As we all know, Toastmasters is offering some fabulous features like Pathways to Learning, a Toastmasters Smart Phone App and better Records and Research, thus leading to a minimal fee increase for a program we already see enormous value in.
Since the fee increase comes into effect on October 1, 2016, we thought it fitting to clarify that:
New clubs that charter before September 30, 2016 are the only ones who can still pay the $36 fee. All other regular members who are renewing, will pay $45 starting October 1.
There is no early bird renewal discount which means even if you submit your renewal dues now, you still pay $45 starting October
The new member fee of $20 stays as is, and does not increase.
Here are some FAQ that may help you answer your members especially since renewals are coming up in September: https://www.toastmasters.org/Footer/FAQ/Dues%20Increase