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UK and Ireland, District 71

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United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71


We are delighted to announce the launch of our Quarter One 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 Finance Manager Eileen O’Neill would love to hear from you. Email

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

Club Incentives Year to Date

Quarter 1
July to October 2021
Incentives for the first quarter of the Toastmasters season.
Train 7
31 August 2021
€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).
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
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 a lead for a club that Charters will receive a commemorative plaque.
Provide a Lead #2
30 September 2021
€50 - Any club that provides a lead for a club that Charters.
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.
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 District’s success plan by providing clubs with a better chance of achieving their goals under the Distinguished Club Program (DCP).

Elizabeth Jordan

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, Club Growth Director

Every organisation needs growth to survive. In any one year some clubs will not renew and many more will start up. Toastmasters works! Let’s give everyone the opportunity to have a club within walking distance from their home and Organisations the opportunity to have a Toastmasters Club in their workplace.

James Finnegan

James Finnegan, Public Relations Manager

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