Starting a new club can be a rewarding experience and a great way to bring the Toastmasters experience to people in your community or company.
With over 300 clubs in the province, there are still communities and organizations that can grow with the Toastmasters experience. Toastmasters clubs meet at corporations, churches, colleges, community centers and even in restaurants. While community clubs are generally open to anyone, sponsored clubs are often limited to affiliates of the sponsor since the meeting location and some of the fees may be covered. If your organization is looking to build leaders from within, then now is the time to (find out how to sponsor a club) and why thousands already have.
To start a new club, follow these five steps:
- Find at least 20 people over the age of 18 who want to join.
- Designate and secure a meeting location.
- Fill out and submit the requisite new club forms to World Headquarters.
- Fill out the Start a Club form and request more information or contact our Club Growth Director.
- Download a copy of How to Build a Toastmasters Club, a step-by step guide to growing a successful club.
Applicable Fees (listed in US dollars):
- $125: One-time chartering fee
- $20: New-member fee per person
- $45: Six months' membership dues per person
- Additional dues: Clubs may also charge supplementary club dues to cover expenses.
CLUB COMPLIANCE: All Toastmasters clubs and members must be in compliance with the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (also known as “OFAC”). OFAC administers sanction programs on countries based on foreign policy and national security. Therefore, Club Officers must take the requisite measures to ensure clubs are in compliance by following the OFAC guidelines such as checking for club members on the Specifically Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List (SDN) in non-comprehensive sanctioned countries. Find a list of countries here or contact us by email for further information.
Ready to start a club? Contact our Club Growth Director today.
For more information please visit How to start a club on www.toastmasters.org.