Vol. 17 (April 20, 2021)
Announcement from Club Growth Director
Last spurt! Achieve DCP goals!
Club membership shrinks at a membership renewal and grows back as new members join. This natural turnover keeps our club healthy. In District 76, an average of around 15 % of members left their club at a renewal in recent years. This time, the renewal rate in the district as a whole was as good as usual. However, the number of small clubs that has less than 13 members went up again from 43 to 68 (more than 30% of all clubs in our district). Our battle against COVID-19 continues.
In this uphill fight, we, as an individual and a club, need to keep our spirit high by supporting each other and keep holding good meetings. In this April, 120 new members have already joined us. It’s a positive sign. The last two months of the term is so crucial to gain the strength to thrive in the next term. Put out a last spurt everyone! Let’s achieve DCP goals!
Membership Building Program For Clubs
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% off their next club order
+5 Membership Campaign Program (Dates: July 1, 2020 – April 30, 2021)
+5 Award (Winners from April 1st to 16th)
This award is presented to the clubs that achieved net growth of five members since July 1.
No.1 Growth Master Award (Ending on April 30th (Interim report as of April 16th))
This award is the highlight of this year’s district membership building awards. In each class the top 10 clubs in highest membership net growth in a period from July 1st, 2020 to April 30th, 2021 will be recognized and receive big prizes.
1st place:＄100, 2nd place:＄80, 3rd place:＄60, 4th to 10th places: ＄40
The ranking has been dramatically changed after the April membership renewal and we have only ten days to go. Put out a final spurt, everyone!
Class 1 (for clubs of 13 membership base and over)
Class 2 (for small clubs of under 13 membership base)
100 % Member Retention Recognitions
The clubs listed below achieved 100 % retention at the April membership renewal on time. Let’s celebrate their great achievements!
Announcement from Administration Manager
District 76 Officer Election Webpage
A special webpage for 2021-2022 District 76 Officer Election is now published.
Lists of the candidates and campaign fliers are updated at any time.
Videos for Candidate Showcase will be published at the end of this month to the beginning of the next month.
This page is a limited-time offer for the election. Information will be kept updated. Please check it at any time.
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 Public Relations Manager
First Ever District 76 Spring Gala This Saturday, April 24
The 1st District 76 Spring Gala is fast approaching. We will hold it from 6 pm 9 pm this Saturday, April 24.
It’s an evening of entertainment – from funny speeches to music performances and a magic show and juggling show. There will also be a Hall of Fame event and Prize Quiz.
It’s online, with performers from all over Japan, and free of charge. Sign up below,
English Session 6 pm to 7 pm
|Funny Speech||Reiko Masui|
|Magic Show||Peter Fujiyama|
|Music Band Performance||Rock Music TMC|
|Shamisen Performance||Yumi Niinai|
Japanese Session 7 pm to 8 pm
|Funny Speech||Mayumi Shimamura|
|Juggling Show||Yoshiya Terai|
|AKB Music Performance||Taishi Oda|
|Chinese Violin (Erhu) Performance||Taeko Kondo|
|Funny Story||Kazuko Toda|
Bilingual Session 8 pm to 9 pm
|Hall of Fame||Matthew Ownby|
|Quiz Master||Rune Kobayashi|
DJ: Yuki Matsuda
Check out the promo video here,
We hope to see you there,
Chris Cooper, Chief Organizer
Announcement from Global Liaison Team
TMC International World Cafe
Dear Fellow TMC members,
We are pleased to advise that the Global Liaison Team (GL) is organizing a World Cafe II. We welcome participation by TMC members from Japan and abroad.
Please find below more information about the World Cafe;
【Date & Time】Saturday, 8 May 2021, JST 19:00-21:00
【Theme】The power of the words 言葉のチカラ
【How will it work?】The participants will be split into small groups and think about the power of the words by discussing three questions prepared around the theme.
【Inspiration talk】TM Nakagawa, a member of GL Team, will share his experience using the speech of Ms. Greta Thunberg, the environmental activist.
【Eligible participants】TMC members and those who are interested in TMC
【Online communication system】Zoom
We will send the URL to the participants on or around the three days prior to the event.
We look forward to meeting you at the World Cafe!