We believe you will find there are many Benefits and Privileges but there are also Obligations.
Benefits and Privileges
- You will be in a friendly, supportive group of around 15-20 other members who
are also striving to improve their own verbal communication skills and are
willing to help other members improve their skills.
- You will begin working on the Competent Toastmaster (CTM)
Speech Course. This is a 10 Speech Basic Course which we recommend you try
to complete within a year.
- There are at least 10 roles at each working meeting Over a period of
about 6 months you will have opportunity to fill each of these Roles.
- A typical meeting has Table Topics (2 Minutes of Impromptu Speaking), 3 Speeches and an Evaluation for
each Speech. From time to time - with very little notice - you will be called on to fill
an unassigned Meeting Role.
- Three Parties a year;
These parties are held on
Tuesday Evenings during the regular Meeting time; 7-9pm. Parties are usually
held somewhere other than City Hall.
- Club Birthday Party in April
- Summer Picnic in August
- Christmas Party in December
- While members are encouraged to attend meetings on a regular basis
very few members attend every Meeting. Our members lead busy lives.
One of our long time, very supportive members only attends about 2 meetings a
month but when she signs up to fill a Role she is very faithful about showing up
and filling the role.
- In addition to giving Speeches you will be expected to support other
members by serving in each of the support roles (Toastmaster, Table Topics
Critter, General Evaluator, Grammarian, Timer, Evaluator, etc) from time to
time. At any Meeting you may be called on to fill a Role.
- As part of the Induction Ceremony you will agree to:
After your 3rd Speech you will have the opportunity to Evaluate other Member's Speeches.
There are 7 Club Officers elected for 6 month Terms. You will be given the opportunity to fill one of these Offices.
- Prepare fully for each assignment.
- Attend meetings regularly, to participate actively therein and to fill empty Roles when they occur.
- Work diligently to complete the Competent Toastmaster Program.
- Promptly notify the Toastmaster if you cannot fulfill an assignment.
- Evaluate other speakers in a positive, constructive manner.
- Build open, friendly relationships.
The best way to learn more is to attend two or
three meetings as a Guest.