Westside Toastmasters, For Public Speaking and Leadership Education

Serving Santa Monica, West Los Angeles, and Greater Los Angeles

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Toastmasters members may take advantage of many opportunites to strengthen their leadership skills. Many members take on leadership roles within the organization, and others prefer to conduct specialized workshops to help their fellow members or their community. Some of the more common activities are listed here:

  • Being a Club Officer
  • Being a District Officer
  • Conducting a Better Speaker Series Program
  • Conducting a Successful Club Series Program
  • Coordinating a Success Communication Program
  • Coordinating a Success Leadership Program
  • Conducting Speechcraft Sessions (can satisfy a Distinguished Toastmaster requirement)
  • Coordinating a Youth Leadership Program (can satisfy a Distinguished Toastmaster requirement)
  • Helping build or rebuild a Club as a Club Coach, Club Sponsor, or Club Mentor
  • Serving as a Personal Mentor to Another Toastmaster

Members are encouraged to participate in these leadership programs. As with most activities in the Toastmasters program, members are recognized for their efforts after completing of one of these activities.

  Club Officer Positions

Serving as a club officer gives you the opportunity to develop valuable leadership skills while also helping your fellow Toastmasters. To help you prepare for the role, the district sponsors a number of Club Officer Training sessions to discuss your duties as an officer.

Also, serving as a club officer for at least six months satisfies one of the requirements for completing leadership-oriented Pathways paths.

(Some clubs elect new officers every six months, while other clubs hold elections once a year. This usually depends on whether the club meets every week or every two weeks.)

Listed below are the officer positions in each Toastmasters club.

  • President
  • Vice President Education
  • Vice President Membership
  • Vice President Public Relations
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Sergeant at Arms

  District Officer Positions

After serving as a club officer, you may want to further enhance your leadership capabilities. Becoming a district officer is a terrific way to continue growing as a leader.

Also, serving as a district officer for one full term satisfies one of the requirements to achieve the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) designation. All district officers serve a twelve-month term, from July 1 to June 30 of the next year.

Listed below are the officer positions at the district level.

  • District Director
  • Program Quality Director
  • Club Growth Director
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Division Governor (several in a Toastmasters District)
  • Area Governor (many in a Toastmasters District)