Start a Club
How to start a new Club
This is one of the most exciting yet challenging activities within Toastmasters. Many new people will be introduced to the life- changing Toastmasters program. It takes careful planning from a group of dedicated people. There are over 13000 clubs worldwide and we can help you start a new club in your area. You will need 20 members to start a new club.
The official guide from Toastmasters International How to Build a Toastmasters Club is a great place to start reading.
Here is a summary: Steps to chartering a Club
Each new club may have up to two sponsors appointed by the District’s Club Growth Director. Sponsor support new clubs in the following ways: Market the new club idea to prospective members, Help with meetings, Assist with forms, Plan the charter presentation.
Each new club may have up to two club Mentors appointed by the District’s Club Growth Director. Club mentors provide guidance during the first six months to one year of its existence. They are experienced Toastmasters who may decide to join the new club. Sometimes, the members of an existing club may help to start a new one. These sponsoring clubs do the following to help a new club and may earn the Founder’s Award club banner , ribbon for their efforts: Present the demonstration meeting, Offer encouragement and advice, Attend the new club’s charter presentation.
Forms 2- 6 are submitted with the membership fees when you have 20 members.