Westside Toastmasters, For Public Speaking and Leadership Education

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

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All Toastmaster clubs including Westside Toastmasters have a staff of club officers providing structure, guidance and continuity to the group and it's members. Tools such as the annual Club Success Plan that officers collaborate on in developing help to ensure the club moves forward as best it can.

Officers are typically elected twice a year and serve for six months though some clubs have officers serving for a full year. Elections usually take place in June for the term July 1 to December 31 and, in December for the term January 1 to June 30.

Club offices (and their rank within the club) are as follows:

  • President - chairs meetings and coordinates all other officers in their respective roles to ensure the executive board's vision is achieved
  • Vice President Education - schedules meeting assignments and works with members to see that their educational needs are met
  • Vice President Membership - runs club membership drive and also works to keep members satisfied and happy with their Toastmasters experience
  • Vice President Public Relations - makes sure club meeting listings appear in the media, puts posters up, etc.
  • Secretary - sends communications on behalf of the club, keeps club records and minutes of executive committee meetings.
  • Treasurer - handles financial affairs, such as member dues and purchases of any supplies or services required for the club to execute it's mission
  • Sergeant of Arms - sets meeting room up, starts meetings, greets guests, and counts ballots.

Note: Club offices are open to ANY member. There is no reason why a new member cannot run for President without serving in any other club office.