MDI Toastmasters to host spring district conference

BAR HARBOR — MDI Toastmasters will host the District 45 Spring Conference at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel and Event Center May 20-22.

With a theme of “Energize, Motivate and Inspire,” the conference is a great opportunity to make friends and expand professional networks, and will feature educational sessions such as “Selling Yourself for Success” and “5 Simple Strategies to Achieve Your Goals with Confidence;” public speaking contests; and keynote speaker Sally Newel Cohen, chief operations officer of Toastmasters International and an expert in communications strategy and operational management.

Contact conference co-chair and MDI Toastmasters member Bob Bechtold at [email protected].

MDI’s club is one of more than 20 in Maine. It recently received the President’s Distinguished Award and the Al Ferguson Memorial Award for achieving all 10 Distinguished Club Program Points and the Excellence in Leadership award for achieving two leadership designations and having at least four officers trained at Toastmaster Leadership Institutes each year from 2012 to 2015. Individual members have received numerous awards, too.

Visit MDI Toastmasters anytime, at weekly meetings held at the Birch Bay Village Library in Hulls Cove on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and at The Jackson Laboratory the second and fourth Fridays of the month at 12 p.m. The club welcomes guests at no charge. Visit

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