after conference.
In fact, that very reason is what has drawn long-time member Doug Anderson DTM to our conferences. Doug is a member of Club #59 in Vancouver as well as the Victoria Beaver Club in Victoria. He is a Past District 21 Governor, has been our D21 Auditor for many years and has served as the host for many of our conference hospitality suites. D21 is well known for the quality and fun of its hospitality suites, conference after conference.
Doug and his company Pacific First Dental & Healthcare Plans, have also sponsored many hospitality suites.
This spring conference reaches a significant milestone for Doug, in that this will be the 85th conference that he has attended in D21. Yes, you read that right! 85 conferences!
Will this be your first conference … or are you keeping up to Doug?
If you are new to Toastmasters and especially the world of Toastmastering outside your club, here is a quick overview.
You will be kept busy from Friday afternoon until Sunday at noon. You will hear seasoned motivational speakers as well as attend thought-provoking educational sessions presented by some of our seasoned Toastmasters. You will have loads of time to interact and network with fellow Toastmasters from around our district. And some from out of the province and our country.
You won’t go hungry. We have gourmet-style meals planned throughout the conference.
You won’t be bored. If you still have energy by the time the evening rolls around, we have entertainment for you. Friday evening features a special entertainment activity facilitated by Kelowna Toastmasters. Saturday evening brings an after-dinner party and then a dance. Oh, and don’t forget our Hospitality Suites. Another great opportunity to meet new Toastmaster friends or catch up with long-time friends.
Register now at http://d21springconference.ca/registration/ and save $10.00. Full conference price will be in effect on April 1st.
Will we see you there?
Conference Program highlights:
Friday April 20
• Registration Opens
• 3 to 5 pm – District Executive Council Meeting:
• 5 to 5:30 pm – First-Timer’s Reception: If this is your first D21 Toastmasters conference ever, you are invited to join the D21 Leadership Executive and your fellow first-timers, for a drink at the First-timers Reception.
• 6:20 to 6:30 pm – Parade of Banners
• 6 to 7 pm – Official Opening of the conference
• 7 to 8 pm Gourmet Buffet Dinner (did you notice the word ‘gourmet’? Nothing but the best, when you come to Kelowna!)
• Presentation of the Toastmasters Community & Leadership Award
• 8:10 to 9 pm – Keynote Speaker, Mary Morrison DTM, Toastmasters International Director
• 9:15 to 10:15 Entertainment provided by Kelowna Toastmasters
• 9:30 pm to 1:00 am – Hospitality Suite (Hosted by Doug Anderson DTM and sponsored by Pacific First Dental & Healthcare Plans)
Note: All times are Okanagan time!
Register Now! The conference registration price is currently $199.00, however it goes to the Regular Conference Rate of $210.00 on April 1st.
Don’t forget to book your room at the Capri Hotel!
To Book Your Accommodations:
Ph: 250.860.6060 Fax: 250.762.3430
Special Code is Toastmasters.
To learn more about the Capri Hotel visit http://d21springconference.ca/hotel/
While you are in Kelowna, why not plan for staying for an extra day or so and play tourist. You can see some of the Okanagan’s finest wineries and stunning views with the award winning Wicked Wine Tours. Conference attendees receive 10% off any tour April 19 to 23. Visit www.wickedwinetours.com
Authorized for release by:
Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG
D21 Spring Conference 2018 Webmaster & Public Relations
D21 Public Relations Manager & D21 Website Manager (17-18) on behalf of the Conference Team