Leading the pledge for your club
The pledge of allegiance, or other recognition of the club’s host country, is an optional part of club meetings. It is usually delivered by a designated club member at the beginning of the meeting, and is sometimes combined with the invocation and/or the thought of the day.
If you are new to Toastmasters and you are nervous about the thought of speaking in front of people, you can use this role to build confidence while serving a small but important function for the club.
Before the Meeting
Treat the pledge as you would any other speech – memorize it if necessary and practice delivering it before the meeting.
During the Meeting
Arrive a little early to let the presiding officer know that the function will be covered for the meeting.
When called on by the Toastmaster, stand up, face the flag and invite the club to join you in the pledge.