Community and Company Activities

Toastmasters International members are encouraged to engage in activities consistent with the organization’s mission and identity. Cooperation with other organizations is encouraged as long as the identity of Toastmasters International is maintained, and the cooperation does not imply formal endorsement by Toastmasters International. All contacts with other organizations at a national or international level will be made by the President, the Executive Director, or by someone specifically assigned by them.

Allowable activities include:

  • Membership in a Toastmasters club or Gavel club and/or participation in Speechcraft, the Youth Leadership program and other programs conducted by Toastmasters clubs. Adaptation, reprint or paraphrase of program materials prepared for public use by a member or club must be approved in advance by World Headquarters for content, corporate and copyright considerations
  • Establishment of and participation in speakers bureaus at club, area and district levels
  • Membership in the local chamber of commerce
  • Answering phones on telethons

Activities not allowed include:

  • Creation, promotion or sponsorship of service projects or activities, other than participation in telethons
  • Sponsorship or endorsement of other organizations’ causes or projects
  • Jog-a-thons, pancake breakfasts, barbeques, and other activities outside the club venue that have a high liability risk
  • Creation or engagement in any activity in the name of Toastmasters International that is not directly related to our purpose, such as: fundraising drives in cooperation with other organizations
  • Creation or establishment of scholarships or foundations
  • Public service activities
  • Sponsorship of a speech contest or cooperation with any other organization without special permission of the Board of Directors


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