New District Recognition Program Begins
The new District Recognition Program (DRP) officially begins on July 1, 2012. The program aims to boost the quality of Toastmasters clubs and increase member satisfaction.
The new DRP reflects changes made to the area, division and district recognition programs that will help members achieve their personal and professional goals through Toastmasters participation.
The new program helps areas, divisions and districts to develop and support quality clubs. In such clubs, members are engaged and inspired. And when members grow and flourish, they want to continue in Toastmasters.
When clubs take steps to improve their quality and enhance the member experience, everyone benefits. Such clubs are also more likely to receive Distinguished Club status, which in turn helps their districts become Distinguished.
The foundation of the DRP is the existing Distinguished Club Program, which emphasizes member satisfaction and retention, as well as a quality club experience. The DRP also stresses the importance of goal-setting as a means to achieving progress, and emphasizes the value of teamwork and collaboration among Toastmasters leaders.
“The Distinguished Recognition Program creates important benchmarks for members’ educational achievement, growth and retention, as well as for club administration and training,” says Toastmasters International President Michael Notaro.
For more information on the District Recognition Program, please visit www.toastmasters.org/Recognition