Meetup is the world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Meetup is currently known as the most effective internet platform for membership-building because the users of meetup.com are already ready to MEET with your club when they find your club. However, it’s NOT FREE to own your own meet-up group.
Pricing information and the how to guide: https://secure.meetup.com/create/learn-more
District 5 offers a big meet-up group for all clubs in District 5. It is FREE to create a meetup account for your club.
It is recommend that each club President and VPPR (and/or a few other officers and member) to co-own a meetup account for the club. If your club doesn’t have an account yet, sign-up for a meetup account.
After the club account is set-up, you may request to get editing access to publish events onto the District 5 meetup. Here are the Steps:
- To get editing access in order to post events (special events or club meetings)
- 1. Create a meetup.com account for your club
- 2. Go to http://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-District-5-Toastmasters-Meetup-Group/, join the group
- 3. email the organizer to request for access
- After you have access:
- How to schedule a one-time event: http://help.meetup.com/customer/portal/articles/865540-schedule-a-meetup
- How to schedule recurring events (like your club meetings): http://help.meetup.com/customer/portal/articles/608874-automatically-schedule-recurring-meetups
If meetup works for your club, it’s a worthwhile investment. Check out the clubs in District 5 that owns their own meetup groups (ordered alphabetically):