Distinguished Club Programme

This page outlines the Toastmasters Distinguished Club Programme which every Toastmasters club follows during the year.

Achieve club recognition

The Toastmasters International Distinguished Club Programme helps a Club focus on making sure its members learn the skills they joined to learn, and recognises the Club when it is successful in accomplishing this goal.

The Distinguished Club Program is an annual programme, commencing on 1 July and ending on 30 June.  The programme consists of 10 goals a Club should strive to achieve during this time.

Ten Goals to strive for

The ten goals a Club should strive to achieve during the year are:

  1. Two Competent Communicators.
  2. Two more Competent Communicators.
  3. One Advanced Communicator.
  4. One more Advanced Communicator.
  5. One Competent Leader, Advanced Leader Bronze, Advanced Leader Silver or Distinguished Toastmaster.
  6. One more Competent Leader, Advanced Leader Bronze, Advanced Leader Silver or Distinguished Toastmaster.
  7. Four new members.
  8. Four more new members.
  9. A minimum of four Club officers trained during each of the two training periods.
  10. One Dues membership report and one Club officer list submitted on time.

Clubs with at least 20 members OR with a net growth of at least five new members as at 30 June which also do the following, are eligible for Toastmasters International recognition at year end:

  • Achieve 5 of 10 goals - Distinguished Club.
  • Achieve 7 of 10 goals - Select Distinguished Club.
  • Achieve 9 of 10 goals - President's Distinguished Club.

If the Club earns recognition as a Distinguished, Select Distinguished or President's Distinguished Club, the Club President receives a ribbon for display on the Club banner along with a congratulatory letter.

Progress reports available online

Toastmasters International tracks the progress of the Club towards these goals throughout the year.

CLUB PERFORMANCE DASHBOARD

Who contributes to the Club Success Plan?

The following club officers help contribute to the Club Success Plan by fulfilling their roles.

  1. Educational achievements.
    Vice President Education - Track and recognise educational achivements; organise speaking programme.
  2. Membership Growth.
    Vice President Membership - Stay in contact with members; make guests feel welcome and encourage to join.
    Vice President Public Relations - Produce a club newsletter and club website; promote the club.
    Sergeant at Arms - Maintain club resources.
  3. Club Officer Training.
    All Club Officers - attend a District sponsored training event.
  4. Paperwork and Club Administration.
    President - Submit Dues Reports and Club Officer lists on time.
    Treasurer - Collect dues and maintain club accounts.
    Secretary - Maintain club records.

Benefits of the programme 

  1. Educational achievements.
    When Competent Communicator goals are achieved and recognised, it shows that members are actively participating and contributing to their club.
    When Advanced Communicator goals are achieved and recognised, it  shows that experienced members are being kept interested and they intend to stay in the club.
    When Leadership goals are achieved and recognised, it demonstrates a commitment to leadership within the club.
  2. Membership growth.
    Members remain enthusiastic and guests are encouraged to join when there are quality meetings.
  3. Club Officer Training.
    Attendance at Club Officer Training demonstrates the commitment of club officers to achieving excellence and learning more about their roles.
  4. Paperwork and Club Administration.
    Submitting dues and club officer lists on time shows efficient administration.

More Resources

Belonging to a successful Toastmasters club means you will have the opportunity to become a Competent Communicator and a Competent Leader.