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What is the Distinguished Club Program (DCP)?

The Distinguished Club Program serves as the starting point for the District Recognition Program, which encompasses the Distinguished Area, Division and District programs.

District 56 Distinguished Clubs

2022-2023 President's Distinguished Clubs
American General Toastmasters
ANICO Articulators Toastmasters Club
Blue Frog Toastmasters Club
Cane Island Path Blazers Toastmasters
ChampionX Toastmasters
Cheniere Toastmasters Club
City of Bryan Club
Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Toastmasters
Clear Lake Communicators Club
Conroe Speaks Club
Cy-Fair Super Speakers Club
Daybreakers Toastmasters Club
Diamond Club
Dining Out Toastmasters Club
Firm Speakers Toastmasters Club
Houston Galleria Project Management Toastmasters
Katy Toastmasters Club
Market Street Toastmasters
Master Evaluators
Memorial City Toastmasters
Missouri City Toastmasters Club
Pearland Toastmasters Club
Pensadores de Houston Toastmasters Club
Pensadores Northwest
Phillips 66 HQ Toastmasters Club
Power Speakers
Southeast Houston Toastmasters
Southwest Project Management
Spring Ahead Speakers Toastmasters Club
Successfully Speaking Toastmasters Club
Sugar Land Toastmasters
Talking Heads Club
True Blue Talkers
UAGC Orators Toastmasters Club
Unity Toastmasters Club
West Pearland Toastmasters
Woodlands Toastmasters Club
Word Doctors Toastmasters Club
2022-2023 Select Distinguished Clubs
A+ Toastmasters
AspenTech Houston Toastmasters
C & F Leaders Club
Deerwood Toastmasters Club
Easy Risers Club
Friendswood Toastmasters
Heights Toastmasters Club
McDermott McToasters
Professionally Speaking Singles Toastmasters Club
Talking Bull Club
Westhollow Club
2022-2023 Distinguished Clubs
All Star Club
Dance and Toast Masters Club
Exxonmobil Houston Campus Toastmasters Club
Greenway Plaza Toastmasters
High Noon Club
Houston Police Dept Toastmasters Club
H-Town Toastmasters Club
InNOVators Toastmasters
Mainland Toastmasters
Marathon Speaks! Club
Talk Of Downtown Club
THE Tomball Toastmasters
Voice of Moses
Woodforest Toastmasters Club
Wordcrafters Club
Young Professional


Distinguished Club Program at a Glance

Each club executive committee — which includes all seven officers and the immediate past president — develops a Distinguished Club Program  based on the needs and goals of club members.  The goals of these programs are based on Distinguished clubs. 
Each clubs’ success is critical to the success of areas, divisions and districts.

How does the Program Work?

The Distinguished Club Program is an annual program, running from July 1 through June 30 that recognizes club achievements in education, membership growth, club leadership and club communication.  The program consists of 10 goals for your club to obtain, using the Club Success Plan as your guide.

Any club member can track how their club is doing in the Distinguished Club Program by visiting the Dashboard on the Toastmasters International website.  To help keep track of your progress toward these goals throughout the year, updated reports are posted daily on the Toastmasters International website at

At year-end, the number of goals the club achieved is calculated. Based on the goals met and whether or not the qualifying requirement has been met, the club may be recognized as a Distinguished, Select Distinguished or President’s Distinguished Club.

What are the Qualifying Requirements?

A qualifying requirement is a prerequisite or prior condition for participation in the program. If a qualifying requirement is not met, your club may not earn Distinguished recognition even if all of its goals are met. To be eligible for recognition, a club must be in good standing and must meet the qualifying requirement of having either 20 members or a net growth of at least five new members as of June 30. Transfer and honorary members do not count toward the qualifying requirement.

To support Districts in building momentum toward future success, the Toastmasters International Board announced changes to the membership qualifying requirement for the Distinguished Club Program for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 program years. Effective immediately, the membership requirement is now having either 20 members or a net growth of at least three (3) new, dual, or reinstating members as of June 30.

The District Recognition Program for the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 program years will reflect the following changes, effective immediately:



Paid Clubs

No net club loss

Net +1 club













What are the Distinguished Club Program goals?

There are ten goals that serve as targets to help each club become a quality, sustainable club.

01. Four Level 1 awards achieved

02. Two Level 2 awards achieved

03. Two more Level 2 achieved

04. Two Level 3 awards achieved

05. One Level 4, Level 5, or DTM award achieved

06. One more Level 4, Level 5, or DTM award achieved

07. Four new, dual, or reinstating members

08. Four more new, dual, or reinstating members

09. A minimum of four club officers trained during each of the two training periods

10.On-time payment of membership dues accompanied by the names of eight members (at least three of whom must be renewing members) for one period and on-time submission of one club officer list

What are the Recognition Levels my Club can Earn?

Achieve five of 10 goals

Distinguished Club

Achieve seven of 10 goals

Select Distinguished Club

Achieve nine of 10 goals

President's Distinguished Club



A Club Sponsor is appointed to help get a new club through the chartering process.



A Club Mentor is an appointed advisor for a newly formed club.



A Club Coach establishes a rapport with an existing club facing challenges prior to becoming their advisor.


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