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Club Growth Resources

Building New Clubs

Toastmasters clubs meet at corporations, churches, colleges, community centers and even in restaurants. While community clubs are generally open to anyone, sponsored clubs are often limited to affiliates of the sponsor since the meeting location and some of the fees may be covered.

To start a new club, follow these five steps:

  1. Find at least 20 people over the age of 18 who want to join.
  2. Designate and secure a meeting location.
  3. Fill out and submit the requisite new club forms to World Headquarters.
  4. Fill out the Start a Club form and request more information.
  5. Download a copy of How to Build a Toastmasters Club,
    a step-by step guide to growing a successful club.

Applicable Fees:

  • $125: One-time chartering fee + state tax, if applicable
  • $20: New-member fee per person
  • $45: Six months’ membership dues per person ($33.75 for clubs not in a district)
  • Additional dues: Clubs may also charge supplementary club dues to cover expenses.

If you would like to schedule a Demonstration Meeting to charter a new Toastmasters Club in District 27, please email Ida King, Club Growth Director at CGD@D27-TM.ORG for assistance.​

Club Growth Marketing Resources
District 27 - Build a New Toastmasters Club!

Dreaming of a certain kind of club that focuses on your favorite hobby or interest? Wishing you could find a club that meets during the dates & times that fit your hectic schedule? Longing for a club within walking distance of your neighborhood? Do not dream about that special Toastmasters Club a moment longer! BUILD that special Toastmasters Club TODAY!

District 27 - Build a New Toastmasters Club!

Helping your District build new clubs, strengthen existing clubs, and grow membership the focus of the Toastmasters District Mission. Provided are quick access links to the primary tools and resources that will assist you in the new club chartering process. For additional information or support, please contact the District 27 Club Growth Director, Ida King at CGD@D27-TM.ORG

Membership Recruitment & Retention

Has your club been consistently
losing members year after year?

Are your club meetings dry and predictable?

Do people visit your club often but
never seem to commit to joining?

Are the same core group of members
rotating in and out of your club’s officer roles?

If you answered YES to one or more of these questions this a strong indicator that there are opportunities to enhance your club’s overall quality.

This is where the District Club Growth Director comes in. The District 27 Toastmasters CGD & the Retention Team stand ready to Coach, Motivate and Work alongside you to ensure that your club is healthy and thriving. The CGD & Club Retention Team can provide your club with a wealth of resources to assist you in turning things around. They can help your club to not only retain the members it has, but also increase the number of members in its base as well.

If this sounds like something your club could benefit from, please reach out to Club Growth Director, Ida King at CGD@D27-TM.org and District 27 Director, Jeanna Lee, DTM at DD27@D27-TM.ORG for assistance.

Ice Breaker Project

Learn about the Ice Breaker, the first project you’ll complete as a new member.

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Club Meeting Roles for Members

Learn about the various meeting roles you can take on during club meetings.

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Member Testimonials

Dedicated members from around the world share their personal experience.

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Facts for First-Timers

Find helpful tips and answers to common questions about visiting a club.

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Welcome New Members

The International President extends his welcome to new members.

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Club Experience Video

Watch this video to experience a club meeting in action.

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Digital Guest Pack

Digital brochure, member application, photo & video releases, Pathways flier, online meeting infographic

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A Toastmaster’s Journey

“I wasn’t born a leader. I found a community of learners and the path to leadership…”

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Education Projects for Members

Learn about the proven curriculum that develops communication and leadership skills one step at a time.

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Community-Based Programs

Discover programs designed to develop communication and leadership skills for youth and non-members.

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Club Quality Resources

Members join Toastmasters to become more effective communicators and leaders. They stay
in Toastmasters because the club provides a valuable service and meets their individual needs.

A quality club environment is the single most important factor in membership retention. Utilize the tools and resources
below to conduct top-performing club meetings, improve membership retention, and gain leadership tools.

If your club needs assistance with quality control & improvement, please email
Club Growth Director, Ida King at CGD@D27-TM.org for more information.

Successful Club Series

Modules in this series address the quality of club meetings and offer tips on attracting and maintaining members.

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Club Marketing Brochures

Find Your Voice and Your Path to Leadership are essential club marketing brochures.

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New Member Profile Sheet (PDF)

This form allows new members to pinpoint their communication and leadership goals.

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Club Quality Checklist

Evaluate your club with this helpful resource.

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Be Our Guest:
Membership Building Ideas

Learn some tried-and-true techniques to building a bigger, better club, whether your recruiting efforts are aimed at online meetings or the traditional in-person club setting.

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Moments of Truth

Create a positive first impression of your club and recognize situations critical to club success.

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Member Interest Survey

Help current members pinpoint their objectives & goals, and help plan club programs around their needs and interests.

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Membership Building Programs and Materials

Build membership to improve club quality with these programs and materials.

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Prescription for Productive Meetings

Glean tips from veteran club leaders, who are experts at holding well-run and productive meetings, and learn know how to maximize members’ time, help them reach their goals, and maintain a vital meeting culture.

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Infuse Your Clubs with Creativity

Spice up meetings with changes of pace, fresh ideas, and a dose of fun to create a renewed vitality.

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Club Coach Program

Need to reinvigorate your club? The Club Coach program helps struggling clubs become Distinguished clubs.

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Master Your Meetings

This handbook provides the information and instruction you need to conduct dynamic and effective club meetings.

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Club Success Plan

Use this form create a plan for club success and as a guide to becoming a Distinguished Club for the upcoming program year.

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A Toastmaster Wears Many Hats

This manual offers tips and advice for taking on club meeting roles.

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Club Officer Elections

Electing club officers is a critical aspect of a club’s success.

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Club Coaching, Sponsoring & Mentoring

~ The Toastmasters Club Coach Program ~

Club coaches are experienced Toastmasters who assist in rebuilding club membership and restoring club quality. A successful club coach will:

  • Build rapport with club leaders and members
  • Instill enthusiasm, comradery and structure within the club
  • Assess the club environment and recommend best practices for success
  • Work with club leaders to develop a Club Success Plan
  • Encourage the club to strive for Distinguished Club Program (DCP) recognition

Coaches who help clubs achieve Distinguished status or higher in the Distinguished Club Program will receive credit in the education program and a certificate of accomplishment.


Please contact District 27 Director, Jeanna Lee, DTM at DD27@D27-TM.ORG if your club is in need of a Club Coach, or you would like to be assigned as a Club Coach for a District 27 Toastmasters club.

How to Have a Quality Toastmasters Club

Club Coach F.A.Q.

Need help? Start by seeing the answers to common questions about the club coach program.

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Club Coach
Troubleshooting Guide

A guide detailing how to evaluate clubs and take decisive action to improve their standing.

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How to Rebuild a
Toastmasters Club

Discover why and when a club needs to be rebuilt, as well as guidelines for serving as a club coach.

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Distinguished Club Program & Club Success Plan (PDF)

Use this manual to plan for success in the Distinguished Club Program and promote a productive workflow among officers.

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~ The Toastmasters Club Sponsor Program ~

Some of the most famous names in business have sponsored clubs, including AT&T, Bank of America, Chevron, eBay, Google, and Microsoft. Sponsored clubs provide their members with the confidence and communication skills to flourish in their jobs; as members are able to deliver stronger presentations at work, lead more productive staff meetings and relate better with clients and colleagues.

A sponsor typically provides one or more of the following:

  • Meeting location
  • Charter fee
  • New member fee
  • Membership dues
  • Incentives for completion of Toastmasters education paths

We have volunteer Toastmasters leaders around the world who will meet with your organization to determine your needs and show you how Toastmasters can help.

Please email Ida King,  Club Growth Director at CGD@D27-TM.ORG if you have questions about becoming a Club Sponsor.

D27 Toastmasters - Club Sponsor Program

Corporate Sponsors

A list of corporations currently sponsoring Toastmasters clubs can be requested by emailing Corporate Relations by clicking the link below.

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Club Experience Video

Pay a virtual visit to a Toastmasters club to learn how you can benefit by becoming a member.

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Start a New Club

Ready to start a new club? It’s easier than you think! Find out how.

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~ The Toastmasters Club Mentor Program ~

Training Materials:

New Club Mentoring Matters

This program is your comprehensive guide for preparing and presenting
an effective training session for club mentors. By the end of this session,
the members of your audience will have the knowledge they need
to mentor new Toastmasters clubs.

Please contact Ida King, Club Growth Director at
CGD@D27-TM.ORG if you have questions about becoming a Club Mentor.

Toastmasters New Club Mentoring Program
Hybrid Club Meeting Resources

A hybrid club meeting combines both in-person and online attendance. During the coronavirus pandemic, many clubs have opted to adopt this meeting format to allow members to continue their Toastmasters journey. Below, you will find resources to support hybrid clubs and their members. Resources for online participation can be found on the Online Meetings tab.

Please email Ida King, Club Growth Director at CGD@D27-TM.ORG if you have questions about conducting Hybrid club meetings.

District 27 Toastmasters International - Hybrid Meeting Tips

Running a Successful
Hybrid Club Meeting

Read tips to running a successful hybrid club meeting.

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To Hybrid or Not to Hybrid?
That is the Question!

Ask these four questions to determine if hybrid meetings are right for your club.

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Traditional Meeting Roles
in a Hybrid World

Do new meeting setups change tried-and-true responsibilities?

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5 Questions to Ask Before Adopting a Hybrid Format

Ask these questions to help assess if your club is ready for a hybrid environment.

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Technology for
Hybrid Meetings

Build the bridge between online and physical meetings with the right setup.

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Hybrid Harmony

How to make club meetings work when members are online and in person.

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Prepare Your Technology
Like a Pro

Take steps to avoid last-minute mishaps and meltdowns.

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