The District 76 Times Vol.15

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The District 76 Times
Vol. 15 (March 20, 2021)
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Announcements from Club Growth Director
Don’t Be Late! Membership Renewals
Let’s Buildup Membership in March
+5 Membership Campaign

Announcement from Administration Manager
Receive Email Announcements from District 76 for Sure

Announcement from Global Liaison Team
International Meeting in English, Participants Wanted!


Announcements from Club Growth Director

Membership Renewals by April 1st (Reminder)

Please don’t be late!

Have you already paid your membership dues for the next renewal period (April to September)? If not, please don’t forget to do so as soon as you can. Your club needs to submit all payments to the HQ on or before April 1st. The minimum requirement for a club to remain in good standing is eight members (at least three of whom must be renewing members).

Clubs that are not in good standing are not eligible to send contestant to speech contests. Read a letter from TI (Membership Renewals Announcement February 1 2021).

100 % Member Retention Recognitions

An average of approximately seven hundred members discontinued their club membership at each renewal in last five years, which exceeds six hundred forty of new members joined between July and January in this term. For the many clubs who are struggling in recruiting new members in a midst of COVID-19 pandemic, the best way to protect their membership strength is to keep retention rate high.

District 76 will recognize the clubs and areas that have achieved 100 % member retention by April 1st.

Let’s Buildup Membership in March

Everybody is talking about speech contest in March, but it’s also a good time for membership building. Speech contests are wonderful opportunities to invite guests. Please leverage the following programs to encourage recruitments of new members joining in February and March.

Membership Building Program for Clubs

Talk Up Toastmasters (Program Dates: February 1 – March 31)

Toastmasters love to connect, so take advantage of it. The Talk Up Toastmasters membership program is the chance to encourage your members to invite guests to a special meeting where prospective members can learn about Toastmasters’ many benefits.

MEMBERSHIP BUILDING PROGRAMS FOR CLUBS (Toastmasters International Webpage)

District 76 Membership Building Program for Clubs

Golden March Award (Program Dates: February 1 – March 31)

Add three new, dual or reinstated members with a join date between February 1 and March 31, and you’ll receive a special gift (TBA).

The following four clubs have achieved the goal. Congratulations!

J 102 5749807 Mie Toastmasters 3 new memebers
B 22 2844339 Mitaka Business Toastmasters Club 3 new memebers
E 51 4564980 Yokohama Ni Hao Toastmasters Club 3 new memebers
H 82 1577356 Oki Orators 3 new memebers

+5 Membership Campaign (Winners from March 6 to 18)


Campaign website

(List of all winners is here.)


Clubs that achieved net growth of five members since July 1.

A11 Sendai Lunch Speakers

Membership growth from 27 to 32, 8 members joined

Receive Email Announcements from District 76

District 76 official announcements to Club Presidents and VPEs such as this “District 76 Times” are made through the mailing list, but some of these announcements seem to be irregularly or even always forwarded to the spambox in email clients.

Here I briefly introduce some tips to receive the emails from District 76 correctly. We note that for members other than club Presidents and VPEs, the tips are applicable to any other email announcement.

*This article is for your convenience. Please note that we do not provide technical support.

1. Unmark the spam

Open a spam-judged email in the spambox and make a report of “not a spam” on the email. The reported email will be automatically moved from the spambox to the inbox.

2. Receive emails from D76 correctly in future

The below methods (1) and (2) can make the emails from District 76 forwarded into the inbox correctly in future. If use a smartphone, for (2), you have to login to the Gmail through not the Gmail APP but the mobile browser and enable the Desktop view.

(1) Add the email address of D76 to your address book (easy)

Add District 76-related addresses to the address book. For example, add the District 76 Presidents/VPEs mailing address to your contact lists of Gmail (Google).

(2) Create the filter for D76 (recommended)

Open the email in the inbox (see 1. above) and set up filtering.

Confirm that the District 76 mailing address is filled in on the “From:” item, and choose “Create Filter”.

Check the box of “Never send it to Spam” and choose “Create filter”.

Announcement from Global Liaison Team

International Meeting in English, Participants Wanted!
“Let’s Exchange Japanese Culture!”

[Registration Deadline] March 25th (Thu)

We, District 76 Global Liaison Team, will hold an international English meeting online, inviting any participants from all over the world to interact with other Toastmasters and expand own perspectives.

4 speakers with different back grounds will deliver prepared speeches about “Japanese culture” from different perspectives. After the speeches, let’s enjoy sharing your ideas with others and discuss in the breakout room!

[Event Date&Time] March 27 (Sat), 2021, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm (GMT+9, JST)

[Location] Online (Zoom link will be provided after your registration)

[Who may come?] Toastmasters and non-Toastmasters interested in the Japanese culture who want to discuss it with others

[Language] English

[Ticket Limitation] 100

[Registration Deadline] March 25th (Thu)

[Inquiries] Global Liaison Team:

Registration for Meeting

Please be informed that if the number of applicants exceeds the limitation, the application may be closed before the deadline.

***Event Host: District 76, Japan, Global Liaison Team***

Please refer to the link for further team activities: FACEBOOK Page.

(From Editor)

The next volume will be issued on April 5, 2021.

Hirohiko Kashiwagi, Administration Manager, 2020-2021
Contact address

Upcoming Events

  1. Division A Speech Contest

    April 18th
  2. Division C Speech Contest

    April 18th
  3. Division G Speech Contest

    April 18th
  4. Division J Speech Contest

    April 18th
  5. Division F Speech Contest

    April 18th1:00 PM~5:00 PM
  6. Division B Speech Contest

    April 25th
  7. DEC#5

    May 2nd1:00 PM~5:00 PM
  8. DCM#2

    May 16th1:00 PM~5:00 PM
  9. District-level Speech Contest (Japanese)

    May 22nd1:00 PM~4:00 PM
  10. District-level International Speech Contest (English)

    May 23rd1:00 PM~4:00 PM