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Help District 21 RISE

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Check here weekly to see our District RISE to meet our goals.

 

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Why these Goals? Distinguished Clubs Membership Growth Club Growth

A healthy District can serve it’s clubs and members, and sustain great educational programs in the future.

 

Toastmasters International sets District goals based on what truly makes a successful and sustainable District.

 

When a District has consistent growth, members have greater opportunities to stretch and grow excellent communication and leadership skills.

A healthy District has members who are growing and learning, through clubs who are holding value packed, fun, quality meetings, equipping their leaders, and taking care of their team.

 

To qualify for the Distinguished Club Program, by June 30th a club must have either 20 members, or (for lower member clubs) 5 more members than it’s July 1st base, whichever is less.

5 points = Distinguished

7 points = Select Distinguished

9 points = Presidents Distinguished


At 10 points, your club is the ideal picture of a healthy, sustainable Toastmasters team!

More members in your club = more funds to sustain your team and more hands to provide quality meetings for your members.

 

It gives your members greater opportunities to grow leadership and mentoring skills, which are vital to our local businesses and the community your club  serves.

 

For our District, more member payments = more funds to provide valuable programs, incentives and learning opportunities.

More members keep our programs fun and our budget balanced.

Each year, we lose a handful of clubs that have stopped being relevant in their community or to their members.

 

To remain strong and relevant to our communities, we need a variety of healthy, strong clubs that serve the needs of different people.

 

Examples:

Community based clubs (professionals, social, morning, lunch, evening, ESL …)
Corporate clubs
Specialty clubs (authors, professional speakers, accountants, realtors, faith based, humour, entrepreneur, university …)
Advanced Clubs of all different focuses

New clubs boost energy in our District and create Leadership opportunities both inside and outside that club.

  •  Unpaid clubs not included = 6
  • Low member clubs (below 8) not included = 11
  • Total Chartered Clubs currently meeting in District 21 = 160.
  • Current number of paid members in District 21 = 2163.

Are all your members paid? Have their dues been registered with Toastmasters International? If you aren't sure or would like help with this, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , LGM at 778-668-8805.

With 2-1/2 months left in the current Toastmasters year, we still have a good chance at being a Distinguished District. Here's what you can do:

  1. Call your club's "graced" members (did not renew April 1st) from your roster. Discover why they are not coming to meetings. If your club is no longer the best fit, help them find the right club to fit their needs.
  2. Invite at least one guest to every meeting when you are either speaking or performing a major role.
  3. Reach out to a club with 12 or fewer members and lend them a hand to find additional members, have strong, well-prepared, fun meetings that keep people coming back for more. (Make use of the Passport Program!)
  4. Become a Club Coach!
  5. Join an Advanced Club that will help you take your next steps in the Toastmasters Program.
  6. If you're in an Advanced Club, do speeches in community and corporate clubs and personally invite potential members to join. Offer to mentor them!
  7. Build a new club at work or in your community. Invite members of nearby clubs to help fill roles and provide ed sessions and speeches.

You can make a difference! If each of our clubs gains 5 new members in the upcoming Beat the Clock incentive, not only will we get our low member clubs back and bump up the health of the "dangerously close to low", but with just 3 additional new clubs, we will be a Distinguished District! 

 

 

 

 

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PROMOTING DISTINGUISHED CLUBS

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Happy St Patricks Day!

May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends.
And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May you have the hindsight to know where you've been, the foresight to know where you are going,
and the insight to know when you have gone too far.

The Distinguished District 21 goal requires that 40% or more of a District's clubs achieve Distinguished Club status or higher by June 30. Early results for 2014-2015 show that we are very very close to this 40% threshold!

The DCP "factor" affects two other critical success factors in the District goals-the MEMBERSHIP GROWTH and the CLUB GROWTH goal.

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District Governor Message- Close the Sale- Use the Word 'Invite'

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In a recent club officer training session where I was training VP Membership officers, a member proudly announced that his club doesn't have any problems recruiting. The club has in place most elements of a quality club with interesting public relations and promotional activities. Sitting up straight and tall, he confided that his club does one more thing and they are never shy to do this - Close the Sale!

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Evaluate? Evaluate. Evaluate!

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By: Rodney Denno, DTM

 

"If I could give one piece of advice to members, it would be this: Evaluate, evaluate, evaluate."


-- Presiyan Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking


When he first started as a member, Vasilev focused primarily on evaluations, not speeches. This way, he says, he could help others improve while also establishing for himself a strong foundation of speaking skills. Evaluating other members' speeches, notes Vasilev, gives you insight into what works and what doesn't.


-- page 15, November, 2013, Toastmaster magazine

 

When I joined Toastmasters seven years ago I was introduced to the SANDWICH evaluation technique (say something nice, point out something that could be improved, say something nice). It occurred to me that this was not really a way of evaluating a speech - it was really about blunting the blow to the speakers ego by sandwiching a point-for-improvement between two positive points.

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District 21 Passport Program 2015

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