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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

Launch of D71 Growth Academy

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 29/07/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Online event:  Register here


The District 71 Growth Academy is a new approach to delivering the District Mission of building new clubs and helping existing clubs to thrive.

Inspired by the success of the  D71 Zoom Academy, it will draw on the experience and expertise of members in D71 plus external expertise when required to address the challenges of membership building, retention and membership payments.  It will be a knowledge hub where you can seek answers, ideas and solutions.

’Remember the Member’ will the at the heart of the work of the Academy.

Join us at the launch of this innovative approach to growth and be part of the success for our District.

If you would like to become a volunteer for the Growth Academy, please complete this form.

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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.