execute a membership drive for their Competent Leadership program (project 6). Plan to recruit big then execute to the plan.
If you need help, the district
has many resources to help you including, Betty Chavira, the recruiting coach, and Gavin Kirton, the team publicist. They can give
advice and counsel based on their years of experience in Toastmasters.
Next, is your team adequately compensated for their efforts? By this I mean, are they getting the recognition and awards they
richly deserve for their outstanding accomplishments? If not, maybe it is time to have recognition party for them? Order them
badges, make a big show at a meeting of presenting them their awards (Special Occasions Speech # 3, Presenting an award, and have
them do Speech #4, Accepting an award if they are advanced members). Make sure the VP of Education turns in all awards promptly
to TI (after they reopen January 3rd).
Finally, review your game plan and share your progress with the club by discussing your clubs Distinguished Club Program
progress. Get their input on how to round out the year as a Presidents Distinguished Club, and I can tell you from experience
it CAN be done with any club, providing the club members want to win. The DCP program is more than an award. It is the pulse of
the club. If the club is following the program and achieving the goals, it is a healthy and thriving club both with the team and
from the perspective of draftees who may want to join your club. Every club that achieves distinguished or better is a winning club,
and I can assure you those clubs are sought by the draftees first. Shouldn't your club be one that is desired?
As always, I sit on the sidelines and welcome advice on how to manage the district for you, so please let me know what you like
and what you think I need to address. Let's WIN!