District 25 Hall of Fame
District 25 has exceptional clubs and members. District 25 and Toastmasters International recognizes accomplishments of our members and clubs.
One way the District formalizes that recognizes those achievements is an annual Awards Banquet after completion of Toastmaster year.
Here are results of the past several Awards Banquet.
Past Year’s Information
District 25 2016-2017 Awards
Description of Awards
Toastmasters International Awards
Toastmasters International mails ribbons for Distinguished, Select Distinguished and President’s Distinguished with year.
Clubs that add 5 or more new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 and September 30 receive the Smedley Club Award and a ribbon from Toastmasters International.
Talk Up Toastmasters
Clubs that add 5 or more new, dual, or reinstated members between February 1 and March 31 receive the Talk Up Toastmasters Award and a ribbon from Toastmasters International.
Beat the Clock
Clubs that add 5 or more new, dual, or reinstated members between May 1 and June 30 receive the Beat the Clock Award and a ribbon from Toastmasters International.
Clubs help support the mission of the district by extending the benefits of the Toastmasters program and sponsoring the formation of a new Toastmasters Club. These clubs receive the Founders Award and a white ribbon from Toastmasters International.
District 25 Awards
District 25 Director’s Quality Award (ribbon)
The District 25 Director’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. Clubs that are able to achieve and maintain this level of excellence year after year prove their commitment to their members and to the organization by signing up new members and nurturing them through the educational program. District 25 is proud to have these consistently high-achieving clubs in its District.
Kaizen Club Award (ribbon)
Kaizen is the Japanese art of continuous improvement. This concept stresses the need for continual improvement in order to achieve high levels of quality. At the club level, it is important to keep this in mind: If we are not doing anything to improve our clubs, we remain stagnant and eventually begin to backtrack. Each year, District 25 recognizes clubs that have 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 previous years. Clubs that are President’s Distinguished 3 years in a row or longer receive the prestigious District 25 Director’s Quality Award,
20+ Club (ribbon)
Strong clubs strive to maintain their base membership at Charter Strength (20 members). Each club that ends the year with 20 or more members receives the 20+ club award. Year-end Toastmasters International DCP reports used to determine eligibility.
Five Star Club Award (ribbon)
In order to receive the Five Star Club award, a club must submit semi-annual renewals on time during
September and March, add 4 members, add 4 more members, and end the year with a base membership of
20 or net gain of 5. Year-end Toastmasters International DCP reports used to determine eligibility.
Golden Gavel Award (ribbon)
Clubs with well-run lively and educational meetings that meet the eleven different criteria and serve the needs of their members can earn the Golden Gavel Award. This award is recognized with a ribbon which can be added to the club banner. Criteria listed on D25 website.
Any club beginning the year with 12 or fewer members and building membership to charter strength (20 members) or greater receive the District 25 Phoenix Award. Clubs receive a special ribbon which they can proudly display on their club banner. Year-end Toastmasters International DCP reports used to determine eligibility.
Pacesetter Excellence (five possible ribbons)
Clubs can achieve the Pacesetter award by exceeding each of their four primary distinguished club program goals by one or completing five goals by January 31. Clubs may receive up to five Pacesetter awards for each of these accomplishments: 5+ CC, 3+ AC, 3+ Leader, 9+ Members and 5+ goals by January 31. Year-end Toastmasters International DCP reports used to determine eligibility.
Super 7 (ribbon)
Clubs in which all seven officers were trained should have already received a ribbon at fall or spring conference. Names of clubs are listed in program and any ribbons not previously distributed will be in envelope.
Club Sponsor to newly chartered club
Members appointed by the District Director to support the mission of the district by extending the benefits of the Toastmasters program and sponsoring the formation of a new Toastmasters club receive credit towards their Advanced Leader Silver and a successful club sponsor award certificate from Toastmasters International.
Club Mentor to newly chartered club
Members appointed by the District Director to serve six months as a club mentor for a newly chartered club receive credit towards their Advanced Leader Silver and a successful club mentor award certificate from Toastmasters International.
Club Coach (club must have 12 or fewer members at time of Club Coach Assignment)
Members appointed to serve as a club coach and are successful in achieving Distinguished or better within the first two years receive credit towards their Advanced Leader Silver and a successful club coach award certificate from Toastmasters International.
Members Sponsoring 3+ New Members
Members will be recognized at the Awards Banquet for sponsoring three or more new members. As a sponsor of five new members, you will qualify to receive a unique sponsor’s pin from Toastmasters International. As an outstanding sponsor of 10 new members, you will qualify to receive a special pin from Toastmasters International.
Members Achieving 3+ Education Awards
Members will be recognized at the Awards Banquet for achieving three or more education awards.
Experience Excellence – Members (2016-2017 only)
Experience Excellence pins were given to those who made an extra effort to provide an excellent experience for our members. The pins were given by the district director or another district officer, or upon the
recommendation of a fellow member.
Experience Excellence – Clubs (2016-2017 only)
Clubs received a banner ribbon after completing two or more of the following commitments:
- Submit a Club Success Plan by September 30, 2016
- Submit 90% of base membership renewals by September 30, 2016
- Submit a formal Mentoring Plan for your club by January 31, 2017
- Submit 90% of base membership renewals by March 31, 2017
- Reach Distinguished status or better by April 30, 2017