Toastmasters International

UK and Ireland, District 71

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders

United Kingdom and Ireland Toastmasters, District 71

Setting up a new Club in D71

Joining Toastmasters allows people to build the skills they need to become more confident public speakers and stronger leaders in every area of their lives. If you cannot join a club in your area,  you can set up a new club

Every year, our members form more than one thousand new Toastmasters International clubs all over the world! We have ‘tried-and-tested’ ways of making it happen.  

When you decide to start a new club, the Area Director and Division Director are available to assist you.

Grow Public speaking and leadership potential

Setting up a new Club in D71

How to and Why

Details on how to set up a new club can be found at the Toastmasters International website. https://www.toastmasters.org/start-a-club 

or have a read of the Step-by-step guide which you can download here.

A Toastmasters club meeting offers a supportive environment where people with diverse backgrounds come together to improve their communication and leadership skills and receive feedback on their progress. 

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)

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.