Awards

District 63 Awards

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Individual Awards Club Awards

Education Awards

Membership Awards

Publicity Award

Service Awards

Education/Membership Awards

Education Award

Membership Awards

Publicity Awards

Service Award

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Individual Awards

Education Awards

Triple Crown Award

  • Any member receiving three or more education awards between April 1 – Sept 30 or Oct 1 – March 30 will receive this award at the Fall or Spring Conference respectively.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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Leadership Excellence Award – HPL

  • Members complete a five-project program that offers instruction and practice in such vital leadership skills and activities as developing a vision, mission and core values, goal-setting and planning and building an action team. Learn more.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

  • Members achieving a Distinguished Toastmaster designation will be recognized at the District conference after receiving the award. It’s our honor to line up the existing District DTM recipients and welcome you to the group with a DTM medal.

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Earline Kelso Award

  • This award is presented at the Fall Conference to the individual who completed the most education awards in the previous Toastmasters year. Earline was a Past District Governor that emphasized the importance of the education system and thus this award was created in her honor.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI) District Education Reports

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Star Performer Award

  • This is awarded to Club Presidents if their club is Distinguished or better. It is awarded to Area Governors if their Area is Distinguished or better. It is awarded to Division Governors if their Division is Distinguished or better.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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Membership Awards

Acorn Award

  • Just as an acorn is a seed, inviting members to attend a Toastmasters meeting is planting a seed as well. Invite 25 people to attend a meeting, fill out an acorn award sheet with the names of the invitees, and submit the completed sheet to the Lt. Governor of Marketing. You will be acknowledged at the next District Conference and receive an Acorn Award.
  • Acorn Award Form

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Sponsor new Members

  • Most members of Toastmasters joined a club because someone invited them to a meeting. To receive credit as a sponsor, your name must appear on the application for Toastmasters club membership along with your home club number.
  • Sponsor 3 members and receive a Ribbon from D63; 5 = Pin from TI and Pocket Portfolio from D63; 10 = Pin and letter from TI and Full Size Portfolio from D63; and 15 = 25% discount from TI; $50 from D63.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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Publicity Award

Paul Fee Award

  • This award is presented at the Fall Conference in memory of Past District 63 Public Relations Officer Paul Fee, ATMB. This award recognizes one Toastmaster whose dedication, commitment, and effort make a noteworthy contribution toward achieving the District Mission through different publicity and promotion efforts.
  • Nomination Form due by July 15

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Service Awards

Toastmaster of Year

  • The Toastmaster of the Year award recognizes one Toastmaster who makes a significant contribution towards the goals and mission of the District. The Top 3 selects this award based on individual educational and recruiting achievements, assistance with club building and publicity efforts and attendance/support at Area, Division, and District meetings. Anyone can nominate a candidate.

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Area Governor of Year

  • The Area Governor of the Year Award recognizes one Area Governor whose dedication, commitment, and Area team significantly contributed towards achieving the District’s mission. The Top 3 select this award based on club achievements, attendance at Executive meetings, and communications to the Top 3.
  • Nomination Form; nominations accepted July 1 – August 1

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Division Governor of Year

  • The Division Governor of the Year award recognizes one Division Governor whose dedication, commitment, and efforts significantly contributed towards achieving the District’s mission. The DG selects this award based on club and area achievements, attendance at Executive meetings, and communications to DG.

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Club Awards

Education Awards

5-Star Award

  • A club receives this award after completing at least five of the first eight goals of the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) between July 1 and January 31. Learn more about the DCP.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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10-Star Award

  • A club receives this award after completing all 10 goals of the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) between July 1 and January 31. Learn more about the DCP.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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Sapling Award – Education

  • When your club achieves more than four Competent Communicators in a Toastmasters year or more than two Advanced Communicators; or more than two leadership awards– you qualify for a single Sapling Award. If your club achieves two of these goals – you qualify for a double Sapling Award. If your club achieves all three of these goals – you qualify for a triple Sapling Award – Education.
  • Awarded automatically by District 63

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Overall Sapling Award

  • Awarded automatically by District 63

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Membership Awards

Sapling Award – Membership

  • When your club enrolls more than eight new members in a Toastmasters year – your club qualifies for a single Sapling Award. If your club enrolls 16 new members – your club qualifies for a double Sapling Award. If your club enrolls 24 or more members – your club qualifies for a triple Sapling Award – Membership.
  • Awarded automatically by District 63

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Harvest Your Members

  • Clubs that renew or increase the number of paid members, calculated on the base membership July 1st, and pay the dues by October 1st will receive a club banner ribbon from the District.
  • Awarded automatically by District 63

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Membership in Bloom

  • Clubs that renew or increase the number of paid members, calculated on the base membership July 1st, and pay the dues by April 1st will receive a club banner ribbon from the District.
  • Awarded automatically by District 63

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Smedley Award (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. Qualifying clubs also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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Miracle on 63rd (November 1 – December 31)

  • This is a District 63 specific award in honor of our District number. Can your club add five new, dual, or reinstated members between November 1 and December 31? By doing so you’ll qualify to receive an award from the District.
  • Awarded automatically by District 63

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Talk Up Toastmasters (February 1 – March 31)

  • Toastmasters love to talk! So take advantage of it. During the “Talk Up Toastmasters!” membership contest, you can encourage your members to invite guests to a special meeting where regular procedures are augmented by a discussion of Toastmasters’ many benefits. Add five new, dual or reinstated members to your roster between February 1 and March 31 to receive a special “Talk up Toastmasters!” ribbon to display on your club’s banner. Qualifying clubs will also earn a special discount code for 10% off their next club order.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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Beat the Clock (May 1 – June 30)

  • Toastmasters are taught to run meetings on time, finish speeches on time, and make membership goals on time. ”Beat the Clock” is about finishing the year on schedule -with a bang! Here’s a wonderful new club goal: Earn the “Beat the Clock” award! Plan a contest in your club to motivate every member to get involved. Clubs adding five new, dual or reinstated members during May 1 – June 30 receive a “Beat the Clock” ribbon to display on the club’s banner.
  • Awarded automatically by Toastmasters International (TI)

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Publicity Award

Public Relations Award

  • The District Public Relations Officer (PRO) awards clubs who participate in at least four of the eight areas of public relations. Clubs achieving this goal will receive recognition. Submissions for this award are due to the PRO by March 15 and this is awarded at the Spring Conference. The eight areas are:
    • Three club newsletter
    • Public Service Announcement
    • Feature Article Published
    • Publicity Plan submitted for the year
    • Press Release
    • New Web Page or three updates to an existing Club Website
    • Guest Package
    • Table Top Display
  • Nomination submitted by District Public Relations Officer (PRO) by March 15

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Newsletter Award

  • Does your Club, Area, and/or Division have a newsletter? If so, you could win the annual District Newsletter Contest. All you have to do is email a copy of your newsletter to the District PRO by March 15. This is awarded at the Spring Conference.
  • Copy of newsletter(s) submitted to District Public Relations Officer (PRO) by March 15

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Service Awards

Herman Thompson Award

  • The award is given to the club that exhibits exceptional service to its members and to the district. The purpose of this award is to encourage club growth by acknowledging efforts by a single club in these areas: Club atmosphere, District involvement, and Beyond the Club activities.

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