This Week’s News

May 22, 2024

Newsletter Articles Due May 29

We are seeking article contributions to the Edge. Share how your club is ending the Toastmasters year with a bang or your plans for ‘new year’ club events in July, August, and beyond! 

Send your articles (approximately 400 words) to Susan Brushafer, sfbdotw@charter.net by Wednesday, May 29.

You don’t need to be a good writer, just a good idea sharer. Tap your club members to be writers. They’ll receive byline recognition for their contributions! Be sure to enliven your article with a picture.

Join the Distict Leadership Team!

We’re currently looking for Division Directors, Area Directors, and a variety of other District support roles.
 
Learn more about the skills you can develop as a District Leader here.  
 
Please fill out our contact form if you are interested, and a member of the Trio will contact you.

Elect Your 2024-25 Club Officers

Electing club officers is a critical aspect of a club’s success and it is time for those elections to occur.  Current officers should identify potential leaders and seek successors for the next program year now so that transitions can be made in plenty of time for the July 1 start date.  Once new officers have been elected to their new roles, be sure to submit the list to Toastmasters via Club Central.  

We also ask that you email the new officer list (including names and email addresses) to your current Area or Division Director.  A complete list of all Area and Division Directors can be found here.  Follow the directions on the top of the page to view email addresses.  

Once elected, Toastmasters offers tips for success in your new leadership role in this 2016 Toastmasters magazine article:  Congratulations, Club Officers! 

Beat the Clock! May 1 - June 30

 Make it your club’s goal to earn the Beat the Clock award and encourage every member to take part. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 receive a Beat the Clock ribbon to display on the club’s banner. Qualifying clubs also earn a special discount code for 10% 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 with a join date between May 1 and June 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than June 30. 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 submission deadline.