Club Growth

Lynn Araki Regan Toastmasters

Mahalo for visiting District 49's Club Growth page!

As Club Growth Director, I am passionate in helping District 49 to build new clubs, strengthen existing clubs, and grow our membership, so I surely hope that these quick access links and resources will assist you in your club growth efforts.

To be a part of this year's amazing Club Growth team or for additional information or support, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected].

Yours in Service,
Lynn Araki-Regan, VC3, DL5
Club Growth Director


August 1, 2022 to September 30, 2022

In honor of Ralph Smedley, the founder of Toastmasters, District 49 will launch its first membership campaign for the new Toastmasters year – from August  1, 2022 to September 30, 2022.  To promote membership growth, the Smedley Award will be awarded to any club which adds five new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 to September 30.

Those clubs that qualify for this award during the campaign will receive:

  • A Smedley Award ribbon which the club can display on its club banner
  • A unique discount code for 10% off their next club order (the discount code expires 6 months from the date of issue and is not valid with any other offer).
  • District 49 will also award the club with the most new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 to September 30 with:
    • A $100 gift certificate to Toastmasters District 49 store.  This gift certificate may be used to purchase anything the club decides on at the Toastmasters Store.
    • A personalized “Smedley Champion Award” mug designed by Club Growth Director Lynn Araki-Regan

Applications and payments for members with a join date between August 1 and September 30 must be received at World Headquarters or online no later than September 30. The addition of transfer and charter members does not count towards Smedley Award credit.

Past Smedley Award Winners


July 1, 2022 to September 30, 2023

Wanting to Spread the Word About Your Club? District 49 can help!

  1. An Open House or Program Showcase are some of the best ways to invite others to discover Toastmasters. District 49 is here to assist by reimbursing up to $50 to offset some of the costs associated with open house events held between July 1 and September 30 (such as equipment, refreshments, social media boosts, and prizes.)
  2. Social Media Madness Clubs that promote their clubs and events on social media (July 1 to September 30) and use the hashtags #District49Toastmasters #CGDchallenge2022 and tag or share on the District 49 Facebook, Instagram & LinkedIn at least twice a month will be recognized on the District 49 social media pages.

Open House Resources.


Selected Club Growth Resources from the Toastmasters International Website

Virtual Guest Packet

Forward to prospective members to discover how Toastmasters, the global leader in public speaking, can help them and their career grow.

Membership Growth

A comprehensive resource on building a growing and healthy club. Membership building programs, publicity and promotion, youth programs, business awareness programs, and more.


Introduce non-members to the basics of public speaking in a seminar style outside of your club.

Start a Club

Get all the information and support from Toastmasters International for your new club.

How To Rebuild A Toastmasters Club


The Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan


How to Be a Distinguished Club


Club Coach FAQ


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