We are embarking into the 8th month of the Toastmasters year, with just 4 more months to go. We have already started 9 new Toastmasters Clubs, and are working on several new prospective clubs!
This is a crucial turning point for your club. It’s time to make sure you have a Quality Club with VFTM – Variety, Fun, Timely Meetings and Manual Speeches Time to check if all your officers have been trained and you’re on track for DCP! Talk Up Toastmasters Membership Contest runs from Feb 1 to Mar 31, a chance to add members and win prizes. Open Houses, Guest Packages, Incentive programs will get you there! You snooze you lose. Make sure you grab the chance to put your club in the winning spot! I can’t wait to see you on stage at Spring Conference and celebrate your success!
The Talk-Up Toastmasters Membership Contest runs from February 1 to March 31, 2017. This is an excellent opportunity to host Open Houses, give out Guest Packages, run Membership Building Contests and earn prizes from both Toastmasters International and District 86 for adding 5 new, dual or reinstated members. Prizes include a ribbon for your banner, 10% discount at the TI Shop and as a bonus, District 86 is offering a special prize of a $25 USD Gift Certificate to any club that adds 5 new members!
Officer Training and Incentives
If you and your fellow club officers haven’t had a chance to attend Club Officer Training, additional opportunities are available for Round 2 training until Feb 28, 2017. Pay renewals for all members to WHQ on or before March 15, 2017. Be one of the first clubs to do this or pay your full membership renewal for 20 or more members by March 15, 2017 and earn a chance to receive up to $100 USD in Gift Certificates!
Please also encourage club members to sponsor five, 10 or 15 new members as part of Sponsor Awards where they receive a special pin from TI.
Hosting 2 Open Houses this term, adding 5 members and completing the year at charter strength of 20 or more members will also make the club eligible for $50 USD in Gift Certificates.
As your club adds new, dual or reinstated members, please make sure you help them complete and sign the latest approved Membership Application Form.
For more information about our District’s Club and Membership Incentives, click here. For a list of the Smedley Award and Membership Retention Awards winners, click here.
Thank you for all your efforts to ensure that all your members get the most out of their Toastmasters experience. I hope to see you at the Spring Conference in April in Kitchener where we can celebrate your success and hand out some of these prizes!