District 71 Northern UK & Ireland

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Success for Aspiring Parliamentarians in District 71

Toastmasters International Director, Jean Gamester DTM, was the guest of honour at the final session of the Parliamentary Procedure training on 6th December. She congratulated each of the nine course members and presented them with a certificate of participation. International Director Jean was fulsome in her praise for the District 71 Parliamentarian, Larry Lyons, for taking the lead in this important area, and the success … Read more

Special Early Bird tickets for the Liverpool Come Together conference

I am delighted to tell you that the District 71 ‘Cometogether2023’ conference, in Liverpool, was officially launched at the Winter Summit on 3rd December. You can now book your early bird ticket (link above) which is available until end of January. There is an added incentive to book early. The names of the first 25 … Read more

New date for the District Conference – 26 – 28th May 2023

It was announced last week that Liverpool has been chosen as the host city for the Eurovision Song Contest on 12-14 May 2023.  This has blown our plans, to host the District 71 conference that same weekend, out of the water!  The new date for the 2023 District 71 Conference is now 26-28th May 2023.  Please … Read more

Join the D71 Parliamentary Procedure Network

The D71 Parliamentarian, Larry Lyons, is seeking to create and train a network of members in the essentials of Parlaimentary Procedures, based on Robert’s Rules of Order (book available from Amazon).  The training will equip members with the knowledge necessary to run efficient and effective meetings, raise and amend motions, run fair elections and lots … Read more

Train the Trainer course – coming soon

The Program Quality Team is pleased to offer you a ‘Train the Trainer’ course, led by Phillip Khan-Panni, trainer, poet and contest champion.  The training sessions will help you to progress from presenting information as a speaker to becoming an accomplished facilitator who fosters an interactive training process. Attending the training will prepare you to lead training at … Read more

Beat The Clock success!

Congratulations to the 15 clubs that successfully managed to “Beat The Clock”, with five or more new, dual or reinstated members during May and June 2022. Your club will be awarded a ‘Beat the Clock’ ribbon and a special discount code for 10% off your next club order from the Toastmasters International store Elizabeth Jordan, … Read more

District 71 Two Contestant rule and contest instructions for Areas and Divisions

District 71 will run 4 contests during the Toastmasters Program Year 2022-23 September to November 2022 The Humorous Speech Contest Table Topics Contest February to April 2023 The International Speech Contest Evaluation Contest District Semi-Finals (8) and Finals (4) of all contests will take place aat the District Conference in Liverpool in May 2023. The … Read more

Results of 7/7 Club Officer Training Initiative – the “Super 7”

We’re delighted to announce the results of the 7/7 Club Officer Training initiative for the first round of Club Officer Training in 2022-23. These clubs can claim €65 incentive to purchase officer pins or gifts from the TI shop. Please join me in congratulating these 25 clubs and their officers. Elizabeth JordanProgram Quality Director

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.