Fellow Toastmasters, as we head to the mid point of this
Toastmasters year, it’s time to reflect on how we have progressed over the
first half of the year.
The first major achievement, the membership renewals. The
mantra on club membership numbers, 30 is the new 20, has been well received.
What this autumn renewals has demonstrated, is many of our clubs love pizza in
winning £50 for their clubs. The retention measure of 80%, proved achievable
along with renewing 20 members. Given it’s success, this incentive will be running
again in the spring.
The club growth activity has been steady. As we head into
2020, there are many new clubs on the horizon. In London, there are corporate
clubs that meet during the day, members that have the opportunity to visit and
support these fledgling clubs would be welcomed. With two new corporate clubs
in London, AWS and Bank Speakers joining
the fold recently. Demonstration and launch meetings are pending across the
District, if you are interested in being involved, contact me or Bob Bowes.
More hands make light work.
Clubs considering hosting an Open House meeting as part
of a membership drive is steadily gaining in interest. From the recent stock
take, there are supplies which will have to be reordered from Toastmasters
online shop. If you are planning an Open House in January, February and March,
please contact me to ensure I can dispatch the materials to support this
Raising awareness of your events. For those putting on
anything from Open Houses, workshops, training, Club Officer Training,
Toastmasters Leadership Institutes etc… remember to include
@ToastmastersUK&I. As well as, encouraging club members to share and like
In the new year…. Look out for the incentive clips
which were filmed recently. A fun way to spend a Sunday with Toastmaster
members. Of course, lunch was pizza. Our District PR Manager, Susan Rayner
worked so hard to put the day together and at times it must have been like
herding cat, thank you for your patience.
Have a wonderful festive break,
Your Club Growth Director