Gavel clubs are a way of providing the Toastmasters experience to groups who may be ineligible for regular membership due to member age, inability to pay dues or other circumstances. Following similar Toastmasters club meeting protocols, they use club officer titles and education manuals. However, gavel club members are called “Gaveliers”. Gavel clubs also provide Toastmasters members and clubs with an excellent opportunity for community service.
To form a Gavel Club, a group must meet all of the following criteria:
- Must not be composed of employed adults
- Must not be eligible to charter as a regular Toastmasters club
- May include members who are under 18
- Must have the approval or endorsement of its host institution;
- Must use the program, procedures, materials and services of Toastmasters International
- Must apply to Toastmasters International for a Certificate of Affiliation
For more information about Gavel clubs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Note: Gavel clubs have limited access to the leadership track awards and materials, cannot participate in Toastmasters area and district speech contests, and do not enjoy many privileges and benefits that come with full membership in Toastmasters.
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