Members joined Toastmasters to become more effective communicators and leaders. They stay in Toastmasters because the club provides a valuable service and meets their individual needs. The Club Quality Chair focuses on establishing a Club Mentor committee to provide this service through the Club Mentor program. Under the direction of the Club Growth Director and Club Extension Chair, the Club Quality Chair identifies, trains, and provides guidance to all Club Mentors.
Club Mentors are the advisors and tutors for new clubs and have a great effect on the degree to which a new club succeeds. In addition to providing mentors to the club, the committee arranges Club Mentor credit opportunities for members who seek it.
The Club Mentor Committee:
Sponsors pass the baton of support and development of the new club to the mentors, after their responsibilities as sponsors are complete. The District Directors or Club Growth Directors can submit mentors’ names by emailing [email protected] no later than 60 days from the charter date.
New clubs are not the only beneficiaries of the mentoring relationship. Mentoring allows you to:
Toastmasters International provides the manual New Club Mentoring Matters.
They also provide the following programming materials which are excellent tools to further incorporate a new club into the Toastmaster culture:
Mentors and a charter officer sign and return the Get Credit form to World Headquarters (WHQ) after mentors have completed a minimum of six months of service. It is expected before credit is given, the club has been given all the guidance and tools needed to be a quality, substantial club, including but not limited to, a minimum of 12 members and working towards distinguished club goals.
In the Traditional Toastmaster program, you submit the new club name, new club number, date chartered on your Advanced Leadership Award application as a requirement for your Advanced Leadership Silver certification. NOTE: The Traditional program phased out on June 30, 2020; however, members may submit their Advanced Leadership Silver or Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award in the traditional program
through June 30, 2021.
In Pathways, you submit the new club name, new club number and date chartered on your DTM award application.
The Vice-President Education will approve both the Advanced Leadership Silver and DTM award applications. These awards are then forwarded to World Headquarters for you to receive credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster accolade.
Club Quality Chair Contact Info
Club Sponsor, Club Mentor, and Club Coach Volunteer Request Form