Club Growth Director

Denise Etter, DTM

Club Growth Director 2017-2018

It is my honor and pleasure to serve as your 2017-2018 District13 Club Growth Director.

The District 13 mission is to build new clubs and to support all clubs and members in achieving excellence, and as declared by our District Director: ‘Members Matter Most.’

As Club Growth Director I am responsible for all aspects of marketing, club building, and club retention efforts within the district.

Serving in Toastmasters is a wonderful learning opportunity, both personally and professionally, and there are many roles within the District that allow you to become more involved and further your leadership and communication skills.

Please consider joining the Club Growth Team. There will be four club growth teams working together to ensure our club support, club building, and member successes. All teams will work with our Area and Division Directors. Consider acting as a sponsor or a mentor for a new club or become a club coach for a struggling club in our district. The Club Growth Team roles can be your HP Leadership Project and some roles can be applied towards your Advanced Leadership Silver goal.

The Club Retention Team will ensure clubs retain their membership and that their members’ needs are being met.

The Club Coach Team will recruit and place club coaches and will review the area reports and club coach reports.

The Club Retention and Club Coach Teams will work closely together.

The Club Extension Team will recruit and train sponsors and mentors and will provide guidance to our demo teams.

The New Club Development Team will help District 13 grow by cultivating and researching new club leads and then qualifying those leads based on the type of club request and location.

The Club Extension and New Club Development Teams will work closely together.

I look forward to further developing our Teamwork skills as we celebrate all of our club support, member, and club building successes and to learning from and working through the occasional obstacles.

I encourage you to pick your leadership role within your club or your district; apply your best self and do that role with great passion and determination. Most of all enjoy what you are doing and enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow team members! As Toastmasters, we all look forward to enhancing the Toastmaster experience.

In closing: I admire the commitment each of you makes to Toastmasters!

  • Let’s continue to share the Toastmasters experience.
  • Let’s continue be a positive leadership influence in our communities and our work places.
  • Let’s continue to expand our communication and leadership networks both professionally and socially.

All the best to you!
Denise Etter, DTM
District 13 Club Growth Director, 2017-2018

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