Club Sponsor

 

A Club Sponsor guides and assists a newly forming club until it receives its charter. This guidance and assistance includes the following:

• Show the group interested in forming the Toastmasters Club what they need to do.
• Alleviate any remaining doubts they may have.
• Help the group establish regular club meetings.
• Fill meeting roles to set an example for club members.
• Assist the group in selecting interim Club Officers. Ensure that these officers understand their responsibilities.
• Work with the club to establish ongoing recruitment efforts.
• Ensure that interim Club Officers understand the requirements for chartering their club.
• Assist the Club Officers in completing the charter paperwork.
• Serve as a resource person to the club for any questions they have about meeting procedures or Toastmasters guidelines.
• Keep District Officers informed of the club’s progress. Ask for a Club Mentor as soon as the club approaches charter strength.

Club Mentor

 

A Club Mentor works with a club and its members for at least six months to guide and assist a newly chartered club. This guidance and assistance includes:

• Attending regular club meetings, filling meeting roles to set an example for club members.
• Serving as a resource person to the club for any questions they have about meeting procedures or Toastmasters guidelines.
• Ensuring that Club Officers understand the Distinguished Club Program and how it serves the needs of club members. Providing samples of Club Success Plans or helping officers develop the Club Success Plan.
• Explaining the Toastmasters educational program.
• Coaching Club Officers on their roles and responsibilities.
• Encouraging Club Officers to participate in District activities.
• Keeping District Officers informed of the club’s progress.