New Clubs FAQ

  1. What are the requirements/fees for starting a new club?
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  2. Does $125 cover both the charter kit and new member kit?
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  3. When and how are dues collected?
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  4. What is the OFAC?
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  5. What does it mean if I live in a non-comprehensive sanctioned country?
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  6. What is the difference between charter dues vs. renewals and prorating?
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  7. Can you send me information or brochures about Toastmasters?
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  9. How long does it take to receive a charter kit/new member kit?
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  10. Is it necessary to send the original paperwork for a new club charter or can I send copies?
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  11. How can I find out if our charter’s paperwork has been received?
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  12. Once the club’s paperwork is received, how long will it take to process?
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  13. Can you tell me the status of our charter kit?
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  14. Are you able to send me an invoice/receipt?
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  16. All of my members have filled out regular Toastmaster applications; do they also need to fill out charter membership applications?
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  17. Some of my members are paying with credit cards and some are paying with checks. Is this okay?
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  18. What is a club sponsor/mentor?
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  19. How do we appoint a sponsor/mentor after chartering?
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  20. Can I be appointed as club mentor after the 60-day grace period?
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  21. Does a mentor/sponsor have to join the newly chartered club?
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  22. What kind of credit do mentors/sponsors get, and how do they obtain it?
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  23. What can we do if we have misplaced our sponsor/mentor acknowledgment form?
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  24. Why does my sponsorship/mentorship show as pending on the District Performance Report?
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  25. I was a sponsor/mentor of a club chartered 20 years ago. Why don’t I see this online in My Toastmasters?
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  26. What is the difference between a Toastmasters club and a Gavel club, and what are the charter requirements?
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  28. Does a club in the United States need an EIN number to open a bank account?
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  29. What is the process for changing a club’s name?
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  30. Can I order a new charter certificate?
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  31. We are not going to charter our prospective club. What should we do with the materials?
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  32. We are close to chartering, but we need more member kits, can we order more?
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