Dates: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021

Eligibility: Open community or corporate clubs with fewer than 20 members

Amount: Up to $49.47 (half of the cost) will be reimbursed every 6 months for clubs to create their own Meetup site, upon approval of Club Growth Director, until total membership of 25 has been achieved.

Contact: Club Growth Director

What is Meetup?

Meetup is an app and online social networking portal that helps people find others who share their interest or cause. Toastmasters clubs around the world have been successfully using Meetup to help prospective members find their club. To create a Meetup page for your club, visit Meetup.com for details.

How does Meetup work?

Your club signs up with Meetup, which costs $16.49 per month with a 6-month subscription.

When you are creating the club account, you are prompted to give a description of your club, your meeting dates, and meeting times.

People looking for things to do are asked about their interests. This is how guests and future members will find your club.

The more active your clubs is the more it attracts new Meetup group members with the goal of gaining your club new members.

To make sure your club appears active to potential members, have current members mark that they are attending the next meeting. This shows positive activity, which attracts new people to attend as guests.

Eligibility for the D83 Meet-up Incentive:

Open community or corporate clubs with fewer than 20 members are eligible for this incentive.

The club submits a marketing plan via Google Form link outlining how they will use the app for marketing their club and growing membership to the Club Growth Director.

Club Growth Director approves the marketing plan and reviews progress with the club every 6 months.

Continued reimbursement will depend on achievement of the goals outlined in the club's marketing plan. When requesting reimbursement, clubs should submit a progress report via Google Form link on progress attracting new members to the club via Meetup.

To claim reimbursement for the D83 Meet-up Incentive:

The club must meet eligibility criteria above.

Proof of payment to Meetup: A copy of the club's "Your Meetup Organization Subscription Receipt" for subscription dates that fall within the current Toastmasters year.

All requests for reimbursement must be submitted to the Club Growth Director no later than June 30, 2021.

Club Anniversaries This Month

Charter DateClub NameAnniversary
October 1st 1990Parsippany Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 31 Year Anniversary
October 24th 2006CARPE DIEMCelebrating 15 Year Anniversary
October 1st 1994Power Talkers ClubCelebrating 27 Year Anniversary
October 1st 1997Speech Meisters ClubCelebrating 24 Year Anniversary
October 22nd 2012J&J Raritan I/T ToastmastersCelebrating 9 Year Anniversary
October 23rd 2007Merck Achievers Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 14 Year Anniversary
October 31st 2016Commvault Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 5 Year Anniversary
October 1st 1998Red Bank Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 23 Year Anniversary
October 9th 2020Paragon ToastmastersCelebrating 1 Year Anniversary
October 24th 2011Grove Plaza SpeakersCelebrating 10 Year Anniversary
October 1st 2009Washington Park ToastmastersCelebrating 12 Year Anniversary
October 30th 2018Mars Sweet Talkers - MTOCelebrating 3 Year Anniversary
October 21st 2019AHS Toastmasters ClubCelebrating 2 Year Anniversary

Traveling Gavel

The Traveling Gavel is currently at Merck Achievers Toastmasters Club. Captured on August 19th 2021.
Here are the rules if you would like to capture the gavel for your club.

1. Contact the host club. Current contact is Alasdair King E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. Get three members of your club to attend the meeting of the club that currenly has the gavel.
3. Particpate in the meeting.
4.Submit form with details about the meeting. Click Here to Submit Gavel Capture
5.Proudly display the virtual traveling gavel on your club website.

Transfer of the physical traveling gavel is suspended until further notice.