Membership Building Contests
Recognize membership-builders for their performance."The deepest joy of belonging comes as one learns to cooperate, contribute and help . . ." - Dr. Ralph C. Smedley Founder, Toastmasters International
During the 2008-2009 program year, only 820 clubs out of over 12,000 clubs worldwide were awarded the Smedley Award for their achievements during Toastmasters membership building contest.
Smedley Award Program Dates: August 1 – September 30
It all began in 1924. Ralph Smedley invited a few men to meet in the Santa Ana, California YMCA where he conducted the first meeting of what would eventually evolve into Toastmasters International. One person initiated a program that would go on to affect millions of people. In his honor, can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 and September 30?
By doing so you’ll qualify to receive a "Smedley Award" ribbon to display on your club’s banner. Effective July 1, 2009, in addition to the ribbon, qualifying clubs will also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order.