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UK and Ireland, District 71

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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

Club Officer Training – round 1

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 10/07/2021
9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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Club Officers for the 2021-22 Toastmasters year are invited to District 71 Club Officer Training (COT) on 10th July 2021, to get your new term of office off to a great start.
The training will include sessions on general topics, breakout sessions on specific officer roles and workshops on selected leadership modules.
In order to gain credit in the Distinguished Club Program, a minimum of four club officer roles must be trained during each of the two training periods – in the first half of the year before 31 August 2021 and in the second half of the year before 28 February 2022.
Toastmasters International has updated the curriculum for Club Officer Training. New topics include Club Success Planning, Marketing, Prospective Member Engagement. Member Engagement and Retention, Quality Club Meetings.
To view the agenda and to view additional information in relation to the new topics to be covered please click here:
Experienced Toastmasters and trainers from all over the District will facilitate engaging, interactive sessions to ensure you are equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to succeed in your role, and help your club meet its objectives.
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.