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How to make and use a club website on toastmasters.org webpage 1 month 2 weeks ago #66702

  • Pamela K. Corl
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I am the T14 Area Director for clubs in the Topeka, Kansas area.
I have 2 questions:
1. One of my Area Director clubs, HRC Club in Topeka, Kansas doesn’t have a TM club website linked to www.toastmasters.org . How do I get a club website made?

2. I have never been trained on how to use any club officer’s websites and, to my knowledge, there is no training or anyone that knows how to use any of the officer websites. How would I learn to use the officer functions on the club websites, so I and train the Club Officers of which I am the Area Director?

In Kansas, there are TLI (Toastmasters Learning Institute) training twice a year and I have never heard any mention of the club website officer’s functions or how to perform those duties on the club website.

The corporate clubs I am the Area Director over have club officers spending a lot of company time typing their own agendas and getting people signed up prior to the meetings. If they had a club website or knew how to use it, they could have the members sign in on the club website and signup on the clubs agendas. The corporations have been concerned about the time spent on these officer duties by their employees. Having a club website should cut down on this time spent.

* VP of Education: They don't know how to submit award applications for their members or any other functions for their clubs.
* Club Secretary: They don't know how to submit the minutes. (They just hand write them) or any other functions for their clubs.
* Club Treasurer: They don’t know how to send dues statements via email on club website or any other functions for their clubs.
* All club officers: They don't know how to do anything on the club websites.
* The Club Members: No one knows how to add their name to a meeting role. No one knows how to access and look at the clubs meeting agendas. No one knows how to print agendas for the meetings, they just type up something and that becomes their agenda for the meeting.


Is this by design? Since I have never been taught anything about the club website or officer functions, I'm wondering if there is any way I can learn and teach my various club officers.
Is that possible and how?

I was a club secretary for 2 years in California and no one even knew there were club websites so I had to type up my own meeting agenda and the minutes so no one ever saw them but me, they just became a paperwork record for the club when I quit.
Since club websites exist, is there any way I can get these clubs onboard and trained?
Please advise,
Pamela Corl
Area Director Region 3, District 22, Division T, Area 14
& Club 361 Club Treasurer
785-408-8019
Topeka, Kansas
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How to make and use a club website on toastmasters.org webpage 1 month 2 weeks ago #66703

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We are not Toastmasters.org. You really need to address your questions about their website to them.

FTH provides chartered toastmasters clubs with free club websites, they have to ask for them, and set them up, and maintain them using the documentation in this site. Please see the documentation located at support.toastmastersclubs.org/doc

When clubs charter they are told about FreeToastHost, they have to read what they are sent. Many Districts provide TLI/COTS sessions on FTH.
Thank you

Brian McDonald DTM
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support.toastmastersclubs.org

Cataraqui Valley Toastmasters
www.catval.com
Club #9560

Immediate Past District Director District 61 for 2017-2018
Serving Eastern Ontario, Quebec, and Northern New York
www.tm61.org
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How to make and use a club website on toastmasters.org webpage 1 month 1 week ago #66799

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Hello Brian,
The clubs I'm referring to are corporate clubs with no charter members and were formed years ago, never having had a club website.
I have contact Toastmasters International and they said they do not have anything to do with the Toastmaster Club websites. Toastmasters club websites are handled entirely by 'Freetoasthost' and I need to contact "Freetoasthost' with any and all questions.
I looked at the link you sent: support.toastmastersclubs.org/doc but found it doesn't let me go into it to make a new club. This may be because my (membership) club has a working "freetoasthost' website and I need to get information for my 3 corporate clubs on how to make a club website through FTH.
Thank you anyway.
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How to make and use a club website on toastmasters.org webpage 1 month 1 week ago #66800

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The link for requesting a new website is at www.toastmastersclubs.org/welcome/

The webmaster from the club will need to apply there. If the club already has a FTH website, there will be a notification message.

In that case, the club would need to apply for a new administrator. See support.toastmastersclubs.org/doc/item/w...-no-longer-available for details. If the contact details on Find-a-Club need to be updated, that can take a few days to come through, but otherwise the process is fairly straightforward.
Jane Atkinson, DTM
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