District Director’s Note

Why should you renew your Toastmasters membership?

In these challenging times it is more important than ever to invest in yourself, upskill yourself and hone your skills. Why do I say this?

  • The Toastmaster programme gives you the ability to stand out from your peers.
  • This programme has given many of our members opportunities and promotions that they would not have had without the skills they honed or developed during their journey.
  • If you are an entrepreneur, you will learn skills that will help you improve your bottom line.
  • If you are looking for a new job, the skills you learn by working through the programme will set you apart from the other applicants.

These are just a few of the reasons that you should budget for your semi-annual Toastmasters dues. Remember that the budget for investing in yourself should be greater than your entertainment budget.

Your Toastmasters semi-annual dues is equivalent to the monthly payment of Netflix!!

If you are in a situation where you need assistance, then reach out to the Garmeson Trust. The application form can be found at https://toastmasters74.org/financial-assistance/

A few years ago, I was in a very difficult financial situation and reached out to the Garmeson Trust for help and it was the best decision I made as I could continue my Toastmaster Journey until I was back on my feet. Asking for help is a sign of strength and not a sign of weakness.

Invest in yourself today and pay your semi-annual dues.