Saturday, 11 December 2021 18:17

Register for LACE - Jan. 8 - Build A Better You

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Join Founder’s District for LACE! This year, get more at LACE - the main winter training event is designed to take place on two Saturdays: January 8 and February 5. Find below the exciting events for the first day of LACE, Saturday January 8. The agenda for February 5 will be announced soon.

What is LACE?

LACE is an opportunity to obtain high-level training and information on topics that will drive the success of your club as well as your professional and personal life.

If you are an incoming club officer, it’s a good opportunity to meet people from other clubs and pick up some new skills.  If you are a seasoned officer, share your knowledge with others.

All LACE sessions will be conducted via Zoom meetings. You must individually register for each session you wish to attend. Check out the schedule and sign up today!

All sessions are FREE! Invite someone you know to experience the magic of Toastmasters.  LACE is open to everyone.

Day 1 Educational Sessions (January 8)

8 a.m. Session - Building Your Most Important Skill in Communication & Life

  • Mike Carr will talk about the key to your achieving everything you want in communication and life.

9 a.m. Session - Quality Clubs

  • In this interactive session, Past International President Alfred Herzing will share the elements of a quality club which will help retain existing members and encourage guests to join when they visit.

10:30 a.m. Sessions (Choose One)

  • Club President Training
  • Club VP Education Training
  • Club Advanced VP of Public Relations and VP of Membership Training
  • Be A Collaborative Leader!

11:40 a.m. Sessions (Choose One)

  • Club VP Public Relations Training
  • Club VP Membership Training
  • Club Advanced President and VP of Education
  • Breaking Your Barriers - Leadership Segment

1:30 p.m. Sessions (Choose One)

  • Club Secretary Training
  • Club Sergeant-At-Arms Training
  • Judges Training
  • Four Steps Process to a Better You

2:0 p.m. Sessions (Choose One)

  • Club Treasurer Training
  • Club Coaches, Sponsors & Mentors
  • Pathways Base Camp Management Training
  • How to Create Your Personal Brand at Work

Important Information for Club Officers

  • If you are a club officer, you must be present for your entire officer training session to receive credit.
  • Please input your club number and member ID to ensure credit.  Both may be found in your profile at https://www.toastmasters.org/
  • Please ensure your incoming club officer list is up to date before LACE.

Please invite your club officers and members to join you at LACE.

On Saturday, October 30, in a successfully run hybrid event (thanks to Newport Center Toastmasters ), Founder’s District recognized the efforts of the Area and Division Directors, as well as the efforts of our dedicated members to make the 2020 - 2021 Toastmaster year a positive experience, in spite of the hardship that took control of the entire life on the planet. 

Watch the recording to find out more about the awards presented by Immediate Past District Director, Christine Brady.

Sunday, 14 November 2021 16:07

New Clubs, Sponsors and Mentors

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Starting a new club is a rewarding experience. Learn how club Sponsors and Mentors can work together to help form new clubs and more importantly help the club be successful!

Watch the recording of this interactive session on Toastmasters Club Sponsors and Mentors.

Club Quality Spotlight Website

Founder's District has launched an advertising pilot program on LinkedIn, and more social media will be added soon! We are inviting clubs that qualify for the program to attend specialized workshops in which participants will learn how to convert guests to members, add pizzazz to Club meetings, and most importantly, close the deal!

Join us on Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m. PT or Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. PT

We welcome all to join us for the workshop to help build your membership.  The tools we discuss can help your club meet the minimum number of members to enroll, don’t miss out on valuable tips!

Qualifications to Enroll in the Advertising Pilot

  • 13+ members or assigned a club coach
  • Open Club (no membership restrictions)
  • Minimum of 4 officers trained between June 1 and August 31, 2021, or November 1 through February 28
  • Attend a Founder’s District Club advertising workshop on Nov. 6 at 9:30 a.m. PT or Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. PT
  • Complete the Club advertising enrollment form

We look forward to seeing you soon, in the meantime, let us know if you have any questions.

Julie Murphy
Founder’s District PQD

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Saturday, 24 April 2021 16:13

New Awards Recognize Top Performers

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District Choice Award

Each District may set one goal to achieve by the end of the 2020-2021 program year.  The goal must support Club Growth, Membership Payments, Membership Renewals (renewals only), Distinguished Clubs, or Club Retention.  

Member Engagement

Level 1 Completions 

- The Districts with the highest number of Level 1 completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the District membership base (top three Districts per region will be recognized)

- The Areas with the highest number of Level 1 completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the Area membership base (top three Areas per District).

Path Completions

- The Districts with the highest number of path completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the District membership base (top three Districts per region will be recognized).

- The Areas with the highest number of path completions reflected in Club Central for the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the Area membership base (top three Areas per District).

Membership Renewals

- The Districts with the highest number of renewal payments each month (April, May, and June) as compared to the total renewal payments for the District as of March 31, 2021 (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized. Remember to reach out to members that have not renewed and invite them back!

Club Retention and Growth

Club Reinstatement Incentive

- The Districts with the highest number of clubs that utilized the current exceptions to reinstate during the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the total number of clubs in the District (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized.

- The Divisions with the highest number of clubs that utilized the current exceptions to reinstate during the 2020-2021 program year as a percentage of the total number of clubs in the Division (top three Divisions per District will be recognized).

New Club Incentive

- The Districts with the highest number of new clubs that used the incentive as a percentage compared to the District’s club base (top three Districts per region each month will be recognized), the top District each month is not eligible to win in subsequent months. The top District over the three-month period will also be recognized.

- The Divisions with the highest number of new clubs that used the incentive as a percentage compared to the Division’s club base (top three Divisions per District will be recognized).

Additional Recognition

Area Director Club Visit Reports

- Area Directors with 100% Area Director Club Visit Report submissions for Round 2.

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