How’s Your Club Membership?

1plus1LogoDoes your club only need one or two more members to be a Distinguished Club? Well, don’t just sit there hoping they’ll walk through the door by themselves.  If they haven’t yet, they won’t now, unless you give them a reason.

HAVE AN OPEN HOUSE!! Invite friends, family, and other Toastmasters to come in and check out your club. Send out invitations, put up flyers, put a sign outside where your club meets. It’s the end of another Toastmasters year, so use the Open House to celebrate your members’ achievements. And if you have the Open House between now and June 30, you’ll receive a $10 gift certificate to the TI store in exchange for a copy of your club’s Open House flyer (send to If you don’t know what to do, contact Open House Chair, George Day ( and pick his brain – he really knows how to throw a Toastmasters party! But you need to start planning now – it’s party-time!

“BEAT THE CLOCK” – A TI-sponsored membership-building program that runs from May 1 through June 30. If clubs bring in five new, dual, or reinstated members, they’ll receive a “Beat the Clock” ribbon to display on the club’s banner and earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order from Toastmasters International.

NEW MEMBERS CLUB CHALLENGE – Clubs with 8 or more new membership applications submitted between January 1 and June 30 will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate for the TI store. Each club adding four new members between May 1 and June 30 will receive two entries into the drawing. If your club already has met the first goal, the club will receive two additional entries. (Does not include transfer members.)

NEW MEMBERS DIVISION CHALLENGE – The Division with the most new members between January 1 and June 30 will receive a $100 gift certificate for the TI Store. (Does not include transfer members.) Division B is in the lead; Division G is not far behind with the other Divisions in close pursuit. There’s still time to help your club and your Division SHINE!!

JOHN LAU’S 1 + 1 MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGN – For more information about this marvelous membership-building incentive offered by International President, John Lau, go to the TI website and check it out for yourself.

The goal is one new member per week between now and June 30. You can do it! Will you help? Contact your club VP Membership as soon as possible.