Vol. 19 (May 20, 2021)
Announcement from Program Quality Director
We’ve started the first online annual conference on 16th May.
And we will have the Japanese speech contest on 22nd May and International Speech Contest on 23rd May, which will be broadcast live. Let’s enjoy together! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Information Regarding the Annual Conference
Speech Contest (YouTube Live Broadcast)
- Japanese Speech Contest 22nd May 13:00-16:00
- International Speech Contest 23rd May 13:00-16:00
Please click YouTube Link on the website and enjoy the contest!
Announcement from Club Growth Director
Conclusion of +1 and + 5 campaigns
Plus One Club Building Campaign and Plus Five Membership Campaigns finished on April 30th successfully. Thank you very much for your active participations.
I was amazed by the power and enthusiasm of the most grown clubs that rose above the COVID pandemic. Another positive surprise was that the thirty smallest clubs that started the term with less than 13 members (Class 2) performed much better than the rest of the clubs (Class 1). The average membership growth rate of Class 2 was 20 percent while that of Class 1 was minus 15 percent.
In our District 152 clubs out of 223 clubs has been experiencing membership drop in this term, and 67 clubs has less than 13 members today. However, it seems small clubs are much stronger than many of us may think. We will grow back. Let’s make our clubs stronger learning from the most successful clubs by connecting each other online.
+1 Club Building Campaign
This award will be presented to the Area of small club that has achieved Distinguished Club starting from 12 or fewer membership base.
No.1 Growth Master Area Award
This award will be presented to an Area which won the most Plus One Awards.
Area Director Nachiko Mori
For winning Golden September Award and Phoenix Award. Congratulations！
+5 Membership Campaign
+5 Award (Winners from April 17th to 30th)
This award is presented to the clubs that achieved net growth of five members since July 1.
Kagayaki Toastmasters Club
Membership growth from 6 to 11. Congratulations!
No.1 Growth Master Award Results
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: TI shop gift certificates.
1st place:＄100, 2nd place:＄80, 3rd place:＄60, 4th to 10th places:＄40
Class 1 (for clubs of 13 membership base and over)
Class 2 (for small clubs of under 13 membership base)
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.
Announcement from Administration Manager
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
Event information about Pathways
“Let’s maximize the benefits of Pathways!”
We are pleased to advise that the Global Liaison Team (District 76, Japan) is organizing an event on Pathways, sharing good experiences of projects, challenges, and speeches, etc.
We welcome participation by TMC members from Japan and abroad who are interested in other paths they haven’t learned yet, who wish to know how to proceed with projects or who would need assistance.
Please find more information below about the event;
【Date & Time】Sunday, 27 June 2021, JST 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
【Theme】I don’t like Pathways even though I didn’t try it.
【Eligible participants】TMC members and those who are interested in TMC
【Online communication system】Zoom
We will send you more detail in the next edition of D76 News letter (Planned on 5 June).
We will update event information including application link later. We highly recommend that you will follow our Web pages below.
We look forward to meeting you at the event about Pathways!
Global Liaison Team, District 76 Japan