Toastmasters, Target: Triumph!
Plan for success by completing the Club Success Plan by September 30, 2014. All clubs that submit their club success plan to the LGET by September 30, 2014 will receive a Toastmasters & You kit [1167A] for your club to use. To qualify, the club must submit its completed club success plan to LGET Brion Keller no later than September 30, 2014.
Reach for the Stars
Goals in the Distinguished Club Program are a great way to measure the health and sustainability of a club. Clubs that reach Distinguished or better status in the Distinguished Club Program by the end of the 2014–15 year will earn a free ticket to end-of-year District event, so the President (or next highest officer) can be recognized for their club’s achievement.
Step-it-up for the DCP
Is being Distinguished or better a piece of cake for your club? Is your club showing improvement, but just can’t hit Distinguished? How about stretching yourself by doing better than the previous year!
- Clubs that are not Distinguished, but reach one more DCP goal than the 2013–14 year, will earn a club assistance package, which includes a club ribbon pack [393RP], word of the day pack , and lectern banner .
- Clubs that attain next highest Distinguished status (not Distinguished to Distinguished, Distinguished to Select Distinguished, Select Distinguished to President’s Distinguished, President’s Distinguished [9 goals] to President’s Distinguished [10 goals], or earning President’s Distinguished [10 goals] earlier than last year or by April 1), will earn either a customized banner , banner stand , or portable lectern .
Old Dogs…New Tricks!
There are members in our midst that still carry the “old” designations (CTM, ATM) and might need a ‘bone’ to encourage them to earn next educational award—how about a new member badge [331M or 331P] to show off their achievement! Please let the LGET, Brion Keller, know when this is accomplished.
Have you just chartered (since June 30, 2012) and still getting the hang of this contest thing? We want you (to compete)! New(ish) clubs that send a contestant to the area contests (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015) will receive a club ribbon pack [393RP] plus a word of day pack . Ask Area Governor to send a note confirming who the club’s contestant was to LGET Brion Keller. Please, only once per club per year.
All in for the Summer TLI
Starting the year right by ensuring all officers are trained? Clubs that train all seven of their officers (President, VP Education, VP Membership, VP Public Relations, Secretary, Treasurer, and Sergeant at Arms) by the end of the summer training season (June 1 to Aug 31, 2014) will receive club officer badges for all club officers [331M or 331P]. Winning clubs will be contacted by LGET.
Training the Core Four
Clubs that earn the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) training goal (at least 4 officers trained in Summer and at least 4 officers trained in Winter) will receive two Speechcraft Starter Kits  and two Speechcraft Promotional Kits . These are a perfect way to help build club membership! LGET will contact winners.
New Clubs: Sponsors and Mentors
Clubs Kick-starting Clubs
Our members are the greatest asset we have to ensuring new clubs start strong and are sustainable. Clubs that sponsor (listed on the charter paperwork) a new club chartering between July 1 and September 30, 2014 will receive:
- $75 in District Bucks if the new club pays dues through March 2015, and
- Another $125 in District Bucks if the new club pays for 20+ members by April 1, 2015.
(District Bucks are redeemable for any item sold in the Toastmasters International Store
Sponsors Shine Brightly
To ensure sponsors of new clubs that charter between July 1 and November 30, 2014 are recognized for their efforts, we would like you to be our guest with a free ticket to Fall 2014 Conference (full conference package, reimbursed if charter after conference) and a free ticket to end-of-year District event. For sponsors of new clubs that charter between December 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015, a free ticket to Spring 2015 Conference (full conference package, reimbursed if charter after conference) and a free ticket to end-of-year District event. If you sponsor a club between May 1 and June 30, 2015, you will receive a free ticket to the end-of-year District event.
Mentors Make Their Mark
Mentors also work diligently to ensure new clubs begin and stay strong, so we want to be sure they are recognized for their hard work too. For new clubs that (1) charter between July 1, 2014 and March 30, 2015 and (2) submit 20+ members by April 1, 2015, both mentors of these clubs will receive a free ticket to Spring 2015 Conference (full conference package) and a free ticket to the end-of-year District event.
New Clubs: Development
Demo Magic in the Making
Members that conduct demonstration meetings become personally invested in the new club and that usually takes time and resources! To offset the financial burden incurred, we will reimburse up to $200 per new club lead, for prior approved expenses (e.g. printing costs, materials distributed at meetings, food/beverages). Contact LGM Sherry Hunt for more details.
Starting Out in Style
There is so much excitement about chartering a new club, but finances may be stretched getting off the ground. New clubs will start out in style by receiving the following “welcome kit” to hit the ground running: a customized banner , portable lectern , and charter member name badges [331M or 331P].
Current Clubs: Membership Building
Members Growing Members
Successful clubs have learned they need to keep looking for new members, so they are ready for natural attrition activity as well as to ensure their members have the best opportunity for well attended and dynamic meeting experiences. The club with the largest net growth during the following time periods (one per division) will receive either an easel (small) or projection screen: (1) July 1 to December 15, 2014 and (2) January 1 to June 15, 2015
Feed Them and They Will Come!
Successful clubs also know that offering food is a great way to encourage their members to bring guests and a party atmosphere can be very memorable for prospects and guests alike. We will reimburse clubs that earn the Toastmasters International membership drive goals for a “pizza” party (food reimbursement up to $50) to increase excitement around the meeting/event used for their member drive. (Smedley Award is August 1 to September 30, Talk Up Toastmasters! is February 1 to March 31, and Beat the Clock is May 1 to June 30).