District 39

Where Leaders Are Made

Where Leaders Are Made

September 22, 2016

Dear District Leader,

In August 2015, the Board of Directors amended Policy 2.0: Club and Membership Eligibility, to more clearly define a member or club that is in “good standing,” effective July 1, 2016.

Since that time, there have been many questions regarding the impact on individual members and clubs who do not pay their renewals on time.

Impact on the member:

  • If a member does not pay their renewal dues by April 1 or October 1, the member will not be in good standing and will remain in this status until their dues are paid.
  • Any members who do not pay October renewal dues by October 1 will remain on the club’s online roster for up to two months. During this time a club officer may pay the delinquent renewal order, returning the member’s status to good standing. (This is considered a late payment and not a reinstatement.)
  • Reinstatement only occurs when there is a break in membership between renewal periods.

Impact on the club:

  • Renewal requirements (paying dues for eight members, three of whom are renewing) must be met by April 1 or October 1 by the club.
  • If the club does not meet the requirements then the club will no longer be in good standing and will remain in this status until the requirements are met.
  • Reinstatement of the club will only occur if the renewal requirements are not met within six months of the last due date.

To ensure a smooth transition, club officers will continue to have access to Club Central to conduct club business for up to two months past April 1 and October 1, even if they do not pay their renewal dues on time.

If you have any questions about the renewal process, please contact renewals@toastmasters.org.


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