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Author JohnKell  Date 11 Apr 12, 17:46  Views 1009
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How Dublin South Toastmasters Club Was Successfully Launched


If you are reading this then you are at least a little interested in setting up a new Toastmasters club.

I hope you find the information below useful.

One of the best things you will do is to give back to your community, an amazing feeling to have created a new club where people you would never have met, benefit from your acts of kindness.

John Kelly ACB ALS
Past Presidents of both Greystones & Dublin South Clubs
Club Sponsor: Dublin South
Area Governor ( 5 ) 2019/10

Launched 15th February 2011- chartered- 1st June 2012
Dublin South Toastmasters Club
1st & 3rd Tuesday @ 8pm
Meeting Room 7 Bewleys Hotel Leopardstown
Costs Income
1st year Sponsor Club Greystones 400
Team Role position Website 50 Sponsor Club Dun Laoghaire 400
John Kelly Sponsor President & IT Support Facebook Other club contribution 200
Orla Cantwell Sponsor Treasurer & VPM Business Cards & evaluation slips 200 Other club contribution 100
Valerie Farrell Mentor VPE & VP Mentoring Banner & directional signs 100 Other club contribution 50
John Joyce Mentor VP PR Lights 50 Other club contribution 50
Paul Cantwell Dual members Secretary Chain of office & trophies 400 Other club contribution 50
Colin Byford ( AG ) Dual members SAA TI Registration 100 Other club contribution 50
Dual members Sub Total 900 Other club contribution 50
Dual members
Dual members
Dual members Room hire 20 @ 90 1800
TI Dues ( 30 @ 52) 1560 District 220
Dual members ( 10 @ 100 ) 1000
Pre Launch Committee-
Held meetings to discuss & agreed, a team, a location, day & time for meeting. A meeting structure, awards, launch date & eventually successors. All agreed to stay for minimum of one year
Line up in advance past club officers from neighbouring clubs to give Educational Speeches.
Line up in advance members from neighbouring clubs to present speeches
Set up use of Easyspeak for new club
Assign each new member with a Mentor
Club Website played a big part in generating visitors to our demonstration meeting & subsequent meetings
Facebook, was also a great tool to get the word out to many more friends & the public
Notices in local papers & radio. Place notices in shops, churches, community centres and waiting rooms
Press release with photographs played a very important role
Use Easyspeak to promote to club members, facebook & website to other clubs and general public
Use of Toastmaster Magazines placed in waiting rooms and handed out to visitors
Line up " visiting Toastmasters & clubs " to attend first six meetings
VP Membership
All about networking- members encouraged to invite friends, work colleagues, relatives and neighbours to meetings
Each Visitor received a " Visitor Pack" which included- brochure, TI magazine, business card & membership form
Name badges used for members and visitors
Visitor book used to follow up with visitors
John Kelly ACB ALS April 2012
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