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UK and Ireland, District 71

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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

Incentives

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Incentive Program for 2021/22. 

All clubs in District 71 are invited and encouraged to get involved. This is a very special year for District 71 as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2022. Let’s all work together to make our Clubs, Areas and Divisions Presidents Distinguished and have a big celebration at the end of the year!

Each Incentive is aimed at helping you to achieve your Club Success Plan for the year. 

For further information or if you have any ideas for Incentives our Incentives Manager Eileen O’Neill would love to hear from you. Email eileen.oneill.d71financemanager@gmail.com

Save this page to your favourites and watch out for exciting updates as the year progresses.

Don’t forget to make sure your club claimed all of it’s awards for the last season, by using the button, below. Awards must be claimed by 31 October 2021.

Club Incentives
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Incentives Program for Q1.  All Winners will be announced on the website on 16th October. Save the date!!!!

Public Relations
Club Values Video Dec
5 prizes to be claimed by December 2021.
Clubs are requested to submit their application to the PRM. The submission will be a 1-2 minute video about how Toastmasters have changed people's lives and how your club can support their members' journey. Final date for submission is 30 November 2021. The winning 5 Clubs will each be awarded €50. Results will be announced in December 2021.
Club Values Video Apr
31 March 2022. 5 prizes to be claimed in 2022
Clubs are requested to submit their application to the PRM. The submission will be a 1-2 minute video about how Toastmasters have changed people's lives and how your club can support their members' journey. Final date for submission is 31 March 2022. The winning 5 Clubs will each be awarded €50. Results will be announced in April 2022.
Website of the Year
31 March 2022
Clubs are requested to submit their application to the PRM. Websites will be judged on brand compliance, demonstrating awareness with a clear message about the club and Toastmasters and will be nominated by a team of experts. Final date for submission is 31 March 2022. One Club will be awarded a prize of €150. The result will be announced in April 2022.
VPPR of the Month
Every Month
The PR team will continuously review all media channels for exceptional PR activity and will select a winner each month.
Open Night
33 prizes available
€75. Clubs need to demonstrate different ways of promoting their open night on social media, email photos to the PR team and convert at least 3 guests into members. Submit your application to the PRM.
Poster Prize
3 prizes every quarter
Clubs are requested to submit their application to the PRM. Posters will be judged on brand compliance, demonstrating awareness with a clear message about the club and Toastmasters and will be nominated by a team of experts. The final dates for submission are as follows Q1: 30/09/21; Q2: 31/12/21; Q3: 31/3/22; Q4 30/4/22. Clubs who win cannot enter a second time. There will be 3 awards each quarter with each club receiving €45. The results will be announced within four weeks of the final submission dates.
Programme Quality
Train 7 #1
31 August 2021, 50 Prizes
€50 or a full set of Club Officer Pins - All 7 committee roles trained at Club Officer Training (COT). Officers with more than one role must attend 1 COT for each role held (1 full COT + officer section of others).
Train 7 #2
28 February 2022, 50 Prizes
€50 or a full set of Club Officer Pins - All 7 committee roles trained at Club Officer Training (COT). Officers with more than one role must attend 1 COT for each role held (1 full COT + officer section of others).
Pathways Enrolment
30 April 2022. 20 prizes available.
€50. Clubs with 95% members enrolled in Pathways by 30th April 2022 will receive this incentive.
Moments of Truth
7 May 2022. 30 prizes available.
€50. Clubs are required to conduct a Moments of Truth session before 30 November 2021, log 3 recommendations for improvement, conduct a 2nd Moments of Truth session before 30 April 2022 and demonstrate that the recommendations have been implemented. The Club must submit an application to the PQD. Closing date for applications is 7th May 2022.
Path Completion
30 June 2022. 40 prizes available.
€10. Members will receive a gift from the PQD if they complete 2 levels in Pathways above Level 3 by 30th June
Pathway Completion (Club)
30 June 2022. 100 prizes available.
€17. Clubs which have at least one member complete a Path between 1 July 2021 and 30 April 2022 will receive one Free Path to raffle amongst all members who complete a path in this period. The club must apply for this incentive to the PQD.
DTM Achievement
30 June 2022. 10 prizes available.
All members who receive a DTM award by 30th June 2022 will receive a gift from the PQD.
Triple Crown
30 June 2022. 50 prizes available.
All members who receive a Triple Crown award by 30th June 2022 will receive a gift from the PQD.
Zoom Academy Trained
10 prizes to be claimed
€20. Clubs who have 2 members trained in the Zoom Academy as certified by the Academy team will receive this award.
DCP Achievement
40 prizes to be claimed
€50. Clubs that weren’t distinguished in 2020-21 and newly chartered clubs achieving Distinguished Status in their first year. Results will be determined from the TI Dashboard.
Pathways Mentor
20 prizes to be claimed
Members will receive a gift from the PQD if they complete the Pathways Mentoring Program. Awards will be announced in December and June.
Speechcraft
30 prizes to be claimed.
Clubs which organise a Speechcraft project will receive a €25 contribution towards the cost of a Speechcraft Bundle. Clubs must apply to the PQD who will assess the project plan before awarding this incentive.
Youth Leadership
25 prizes are available.
Clubs which organise a Youth Leadership project will receive a €10 contribution towards the cost of a Speechcraft Bundle. Clubs must apply to the PQD who will assess the project plan before awarding this incentive.
Club Growth
Golden Quarter Trophy
30 September 2021
1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Trophies - Three clubs with the highest number of new members added between 1 July and 30 September where those members also renew for the October to March period will receive a trophy
Membership Retention: 80/20 Incentive, Sept
20 September 2021. 50 prizes available.
Clubs which renew at least 80% of their membership base (ie at 30th June 2021), by 20th Sept will receive €30. Coached Clubs will receive €35.
Smedley Ribbon
30 September 2021
Smedley Award Ribbon + 20% discount voucher from the Toastmasters shop - Toastmasters International offers a Smedley Award Ribbon to those clubs which add five new, dual or re-instated members between 1st August and 30 September.
Provide a Lead #1
30 September 2021
Commemorative Plaque - Any member that provides the lead for a club that Charters by 30th June 2022 will receive a commemorative plaque.
Provide a Lead #2
30 September 2021
€50 - Any club that provides the lead for a club that Charters by 30th June 2022.
Membership Retention: 80/20 Incentive, March
20 March 2021. 50 prizes available.
Clubs which renew at least 80% of their membership base (ie at 30th June 2021), by 20th Sept will receive €30. Coached Clubs will receive €35.
Talk Up Toastmasters
1 February - 31 March 2022
Recruit 5 new, dual or reinstated members and receive a TI Ribbon and 10% discount code for the TI shop (valid for 6 months)
Beat The Clock
1 May - 30 June 2022
Recruit 5 new, dual or reinstated members and receive a TI Ribbon and 10% discount code for the TI shop (valid for 6 months)
New Club Banners
30 June 2022
All clubs which charter by 30th June 2022 will receive a Club Banner.
Net Gain 5
30 June 2022. 75 prizes are available.
€50. All clubs which record a net gain of 5 members over the base number by 30th June 2022 will receive this award. Note that this is calculated by taking the number of members in the club at 30 June 2021, adding new members and deducting lapsed members. The figure is determined from the TI Dashboard.

Ernold Van Bueren, Public Relations Manager

Open Nights support club growth. It is important to consistently focus on club growth to ensure your club membership remains strong and vibrantShort, impactful videos are a powerful way of attracting interest from non Toastmasters to your club.

Ernold Van Bueren, Public Relations Manager

Your club website is the reference site for members, guests and visitors and should always be kept up to date and relevant.

James Finnegan

James Finnegan, Public Relations Manager

Good PR attracts new guests, invites discussion and improves the reputation of the Club and Toastmasters generally.

Ernold Van Bueren, Public Relations Manager

Open Nights support club growth. It is important to consistently focus on club growth to ensure your club membership remains strong and vibrant

Ernold Van Bueren, Public Relations Manager

A well constructed poster will raise the profile of your club and hopefully result in new guests attending.

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)

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

All members should be encouraged to sign up to Pathways as the flagship education program of Toastmasters International.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

It is a wonderful achievement to complete a Path. Make more use of this achievement by publishing the achievement on social media.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

We encourage all clubs to recognise members who complete a Path. This incentive could form part of an awards ceremony.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

The pinnacle of achievement in Toastmasters. Make more use of this achievement by publishing it on social media.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

It is a wonderful achievement to complete the Pathways mentoring program. Make more use of this achievement by publishing the achievement on social media.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

Zoom will be with us for a while as we continue to meet online or in hybrid meetings. It is important to have members who understand Zoom.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

A well constructed poster will raise the profile of your club and hopefully result in new guests attending.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

It is a wonderful achievement to complete the Pathways mentoring program. Make more use of this achievement by publishing the achievement on social media.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

Speechcraft is an excellent way to attract new members to Toastmasters. For more information on Speechcraft talk to me.

Brenda Lannon

Brenda Lannon, Program Quality Director

The Youth Leadership Project is an excellent way to attract new members to Toastmasters. For more information on this project talk to me.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Jordan

Elizabeth Jordan, Club Growth Director

This year D71 is hoping for 20 clubs to charter. Help us to achieve that dream! We want each Area to be Presidents Distinguished. That means growing their club numbers by 1.