Welcome to the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed. These District 71 incentives will add some fun and recognition to your journeys
Due to COVID lock down most incentives are offered, or can be offered, as qualified expenses that can be claimed, by prior approval, from the District Finance Manager via the Concur Expenses System.
Pathways Club Achievement
Draw for 265 Eur qualified club expenses split across all clubs with 100% members adoption by 31st March 2020
Draw for 300 Eur qualified club expenses split across all clubs with 100% members adoption AND all officers with a Pathways Educational Award by 31st March 2020
Pathways Triple Crown
Draw for 50 Triple Crown pin badges split into three award periods
Pathways Mentoring Program
Draw for 20 Pathways T-shirts split into three award periods
District 71’s Trainers Bureau presents Liz Welch “Basecamp manager for VPE’s”
Club Quality is always a win-win for any club. A virtuous circle of members needs being met leading to a dynamic and more engaged club leading a club that can be a pleasure to lead to thrive. I am offering some additional incentives from District 71 this year
The Distinguished Club Program is a 10-goal metric that uses indicators of club quality.
Distinguished Club Program (DCP) Prizes
7 DCP goals by 30 Nov, 20 lots $25 prizes
10 DCP goals by 30 April, 20 lots of $25 prizes
Distinguished if undistinguished in last 2 years, 10 lots of EUR 41 prizes
In the event of under subscription the eligible clubs have Winners take all!
Club Excellence Prize
Highest members with new awards/ base members by 31st May 25 lots EUR 25 prizes
The data are monitored through the District dashboard and the prizes will be distributed by random draw to clubs meeting the criteria. The prizes will be in to form of Concur expense allowances for eligible expenses, such as Toastmasters store items for end of session recognition and celebration
Outreach allows you to open doors and bring a sample of the benefits of Toastmasters educational programs into the heart of your community in their environment. The Rotary Alliance can help get doors open.
1.A free kit for clubs doing a program for the first time 2.A mask and ribbon set for socially distanced programs 3.Free planning kits of specimen manuals 4.Planning support from District 71’s outreach steering group
James Hurford’s training on running Speechcraft and Youth Leadership Programs
We live in challenging times that require innovative adaptation for our members and clubs to thrive! Is your club motivated to improve the quality of experience members and guests receive? Quality is the difference between wow, ouch, and ho-hum in your members eyes. Clubs need to hear more “Wow! Fantastic! I am going to tell all my friends” to attract new members! Does your club want to challenge itself to set key improvement goals this autumn and show success next spring? If so there are two related incentives for that this year. The incentive runs in conjunction with the Moments of Truth (MOT) activity which is a proven tool to underpin a cycle of continuous quality improvement.
Working with your Area Director* use the Moments of Truth activity to set the club key improvement goals before the end of 2020*** Extended to 28th February 2021. On 1stFebruary March 2021 there will be a prize draw for 420Eur to successful claims ( maximum of 50 clubs to receive $10 equivalent contribution to club expenses**).
Invite the Area Director back in the spring to prove that the improvement goals have been met. On the 1st of May 2021 there will be a prize draw for 525Eur (maximum of 25 clubs to receive $25 equivalent contribution to club expenses**)
*Area Director or other District officer such as Division Director or member of the District Leadership Team
**If fewer clubs claim the incentive budget will be divided between those that have made successful claims.
*** To claim the Area Director or Club President should write to me (click to email Daniel Sandars PQD) telling me a)The club, the SMART goals that have been set, and the meeting Agenda where the MOT was conducted.
Moments of Truth Resources
As a club, you want every new and prospective member’s initial interaction with the club to be a positive one. These decisive times when initial impressions are formed are known as Moments of Truth. Part of The Successful Club Series, Moments of Truth outlines how tocreate a positive first impression of your club and recognize and deal with situations critical to club success in English.
Clubs with all seven officers trained go into a prize draw to win either officer badge sets (first 5 prizes) or table topics chat packs (next 15 prizes)
Training has never been more important. The current times are different with COVID uncertainty impacting all club functions and the quality of experience we give our members. This is a year of challenges and of original new thinking and gaining every edge in new situations.
The current Club Officer Training round finishes in 9 days on the 31st of August.
Very many thanks to all the officers that have trained this round. Your passion and pro-activity to invest to lead will stand your members in good stead. You will go far.
I am still being asked by untrained club officers if there are more COT sessions. There are if you look around the world and are flexible!
Reach out to the hosts and also tell me if you are training is a sister District (Click to email PQD Daniel) so that I can validate your training. Here are some of the offers I have found.
District 91 (UK South) have COTs This Sunday and next Thursday, Click HERE
District 6 (Minnesota) have COTs next Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and the following Monday Click HERE nb we are 6 hours ahead so one for the night owls
District 8 (Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois) have a COT on next Sunday 30th for officers experienced in the role and want more Click HERE nb we are 6 hours ahead so one for the night owls
Sunday, August 23 — District 25 (Texas) 1:00–6:00 PM (Central Time) All Offices — Info and Registration Click HERE
Tuesday, August 25 — District 48 (Florida) 6:00–7:00 PM (Eastern Time)VP Membership — Click HERE Info and Registration: VP Membership 7:30–8:30 PM (Eastern Time) Treasurer — Click HERE Info and Registration: Treasurer
Tuesday, August 25 — District 57 (California) 6:00–8:30 PM (Pacific Time) All Offices — Click HERE Info and Registration
Wednesday, August 26 — District 57 (California) 6:00–8:30 PM (Pacific Time) All Offices — Click HERE Info and Registration
Saturday, August 29 — District 25 (Texas) 8:30 AM–2:00 PM (Central Time) All Offices — Click HERE Info and Registration
Sunday, August 30 — District 25 (Texas) 1:00–5:30 PM (Central Time) All Offices — Click HERE Info and Registration
As a reminder, please drop me a line if you are training in other Districts and I will chase up validation info. Daniel Sandars Click to Email
Thank you for standing up to serve as a club officer for
Very many thanks if you have already attended your Club
Officer Training. Here is a little something to inspire your club to have all
seven officers trained at a District sponsored Cub Officer Training (COT) event
by the end of August. I am aware that three clubs have achieved this already
and more are in the pipeline.
Why bother? What’s in it for me? I found my first COT to be
very counter intuitive as I went in the door reluctantly and came away
thrilling in the networking, the brainstorming and for the first-time seeing
Toastmasters not about me, but about ‘we’.
There is also direct relationship between club quality and member
satisfaction and retention. You, as a Club officer, are the front line in
delivering the Club Mission:
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in
which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills,
resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
Thus, well trained your time will result in more exciting
meetings, more satisfied members, more new members, and a more distinguished
club. That is something to be proud of.
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Toastmasters International extended the spring dues renewal period to 30th April to allow for the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. To inspire that final renewals-drive to return clubs to good standing, before 1st of May, the successful Clubs went into a draw:
The first Five will receive a “Where Leaders Are Made” T-Shirt (ordered to size, range 3XL to Small), and
The next Twenty will receive a “Where Leaders Are Made” pin badge.
Congratulation to the 49 clubs returned to good standing in the period. These are the five clubs drawing a T-Shirt,
McAfee Toastmasters Cork
Salesforce Dublin Toastmasters
and these are the twenty clubs drawing a pin badge
UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School Toastmasters
#ClubGrowthSpring2020 Over the festive season and into January 2020 we have add three more clubs: (See below)
Chelmsford City Communicators in Area G1, sponsored by Karen Bellerby, ACS, ALB and Julie E. Kenny, LD2 and mentored by Derrick S. Trimble, DTM
The Wests Awake Toastmasters Club in Area F27, sponsored by Dolores Brady, ACS, ALB and Seamus Gallagher, ACS, ALB and mentored by Pat Croke, DTM and Paul Gannon, ACG, ALB
Almac Craigavon Toastmasters in Area C19, sponsored by Nathan David Kohner, ACS, ALB
My heartiest congratulations to all involved and to the District 71 Marketing Team, especial Club Extension Chair M. Zain Ul Abidin, DTM
How are We Doing?
These ten new clubs bring the District’s total to 215 Clubs in good standing from a total of 220 Club which is a net growth of five clubs (table below). This is a good rate of growth placing us 2nd from 8 in Europe and joint 11th from 120 in the world. If we lose no clubs during the spring renewals it will be enough to gain Distinguished District recognition for Club Growth.
It gives me great pleasure to announce the Fall to Winter membership incentives (see charts below). In total we recruited 316 new dual or reinstated member during November and December at a time of year when festivities abound, and roads can be foggy and icy. It is really encouraging to see the clubs that have coaches, Cashel, Dundee, and Cornerstone, share in the glory. Long may that continue.
Google Phonic, in Division M Area 18, grew 500% from 10 members on the 1st of July to 50 today, adding 46 in November and December, having lost 6 during the autumn renewals. Google Phonics’ performance pushed Division M and Area 18 to the top of the pile for best performing Division and Area –almost. In the last half of December Division H edged ahead to end up a best performing Division with 53 new members on a membership base of 428 members compared to 59 new members on a base of 488 members in Division M. Three of Division H’s Areas, H14, H20, and H44, finished in the Top 5 Areas and four of their clubs finishing with five or more new members with two leading the table on 7. Not to be outdone Area H32’s Coached Cornerstone Advanced Toastmasters Communicators added 2 new members to gain an incentive. A fantastic all-round performance in H.
Forthcoming Club Growth and Membership Incentives in the third quarter 2019-20:
The worldwide Talk Up Toastmasters membership campaign though February and March.
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