Earn your DTMBecome a Sponsor or Mentor for a new club and earn your DTM:

The Club Growth team is starting up a number of new clubs in the Phoenix area and Tucson. The team is looking for new club sponsors and mentors to provide these new clubs with a solid beginning. If you’re working towards a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, serving counts as part of the requirements. For information and requirements, contact DJ Reed at cgd@aztoastmasters.org

As a Coach you can help a club become Distinguished and earn your DTM:

Help a struggling club put best practices in place for successful meetings and help grow membership.  Club coach meets another requirement on the road to DTM. Email cdg@aztoastmasters.org for information or attend the Coaches Roundtable 2nd Wednesdays 8-9 pm, see the meeting link on the District 3 Events Calendar https://aztoastmasters.org/events/

More Credit Towards your DTM

Club Coaches may also earn district leader credit towards their DTM status by completing the following goals

  • Sign up and serve a minimum of six (6) months.
  • The club must achieve Distinguished status or higher
  • The club must reach a minimum of 20 paid members
  • Club must meet the distinguished status and the minimum of the 20 members in the same Toastmasters year. The Toastmasters year runs from July 1st through June 30.

What’s the difference between a club sponsor, mentor and coach?

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 up 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 when the new club charters. Mentors ensure club members understand Toastmasters International and District 3 operational expectations as outlined in the Club Constitution and assists 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 (if the mentor meets the membership requirements), 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 year (July 1 to June 30 annually), but may continue through a second Toastmasters year if needed. The coach assignment is successfully completed when the club achieves Distinguished or higher status by the second Toastmasters year of service by the Coach.

For more information on becoming a Sponsor and Mentor:

Aztoastmasters SMaC Page: https://aztoastmasters.org/members-clubs/smac-information/

TI SMaC Page: https://www.toastmasters.org/leadership-central/district-leader-tools/training/club-sponsor-mentor-and-coach-training