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06 May, 2010

Toastmasters May 2010 Tips Newsletter

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   May 2010

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Action Alert
Would You Like to Volunteer at the International Convention?
In a few short months, Toastmasters' 2010 International Convention will take place in Palm Desert, California. Help make the event spectacular by volunteering!

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!

Is Your Club Prepared for the Web Site Update?
The way members log in at will change when the Toastmasters Web site is upgraded in July 2010.

Important Notice: Proxies are Coming - by e-mail!
Your club's vote is needed! On May 15, proxies for the Annual Business Meeting at the International Convention will be sent out.

2010 Golden Gavel Award Recipient Announced
Carolyn Kepcher will be this year's recipient of the prestigious Golden Gavel award for her achievements as a business leader, writer and television personality. She will receive the award during the 2010 International Convention.

Toastmasters Official Recognition Awards
It's almost time for year-end recognition for your club. Make sure your club members benefit from official awards from Toastmasters.

Club Officers: The New Club Leadership Kits Are Coming!
In May and June, all Toastmasters clubs will receive the new Club Leadership Kit. It will be mailed to the current club president, who will then be responsible for giving it to the 2010-2011 club president.

1st Quarter Corporate Clubs Posted
2010 started off with a bang as many new organizations chartered corporate clubs. To find out if any clubs near you were chartered, visit the updated list of new corporate clubs


Membership-building is Easy with the Right Resources
Find great marketing resources to build your club's membership all in one place! Contests are a popular part of the tools presented, and your club can have a great time building its membership with Beat the Clock! - starting in May.

Take Advantage of Convention Early-Bird Discount
This year's Convention promises to be the biggest and best yet, with signature sessions focusing on professional and personal development, and 80 contestants vying for a slot in the World Championship of Public Speaking. Early-bird registration ends July 9, so take advantage of this great offer and save up to $150 per person.


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