Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Wishing each of you the very best for the holiday season. Take time to celebrate your success in your Toastmasters journey this past year.
Congratulations go out to the Smedley Award winners for adding 5 or more members during August and September, and also to the clubs who renewed 100% of their members as well as those who renewed 80% or better. Your prizes will be given out during the upcoming TLI and COT sessions, and were also published in my handout at the recent Fall Conference in Niagara Falls.
What a great conference! I hope you enjoyed my presentation of my Club Growth Garden with the new club growth of 7 new clubs and healthy membership payments. We are looking forward to strengthening the existing clubs through our club coach program (if you’d like to be a coach please contact me as soon as possible) as well as open houses. We are offering training calls by Lance Miller on Monday nights as well as a series of other speakers. We are committed to helping you arrange Membership Drives and Open Houses for your clubs in December and January. Remember the New Year Resolution to join Toastmasters drives a lot of people to visit a club in January!
Club Officers, please pay attention to the following matters:
- Now is the perfect time to plan for Club Special Events (Seasonal Parties, Club Contests & Open Houses). Remember to formally invite absent and past members and encourage active members to invite guests. The variety in club meeting format will add fun, energize your membership, entice guests to join and remind past members what they are missing. Order prizes and tokens to appreciate your members and guests at www.toastmasters.org/shop.
- From Dec 19 to Jan 2, the TI Shop and Club Central will be closed for maintenance. Charter kit shipments will be suspended and club officers will not be able to submit membership orders, new member fees, renewals or education awards online. Submit these prior to Dec 19th.
- Club Secretaries should "Update my club officer information" at www.toastmasters.org/clubcentral for changes to club officers roles due to six month elections or for club officers not in good standing due to unpaid renewal dues.
Smedley Award Winners As of September 30, 2016
Club Division/Area Club Name New Member Total Award
00002347 B 31 Brampton Club 5
00003869 N 03 Greater Sudbury Speakers 5
00004826 W 62 Energetics Toastmasters Club 5
00006307 L 51 McMaster Club 5
00897691 C 46 Speak, Spark, and Spirit Club 5
03071339 C 44 Maple Leaf Toastmasters 5
03830242 N 01 Dr. Roberta Bondar Toastmasters Club 5
CONGRATULATIONS - 80% OR BETTER MEMBER RETENTION (Prize: CC CL Manuals)
|A||25||URS Toastmasters In Ontario||85%|
|B||31||City of Brampton Toastmasters||96%|
|C||41||Baylis Medical Toastmasters||100%|
|C||42||Le Club Francais de Mississauga||90%|
|C||42||TWTSO Leaders of Today Toastmasters Club||97%|
|C||42||Unscripted Expressions Club||84%|
|C||44||Roche MVPs Club - Corporate||80%|
|D||83||Ericsson Toronto Toastmasters||100%|
|D||84||City Centre Club||90%|
|D||84||COMET Toastmasters Club||86%|
|D||85||Lakeview Toastmasters Club||80%|
|L||53||Union Gas Stoney Creek Ramblers||100%|
|M||13||The Court Of Blarney||96%|
|M||14||The Newmarket Toastmasters (TNT)||100%|
|S||73||One London Place Toastmasters||100%|
|S||73||Toast of Queens||84%|
|W||61||Talk Of The Town Club||80%|
|W||62||Manumax Toastmasters Club||100%|
|W||63||Intel Security Toastmasters||100%|
Until we see each other at TLI or COT, have a wonderful Holiday Season with family and friends. Thank you for all you did in 2016 and looking forward to more success and growth in 2017!!!