District Programs


New Year's Challenge

New Year’s Challenge

Re-energize your club with an Open House in the New Year!

  • Clubs earn $20 in District Credit for holding an Open House between December 1 and February 28.
  • Clubs earn $20 in District Credit for adding 3+ members AND renewing their membership through September 2019.
  • Clubs earn an additional $20 in District Credit for adding 5+ members AND renewing their membership through September 2019.

Clubs can earn a total possible $60 in District Credit with this New Year’s Challenge.

Note:

  • All members added between December 1 and March 31 qualify.
  • Added members must have paid Toastmasters International membership fees through September 2019.
  • The New Year’s Challenge ends March 31.
  • Clubs do not have to hold an Open House to earn District Credit for adding members.

To earn District Credit for holding an Open House, clubs must:

  • Email a copy of the publicity flyer or web page for the Open House to pr@d101tm.org AND openhouse@d101tm.org before the Open House.
  • Email a photo of the meeting and a photo of the agenda and guest sign-in sheet to pr@d101tm.org AND openhouse@d101tm.org no later than a week after the club Open House event. For example, the deadline to submit photos is March 7th for an open house held on February 28.

Questions? Contact Open House Coordinator, Chandana Kalluri, by emailing openhouse@d101tm.org.


Club Leads Program

CLUB LEAD PROGRAM

Do you have an idea to start a new club?
Do you work in a company that could benefit from a Toastmasters club?

Make it happen!
Club Lead Program
July 2018 – February 2019

Benefits include:

  • An opportunity for members to complete a portion of the DTM requirements
  • HPL project credit – District will provide HPL manuals
  • Earn $50 in TI Gift Certificates
  • Receive special recognition at the July 2019 Leadership Luncheon if the new club charters by June 30th!

Questions? Contact our Club Growth Director, LoAn Nguyen, at growth@d101tm.org.


ePresence - Best Club Website Award

Awarded to the clubs that meet the Judging criteria below for the term July 1, 2018 – April 30th, 2019

Purpose:

To attract new members – you need to get your message out there. People need to know what you do, when and where you meet. And it is also a great place to “showcase” the amazing benefits of Toastmasters and of your club. There are lots of different ways to promote your club online now, for example:

  • Club website
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Meetup

The principle is that any social media that meets the judging criteria below will be helpful to potential guests and visitors.

Prizes:

All clubs that meet all 8 criteria will get a prize and be recognized at the District Conference

Two clubs with the best ePresence (either website, Facebook, etc) will be recognized at the District Conference.

  • 1st place: $101 in District Credit
  • 2nd place: $50 in District Credit

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See the District 101 PR Corner page for sample Club Websites.


Golden Quill - Best Newsletter Award

Awarded to the clubs that meet the judging criteria below for the term July 1, 2018 – April 30th, 2019 Purpose:

Newsletters help keep current members engaged, while attracting the not-so-active members to join the learning and festivities happening at your club. The secret to a good newsletter is simple – quality. If you can ensure that your newsletter offers value to your members, then you’ve made sure that you’ve opened another valve of learning for them. What more? Newsletters can also serve as an excellent source of converting guests into members, thanks to the interesting account it will provide of your club and its activities.

Prizes:

First, second and third place awards will be presented at the District Conference.

  • First place: $101 in District Credit
  • Second place: $50 in District Credit
  • Third place: $25 in District Credit

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See the District 101 PR Corner page for sample Club Newsletters.


OPEN HOUSE CHALLENGE

Re-energize your club with an Open House Challenge in the New Toastmasters Year!

  • Clubs earn $20 in District Credit for holding an Open House between September 1st and September 30th.
  • Clubs earn $20 in District Credit for adding 3+ members AND renewing their membership through March 2019.
  • Clubs earn an additional $20 in District Credit for adding 5+ members AND renewing their membership through March 2019.

Clubs can earn a total of up to $60 in District Credit with this Open House Challenge.

Note:

  • All new members must be added between September 1st and October 31st.
  • New membership fees must be paid through March 2019 to Toastmasters International.
  • Open House Challenge ended October 31st.

Congratulations to these clubs for earning $60 in District Credit by holding an Open House and adding at least 5 members: Adobe Fontificators Club, MoToast, and Xilinx Xpressionists Toastmasters Club.

Congratulations to these clubs for earning $40 in District Credit by holding an Open House and adding at least 3 members: Almaden Valley Orators Club, Cupertino Morningmasters, Interconnected Toastmasters, Speakeasy Monterey, and Toasters R Us Club.

Congratulations to these clubs for earning $20 in District Credit by holding an Open House: Mandarin-English Toastmasters, Mountain View, Silicon Valley Storytellers, The Grummarians, and Wry Toastmasters.

Congratulations to these clubs for earning $40 in District Credit by adding at least 5 members: Applied Materials Club, B.L.T. Club, Big Basin Toastmasters, Cadence AHgorithms Club, Fair Oaks Club, I’m Feeling Chatty Toastmasters Club, Intuitively Speaking Toastmasters Club, Los Gatos Toastmasters, Macintalkers Club, MCA Toastmasters Club, MIIS Toastmasters, Now You’re Talk[In], Panthers Toastmasters, San Jose Toastmasters Club, Startup Speakers, Toastmasters Insiders Club, and True Talking Toastmasters (TTT).

Congratulations to these clubs for earning $20 in District Credit by adding at least 3 members: Amazon Cupertino Toastmasters, Aptos Club, ArtICCulators Club, Bayview Club, Downtown Speechmakers, First Street Speakers, Intel Innovators, Juniper Jabbers Club, Look Who’s Talking, Maxim Toastmasters, McAfee Rise and Shine Toastmasters Club, Milpitas Toastmasters Club, Morgan Hill Toastmasters, Optical Orators, Oratory Otters, Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters, Santa Cruz Downtown Toastmasters, Santa Cruz Orators (SCO) Club, SCUMBAT Club, Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Toastmasters, Silicon Valley Mandarin English Toastmasters, Spartans Toastmasters – SJSU, TGIF Management Club, Toast On Fire, Toastmasters Evelyn, Toastmasters of Waymo, ToastNow, and Wharton QuakeMasters.

Questions? Contact Open House Coordinator, Chandana Kalluri, by emailing openhouse@d101tm.org.



Early Achievers

EARLY ACHIEVERS

  • Clubs receive $101 in District Credit if they achieve 5+ DCP goals by Oct 31st

Congratulations to our Early Achiver Clubs: Adlibmasters Club, Almaden Valley Orators Club, B.L.T. Club, Big Basin Toastmasters, Cupertino Toastmasters, Excalibur Toastmasters Club, Fair Oaks Club, First Street Speakers, Interconnected Toastmasters, Jade Toastmasters, Mandarin-English Toastmasters, Mountain View, Naval Postgraduate School Club, Oratory Otters, San Jose Toastmasters Club, Santa Clara SweetTalkers Toastmasters, Silicon Valley JETS (Japanese English Toastmasters), Silver Tongued Cats, Sunnyvale Speakeasies Club, Toast On Fire, True Talking Toastmasters (TTT), and Xilinx Xpressionists Toastmasters Club.

Questions? Contact our Program Quality Director, Pavan Datla, at quality@d101tm.org


Stellar September

STELLAR SEPTEMBER

  • Renew 75% of base membership by Sept. 15th & receive $50 in District Credit
  • Renew 90% of base membership by Sept. 15th & receive $75 in District Credit
  • Gold Clubs: Renew 100% of base membership by Sept. 15th & receive $101 in District Credit

Congratulations to Aptos Club, Big Basin Toastmasters, Cadence AHgorithms Club, KT Talkers Club, NCVI Toastmasters, North Valley Toastmasters, Samsung Speaks, Santa Cruz Orators (SCO) Club, Speakeasy Monterey, Willow Glen Toastmasters, Xilinx Xpressionists Toastmasters Club, and Year Up Toastmasters for renewing 100% of their base membership and earning $101 in District Credit. Welcome to Gold Club status!

Congratulations to Adelante Toastmasters Club, Excalibur Toastmasters Club, Great America Speakers, San Jose Toastmasters Club, Sierra 49ers, Silicon Valley Storytellers, SweetTalk, TGIF Management Club, and Toast to Arm for renewing at least 90% of their base membership and earning $75 in District Credit!

Congratulations to 831 Storytellers, Adlibmasters Club, Cupertino Morningmasters, Fair Oaks Club, Jade Toastmasters, Juniper Jabbers Club, Leadership 101, An Advanced Toastmasters Club, Los Gatos Toastmasters, MIIS Toastmasters, Monterey Peninsula Toastmasters Club 934, Next Step Toastmasters Club, nSpeak, Oratory Otters, Orbiters Toastmasters Club, Palo Alto Networks Toastmasters, Panthers Toastmasters, Santa Clara SweetTalkers Toastmasters, Santa Cruz Downtown Toastmasters, Saratoga Toastmasters Club, Silicon Valley JETS (Japanese English Toastmasters), Silicon Valley Toastmasters, Silver Tongued Cats, Sunnyvale Speakeasies Club, Surf City Advanced Toastmasters, SynapTalks, Toast On Fire, and Toastmasters Insiders Club for renewing at least 75% of their base membership and earning $50 in District Credit!

Questions? Contact our Club Growth Director, LoAn Nguyen, at growth@d101tm.org


Lucky 7

LUCKY 7

Get a strong start to your Toastmasters year and become Lucky 7!

Join the Lucky 7 and earn $50 in District Credit by having all seven Club Officers attend Club Officer Training in the June-August period.

Training data was last updated on 11/10/2018.

Questions? Contact our Program Quality Director, Pavan Datla, at quality@d101tm.org