New clubs

Dec ’18 Club Growth update

By Gerard Mannix, Club Growth Director

Dec ’18 Club Growth update owes much thanks for the magnificent work you are undertaking

New Club Initiatives

Any member who has a suggestion of a location, community or a workplace which could has the potential for a new club please contact myself Gerard Mannix germannix@gmail.com,  your Area or Division Director or any member of the District team. You are invited to be involved in the GROWTH of Toastmasters District 71

Cash Incentive

: Allow 45 pounds/50 euro support for one-time room hire costs for your demo meeting.

New Clubs Report

With immense pleasure District 71 can announce our latest club, bringing to 4 this Toastmaster year. Very many congratulations to all involved.

Salesforce Dublin Toastmasters, Club Number: 7126746, District 71 Area M54, Charter Date: 1st November 2018

District Director Patricia O’Reilly also carried out Club banner presentations to last year’s (2017-18) recently chartered clubs in Division A (Southern Ireland) Lee Valley Speakers (#4858276 chartered 24/4/2018) in Area A11 and Republic of Work Toastmasters Club (#6779360 chartered 2/5/2018) in Area A23.

Fall into Winter Award

Does your club have many guests? Toastmaster clubs need to encourage new members to join to maintain quality meetings and continuity. This time of year, District 71 has an incentive for clubs that add 4 plus members. Each club that attains these extra members will qualify for a pizza voucher valued at 45 euro. Yet, if the club does not like that food then alternately there is a voucher valued at 45 dollars for purchase of goods from the Toastmasters International store.

November 1st to 31st December

  • Clubs that add 4 plus members during this period will be awarded a pizza voucher valued at 45 euro or for those in the sterling currency a voucher valued at 40 pounds
  • Or a voucher valued at 45 dollars for purchase of goods at Toastmasters International store.

Help for weaker clubs

Club coaching: 100 euro/ 90 pounds assistance per club with 12 or fewer members. Club coach reward $15 to successful coaches

Wishing all members and their families a Happy and Peaceful Christmas

Club Banner presented at DELL EMC Limerick

Gemma Hickey accepts the club banner from Gerard Mannix Club Growth Director

Gemma Hickey accepts the club banner from Gerard Mannix Club Growth Director

Dell EMC Limerick Toastmasters
Club Number: 06786940, District 71, Area B36
Charter Date: Jun. 21, 2018

A great warm welcome to the new club at Dell EMC Toastmasters Limerick. The club currently meets for one hour every Friday at 11am. They had a very lively meeting on Friday 5th October 2018. Excellent speeches from Elaine Tynan and Lorraine Brennan plus superb Topics from Tom Moriarty. Present at the meeting were Michael Collins Past District Director, Bridget Elliott Past Division B Director and Gerard Mannix Cub Growth Director 2018/19.

Gerard presented Gemma Hickey on behalf of Dell Toastmasters with the club banner. Gemma has been the leader in the company to spearhead the foundation of the club.Her energy with the excellent support of Bridget Elliott had the club achieve charter in June.

Wishing all at Dell many years of  Toastmasters’  benefits, enjoyment and comradeship

 

Dell Toastmasters proudly sporting their new banner

Dell Toastmasters proudly sporting their new banner

Kindest regards.

Gerard 

Gerard Mannix
Club Growth Director,
Toastmasters International District 71

 

Club Growth 2018-19 Incentives Announced

Club Growth Incentive

MEMBERSHIP AND CLUB GROWTH

By Gerard Mannix DTM, District 71 Club Growth Director

Incentives: District 71    2018/19

  1. FALL INTO WINTER
  2. TALK UP TOASTMASTERS
  3. APRIL RENEWALS
  4. BEAT THE CLOCK
  5. Clubs that charter:
  6. Room hire for demo meetings:
  7. Club coaching:
  8. Club coach:
NOVEMBER 1- DECEMBER 31
FEBRUARY 1-MARCH 31
MARCH 31
MAY1-JUNE 30
Free club banner
€50 per occasion
€100 assistance
Award for success

Incentives: Fall into Winter

1st November-31st December

Add 4 new, dual or reinstated members prior to December 31st

Club Growth Pizza

PIZZA
VOUCHERS
AVAILABLE

Club Growth News

Club Growth MapThe thrilling news is that on the 10th of September Walsall Speakers club received its charter, becoming the District’s 203rd club and our first new club this Toastmaster’s year. Walsall is located just North of Birmingham (see map) in Division E in Area 39. It has taken nearly two years to reach charter status from the initial demonstration meeting. That journey has been navigated by the Club’s Sponsors Tanya and Michele (Mish) Barad. They are now assisted by Club Mentor Asma Riaz to help develop strong foundations for the Club.

At a recent club meeting of Fexco, Killorglin, County Kerry (see Map), Club Growth Director Gerard Mannix presented the club banner to Siobhan Colborne, President of Fexco Payments Toastmasters Club.

 

Sincere congratulations to Siobhan as she has been the brainchild and founder of this club. She was assisted by Toastmasters Debby Looney and Rachel Pinckheard. The club is thriving with regular very proactive and well attended meetings

WELCOME NEW CLUB IN DIVISION B

Club banner presentation to FEXCO

Gerard presenting Club Banner to FEXCO

Gerard presenting Club Banner to FEXCO

At a recent club meeting of Fexco, Killorglin, County Kerry,  Club Growth Director Gerard Mannix presented the club banner to Siobhan Colborne, President of Fexco Payments Toastmasters Club.

 

Sincere congratulations to Siobhan as she has been the brainchild and founder of this club. She was assisted by Toastmasters Debby Looney and Rachel Pinckheard. The club is thriving with regular very proactive and well attended meetings

 [FEXCO Payments & FX is a corporate club, Club Number: 06644880, District 71, Area B36, Charter Date: Nov. 30, 2017.

For a number of years now District 71 has incentivized the chartering of new clubs with their banner which is worth $100 plus shipping.  Banners make a strong branded professional statement and over time become adorned with the club’s honours and achievements.

addition by Daniel Sandars, PRM]

 

Kindest regards.

Gerard 

 

Gerard Mannix 

Club Growth Director,

Toastmasters International District 71

May the newsletter be with you!

Herewith, the D71 May newsletter!

All the news from the SafeHaven 2019 conference, news from the District Council meeting, and most of all, lots of updates from our feature division this month, Division A.

Division A Director Ted Mellamphy has put together a bumper issue, and I am sure you will enjoy!

Let me know what you think — your feedback is always welcomed.

–Laura Bruce, D71 PR Manager

PS Here’s some photos from the conference to whet your appetite for Norwich in 2019!

 

 

The November 2017 Newsletter is out!

Read about the 2017 Hall of Fame inductees including Toastmaster of the Year Sharon O’Neill

The November 2017 issue of the D71 newsletter is out . . . and it’s chock full of coverage of the Steel City Conference!

Lots of great pics plus interviews with our Hall of Fame inductees.

We’ve got all the latest news from around the District, including:
  • in-depth coverage of the Steel City Conference, and lots of photos!
  • instructions on how to download your own copies of conference photos
  • Hall of Fame including Toastmaster of the Year
  • DCP incentives from our Programme Quality Director
  • Christmas and New Year membership building from Club Growth Director
  • Details of how you can win a place to the Spring Conference, by writing an article,
  • news about how your club can get €200 toward hosting an event, and
  • a personal message from District Director Red Skelton

Many thanks to Division E Director Angela Scott and her team for a number of the articles.

Click here to download the November Toastmasters District 71 newsletter.

Summer issue of District 71 newsletter is published

Summer get-togethers like this one in Killarney were a highlight of the Toastmasters summer.

Summer get-togethers like this one in Killarney were a highlight of the Toastmasters summer.

Summer Newsletter Published

I am delighted to report the summer issue of our newsletter has been published. A highlight of this issue is a welcome from Red Skelton, our new District Director. There are messages from Programme Quality Director Patricia O’Reilly and Club Growth Director John Cox, and a public relations update from me, Laura Bruce. My news includes the launch of the “DCW — Distinguished Club Website”  programme — a new initiative to ensure your club’s website does what it needs to do.

A copy of the newsletter will be emailed to all members of District 71. If you don’t receive your email copy, check your spam folder. And make sure you haven’t inadvertently unsubscribed to emails from District 71!

To download a copy of the newsletter (1.1 MB) click here. And let us know what you think! Contributions always welcome.

VMware – newly chartered club

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We are pleased to announce and welcome yet another new club into the Toastmaster family.

VMware Toastmasters officially chartered on the 29th January 2015 and President Anthony McCoy had this to say to the new members and guests

“It is with great pride that we have chartered the VMware Toastmasters club in Cork. On behalf of the committee, I would like to extend our thanks for the support and encouragement provided by Sharon O’Neill, Elaine Beare, Murt O’Suilleabhain and others who have helped and provided guidance in creating and chartering the VMware Toastmasters club. It has been an exciting start and every member is enthusiastic about our future journey. I’m sure there’s a speech in there somewhere! “

Good luck for the future from all the District Team

New club in Wakefield

By popular demand, to meet the need for a Toastmasters club in the Wakefield area, meeting on Monday evenings, Speaking For Business is now up and running. You can look forward to everything you expect from a brilliant Toastmasters meeting, and a little bit more! Prepared speeches, skilful evaluations and the opportunity to try your skills at the “Table Topics” impromptu speeches.

Our launch meeting took place in November 2014 and we now meet at the Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield. The meeting is slightly unusual compared to other local clubs in that we meet at 5.30pm for networking and start a 6.00pm prompt to finish at 7.30. In addition we allow local business people to promote their business, practice their pitch or tune their ten minute presentations and get each evaluated in the Toastmaster way. We would love to see as many of you as possible and still have a few meeting roles open – to book a spot please email us here.

We have an energetic committee shaping up and are looking for a few more willing toasties to help us start our year with a bang! At the time of writing we are looking to fill: VPE, VPPR & SAA roles. Please email the club sponsors Phil Heath or Dougie Brown (Click here to email) if you are interested.