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Toastmasters Clubs

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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...

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To attend Club meetings regularly;

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To prepare all of my speeches to the best of my ability, basing them on projects in the Communication and Leadership Program manual or the Advanced Communication and Leadership Program manuals;

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To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments;

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To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations;

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To help the Club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow;

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To serve my Club as an officer when called upon to do so;

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To treat my fellow Club members and our guests with respect and courtesy;

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To bring guests to Club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers;

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To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters educational and recognition programs;

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To maintain honest and highly ethical standards during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities.

 

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.

Communications Track

Competent Communicator (CC)

Complete the Competent Communication manual (10 speeches).

Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)

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Achieve the CC award;

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Complete two Advanced Communication manuals (10 speeches).

Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)

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Achieve the ACB award;

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Complete two Advanced Communication manuals (may not be those completed for other awards) (10 speeches);

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Conduct any two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series.

Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)

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Achieve the AC-S award;

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Complete two Advanced Communication manuals (may not be those completed for other awards) (10 speeches);

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Conduct a Success/Leadership Program, Success/Communications Program, or a Youth Leadership Program;

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Coach a new member with the first three speeches.

 

Leadership Track

Competent Leader (CL)

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Complete the Competent Leader manual (10 projects)

Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)

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Achieve the CL award;

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Achieve the CC award;

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Serve at least six months as a Club officer and participate in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while in office;

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Participate in a district-sponsored club officer training program as a Club officer;

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Conduct any two programs from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series (may not be those completed for previous awards).

Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)

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Achieve the ALB award;

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Serve a complete term (September 1 through June  30) as a District officer;

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Complete the High Performance Leadership Program;

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Serve successfully as a Club Sponsor, Club Mentor, or Club Coach.

 

There currently is not an Advanced Leader Gold award, although this is expected in the next year or two.

 

Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)

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Achieve the ACG award;

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Achieve the ALS award.

 

Club Leadership

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.

President

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.

Secretary/Treasurer

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.