Public Relations, implemented effectively, significantly help clubs grow through public engagement and recognition. It builds relationships using compelling communication channels and media relations. Thus, both external and internal audiences are kept aware of club and/or district activities.

Acknowledging the important role played by public relations in building membership, we are pleased to announce the District 42 Public Relations Club Challenge. Special thanks to Toastmasters District 106 and Public Relations Manager 2018-2020, Diane Windingland, for developing and sharing the program.

Entries are welcome throughout the year. Submissions for the 2020-2021 year remain open until April 30, 2021. The winning clubs will be announced during Spring Leadership Training.

Leap into the challenge and up your public relations game.

Questions? Contact Marcy Field, Public Relations Manager, District 42 –

Criteria for consideration:

Best Club Website

(submit link)

  • Basic info correct? (Time, date, location). This will be compared with the “Find-a-Club” club listing on the Toastmasters International website.
  • Contact person responds within 2 or fewer business days
  • Club member pictures, both on the home page and in “meet our members”
  • Appealing to prospective visitors (will they know what to expect? Will they feel like they are wanted?)
  • TI branded colors & logo

Get ideas from the 2020 D106 Website Engagement Project!

Best Press Release/News article 

(submit a link or upload a pdf)

  • Human interest element included (story and/or direct quotes)
  • Invitation to visit

Best Newsletter

(submit a link or upload pdf)

  • Member achievements
  • Fun
  • Informative (upcoming events, educational)
  • Appealing visual design
  • Only submit if your newsletter is shared with (or members are encouraged to share with) non-members
  • TI branded colors

Best Social Media

(submit a link or upload a pdf if multiple links).

Can include the following (or more): Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram.

  • Frequency of posts
  • Engagement (likes, comments)
  • Visual elements
  • TI branded colors

Best Club Event Promotion

(submit a one-page pdf)

  • Narrative of planning, promotion, event day, follow up with visitors
  • Actual numbers of guests and resulting members

Best Corporate Club Promotion

(submit a one-page pdf)

  • Narrative of efforts within the corporate environment to promote the club
  • Actual numbers of guests and resulting members

To submit your work, click here: Club PR Submission Page

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