July 2022 Leader Letter

Club News


Easily Promote the 2022 Convention! — Get members and non-members alike excited for the 2022 Convention with these new promotional tools: display 2022 Convention Zoom Backgrounds in online meetings; share 2022 Convention Presentation Slides with members before meetings begin; post 2022 Convention Social Media Graphics on social channels, and use the 2022 Convention Email Signature now through August.

Prepare to Vote — The Board of Directors is putting forth 12 proposals this year for consideration by the voting membership at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting. Visit the 2022 Proposals page and read through the Frequently Asked Questions for more information on the proposed amendments to the Bylaws of Toastmasters International and the Club Constitution.

Make Your Club's Voice Heard — Your club will soon vote on International Officer and Director candidates, as well as the 2022 Proposals to amend the Bylaws of Toastmasters International and the Club Constitution. Voting will take place next month during the Annual Business Meeting. More information on club proxy assignment will be emailed to Club Presidents, Secretaries, and liaisons this month.

Start the Year with High Club Morale — Recognizing your new club officers with a ceremony is a fun way to kickstart your club's success in the upcoming program year. Adapt the Club Officer Installation Script to make it unique to your club. Invite a club mentor or District leader to conduct the club officer installation. Showcase your club officers and recognize how their roles will guide the club. You can even present token items to club officers as thanks for their service!

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Early-bird Convention Registration Ends Soon! — Experience the quintessential public-speaking and storytelling event of the year, the 2022 International Convention. Register for the in-person event (early-bird pricing ends July 21), to be held in Nashville, Tennessee, United States, or sign up to join the online experience. Visit the convention webpage for more details.

Toastmaster Magazine Coloring Contest — Do you have a family member 17 or younger who loves to color? This contest is their chance to be published! The winner's work will appear as the October 2022 magazine cover, celebrating Toastmasters International's 98th anniversary. Encourage the young artists in your life to color and submit this drawing by July 31!

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New Club Officers: Plan for Success — Congratulations to all new club officers! This is a fulfilling opportunity to grow as a leader and help your members achieve their goals. Prepare for your term by referring to the Club Officer Resources, the digital Club Officer Kit, the Club Officer Tutorials, and the Club Central Tutorials. Your Club Executive Committee should also meet to discuss the club budget and Club Success Plan.

Celebrate Your Club Members —Becoming a Distinguished club takes effort from many members. Use the Membership Recognition Certificate to acknowledge members that helped your club become Distinguished for the 2021–2022 Program year!

The Club Roster —The club roster is one of the many valuable tools you have access to in Club Central. This page includes your paid club members' names and contact details, when they joined the club, if they have selected a path, and more! Take a moment to familiarize yourself with this helpful resource.

Spice Meetings Up — If your club meetings could use a little variety, the Master Your Meetings handbook is full of fun themes and events ideas. Members will welcome the creativity, and guests will be more likely to become your newest members!

Club Coach to the Rescue — Club coach is one of the most fulfilling, yet challenging, roles in Toastmasters. Consider these suggestions to help make the coaching experience a success, for both coach and club.

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Boosting the Club Coach Program — Improvements to the Toastmasters Club Coach Program are here! The changes are designed to forge the best fit possible between clubs and well-qualified coaches so more clubs can flourish. Learn more about the changes in this July Toastmaster article.

Get Creative in Your Club Meetings — The start of a new program year is a great time to shake things up at your club meetings! Discover invigorating ideas from clubs around the world to help rejuvenate your meetings and your members. From Toastmasters bingo to family night to outside adventures—your club will benefit from this robust list of meeting tips.

Finding Friendship in Toastmasters — While communication and leadership skills are integral to the Toastmasters program, so is building positive relationships. Meet a few members who became friends in Toastmasters and helped each other in their clubs and beyond.

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Brand New Club Success Plan! — World Headquarters is pleased to announce the launch of a new, easier-to-complete Club Success Plan. This updated version is now available in Club Central for the 2022–2023 program year. The previous version will also be available this program year for an easier transition.

Membership Applications Reminder — All new, dual, and reinstated members who join a club are required to fill out the Membership Application, available in 11 languages. Clubs are also required to keep copies of all applications. Transfer applications must be sent to membership@toastmasters.org for processing, as transfers cannot be completed in Club Central.

Month-End Closing — Clubs that qualified to receive the Beat the Clock Award or become Distinguished will be notified in August. Clubs that achieved Beat the Clock will appear on the Membership Building Programs For Clubs page under the 2022 archive, and the Distinguished Performance Reports will then be finalized.

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Speech Contest Semifinalists — Results from region quarterfinals are in! Visit the semifinals webpage to discover the two winners who are representing your region at the 2022 International Speech Contest Semifinals. These semifinalists will compete in a fully hybrid contest to advance to the World Championship of Public Speaking® at the Toastmasters International Convention on August 17–20.

Revitalize Your Club's Growth with 4 Easy Steps — 1) Keep your club&aposs information up to date in Club Central. 2) Check your club's email every other day. 3) Reply to all emails from prospective members in a timely manner. 4) Include your online meeting information in the “Club Contact and Meeting Information” section of Club Central to help guests attend. For more helpful tips, read Find a Club Best Practices.