Open Night leading into a ‘beat the clock’ membership contest
Chairing a membership building contest is a part of Project 6 of the Competent Leader manual. It is also a first for me to be involved in any of the three membership building contests that are run by Toastmasters International (TMI). If five new, dual or reinstated members join in May or June then we receive a ribbon from TMI. If one person joins from the open night then we also qualify for a District 71 ribbon pack promotion.
Beat the Clock
Program Dates: May 1 – June 30
Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time and reach membership goals on time. In that spirit, “Beat the Clock” is a great motivator for finishing the year on schedule—on time and with record numbers! Make it your club’s goal to earn the “Beat the Clock” award and encourage every member to take part. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between May 1 and June 30 receive a “Beat the Clock” ribbon to display on the club’s banner. Qualifying clubs 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 May 1 and June 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than June 30. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward “Beat the Clock” 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.
— Daniel Sandars (@sandars) 18 April 2016