Club Growth and Member Retention

The mission of the district is to enhance the performance and extend the network of clubs, thereby offering greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from the Toastmasters educational program by: Focusing on the critical success factors as specified by the district educational and membership goals.

For information on Club Growth, Coaching, Mentoring, Sponsoring and Member Retention, contact Club Growth Director, Diane Paton-Sutherland, DTM.

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Prospective Clubs

Prospective club leads may come in directly through Division Directors, Area Directors, Clubs, Members.

Leads may also come through Toastmasters International when organizations or groups reach out find out more information.

Every Prospective Club will need 2 Sponsors – 1 should be part of the requesting organization, group or individual.

Once a Club has chartered (signed up 20 members, completed all paperwork, submitting dues and new member fees), 2 Mentors would be assigned. A mentor will stay with the club 6 months to help them through the initial startup. Mentors may join the club or be an experienced member of the chartering club.

Do you have an idea for a Prospective Club, do you want to Mentor a new, chartered club? Contact the Club Growth Director for more information.

Struggling Clubs

Clubs may find themselves with 12 or fewer members. Once you have 12 or fewer, you can request a Club Coach from the Club Growth Director.

A Club Coach will do a Moments of Truth-type review of the club and provide some feedback to the President and club members. Of course, the club can pick and chose the feedback they are willing to accept. Remember, the Club Coach is there to help the club. Their feedback is their own opinion, but, itès an unbiased opinion based on personal observation of the club and it’s interactions.

Sometimes, just changing the structureof the meeting, or switching to another day/time, or ensuring all speakers are doing Pathways projects, makes all the difference.

If you want a Club Coach, contact the Club Growth Director. If you want to volunteer to be a Club Coach, contact the Club Growth Director.


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