December Already Looks Promising

Newvember Challenge Winners

Many congratulations to the following clubs for winning the Newvember Challenge:

  • Worcester Speakers
  • Beckenham Communicators
  • Central London Toastmasters
  • London Cardinals Club
  • London Business School Public Speaking Club
  • Paddington Toastmasters
  • Manor House Speakers
  • Trojan Speakers Club
  • Legacy Speakers Brixton
  • Hamwic Speakers

Worcester Speakers lead the way with five new members joining in November, with Beckenham and Central London hard on the Worcester’s heels with four new members each. Also, many congratulations to the other fifty clubs who recruited one or two new members last month. A significant effort by all these the clubs especially as I know it is difficult to recruit new members now.

Net 5 Challenge

A quick reminder that there is another opportunity to win another District Incentive. At the end of the December the winners of the Net 5 Challenge will be announced. The first 25 clubs to have a net gain of five members above their base number win and the incentive closes on 31st December 2021. Four clubs have already reached the new five target and another twelve need three or fewer new members) including returning and joint members) to win the £50 incentive prize.

You can see in the Net calculations how many extra members your club need to recruit to win.

Net Growth 5 members award

Still looking for Video Stars!

Several clubs have started to make videos but we are still looking for more videos so we can launch a video marketing campaign in January. The videos should be under 45 seconds long. A full brief can be downloaded from this page.

New Club Activity

Unfortunately, no new clubs chartered in November. However, the new club enquires were strong with five new corporate club leads in November. December already looks promising with two new leads in the first few days of the month and several demo meetings are already planned for December and January.

Several pre-charter clubs are close to chartering after a lot of challenging work by the sponsors and should charter in either December or January next year.

Open Houses

Seven Open House boxes have been sent during November to the clubs who have either held an open house meeting or who are planning to do so in January. Please email me in plenty of time before you plan to hold your club’s Open House meeting to ensure it arrives before your meeting. Several clubs have already asked for the Open House boxes for events planned in January.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Finally, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a happy & healthy New Year and to thank everyone who has help grow new clubs and attract new members to Toastmasters, District 91.

Diane Richardson,

District 91 Club Growth Director