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CORPORATE RECOGNITION:

District 56 would like to thank the following corporations for their dedication to Toastmasters over the years.

Each of the companies below has been the proud recipient of our Toastmasters Recognition Award:

* Anadarko Petroleum Company
(Spring 2017)

* Citgo Petroleum Corporation
(Spring 2017)

* DeVry
(Spring 2015)

* NOV
(Spring 2015)

* ExxonMobil Corp.
(Fall 2012)

* Wood Group Mustang
(Fall 2012)

* Shell Oil Company
(Fall 2011)

* JPMorgan Chase
(Fall 2011)

* American National
Insurance Company
(Spring 2011)

* CB&I
(Spring 2011)

* MetroNational
(Fall 2009)

Membership Building Contests!

 

Did you know that…

  •  Up to 40% of your current members will leave this year?
  •  20 members is the minimum number of members a club should have to function effectively?
  •  Research shows that Toastmasters members want more people in their clubs?

 

All Toastmasters clubs need new members. Even though your club may currently enjoy a healthy membership, a few months from now that could change as members move, change jobs or reach their objectives.

By adding new members, your club will benefit by:

  • Increasing more meeting participation
  • Improving learning opportunities
  • Adding chances to hone new skills

Conducting a membership-building contest is an easy way to gain new members.

 

Club Contests

Throughout the year, Toastmasters International offers several membership- building contests. Three of these contests are for club participation:


Smedley Award
Program Dates: August 1 – September 30

In honor of Ralph Smedley, can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 and September 30? By doing so you’ll qualify to receive a “Smedley Award” ribbon to display on your club’s banner. In addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)

Applications and payments for members who join between August 1 and September 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than September 30. Each member’s join date as listed on the application must be for August or September. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward “Smedley Award” credit.

The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the contest ending. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States, and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States.

 

Talk Up Toastmasters!
Program Dates: February 1 – March 31

Toastmasters love to talk, so take advantage of it. During the “Talk Up Toastmasters” membership contest, please encourage your members to invite guests to a special meeting where regular procedures are augmented by a discussion of Toastmasters’ many benefits. Add five new, dual or reinstated members to your roster between February 1 and March 31 to receive a special “Talk up Toastmasters” ribbon to display on your club’s banner. In addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)

Applications and payments for members who join between February 1 and March 31 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than March 31. Each member’s join date as listed on the application must be for February or March. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count for credit toward “Talk Up Toastmasters” credit.

The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the contest ending. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States, and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States.

 

Beat the Clock
Program Dates: May 1 – June 30

Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time. In that spirit, “Beat the Clock” is a great motivator for finishing the year on schedule—and with a bang. The goal for your club is to earn the “Beat the Clock” award! Make this a contest in your club to encourage every member to get involved. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members during May and June receive a “Beat the Clock” ribbon to display on the club’s banner. In addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order. (The discount code expires six months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer.)

Applications and payments for members who join between May 1 and June 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than June 30. Each member’s join date as listed on the application must be for May or June. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward “Beat the Clock” credit.

The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the contest ending. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States, and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States.