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06 April, 2010

Toastmasters April 2010 Tips Newsletter

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   April 2010

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Action Alert
Register Now for the International Convention!
The 79th Annual Toastmasters International Convention will take place in Palm Desert, California, August 11-14, 2010. To register for events, reserve a room and learn about all the activities of the exciting event, visit the International Convention section of the Web site.

Can A Prospective Member Find Your Club?
Club officers are responsible for updating your club information online. Have you reviewed the club phone number and e-mail address lately? Your meetings cannot grow unless prospective members can find you.

Critical IRS 990-N Deadline is May 15, 2010 for U.S. Clubs
According to the IRS, any U.S. club that fails to file an e-Postcard may lose its non-profit status with the IRS and have to re-file. Follow these steps to protect your club!

Have You Prepared Your Club for the Web Site Update?
Beginning July 2010, a unique e-mail address will be required for each and every member. Prepare your club and yourself for this update to ensure that everyone can sign in to the Web site. A bonus: Club officers will need only one personal ID and password to access everything online.

Board Meeting Minutes of February 10-12, 2010
Toastmasters Board of Directors recently made several decisions that are important to members. To learn how these decisions affect you and your club, visit the Board Meeting Minutes section of the Web site.

Gear Up for Beat the Clock!
This membership-building contest starts on May 1 and ends on June 30, so be sure to have a plan in place. Is your club growing and thriving? Beat the Clock and make your club bigger and better today!


Product Alert: Welcome Ribbon for Club Guests and New Members
This ribbon works well with the Membership Building Kit. The Promotional Welcome Ribbon (Item 393W) is a fun way to welcome guests and new members to your club.


Call for Convention Sponsors and Exhibitors
The International Convention offers a perfect opportunity for businesses to catch the eyes and ears of people from all over the world. Do you know any companies or organizations that would be interested in sponsoring an event? Encourage them to become an exhibitor or corporate sponsor at this year's Convention.


Take Care of Guests
Do your club's visitors come back? Here are some tips to make sure your guests return ... and join.


Making the Most of the Toastmaster Magazine
Many members receive more than one magazine each month. You may be tempted to toss the extras into your recycle bin. Before you do, please consider some great ways to use those extra copies.

The Toastmaster Magazine is Available Online
Did you lose your copy of the Toastmaster magazine? Don't worry; you can find each issue on the Toastmasters Web site. Use the article archive to e-mail articles to your friends and club members or print copies for potential members.

Attention: VPPRs!
Need to send out a news release but not quite sure how to? Did you know that Toastmasters offers a free online guide to public relations? Be sure to read Let the World Know! (PDF) so you'll know what to do.



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