Toastmasters International

UK and Ireland, District 71

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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

District contest semi-finals for Humorous Speech and Table Topics

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/05/2021
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Online event:  https://bit.ly/D71CON21


It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the District contest semi-finals. The 12 Divisions are drawn into two semi final legs. The top three go through and will be announced in no particular order.
Leg A: Divisions: D, E, H, M, N, and S
Leg B: Divisions: A, B, C, F, G, and J

Saturday 8th May
10-11:25 Humorous Speech Contest Semi-Final Leg A
11:45-12:40 Table Topics Contest Semi-Final Leg A
13:40-15:05 Humorous Speech Contest Semi-Final Leg B
15:25-16:20 Table Topics Contest Semi-Final Leg B

 

The semi finals will be streamed live into our conference management system from Whova Inc. You can find the links in two places.
1) In the community area as virtual ‘Meet-ups’
2) ‘Hacked’ into a surrogate space in the Agenda at 10 am on the first day – the links will appear before they go live. Semi-Final recording will be linked here later.

The conference can be viewed on you computer via a web browser or via a mobile device App.

Conference Website and registration (free to attend) https://bit.ly/D71CON21

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.