New Toastmasters awards for clubs, areas, divisions, and districts!

In addition to the existing recognition programs, Toastmasters International has announced several new awards recognize the tremendous efforts of leaders throughout the organization.

Throughout this global pandemic, clubs and Districts remained committed to providing a positive, uplifting environment for individuals to develop their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. These efforts are greatly appreciated and merit special recognition.

Below is a breakdown of the awards and their qualifications:

Member Engagement

Level 1 Completions

• The Districts with the highest number of Level 1 completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the District membership base (top three Districts per region will be recognized).
• The Areas with the highest number of Level 1 completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the Area membership base (top three Areas per District).

Path Completions

• The Districts with the highest number of path completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the District membership base (top three Districts per region will be recognized).
• The Areas with the highest number of path completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the Area membership base (top three Areas per District).

Membership Renewals

• The Districts with the highest number of renewal payments each month (April, May, and June) as compared to the total renewal payments for the District as of March 31, 2021 (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized.

Club Retention and Growth

Club Reinstatement Initiative

• The Districts with the highest number of clubs that utilized the current exceptions to reinstate during the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage compared to the District's club base (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized.
• The Divisions with the highest number of clubs that utilized the current exceptions to reinstate during the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage compared to the Division's club base (top three Divisions per District will be recognized).

New Club Incentive

• The Districts with the highest number of new clubs that used the incentive as a percentage compared to the District’s club base (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized.
• The Divisions with the highest number of new clubs that used the incentive as a percentage compared to the Division’s club base (top three Divisions per District will be recognized).

Additional Recognition

Are Director Club Visit Reports

• Area Directors with 100% Area Director Club Visit Report submissions for Round 2.

District-Choice Award
• Each District may set one (1) goal to achieve by the end of the 2020-2021 program year.
• The goal must be in support of (1) Club Growth, (2) Membership Payments (includes new, renewal, and charter payments), (3) Membership Renewals (renewals only), (4)
• Distinguished Clubs, or (5) Club Retention (compared to July 1, 2020). The goal must be a positive percentage.

This is wonderful news for a lot of clubs who have accomplished great levels of education and membership online.

Here is the link to Toastmasters International Awards webpage: https://www.toastmasters.org/resources/news-and-announcements/recognition-awards 

Many aspects of our lives look drastically different than they did a year ago. The one thing that hasn’t changed is the dedication and resilience Toastmasters members and leaders demonstrate day in and day out!

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