Club Sponsors, Mentors and Coaches
In order to earn your Distinguished Toastmaster, you must successfully serve as a club sponsor, mentor or coach. The Club Growth Committee has put together the following information to help members better understand these unique roles.
If you have questions or are interested in serving in one of these roles, please contact:
Frequently Asked Questions
Clubs can be corporate sponsored or non-sponsored community clubs. Sponsors identify club leads, partner with the Club Extension chair to conduct demonstration meetings, support the club through their start activities, and assist with completion of their charter application.
A club mentor is an experienced member of Toastmasters who helps a newly chartered clubs establish their meeting routines and leadership teams. Mentors commit to attending all club meetings for the first six months as a new club. Mentors ensure club members understand Toastmasters International and District 3 operational expectations as outlined in the Club Constitution and assist club leaders in learning how to lead as the club executive team. At the conclusion of their six month commitment, the mentor has the option to join the club, continue as a resource or contact for the club, or move on to other leadership roles.
A club coach is an experienced member of Toastmasters who helps low-roster clubs rebuild membership and re-establish their ability to meet the annual club performance goals of the Distinguished Club Program. Coaches attend meetings, strategize with the club executive team on rebuilding efforts, and rebuild quality meeting standards. Coaching terms last through the Toastmasters term (July 1 to June 30 annually), but may continue through a second Toastmasters term if needed. The coach assignment is successfully completed when the club achieves Distinguished or higher status for the Toastmasters term. For more information, please visit the Club Coach page.