Note from the Editor

 Is your club ready to take up the Beat the Clock challenge? This is a great motivator for finishing the year with record numbers. Add five new, dual or reinstated members to your club with a join date by June 30 and join the campaign.

As Toastmasters, we are encouraged to set goals and look towards achievement in our communication and leadership pathways, as an indication of our success. By each and every Toastmaster achieving their individual goals, our clubs also achieve collective goals. Through members and clubs achieving goals, positive results are seen at Area, Division and District levels.

 While some clubs are powering to the finish line with VPEs busily encouraging members to complete their final projects by the 30th of June 2021 to finish strong, there are other clubs in the depths of despair acknowledging another year of defeat. Ouch!

As this Toastmasters year is coming to an end, it’s easy to take your eye off the target and admit the year didn’t go so well. However, today is as good a day as any to plan for a brighter future. 

Very shortly the current leaders will pass the baton to the incoming leaders with which message?

“We finished strong, now start strong.”
or
“We tried, but….!”

Every successful relay team understands that a clean pass of the baton on to the next relay team member means the difference between finishing strong or faltering. Club leaders, there is no time like now to take immediate action and plan for a club membership drive, club promotion, open house or even touch base with previous members and invite them back. The collective achievements of your club members determine the success of the Club, Area, Division and District because, “team work makes the dream work.”

Sometimes an incentive can be the catalyst to create momentum to finish strong.  Members are you ready to take on the role as team players? Club leaders are you ready to be coaches and players? If you are ready to take up the challenge, that’s great.  Now that you are ready to take on the opportunity to build membership, grow a stronger club and solidify your position in the Distinguished Club Programme and the Club Success Plan, let’s go ahead and finish the year strong.

A reminder that this global problem requires a local shot in the arm.

-Martha

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