Toastmasters growth update May 2015

We recently wrote about the soon-to-happen growth in the Danish Toastmasters clubs. Our Area Governor shared this new update with the clubs via email and it deserves a re-post on the website. Here it is:

Dear Area G2!

Below is the overview / update on Area G2 new and future clubs – as of May 9th, 2015.

Prospective clubs

(i.e., registered by Toastmasters International, but not chartered yet – they need to have at least 20 paying members):

Esbjerg Toastmasters Club
Contact: Fanshuang Kong, esbjerg@toastmasters.dk
Easy-speak: http://tmclub.eu/clubdata.php?c=1033

CPH City Toastmasters
Contact: Danni Liljekrans; cphcity@toastmasters.dk
Easy-speak: http://tmclub.eu/clubdata.php?c=1051

Future clubs:

(Will hold demo meetings)

Aalborg Toastmasters Club
Demo meeting on May 29, 2015
Agenda and additional information will be posted later.
Contact: Toastmasters Aalborg toastmastersaalborg@gmail.com
If you wish to attend and take part in the meeting – please contact the future club via email.

Odense Toastmasters Club
Demo meeting June 2015 (preliminary) 
Contact: Eva Balslev, eva.balslev@gmail.com.

Corporate clubs:

CPH Toastmasters UNOPS
The first corporate club in Denmark held its first meeting on March 11, 2015.
Contact: CPH Toastmasters UNOPS, toastmasters@unops.org

Warm regards,

Svetlana Breum
Area Governor

Do you want to be a part of the success and improve your speaking and leadership skills? Then get in contact with the club closest to you today. Or Maybe you want to start a club in your own area? Reach out, we will help you get started.

Toastmasters is growing fast in Denmark

Club Growth in Denmark
Club Growth in Denmark

If you consider the amount of Toastmasters Clubs in Denmark, this news has been expected for a long time. Now, however, it seems things are starting to get a move on. Exciting!

Just recently we had only 3 clubs in Denmark: Copenhagen, Aarhus and Fredensborg Toastmasters. But now, all of a sudden, we have the following places popping up:

  • Esbjerg Toastmasters had their first meeting in December 2014 and are now what we call a prospect club, which means they are getting close to having the 20 members needed to charter a new club. They are open for new members, so if you know someone in Esbjerg who would be interested, they can reach out to esbjerg@toastmasters.dk.
  • UNOPS Toastmasters is the first corporate club in Denmark, solely for members at the UN building in Copenhagen. They had their first meeting on March 11, 2015 and will charter soon due to a big interrest already.
  • Odense is showing an interest with a number people currently talking about starting a club – Odense Toastmasters. They will set up a demo meeting shortly with the help from a current Toastmasters member.
  • Aalborg is also showing activity and The Aalborg Toastmasters Club is on the way! If you are interested, contact them at toastmastersaalborg@gmail.com.

All current members of Toastmasters Clubs are more than welcome to help these new clubs out. Visit their meetings, support by sharing this news and let it be known that we are growing in Denmark.

Imagine where we will be in a year. You can be a part of that. Your help is greatly appreciated and also counts towards your leadership progress. Talk to your Vice President Education about how this can fit into your current Toastmasters Journey.

For all these upcoming clubs, go ahead and follow the progress and post questions at the shared Facebook group for new clubs in Denmark: https://www.facebook.com/groups/360907004081971

Struggling to finish your CL?

In Toastmasters there is often a big focus on working on your CC – that is, your “Competent Communicator” manual, which is the project-book of 10 speech projects you must finish in Toastmasters to acquire the title of a Competent Communicator :)

The “Competent Leader” manual are full of smaller projects that require you to take on roles in the club. Most members take these roles all the time, but many forget to get credit in their CL. What a pity!

Recently, some members at Copenhagen Toastmasters shared their challenge of finishing their CL project 8, which requires you to chair a PR campaign or chair a Membership campaign. Now, what is that all about, and how do I do it? A search revealed that this has been answered by another Toastmasters Club on Youtube. Thank you Gilbert Toastmasters :)

How are you doing with your CL and where are you struggling? Try and see if you can set a goal for yourself to finish the CL along the CC.

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