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03 February, 2010

Toastmasters February 2010 Tips Newsletter

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  February 2010

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Action Alert
Critical IRS 990-N Deadline Approaching for US Clubs!
According to the IRS, any U.S. club that fails to
file an e-Postcard will lose its status as an official Toastmasters club. Follow these steps to protect your club!

Taking a Trip? Take a Picture!
Globe-trotting Toastmasters in 106 countries can now share their great pictures. Submit a photo of your travels or unique meeting location for the Web site's Photo Gallery page!

VPPRs: Latest Easy-to-Use News Release Available
Recently, all VPPRs were e-mailed a link to a fill-in-the-blanks news release that helps promote Toastmasters - and your club - as a way to boost one's career. Have you sent it to your local media?

Check Your E-mail Inbox
Toastmasters World Headquarters will be e-mailing reminders to club officers about April dues renewals by the end of February. Beginning March 1, officers can submit the renewals through the Toastmasters Web site by using the Club Business login.


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.

2012 International Convention Site Selected
Toastmasters World Headquarters has announced an exciting new site for the 2012 Toastmasters International Convention - the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, in Orlando, Florida!


International Speech Contest Semifinal Positions Posted
For the first time, all districts are participating in the semifinals of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest at the International Convention in August. To learn which contest your district is scheduled for, check here.


New Product Alert: Messages Made Easy with Dry-erase!
Use this weather-proof, polyplastic A-frame sign to market club meetings, advertise an Open House or make any other announcement.


New Wire Transfer Instructions for Government Clubs and International Clubs and Districts
Wire transfer instructions for government clubs and any clubs or districts outside of the U.S. can only be accessed after logging in to the Toastmasters Web site. This is for security purposes only. Once you've logged in to the Club or District Business Section of the Web site, click Wire Transfer Instructions (PDF) for the information you need.

Everything You Wanted to Know About the Education Program
Don't be afraid to ask! But first, check out TI's Education Program FAQ page.


Looking for a Toastmaster Magazine Article that's More Than a Month Old?
Check the archives! You don't even have to log in to view past issues online.


Promote Toastmasters in Your Community
How do you get the message out to your community? Here are some great ideas for encouraging TI membership in your hometown.

Can a Prospective Member Find You?
It's your responsibility to update your club's information online. Have you included a phone number with area code or updated your e-mail address? Help prospective members find you.


Corporate Clubs Chartered in 4th Quarter Posted
Many new corporate clubs chartered last year. Did your company charter a club last quarter? Check the most recent list of new corporate clubs here.



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