All Toastmasters clubs need new members. Even though your club may currently enjoy a healthy membership, a few months from now that could change as members move, change jobs or reach their objectives.
By adding new members, your club will benefit:
- Increasing more meeting participation
- Improving learning opportunities
- Adding chances to hone new skills
Conducting a membership-building contest is an easy way to gain new members.
Throughout the year, Toastmasters International offers several membership- building contests. Three of these contests are for club participation:
- Smedley Award (August 1 to September 30)
- Talk Up Toastmasters! (February 1 to March 31)
- Beat the Clock! (May 1 to June 30)
It’s simple—add five new, dual or reinstated members to your roster within the contest dates above to win this award.
Toastmasters International also has a yearly contest to reward individuals who sponsor five, 10 and 15 members. This program begins July 1 and ends June 30. When you sponsor five new members, you will receive a unique blue pin. As an outstanding sponsor of 10 new members, you will earn a unique burgundy pin.
Also, when you sponsor 15 new members, you will qualify to receive a special discount code for 25% off your next product purchase from Toastmasters International World Headquarters. (Discount is not valid with any other offer and is for your individual use only.)
To receive credit as a sponsor, your name and home club number must appear on the new membership application. Please print or type information legibly. No changes can be made to the applications once they are received by World Headquarters. New, dual and reinstated members count for credit; transfer and charter members do not. The new members join dates must fall within the July to June range. All applications and payments must be received at World Headquarters no later than June 30.