Cochise County, Arizona
The Vision of Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member clubs, people around the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.
The Mission of Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communications a worldwide reality.
Through its member Clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking - vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.
It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of Clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs.
The Mission of the Club
The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
A Toastmaster's Promise
As a member of Toastmasters International and my Club, I promise...
The Toastmasters Program
The Toastmasters Program consists of two tracks that can be pursued concurrently, the Communication Track and the Leadership Track. Recognition is earned for completing the following stages of each track. Completion of both tracks culminates in the Distinguished Toastmaster award, the highest award offered by Toastmasters International. Also, the Competent Toastmaster award may be achieved more than once, each time resulting in a CTM Again award.
Competent Communicator (CC)
Complete the Competent Communication manual (10 speeches).
Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)
Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)
Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)
Competent Leader (CL)
Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)
Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)
There currently is not an Advanced Leader Gold award, although this is expected in the next year or two.
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
Each year in May, members in good standing are elected as officers for the following year. These officers comprise the Club Executive Committee, and are responsible for the Club's success in the next year. These roles provide valuable leadership opportunities for all members.
The President serves as the Club's chief executive officer, responsible for the general supervision and operation of the Club.
Immediate Past President
The Immediate Past President, who has served as President in the year just concluded, provides guidance and serves as a resource to Club officers and members.
Vice President Education
The Vice President Education is responsible for planning successful Club meetings so that each member has the opportunity to achieve his or her educational goals.
Vice President Membership
The Vice President Membership promotes Club membership growth. The minimum size of a Club should be at least 20 members. The Vice President Membership strives to keep the club membership at or above this minimum.
Vice President Public Relations
The Vice President Public Relations promotes the Club, and makes the general public aware of the Club and of the opportunities provided by Toastmaster membership.
The Secretary/Treasurer is responsible for the Club membership and financial paperwork.
Sergeant at Arms
The Sergeant at Arms schedules the time and place of each meeting, is responsible for the supplies and paraphernalia for the meeting, and ensures that guests are greeted and made at ease.