Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan
Ask your club members why they joined and most of them will tell you they joined to become better speakers and leaders. Your Toastmasters club’s purpose is to offer the best possible environment in which to learn these skills. By providing plenty of speaking and leadership opportunities for members, your club will be successful. Participants receive helpful evaluations, which enable them to achieve their learning goals. Along the way, this healthy club draws and keeps enough members to conduct the program with excellence.
The Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan helps your club accomplish its purpose by focusing on two areas:
Educational awards. The number of Competent Communicator (CC), Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB), Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS), and Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG), Competent Leader (CL), Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB), Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) and Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) awards issued to members determines your club’s success in helping its members learn not only speaking skills but leadership skills as well.
Membership. In order to properly conduct the educational program, a club should have at least 20 members. Membership turnover is unavoidable as members relocate, change jobs or encounter other situations that take them away from the club. Your club should continually strive to bring in new members to combat this natural turnover, to provide a stronger leadership base and to bring a flow of fresh, new ideas and personalities.
The Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan (PDF) monitors and measures your club’s achievements in these two critical areas.