What do we have to do to make it happen?
The application has gone in to World Headquarters.Â If they give a provisional approval for our WA District there will be conditions.
- 1. We must have 60 viable clubs
2. We need an average of 20 members per club
3. We need a pool of strong, dedicated leaders
60 viable clubs?
Today we have 50 clubs. Some of them seem to be weak in numbers. For every one that goes down, we need a new one.
We expect to have the Kalamunda Club chartered very soon. There are plans for a club at Applecross. Highgate is a prospective area. We have started. There will be more exciting news soon.
Can we put on 10 new clubs from July to next May? Yes we can! In 2007/08 we put on 12 new clubs. That was a big effort and gave us the credibilty to begin our push for our own District. It will take another big effort, but we can do itl
An average of 20 members per club?
That is 1200 members in 60 clubs! At June 5, we had 847 members in 50 clubs. That is an average of 17 members per club. Right now we are short of 150 members at 3 per club. It looks daunting. This current year we have had a significant real loss across all Divisions. See the analysis at WA Membership Analysis 08/09.
It will be a big challenge, but we can do it. We have to lift our current 850 to 1200. The 10 new clubs will give us 200+ members. Our existing clubs are the key here – membership – not just hold the line, but grow.
The leadership pool?
Not just the top four – a District Governor, a Lt Governor Education & Training, a Lt Governor Marketing and a Public Relations Officer. By then we will have three more Areas and another Division. So we will need
4 Division Governors
16 Area Governors
A Treasurer and Secretary
They will come from the clubs.
We need a trained, effective set of Club officers, particularly the Presidents and Vice-Presidents. The coming Club Officer Training sessions rank as the most important in WA Toastmaster’s 25 year history. The next month will set the scene.
What do you think? Post your comments and suggestions below.