On occasion, Toastmaster clubs may need a helping hand in
increasing the club's membership. Or, there may be interest
in creating a new Toastmasters club within a company
or community. For either of these cases, Toastmasters
has programs to assist clubs in their efforts to reach
their goals -- and help individual Toastmasters strengthen
their leadership skills along the way.
Clubs Needing Help
All that a club (or potential club) needs to do is
make a request to the District 1 Governor
The District 1 Governor will then appoint one or more
Toastmasters to help your club achieve its objectives.
Toastmasters Wanting to Help
On a personal level, individual Toastmasters can work
on improving their leadership skills by helping build
a new club or rebuild a weak club. You may serve as
a Club Sponsor, Club Mentor, or Club Specialist. In
any of these roles, you will be able to both practice
your leadership skills and help the Toastmasters organization.
There are three specific roles involved in the building
or rebuilding of clubs. Each of these roles has different
responsibilities, depending upon the needs of the club:
A Club Sponsor organizes and helps charter a new
club. A Club Sponsor may be an individual Toastmaster
or an existing Toastmasters club.
A Club Mentor is a Toastmaster appointed by the
District 1 Governor to assist a new club for at least
six months after the club receives its charter.
A Club Specialist is a Toastmaster appointed by
the District 1 Governor to help a club with fewer than
ten members rebuild to at least 20 members within
one year. At the time of your appointment, you may
not be a member of the club to which you are assigned.
Hosting a Speechcraft session is excellent way to promote
a club and attract new members.
A club serving as a Club Sponsor receives the Founder's
Award in recognition of its efforts.
Individual service as a Club Sponsor, Club Mentor,
or Club Specialist satisfies one of the requirements
for Advanced Leader recognition.
Coordinating a Speechcraft session satisfies one of
the requirements for Advanced Toastmaster Gold recognition.
A club that grows from fewer than ten members to at
least 20 members within one year receives the Phoenix