AWARDS & RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
The Spring Open House Showcase Months Membership Building Campaign
The 2016-2017 Lydia Boyd Communication/Leadership Award
- Nominations are now open – Click here for the Official Announcement
- Award Guidelines an Application Form (Click here) – Revised January 30, 2017
- Pass the Olympic Torch
- Keep the Olympic Torch Lit
- Open House Showcase
- Smedley Award
- Spread the Word with Meetup
- Division Growth Spurt
- Area on Fire
- Club Membership Consistency Award
- Triple Crown
- September Sensation Club – Base
- September Sensation Club – Charter
- Building New Club Award
- Kick It!
- Charter Champion
- Club Coach Success
- Show the Ropes AND Above and Beyond Mentor Dedication
- Speechcraft Success
- Sponsor of the Month
- Mentor of the Month
- Division Director of the Quarter
- Area Director of the Month
- Club of the Quarter
Program Dates: August 1 – September 30
Can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members with a join date between August 1 and September 30? Accomplish this goal and you’ll qualify to receive a “Smedley Award” ribbon, named in honor of Ralph Smedley, which you can display on your club’s banner. Qualifying clubs can also earn a special discount code for 10-percent 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 August 1 and September 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than September 30. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward “Smedley Award” credit.
The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the submission deadline. Winning clubs should allow up to 10 business days to receive their award if they are located in the United States, and up to 21 business days if they are outside of the United States.
Clubs that celebrate milestone anniversary years will be recognized by the District with a “high five” via Facebook and the website.
If you are celebrating a milestone anniversary as a member of Toastmasters, we want to celebrate you! You will be recognized on the website, Facebook and a certificate from the Trio. Please send your milestone anniversary recognition request to Recognition and Awards Chair: Joyce Howard, DTM, IPDD
Sponsor of the Month
Members who sponsor clubs will be recognized with a special pin, a certificate, website recognition and a $10 TI gift certificate.
Mentor of the Month
Members who mentor new clubs will be recognized with a special pin, website recognition and a $10 TI gift certificate.
Selection based on contribution towards achievement of Distinguished District goals [Club leads, Membership Growth, Net Club Growth, Educational Awards]
Area Director of the Month
Selection will be based on contribution towards achievement of Distinguished District goals [Club leads, Membership Growth, Net Club Growth, Educational Awards]
Club of the Quarter
Every quarter, one District 1 club will be recognized and honored as Club of the Quarter. Selection will be based on:
- Adherence to “Moments of Truth” standards
- Success in the 10-goal Distinguished Club Program
- Help with Distinguished District goals [Educational awards, New members, club leads]
Toastmaster of the Month
Every month, one Toastmaster in District 1 will be recognized and honored as the Toastmaster-of-the-Month.” Selection will be based on contribution towards achievement of the Toastmasters International Vision and Mission, achievement of the District Mission.
Area Director of the Year
Selection will be entirely objective based on performance as follows:
- 10 pts for each goal achieved in the Distinguished Area Program
- 40 pts for each net increase in paid clubs by June 30, 2017
- 10 pts for each 100% of Area Club Visit Reports submitted to WHQ by 10/31/2016
- 10 pts for each 100% of Club Visit Reports submitted to WHQ by 4/30/2017
- 4 pts for attendance at each District Council Business Meeting (two per year)
- 4 pts for attendance at each District Council Executive Meeting (six per year)
Division Director of the Year
Selection will be based on performance as follows:
- 20 pts for each goal met in the Distinguished Division Program
- 40 pts for each net increase in paid clubs by June 30, 2017
Toastmaster of the Year
This award recognizes a District 1 Toastmaster whose dedication and effort make a significant contribution toward achieving the District Mission. Although the candidate does not have to fulfill all of the below criteria, the selection will be based on the following guidelines in categories critical to District success:
Membership Building and Retention:
- Sponsor of new members
- Sponsor or Mentor for new club
- Participate in new club “demo” meetings
- Club Coach (for low-membership club)
Education and Training:
- Trained club officers
- Trained district officers
- Educational awards
- Serving as a club officer
- Appointed as a District officer or member of District Committee
- Promoted Toastmasters via print or electronic media
- Chief Judge, Contest Chair or Judge at Area, Division or District
- Attended District-sponsored training as club officer
- Presenter at Conference or TLI training.
Club Ambassador Program
The Club Ambassador Program (CAP) is an innovative educational program that offers benefits for all those involved — the ambassadors who visit clubs, the clubs which are visited, the home clubs of the ambassadors, and our district as a whole.
Visiting other clubs helps members grow by moving them out of their comfort zones. In addition, it’s an opportunity to see how other clubs function. You can help your club by bringing new ideas learned from other clubs to your home club and helping it flourish. Our District benefits when members go outside their clubs, learning, adapting, and soon filling leadership roles in the district.
How does CAP work?
As ambassador, you choose the club you want to visit. Many clubs offer open houses or speaking events: see the district calendar. You can also use the Ambassador program to complete an educational or leadership goal, practice for an upcoming contest, or just indulge simple curiosity. ALWAYS contact the club beforehand and let them know you are coming.
What should you do when you visit a club? Perform a role, either speaking or functionary, or just be a guest.
After your visit, fill out the CAP Visit form.
The more clubs you visit, the more you add to the body of knowledge that helps everyone in our District, both members and clubs, grow to their full potential.