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Fall 2016 Conference Laugh. Learn. Connect.

District 8 Toastmasters Together

The District 8 Fall Conference is far more than a business meeting interspersed with educational sessions.  It's an opportunity for our expanded Toastmasters family to come together, sharing fun times, great lessons, and memorable experiences.


Go beyond the club; come and join fellow Toastmasters from all over the district to laugh, learn, and connect!

Early Bird Prize Drawing— Deadline October 30th

Planning to register for the full conference package? Get your payment in early and you could win! Everyone who completes the full conference registration and turns in payment by October 30th will be entered into a drawing to win a Nutri Bullet Blender (pictured).

Book Now and Save—Hotel Discount Deadline November 4th

The Hilton Garden Inn Columbia is offering a special room rate for Toastmasters attending the conference, but the deadline for booking is fast approaching. Call (573) 814-5464 to make your reservations, or save even more by participating in our Room Share Program (see below).


A Helping Hand for Your Fellow Toastmasters—

The Ride Share/Room Share Program

Need a lift? Want to split the cost of a room?  We've got you covered.  Since there is extremely limited public transportation to and from Columbia (warning: Greyhound does service the town, but the bus drops off and picks up almost ten miles from the hotel!), we are organizing a program to put people with extra seats in contact with people who could use a ride.  If you would be willing to volunteer as a driver, or if you are in need of transportation, please speak up!  We want to give every Toastmaster in the District the opportunity to attend.


To help people save money, we can also help you find a roommate to split the cost of the hotel room.  If are looking for a room or a roommate, let us know!


Please contact Eileen Murphy if you would like to participate in either of these programs.  Thank you!

A Challenge from Program Quality Director Kat Mokriakow

District 8 currently encompasses 114 clubs.  Kat's Challenge:  For each and every one of them to send at least 5 members to the District 8 Fall Conference.  Is your club up to the task?


As a special treat, all members who sign up (and pay!) for the Full Registration conference package — which includes four meals (Friday buffet dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and banquet dinner), educational sessions, and both contests - by October 30 will be entered into a special prize drawing!


So get the word out to your club and see who has the most spacious car.  And remember, this event is open to all Toastmasters in District 8!

November 18 & 19, 2016


Hilton Garden Inn Columbia


3300 Vandiver Drive, Columbia, MO  65202




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