Love Local Porirua Expo – Resources Roundup

By VP Public Relations 2022-23 Dale

Blog Post #5

What resources will we need for our Love Local Porirua Expo booth?  Who has those resources?  What Toastmasters resources do we already have that will be useful?  What else do we need to create or purchase?

These and other questions were raised in our Expo Sub-committee meetings, and as we found out, sometimes it’s not what you know, but WHO you know.  We spent time contacting various members of the District 72 team to see what resources they had to offer.  We also created some of our own handouts.

Here’s a selection of the resources we’ll be using on our booth:

Club flags and banner

Spinnaker Toastmasters Club flags and banners, our lectern, a TV and two animated club videos (see Blog post 3)

Spinnaker Toastmasters club banner with ribbons
Spinnaker Toastmasters welcome banner
Spinnaker Toastmasters Club official banner

Toastmasters International posters and fliers

Toastmasters International A4 handouts
Toastmasters International leaflets

District 72 resources

Toastmasters District 72 Bumper Stickers

Club publicity material and business cards

Spinnaker Toastmasters Club promotional poster
Spinnaker Toastmasters Club – Expo-only Deal poster


Toastmasters New Zealand branded fridge magnets and pens, minties (for the adults) and lollipops (for the kids).

District 72 Toastmasters New Zealand Fridge Magnet – Giveaway


Pens, paper, velco dots, table cloth, flashing lights, thumb tacks, etc

What’s next?

In our next blog post, we’ll describe our booth trial setup and testing.  Then it will be over to the Set-up Crew to arrange the booth on the evening prior to the Expo.

See previous blog posts:

Blog post #1 – The Proposal

Blog post #2 – Approval and Funding

Blog post #3 – Research and Planning

Blog post #4 – Warm-up Activity

About Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, the organisation’s membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

About Spinnaker Toastmasters Club

Spinnaker Toastmasters Club chartered on 18 September 1990, and originally met in Whitby.  Now the club meets in Plimmerton on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.  The club has 12 active members and is looking to increase that to at least 20, the desired size for an active and dynamic Toastmasters club.

About the author

Dale is a Distinguished Toastmaster and a member of Spinnaker Toastmasters Club since 1998.   She has received a Presidential Citation for her work as District 72 New Zealand Webmaster, and helped charter three other clubs.  She has completed the Presentation Mastery educational Pathway and is currently working on the Motivational Strategies Pathway.  Dale is the VP Public Relations for 2022-23.

About this blog series

The purpose of this blog series is to fulfil the requirements of the Level 4 Elective “Write a Compelling Blog” in the Motivational Strategies Pathway.  She has chosen to document the process of organising and presenting a booth at the Love Local Porirua 2022 Expo being held in Porirua on 30 July.  The target audience is her fellow Toastmasters who may have an opportunity to run a similar activity at a future event.  To do this, a minimum of 8 blog posts must be created and published.  Club members will be asked for feedback, and when done, Dale will deliver a short speech on her blogging experiences.

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