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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

District 71 Conference going on- line

Due to Covid-19 restrictions the District 71 conference is to be held online.

Dear fellow Toastmasters.

Sadly, due to Covid-19, Toastmasters International have stated that all contests this year must be held online. The decision has been made to cancel the Solihull Conference 2021 and instead do an online Virtual Conference 2021.

The Solihull Conference Team want to thank everyone for the support they have given, both in meetings, social media and at events and espeically those who had already purchased tickets and Friday night costumes. But this is the end of our journey for the Solihull Conference team on the Solihull Conference.

The Virtual Conference will be held in May 2021, final dates and agenda coming soon. This will hold the District Contests and usual District business meetings online, similiar to May 2020. Look out for District updates on registering for the Virtual Conference 2021!

Many thanks,

Solihull Conference team

Tanya Barad, Mish Barad, Asma Riaz and Stuart Doyly

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Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

Many clubs experience a loss in membership at September renewals as existing members leave the club for lots of different reasons. This incentive rewards clubs which renew 80% or more of their membership base at 30th June 2021. Having a good base of experienced members is important to offer mentoring to new members and stability to the club. 

It’s a good idea to follow up with members who do not renew to help club officers to understand the reason for not renewing and to extend an invite to rejoin at a future stage. They may be happy to stay on the club’s email list with this in mind.

James Finnegan

James Finnegan, Public Relations Manager

Good PR attracts new guests, invites discussion and improves the reputation of the Club and Toastmasters generally.

Elizabeth Jordan
Elizabeth Jordan, DTM, Club Growth Director

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

Many clubs experience a loss in membership at September renewals as existing members leave the club for lots of different reasons. Recruiting in the early months helps to maintain the membership based upon the number of members at 30 June.

Maintaining a healthy membership number (25+) gives the club a much better opportunity to hold quality meetings with enough members to avoid double roles. Quality club meetings attract new members. Healthy club growth is an important part of Club Success.