In my role as Club Retention Chair, I have found that low membership clubs have difficulty holding full and vibrant meetings. One of the reasons is that these Clubs have problems filling speaking slots. This makes it very difficult to hold a vibrant meeting and sadly...
From my fellow Toastmasters in District 26, I have often heard misunderstandings about Pathways. Let’s “bust” up those “myths”! Myth #1: A member can’t be in Pathways until they complete their goals in the traditional program. Buster: On the contrary, all Toastmasters...
Take the Leap to Leadership in District 26 by Marcia Wood, Immediate Past District Director 2018-2019
Leadership means different things to different people. What does it mean to you? To me, leadership is having the courage and confidence to conquer your fear and do what you think you cannot do. Taking the leap to leadership can be scary if you let it. Just as public...
What the heck is a Gavel Club, why should I care, and how can I help? by Beth Boaz, Gavel Clubs Chair
What is a Gavel Club? According to Toastmasters International, “Gavel clubs are a way of providing the Toastmasters experience to groups who may be ineligible for regular membership due to age, or other circumstances.” What does that mean in English? Gavel Clubs are...
Has a positive impact been made in your life by a Toastmasters Pathways project? If so, yay! Me too! Recently, I completed the “Focus on the Positive” project in the Leadership Development path, a Level 3 elective. I am a pretty positive person by nature, so I wanted to enhance myself by seeing where areas of improvement are.
As leaders, we guide members forward into the future. Are we ready for for June 30th, 2020 when the Traditional Program ends? What strategies do we have in place to ensure our clubs are positioned for success?
Adoption rates can help us monitor how we are doing. What is the adoption rate in your area of responsibility? Current adoption rate data by club is now available daily under District Central at www.toastmasters.org. As of 11/10/19 District 26 has a 74.5% adoption rate and only a third of our clubs have total enrollment of 80% or greater.
Beginning in early 2020, District 26 will begin the much-anticipated contest season. In order for our members to be eligible to participate in contests at any level (club, area, division or district) the member must be in good standing, that is, the member’s dues must be paid. Moreover, the club must also be in good standing, that is a minimum of 8 payments, with 3 of said payments from renewing members, must also be recorded in order for any member to be eligible for contests.
October 1st deadline for re-enrollment has come and gone.
It would appear that several clubs in all areas are in need of more members.
We all bring a special talent to our clubs and now is the time to share your knowledge.
David Rhodes, ALB, ACB our new VP for membership, at CSU Toastmasters was selected as one of seven speakers for the Aug. 21 Storytellers Project night at Spring Canyon Community Park hosted by the Coloradoan. The club David attends is CSU Toastmaster 647252....
What will it take to get guests in the door? How about an engraved invitation? While that might work, it is probably not the best approach. A key part of getting guests is to be inviting, in all senses of the word.
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