Starting a New Toastmasters Club
Participating in the startup of a new club as a sponsor or mentor is part of the requirements for the Advanced Leader Silver award.
To be involved in building a new Club, contact Jamie Pickering - Club Growth Director for more detailed information. Opportunities are almost always available.
If you have a particular company or organization in mind where you think a club can be started, fill out a New Club Lead Sheet. This will involve researching the organization and providing a contact name. Send the lead sheet to the Club Growth Director.
The Club Growth Director will follow up on the lead and will contact you. If you wish to be involved in informational or demo meetings, please discuss with the Club Growth Director. These meetings will be arranged by the Cub Growth Director.
The District's Club Extension Chair will set up a demonstration meeting that will illustrate how a Toastmasters meeting works. Members of the Club Demo Team will lead the meeting and may be assisted by the potential club sponsors and mentors. The organization itself may also provide participants.
The District will identify the club sponsors and mentors as early as possible. The sponsor(s) will work with the club contacts to support the chartering and initial start up. The mentor(s) will work with the club for 6 months or more to ensure the club has a strong beginning and to guide the club through the various aspects of the program. The mentor(s) will see that the club's officers are trained.
For more information about club chartering, please contact the Club Growth Director - Jamie Pickeirng.