Note: Complete all visits by 6/30. The deadline for submission for the award is July 15 after end of Toastmaster year.
Click here to complete form with agendas and description!
Members who have met requirements for Nemileta Networking Nine
- Excited to add names for 2022-2023
If you can achieve all three of these legacy incentives by June 30, 2023, you will also receive the “Empowering Your Legacy” incentive. Clubs accomplishing this monumental feat will receive all the aforementioned pins PLUS a special “Empowering Your Legacy” ribbon for your club banner AND not $25, not $50 but $100 TI Bucks. Limit one legacy incentive award per club.
This incentive, honoring 2019-2020 Past District Director Jamie Pickering, celebrates the good times within your club. Your club will earn a special Service pin for your club banner by holding at least two open houses with five or more guests attending each. Include number of guests on your open house submission form.
Click here to complete open house submission form.
This incentive, honoring 2020-2021 Past District Director Chris Raneri, will earn a special Education pin for your club banner. To earn this special marathon incentive, have at least two club members complete either the Mentor Path in Pathways or earn their club coach credit PLUS submit FIVE Level 1 DCP Goals.
This incentive, honoring 2021-2022 Immediate Past District Director Ninfa Flewitt, will earn a special Leadership pin for your banner. To earn this inspirational legacy pin, at least two members of your club must earn the NEMELITA Award PLUS your club must also host five people from other clubs working towards their NEMELITA award.
Open House Why have an Open House? To celebrate good times, invite and engage guests! Open houses are meetings designed to be fun and are great ways to introduce new people to your club. Click here to complete form with photo(s) and agenda! Your photo(s) will appear on our D25 website! Check out our Club Celebrations page – click here There is a monthly drawing for $25 TI bucks for clubs who submit photos. Submit information by the 3rd of the month following your open house to take part in the drawing. Drawing will take place on the 10th of each month. Ribbons for club showing proof of open house will be mailed to Club President. Only one ribbon per TM year. For more information about open house meetings, click here. For helpful resources for open houses, click here. Consider sending photos to Toastmasters International too! Click here for guidelines for sending photos to Toastmasters International Double the fun and your winnings! Make your open house a Golden Gavel meeting too! If your club is the winner, AND it is a Golden Gavel meeting, your club wins an additional $25 TI gift certificate! Click here for rules for Golden Gavel meetings.
Monthly Drawing Winners
July – Club Winners will be added
*Double winner – Open House/Golden Gavel Meeting
Date of Open House
An anniversary is a time to celebrate the joys of today, the memories of yesterday, and the hopes of tomorrow! A club photo(s) and description (130 words or less) And you are ready to memorialize this date. Click here to complete form with description and photo(s)! Check out our Club Celebrations page – click here Consider sending photos to Toastmasters International too! Click here for guidelines for sending photos to Toastmasters International Want a list of your charter members? An Officer can go to Club Central Administrative Reports then select ‘Charter Members’ from dropdown Clubs having “Happy Charterversary” Celebrations
|Club Name||Charter Date||Date of Celebration|
Is your Toastmasters Club a SUPER 7 Club?
Each club that has all 7 officers trained in either of the two training periods will achieve the Super 7 Award and receive a ribbon to proudly hang on the club banner. Club officers may attend any Toastmasters Leadership Institute held in the June-August training period or the December-February training period.
Fine Print: Open only to District 25 Toastmasters Clubs in good standing. Inorder to qualify for the Super 7 Award, all 7 club officers must attend District Sponsored training held in June-August or December-February.
If officers attend a District training in a district other than District 25 during the June-August or December-February time periods, documentation must be submitted to the District 25 Program Quality Director in order to receive credit.
When your club has all seven officers trained in BOTH TLI sessions, you will be entered into a drawing to receive a complete set of Officer Pins ($60 value). One club will be chosen from each Division so there will be 7 winners. Pins will be awarded at the 2021 Annual Conference. Results of Incentive: The following clubs had all 7 officers trained both terms!
|Club Number||Club Name|
Training Incentive – $25 worth of Toastmasters International Gift Certificates
Training Incentive – $25 worth of Toastmaster International Gift Certificates
- Trained officers mean high quality clubs.
- Four trained officers means DCP points.
- Four trained officers also mean LOOT!
(Officers Trained during the Jun-Aug session and Dec-Feb session) Do you want the LOOT?
- Have a minimum of four officers trained during the Fall (June – August) TLI Season, and earn a $25 gift certificate to spend at the Toastmasters store.
- Have a minimum of four officers trained during the Spring (December – February) TLI Season and earn a $25 gift certificate to spend at the Toastmasters store.
- Have a minimum of four officers training in each TLI season, and you’ll earn a total of $60 in Toastmasters gift certificates.
To use your gift certificates, store items must be ordered using postal mail and the Product Order Form (1205A). The product order form is located here OR Check instructions on how to redeem Toastmaster International gift certificates Training Period – Summer (Jun-Aug) 2021-2022: Four or More Officers Trained
Training Period - Summer (Jun-Aug) 2022-2023
Four or More Officers Trained
Training Period - Winter (Dec-Feb) 2022-2023
Four or More Officers Trained
“Helping hands, helping one another I do all I can, with my helping hands”
- Does your club meeting need a shot of energy?
- D25 has a program that can help!
- Are you a shot of energy for a club meeting?
- D25 has an opportunity for you!
Click here for more details Download flyer – share with fellow club members – click here Become a Helping Hands Team Member who have attended 4 consecutive meetings and earn reserved seating at the annual Conference plus a challenge coin.
Toastmasters International Club Membership Building Contest
Smedley Award Program Dates: August 1 – September 30
In honor of Ralph Smedley, can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 and September 30? By doing so you’ll qualify to receive a “Smedley Award” ribbon to display on your club’s banner. In addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs 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 who join between August 1 and September 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than September 30. Each member’s join date as listed on the application must be for August or September. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count toward “Smedley Award” credit.
The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the contest ending. 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.
Clubs with well-run, lively, and educational meetings that meet the needs of their members earn the Golden Gavel Award. This award is recognized with a ribbon that can be added to their club banner, and is awarded annually to a club at the annual Awards Banquet.
The club must meet all of the following criteria:
- Members and guests are greeted warmly and enthusiastically.
- Meeting starts and adjourns on time.
- 15 or more club members must be present (clubs with fewer than 20 members must have 75% of members present).
- At least one non-Toastmaster guest is present.
- There is applause after every speaker – functionaries included. *
- All speeches are path speeches.
- Evaluations are both specific and supportive.
- Participants are positively recognized and ribbons/rotating trophies are awarded. *
- Members wear badges and guests are given name tags. *
- Printed agendas are distributed and followed with 3 or fewer assignment changes to the agenda. *
- Table Topics are interesting and/or fun – participants are able to speak the full time period.
* Virtual meetings – Adjust as needed to remain complaint with local laws & recommendations. • Applause – If non-speakers are muted, some video conferencing options allow virtual applause or Jazz hands. • Recognition with ribbons/rotating trophies. Some video conferencing options may allow surveys, chat, polling. Awards can be virtual. Recognition is the important component and should be included if possible. • Printed Agendas – can be emailed to all or posted in the chat for guests. • Name badges – the participant or meeting organizer can often rename the attendees if needed.
Area/Division Directors: Click here to submit Golden Gavel Meetings.
Download the Current Golden Gavel Flyer (PDF) Invite your Area and/or Division Director to attend so they can verify and submit officially for the recognition. Area Directors and district leadership submit these awards.
Until Hall of Fame up and running - below is listing of clubs competing requirements for Golden Gavel Award.
|Club #||Cub Name|
|1071||Abilene Club 1071|
|676842||Heart of Texas Bridge Gappers|
|6480015||Lone Star Motormouths|
|4618496||NE Tarrant Toastmasters|
|1440249||Northwest Tarrant Toastmasters|
|6103644||Once Upon A Time|
|4486922||San Angelo Toastasters|
|3546||Waco – Early Birds Club|
|305||Wichita Falls Club 305|
Five Star Club Membership Requirements: – Dues renewal on time in fall – Add 4 New Members – Add 4 More New Members – Dues renewal on time in spring – Club has 20 members or net growth of 5 by June 30
Privileges Include: – Exclusive ribbon for club banner – Honorable mention in District Newsletter – Publication in Spring Conference Program* – Announcement on District Website Hall of Fame – Special recognition at Spring Conference Awards Lunch*
Details: Clubs must submit dues on time during both renewal periods. Dues must be submitted no later than September 30** and March 31** of the current Toastmaster year to receive on-time credit. On June 30, clubs must have 20 paid members or a net growth of 5 members if the base membership was below 20 as reported on July 1. Clubs must add 4 members, which are defined as new, dual, or reinstated members, and an additional 4 members between July 1 and June 30 of the current Toastmaster year. Results will be tracked from reports provided by Toastmasters International. Clubs have until June 30 to complete all five requirements.
* Clubs that complete all 5 by April 30 will be recognized at the annual Awards Banquet
** – Toastmasters International changed date requirement for dues submission 2016-2017 Five Star Club Award Recipients listed on District 25 Hall of Fame
Description of Pacesetter Awards:
- 5 or more Level 1 Awards Excellence in Education Level 1 Award Ribbon (Purple)
- 5 or more Level 2 Awards Excellence in Education Level 2 Award Ribbon (Color TBA)
- 3 or more Level 3 Awards Excellence in Education Level 3 Award Ribbon (Color TBA)
- 3 or more Level 4 or Level 5 or DTM Awards Excellence in Education Level 4, 5, DTM Award Ribbon (Color TBA)
- 9 or more New members Excellence in Marketing Award Ribbon (Green)
- 5 DCP Goals by January 31 Excellence in Goal Setting Award Ribbon (Maroon)
Toastmasters International Individual Contest Building Program Annual Membership Program Program Dates: July 1 – June 30, of the following year
Membership growth is important to ensure club success. As a sponsor of five new members, you will qualify to receive a unique sponsor’s pin. As an outstanding sponsor of 10 new members, you will qualify to receive a special pin. Effective July 1, 2009, as a sponsor of 15 new members, you will qualify to receive a special discount code for 25% off your next product purchase from Toastmasters International World Headquarters. Discount is not valid with any other offer. You’ve also made a significant contribution to your club’s long-term success. To receive credit as a sponsor, your name must appear on the membership application along with your home club number. Please print or type information legibly. No changes can be made to the applications once they are received by World Headquarters. New, dual and reinstated members count for credit; transfer and charter members do not. The new members join dates must fall within the July to June range. All applications and payments must be received at World Headquarters no later than June 30.
Toastmasters International Club Membership Building Contest
Talk Up Toastmasters! Program Dates: February 1 – March 31
Toastmasters love to talk, so take advantage of it. During the “Talk Up Toastmasters” membership contest, you can encourage your members to invite guests to a special meeting where regular procedures are augmented by a discussion of Toastmasters’ many benefits. Add five new, dual or reinstated members to your roster between February 1 and March 31 to receive a special “Talk up Toastmasters” ribbon to display on your club’s banner. In addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs 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 who join between February 1 and March 31 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than March 31. Each member’s join date as listed on the application must be for February or March. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count for credit toward “Talk Up Toastmasters” credit. The winning clubs will be revealed online within a few weeks of the contest ending. 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.
Toastmasters International Club Membership Building Contest
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—and with a bang. The goal for your club is to earn the “Beat the Clock” award! Make this a contest in your club to encourage every member to get involved. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members during May and June receive a “Beat the Clock” ribbon to display on the club’s banner. In addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs 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 who join between May 1 and June 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than June 30. Each member’s join date as listed on the application must be for May or June. 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 contest ending. 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
Any club beginning the year with 12 or fewer members and building membership to charter strength (20) or greater will receive the District 25 Phoenix Award ribbon that can be proudly displayed on their club’s banner.
District Director 20+ Club Award
Strong clubs strive to maintaining their base membership at Charter Strength (20 members). Each club that ends the year with 20 or more members receive the 20+ Club Award.
(Year-end DCP reports from Toastmasters International used to determine clubs that met criteria for this District award.)
Note: The ribbon for club banner will be presented at the Awards Banquet..
Kaizen Club Award
Kaizen is the Japanese art of continuous improvement. It stresses the need to continually improve the way that things are done in order to achieve high levels of quality from year to year. At the club level, it is important to keep this in mind — if we’re not doing anything to improve our clubs, we remain stagnant and eventually begin to backtrack.
Each year, District 25 recognizes clubs that has been at least Distinguished for 3 years in a row. This is a major accomplishment for a club, and District 25 is proud to be able to recognize these clubs for their efforts both over the past year and in years prior. Clubs that are Presidents Distinguished 3 years in a row or longer receive the prestigious District Director’s Quality Award, which is the highest award a club can receive from the District.
District Director Quality Award
The District 25 Direcor’s Quality Award recognizes clubs that are President’s Distinguished over a continuous 3-year period.
This is the highest award a club can receive from the District. The clubs that are able to achieve and maintain this level of excellence prove year after year their commitment to their members and to the organization by signing up new members and getting them through the educational program. District 25 is proud to have these consistently high-achieving clubs in its District.
Have a great club website?
Until Hall of Fame updated here are website winners:
First Place – Digital Badge for Club Website
Second Place – Digital Badge for Club Website
Third Place- Digital Badge for Club Website
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