Grow Your Club with District 45 Incentives
District CGD Jeff Hebert, DTM
My fellow Toastmasters, it is time to TALK UP TOASTMASTERS. This is an annual recruiting drive held in February and March where clubs earn special recognition for gaining 5 new members. Toastmasters International will give your club a banner ribbon, and a discount for the Toastmasters store. Read about Toastmasters International membership building programs at this link.
District 45 also provides several incentives for clubs that TALK UP TOASTMASTERS. This year we have three incentives: Talk up District 45, Tweet #45toastmasters, and March Renewal Madness. Each of these incentives gives your club a chance to get a free conference registration (1) to the Spring Conference at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine. (2)
Talk up District 45 – Clubs that qualify for Talk Up Toastmasters will receive one free conference registration (1) to the Spring Conference at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine. This award is earned when a club gains 5 new paid members between February 1 and March 31. Take this opportunity to bring in new members.
Tweet #d45toastmasters – Post about club activities on Twitter with the hashtag #d45toastmasters. Each tweet (or retweet) with that tag earns your club one ticket in our drawing for a free conference registration (1) to the Spring Conference at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine. We will hold 3 separate drawings for Tweet #d45toastmasters. Drawings will be held on February 18, March 11, and April 1 with the winning tweet and the winner’s club posted on http://d45toastmasters.com/. I will pull tweets with hashtag #d45toastmasters that were posted after the last drawing. For example, the March 11 drawing will be for tweets posted between February 18 and March 10. When a club wins, it cannot win a second time. Tweet early, tweet often, and let everyone know what great things we are doing in Toastmasters! You will help our district grow when you Tweet #d45toastmasters.
March Renewal Madness – Renewals are due on March 31. To encourage early renewal, clubs that renew 80% of their membership by 3/17 will earn one ticket in our drawing for a free conference registration (1) to the Spring Conference at the Sunday River Resort in Newry, Maine. We will hold two drawings on 3/18. For example, if Club We Love Toastmasters had 20 members at the end of February, they must submit payments for 16 (80%) or more members by 3/17. Don’t wait until you have payments from all your members, submit early and take a shot to win March Renewal Madness.
Note 1: Recipient must be a paid, active member of the club when receiving registration. If the individual has already registered for the conference, they will be reimbursed. Reimbursements are transferable, but the member must attend the conference to receive reimbursement.
Note 2: Clubs can win up to one conference registration per contest. A club can earn the Talk up District 45 incentive and the Tweet #d45toastmasters. However, a club cannot earn the Tweet #d45toastmasters incentive twice.
Note 3: I will be assigning virtual tickets to your club and I will use random assignment in R to select the winners.