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Club Growth Director’s Awards – District 82 2016-17

Below is the List of Clubs who have won Membership building awards as per the criteria stated in this Awards Page

Early Bird award

AATSL Toastmasters Club
Awakening Toastmasters
Ceylinco Life Toastmasters Club
Chennai Communicators Club
Chennai Toastmasters Club
Chennai Wordsmiths Toastmasters Club
CSC Chennai Chapter
DFCC Toastmasters
Ford Chennai Toastmasters
HNB Toastmasters Club
McDermott Toastmasters Chennai
Medley Toastmasters Club
Pinnacle Advanced Toastmasters Club
Rising Pillars Toastmasters Club
Siyane Toastmasters
TCS Insurance Toastmasters Club
TCS Maitree Champions Toastmasters Club
Thirdware Chennai Speakers Forum
Trichy Toastmasters Club
Virudhunagar Toastmasters Club

Outstanding Membership building award (10 on 10 award)

Chennai Wordsmiths Toastmasters Club
Coimbatore Toastmasters Club
CSS Corp Elite Speakers
Ford Chennai Toastmasters
Fusion Toastmasters Club
Great Lakes Chennai Toastmasters Club
HSBC Global Service Centre
J’Pura University Toastmasters Club
MAMCET TOASTMASTERS CLUB
Medley Toastmasters Club
Phoenix VIT
Polytex Toastmasters Club
Standard Chartered GBS India – Haddows Toastmasters Club
Symantec Toastmasters Club
TCS Insurance Toastmasters Club
TCS Maitree Chennai Toastmasters
Alpha Betans Syntel Toastmasters Club
Infosys Shols Toastmasters Club

8-80 Membership Building Award – Season#1

Awakening Toastmasters
Bank of Ceylon Toastmasters Club
CIM Toastmasters
CSC Chennai Chapter
Fusion Toastmasters Club
Horana Toastmasters Club
Medley Toastmasters Club
NDB Toastmasters
PLC Toastmasters Club
Printcare Toastmasters
Siyane Toastmasters
Smedley Club
Word Blasters Toastmasters Club

8-80 Membership Building Award – Season#2

AATSL Toastmasters Club
Agua VIT
Awakening Toastmasters
Coimbatore Toastmasters Club
Coromandel Toastmasters Club
Ford Chennai Toastmasters
Pyramid Wilmar Toastmasters Club

Club Coach award

KVL Ashwinbalaji
Muhammed Tabrez
Sriram Venkataraman

Triple Star Award (3 Membership building Ribbons)

Bank of Ceylon Toastmasters Club
Chennai Wordsmiths Toastmasters Club
Coimbatore Toastmasters Club
Ford Chennai Toastmasters
Horana Toastmasters Club
Madras Toastmasters Club
Medley Toastmasters Club
Phoenix VIT
Siyane Toastmasters
TCS Insurance Toastmasters Club
TCS Maitree Chennai Toastmasters Club
Trichy Toastmasters Club
Union Assurance Toastmasters
Wattala Toastmasters Club

Pat on the Back (Special award for adding 9 members between April 1st and May 20th)

attune Lanka Toastmasters Club
CAT-RMZ Toastmasters
HCL Aspirations Toastmasters Club
HSBC Chennai Speakers Club
Informatics Institute of Technology

Friends helping friends succeed

Friends helping friends succeed

In 2001, I bought a ticket to a Leadership Seminar without realizing that iFriends helping friends succeedt was a Toastmasters conference with a Speech contest.

My first Toastmasters workshop conducted by a speaker from Singapore was so fantastic that I rushed to find out about the sponsoring organization.

A few days later, I attended the first Toastmasters meeting, answered my first table topic question, and joined as a member at Thai Airways Toastmasters Club at the venue of the company I had worked with as a communication and customer service trainer for 26 years. Read more

Golden Gavel and Quality Club Awards

Golden Gavel Award and Quality Club Award 2016-17 (Part-1)

Here is the list of clubs that already earned enough points to receive Golden Gavel Award and Quality Club Award. These clubs will be presented with the respective awards during Ovation 2017 to be held at Colombo between May 25 and 28, 2017. The window for submissions of various criteria will be open till June 30, 2017. […]

Let's BEAT the CLOCK

Let’s BEAT the CLOCK & have some fun!

Hello Toastmasters!

Suganthi

Suganthi Periyasamy, DTM

Are you ready to BEAT the CLOCK?

It’s fun time, again! Meeting people as guests and subsequently welcoming them as your clubs members is fun and gratifying, isn’t it?

Add 5 new/dual/reinstated members between May 1st and June 30th to win the “Beat the clock” membership building ribbon.

Please find attached a flyer that could be used to promote this membership building opportunity among club members.

Let’s BEAT the CLOCK!

Request you to please read the following guidelines thoroughly. It is disheartening when we lose an award through a small mistake. Read more

Spread Your Wings!

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Subbi P. Mathur, Ph.D., DTM   
Region 8 Advisor 2015-17

Spread your wings!  I am not saying “Soar like an eagle”! Why? An eagle knows that it is an eagle and is born to soar! How about a caterpillar? Does anyone look at a caterpillar and say “Spread your wings’? Not at all! The caterpillar does not know that one of these days it will develop beautiful wings, that are unique and will spread its wings. It goes through a lot of constraint as pupa and emerges as beautiful butterfly! An average Toastmaster starts as a caterpillar! Yes, even me, a Professor who is getting ready to retire, can spread my wings!

After having led an active professional life and several presentations and leading international societies like American Society for Reproductive Immunology, thought I knew everything about presentations! Wrong! I joined Toastmasters for recreation but I realized real soon that Toastmasters makes me grow – yes – realized I can grow and spread my wings! More importantly, I realized that I can pass on what I learned to other Toastmasters and let them spread their wings too!

Knowledge is something that never dries out. The more you share with others, the more it grows. This is the first thing I learned in life that I extrapolated into Toastmasters. Toastmasters gave me mentors who showed me how to connect with people and get my message across. Mentorship is a wonderful gift and I thank all those wonderful Toastmasters leaders who mentored and continue to mentor me throughout my leadership journey.

One does not become a Toastmaster just to become a Distinguished Toastmaster or to achieve milestones. It comes eventually with your efforts to learn team work and presentation skills. If you want to be an Area Director just to get your Distinguished Toastmaster Title, please do not! Step into leadership only if you feel you can make a difference in people’s lives. It is not about you spreading your wings, but enabling others to spread their wings as well!

Lead by example. Most of the Toastmasters leaders I know are unselfish, caring and truly knowledgeable people who dedicate their lives for the betterment of the people around them. Learn from the true leaders. Avoid the bogus self-professed leaders who are politicians. Seek out the true leaders so that you can help others. My life is enriched due to those several toastmasters, who have touched my heart.

Thank you fellow Toastmasters for spreading my wings.  Let us pass the baton to the next generation of Toastmasters: “Spread Your Wings”!