Toastmasters International

UK and Ireland, District 71

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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

Celebrate 50 Conference

District 71 is celebrating our 50th anniversary this year and we’ll be celebrating this great occasion at the District 71 “Celebrate 50 Conference” over the weekend of 20th -22nd May 2022.

Celebrate 50, d71 conference 2022 event tickets are on SALE now!
 
We are delighted to announce the launch of our event website with registration link which will allow you to purchase your conference ticket for #Celebrate50 d71’s District Conference 2022.  Follow this link to access the event website:
 
 
If you would like registration directions please watch this video guide: https://youtu.be/J3cQqtKRrIw
 
Once you have purchased your ticket, downloading the app will prepare you for the launch of the Whova platform on 7th May.  Watch out for your District emails with instructions on downloading the Whova app.
 

Jillian Geraghty, member of Lucan Toastmasters is Conference Director.

During the weekend we’ll have:

  • Contests
  • Education Workshops
  • Gala Event
  • Keynote Speakers
  • Entertainment
  • Candidate Showcase
  • District Business Meeting

Get involved. We are running 2 video challenges the

  • Multilinguage Challenge, and the
  • Triple Threat Video Challenge

Details of which are set out below:

Please email multilingualchallenge@gmail.com for upload instructions and release forms.

Further information about the conference will be posted on the website over the coming weeks.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

It is important for all committee members in a club to understand what it is the other members are trying to achieve, why they are doing it and how they can support each other.

This incentive supports the Club’s Success Plan by providing clubs with a better chance of achieving their goals under the Distinguished Club Program (DCP)

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.