Almost Distinguished

These “almost Distinguished clubs” from 2016-2017 were missing the membership requirement of 20 members or five members more than their base from the previous July 1. No clubs were left out because they had the membership but missed another goal. Members clearly matter!

  • Assiniboine
  • Centennial
  • Charleswood
  • CI (Communications International)
  • Confidently Speaking
  • Crossroads
  • Flin Flon
  • Franc Parleurs
  • Keystone Speakers
  • Manitoba Morning
  • Portage
  • Portage & Main
  • Serendipity
  • SKY-HY
  • Star of the North
  • Start Communicating
  • Virtual

In Toastmasters jargon, almost distinguished means something nice: a club, Area, Division or District missed out on the coveted title of Distinguished by the barest of margins. It means the group worked hard, coming close to but not reaching one last goal or the qualifying member requirement. Does this motivate members to work harder to meet five goals and the qualifying requirement in the following year?

If a club is taking care of the administrative tasks efficiently, turning guests into members, mentoring new and experienced members, helping members to complete leadership and communication projects and having fun while learning, Distinguished status will naturally follow. They will be rewarded for doing what they are supposed to do.  It’s clear to me that clubs in District 64 need to continue to work hard to retain their members and to bring new people to the clubs. What can you do to help with retention and finding new members for your club?


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2016-2017 District 64 Distinguished Clubs

Congratulations to the District 64 clubs who worked the program, increased or maintained their membership numbers and earned the title of Distinguished or better! How did they do it? Why not visit, observe, ask questions, listen and add their ideas to your own? Let’s see your club Distinguished for 2017-2018!

CHERing Voices
Friendly Time
Goodbye Jitters
Great West Life
Lean Talkers
PC Superspeakers

Select Distinguished:
Brandon Local (BLT)
Downtown Winnipeg
Manitoba Telecom
Red River Communicators
Talking Books
Wawanesa Speak Easy
Wednesdays on Waverley (WOW)

President’s Distinguished:
Island Shore
PACE Champions
Peak Performers
St. Ignatius
Vital Words
UM Masters
We Believe in Winnipeg

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