Division F welcomes you to witness how our brilliant club and area contest winners are put through their paces in an attempt to be crowned Division Champion. Who will level up, and represent our Division at the District 71 contest finals next May?
Virtual doors open at 2:00 PM for contestants and contest officials, and 2:30 for general admission. Contests will begin promptly at 3:00 PM. Re-admission on Zoom will be subject to contest rules, only when no contestant is presenting.Approximate agenda (subject to change):
3:00 – 4:20 Welcome and Humorous Speech contest (8 contestants x 10 minutes per contestant)
4:20 – 4:40 Contestant interviews and Presentation of Certificates of Participation
4:40 – 4:50 Comfort Break
4:50 – 5:30 Table Topics Contest (8 contestants x 4 minutes per contestant)
5:30 – 5:45 Contestant interviews and Presentation of Certificates of Participation
5:45 – Announcement of Contest Winners, Thanks and Close.
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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, Public Relations Manager
Good PR attracts new guests, invites discussion and improves the reputation of the Club and Toastmasters generally.
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.