The Sherwood Town Criers Toastmasters Club is a community-based club open to everyone. Since we are not affiliated with any particular business or outside organization, the goals, skills and experience of each member can vary significantly. Our mutual goal is to support each other in becoming better speakers, listeners, communicators and leaders.
Many of our club members have been with the club for several years, developing long-standing friendships with other club members. In addition to our weekly meetings, we occasionally have club events such as a pot-luck barbecue so that we can socialize outside the club atmosphere as well.
Beyond the individual club level, there is also a larger Toastmasters community. Club members are encouraged to participate in District-level events such as the “Toastmasters Leadership Institute” (TLI), which occurs twice per year, as well as speech contests, evaluation contests and other Toastmasters events throughout the year. Our Toastmasters district (District 7) encompasses all of Oregon and includes small portions of southwest Washington as well as northern California.
As with most organizations, how much you get out of Toastmasters will largely be a function of what you put into it. At the club level and beyond, Toastmasters is an organization filled with opportunity. If you want the chance to stretch your limits, there is always a way to take things to another level. The sky is the limit!