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Club Ambassador Programme

What is the Club Ambassador Programme?

The Club Ambassador Programme (CAP) is an initiative that rewards those Toastmasters that are never satisfied with attending one club. The CAP promotes the frequent flyer, the explorer – those keen on leaving their comfort zone repeatedly in the pursuit of a new challenge in a new club.

Who can become a club ambassador?

Any Toastmaster in District 91 can! Every time you visit another club that you are not a member of, simply record your progress on the form below, and you will collect points on the programme.

What will I gain?

You will have a chance to visit new clubs, meet new people, learn from others and share your skills with others. You might enjoy a newly invigorated passion for Toastmasters after changing your surroundings, or perhaps push yourself out of your comfort zone.

The further you venture, the more roles you give and speeches you deliver, the more points you get. These go towards our three-tiered Club Ambassador Award.

Why stop at Gold? The Toastmaster with the most points in September 2019 will be crowned the District’s Club Ambassador of the Year.

What do I need to do?     

1) Pick a club (the further you venture from your area, division or country, the more points you’ll get)

2) Let a committee member know you’ll be attending (sign-up for a role to earn more points)

3) Attend, take part and enjoy!

4) Don’t forget to tell us about your visit by completing this form.

Any rules?

  • Visits do not count if you are a member of the club.
  • Visits to pre-charter clubs and demonstration meetings for new clubs do count. Tell us if this is the case on the form or in an email.
  • If you are an area/division director, only visits to clubs outside your area/division count.
  • Attendance at an Area & Division contest does not count as a club visit.
  • Multiple visits to the same club do not score more points.

For any questions regarding the CAP please email cap@d91toastmasters.org

Breakfast Briefing – 7 February

We have invited the HR Directors of a number of large companies and Government Departments based in London to find out how Toastmasters International can help their organisation strengthen their employees’ communication and leadership skills.

We are holding a breakfast briefing, free of charge, at 08:30 on Tuesday 7th February at Premier Meetings, London Victoria, 82-83 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1PS.

The briefing lasts about an hour and will give them an introduction to how Toastmasters works, the benefits for their organisation and their staff, and share exciting news about the new Toastmasters Pathways programme.

If you know of an organisation that would like to attend, please email me to register. The briefing is limited to the first 20 confirmed delegates.

 Andy Hammond DTM
Club Growth Director

District 91 – UK South

email: andythammond@btinternet.com

My Journey in Toastmasters by Brian Skelton

In May 2005 I attended a three Day Speech Therapy course with the Starfish Project which is a non – profit making organisation that helps people who stammer.

During those three days, amongst other things, I was taught a breathing technique that helps me to control my stammer. It will not make my stammer go away but it gives me control over something that has controlled me since I was a young boy. Read More

6 Weeks to Go. Lots done. Lots still to do.

6 Weeks to Go!

From Jean Gamester, District Director

With 6 weeks to go to the end of the Toastmasters Year, I’m delighted to see that our district is doing so well.  We are on the verge of being a distinguished district because of our growth and strength and for the second year running, we are currently in the top 3 districts when it comes to the percentage of distinguished clubs.

Performance

At last weekend’s conference we saw people stretching themselves to achieve at the highest level – honing international speeches, delivering great workshops, competing to be elected as district leaders.  These guys didn’t see a target and do just about enough to get over the line.  They they didn’t give up because the target seemed challenging.  They strove to jump over the line, to keep trying so they could get better and better.

And that is what I would love for us to challenge ourselves to do in these last six weeks of the Toastmasters Year.   Read More

Toastmasters with Different Abilities

Toastmasters with Different Abilities – Facebook Group

A new Facebook group has recently been set up for Toastmasters with different abilities.  The purpose of this group is to provide a space where disabled Toastmasters can ask questions and share experiences to support them on their Toastmasters journey.

The group was set up because we realised there was a need for a space where Toastmasters who need to do things a bit differently can find out from others who are in a similar situation how they have dealt with challenges and what solutions they’ve found.  This could be valuable to both new and experienced members alike – you never know who might have found the solution to the challenge you’re facing!

If you’d like to join us to get the most out of your Toastmasters experience and help members around the world do the same please come and say hello at Toastmasters with Different Abilities Facebook group!