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06 January, 2010

Toastmasters January 2010 Tips Newsletter

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  January 2010

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Action Alert
Call for Web Site Articles
Have you survived a holiday public speaking disaster that now seems comical? Perhaps your club has found a new way to determine the Word of the Day or choose Table Topics participants? Send your funny story or suggestion to and please keep it under 500 words in length.

Finding Famous Toastmasters
Does your club have a member who is particularly well-known or noteworthy? Do you know of any current or former Toastmaster who has made a significant mark in the field of entertainment, business or politics? If so, please let us know! E-mail

Keep Track of Your Club's Progress
It's a good time to check your club's progress toward distinguished status. You'll find the process fast and easy, online. Simply enter your club number and click "Generate Report."

Critical IRS 990-N Deadline is Approaching for US Clubs!
According to the IRS, any U.S. club that fails to
file an e-Postcard will lose its non-profit status with the IRS and have to re-file. Follow these steps to protect your club!


You're Invited to a Board Briefing at World Headquarters
The Board of Directors is meeting at World Headquarters on Saturday, February 13, 2010, at 2 p.m. PST. All members are invited to attend the meeting. World Headquarters is located at: 23182 Arroyo Vista, Rancho Santa Margarita, California 92688.

Talk up Toastmasters!
"Talk up Toastmasters!" is one of TI's fastest-growing award programs. Why not create a special meeting for members and guests to discuss the benefits of the membership?


Keep Track of Month-end Closing Dates
To ensure that your submitted materials are counted toward recognition in the month received and month-end reports are processed promptly, TI's month-end closing dates are not always on the last calendar day of the month. Be sure to check the 2010 Month-End Closing calendar for details.


Tax Deductions for U.S. Toastmasters
Toastmasters in the U.S. frequently ask the question, "Are my Toastmasters dues and expenses tax deductible?" Here's the answer in accordance with current legislation.


Learn About Your Coverage
Does your meeting place or event location require insurance coverage? If so, here is the information you need to satisfy the requirement.

If You Build It They Will Come
Does your club have the tools to build membership? This collection of Toastmasters promotional brochures and booklets gives you the tools you need to draw a crowd.

Speech Contest Questions? Find Answers Online!
Before calling World Headquarters, try this fast and easy way to get answers to the most frequently asked speech contest questions.

Find Help!
Looking for answers to your tough TI-related questions? Visit the updated Member Questions Web page for easy access to the appropriate team at World Headquarters.


Your Privacy is Important to Toastmasters
Please be aware that there are strict guidelines for using fellow members' contact information. Club officers are required to make sure all members follow these important rules.


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