How to Start a New Club
Toastmasters clubs meet at corporations, churches, colleges, community centers–even in restaurants. Community clubs are generally open to anyone. Corporate clubs are often limited to employees of the sponsoring company, and the company may pay some of the fees and provide a meeting location.
To start a new club, follow these five steps:
- Find at least 20 people over the age of 18 who want to join.
- Designate and secure a meeting location.
- Fill out and submit the requisite new club forms to World Headquarters.
- Fill out the online Start A Club form to request information.
- Download a copy of How to Build a Toastmasters Club, a step-by step guide to growing a successful club.
- $125: One-time chartering fee
- $20: New-member fee per person
- $36: Six months' membership dues per person ($27 for clubs not in a district)
- Additional dues: Clubs may also charge supplementary club dues to cover expenses.
CLUB COMPLIANCE: All Toastmasters clubs and members must be in compliance with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (also known as “OFAC”). OFAC administers sanction programs on countries based on foreign policy and national security. Therefore, Club Officers must take the requisite measures to ensure clubs are in compliance by following the OFAC guidelines such as checking for club members on the Specifically Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN) in non-comprehensive sanctioned countries. Find a list of countries here or contact us by email for further information.
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