District 15 Conference

River Speakers Toastmasters Club is donating this basket for the silent auction during the District 15 conference May 18-19, 2018 at the Grove Hotel.

“Rolling on the River” contains: sunscreen, BBQ, beer growler and certificate, chapstick, throw blanket, plastic cups, plates, silverware, peanuts, almonds, Ritz Bites, water mister, hat, water shooters, flip-flops (men’s and women’s), plastic wine cups, tablecloth, platter, bowl, kite, food tent, pinwheel.


World-caliber speakers…

In just 2 months, Toastmasters will assemble from around the world in Vancouver, British Columbia. What would it be like to hear the contestants for the World Champion of Public Speaking award?

Here are the semifinalists, including a contestant from District 15 (our district, encompassing southern Idaho, northern Utah, and eastern Oregon).

Will you be going?

UPDATE: Early-bird prices end soon. July 3 … and booking of hotel by July 24 to receive the group rate. More info here.

Park City Conference (District 15) nearly here!

Calling all District 15 Toastmasters…

It’s less than 4 weeks until the Spring Conference in Park City Utah! Are you ready to Mine Your Story?

To register for the conference, click…  http://district15conference.org/… $99 through April 30th.
To book your room, call Park City Marriott… (435) 649-2900… $99 if you mention Toastmasters.

Three meals are included with your conference registration…

  • Friday, buffet dinner at OP Rockwells with story slam and live music
  • Saturday box lunch in the Marriott, or outside if weather permits
  • Saturday buffet dinner at the Grub Steak Restaurant with Keynote Margaret Watts Romney and Awards ceremony

If you have an unregistered guest joining you in Park City, we will have a LIMITED NUMBER OF GUEST MEAL PACKAGES AVAILABLE. To request a guest meal package, email the organizers ASAP ( – early responders will have first priority). If we are able to accommodate your guest, you will be asked to pay a flat rate of $50 by check when you arrive at the conference. The total number of guest spots available will depend on the total number of conference participants and cannot be guaranteed beforehand.

Spring District 15 Conference – 2017

From our colleagues in the Park City, Utah, club: “It’s less than 2 months until the District 15 Spring Conference, and we’re getting excited to host you in Park City, Utah! The theme of the conference is “Mine Your Story”.  Please pass our info and enthusiasm on to your club members.”


Dates:                    May 5-6th
Location:                Park City, Utah
Venue:                   Park City Marriott 1895 Sidewinder Drive, Park City, Utah  84060
Phone:        (435) 649-2900
Lodging Cost:        $99/night if you mention “TOASTMASTERS”
Registration Cost:  $119 after May 1st


Story Slam:              With host Jesse Parent
Scavenger Hunt:      Follow the clues on historic Main Street Park City
Keynotes:                Craig Valentine and Margaret Watts Romney
Workshops:             Stacy Dymalski, Jill Martin & Brandon Ruiz

And on to Division…!!!

Hearty congratulations to our River Speakers members who won last Saturday’s Area Contest!

Next step: the DIVISION level contest!

Here are the details:

  • Saturday, April 8, 2017 (9 AM [speakers should arrive early])
  • Foothills Christian Church (West Atrium Room), 9655 W. State St., Garden City ID

Hope to see you there!

Dwight Edwards recognized

dwight-edwards-mentorIt was a chilly Saturday morning in late January. We were at Toastmaster Leadership Institute, a twice-yearly event when club officers (and interested members) meet to learn and meet their peers. It was time for the keynote speech. All eyes in the auditorium were on the tall man in the suit as he shared three great truths in a memorable and entertaining way: Remember your REASON, RETOOL and reapply, and Rely on your RELATIONSHIPS.

So I was especially delighted when I spotted him on page 8 of the March issue of Toastmasters Magazine (always recommended reading!). He was nominated for the “Meet My Mentor” article. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition!

Dwight and his mentee, Sharla Ng, are members of the local “HP Speakeasies” club.