Remember to Renew Your Dues!
Help your Club Treasurer keep your club’s finances on the right track – they will be requesting your membership dues in the next few weeks, as they MUST be submitted to Toastmasters International by October 1st.
Toastmasters continues to offer outstanding value for money, and great opportunities to try out new life and business skills, such as running virtual meetings, and team-building while distanced.
Ask your Club Treasurer how you can submit your dues – many are accepting Interac transfer, and some use PayPal (click here for a step-by-step guide to setting up PayPal).
Club Websites Campaign
This campaign will run until September 27th. Ten (10) clubs will be selected as the best-looking websites and the winning club will earn a USD50.00 Toastmasters International gift certificate. To enter this competition, the club has to submit the the club’s website link at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please ask your Area Directors to share this message with the club President and VP Public Relations of their respective clubs.
Program Dates: August 1 – September 30
Can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members with a join date between August 1 and September 30? Accomplish this goal and you’ll qualify to receive a Smedley Award ribbon, named in honour of Ralph Smedley, which you can display on your club’s banner. Qualifying clubs can also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)
Applications and payments for members with a join date between August 1 and September 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than September 30. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward Smedley Award credit.
The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the submission deadline. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States, and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States. (Toastmasters International)
Open House Month Campaign
Next month begins the Open House month. Please encourage your Area Directors to share this with their respective clubs. $25 (US dollars) Toastmasters International gift card will be rewarded to clubs with a membership growth of 5 or more new members during each of these periods. Please notify email@example.com
Important information: 2021-2022 International Speech contest
Districts across the world were asked by Toastmasters International to decide by July 31, 2021, how they would be conducting their International Speech contests at the Area, Division and District levels for this Toastmasters year (2021/2022).
The choice being online or in-person.
Read here to see the decision made by District 60.
Where’s my club?!
As of July 1, a brand new District – District 123 – exists, and District 60 has changed in size.
For the new District 60, we now have 6 divisions instead of 9, and three “division letters” have changed – G to B, H to D, I to E. Plus every area number in District 60 has changed.
For District 123, all is new.
To find out which division and area your club is now in, check out the following alignment reports: