Toastmasters International to Club Presidents, VPE 8/25/20
August 25, 2020
Dear Club President and Vice President Education,
With the continuing and evolving impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, some members may still experience difficulties finding opportunities to present speeches in the club setting. As a club officer, you may occasionally encounter challenges with conducting meetings where there are enough participants to provide both speeches and effective evaluations. Many clubs have found success with holding Speakathons, where members can come together to solely focus on giving speeches to progress on their path.
To increase speaking opportunities for our members, the Board of Directors has decided to reinstate the following allowances regarding Speakathon events. Effective immediately and until June 30, 2021, the following modifications are in place:
As restrictions on meeting in person have lessened in some countries and become stricter in others, we understand the impact of the pandemic on club meetings continues to vary. We applaud the tremendous flexibility and innovation of all our club officers as you have worked to provide a safe and engaging environment for your members to meet and continue working toward their communication and leadership goals.