Position Description:

Club sponsors are experienced Toastmasters who assist new clubs. They are appointed to help get a new club through the chartering process. Serving as a successful new club sponsor counts toward completing your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

A sponsor works with a club from the initial demonstration meeting until the club charters. The club sponsor ensures a smooth transition when the club is turned over to club mentors. Some responsibilities of a club sponsor include helping to market the new club to prospective members, providing guidance to the club on club meeting roles and protocols, attending and participating in the club’s meetings, and assisting the club in completing its charter paperwork.

Position Requirements:

To become a Club Sponsor, you need to be a paid member in good standing with Toastmasters International.

Why Serve as a Club Sponsor?

Serving as a Club Sponsor allows you to enhance your leadership skills, develop project-management abilities, expand marketing expertise, get in at the start of something exciting, and get credit toward your Distinguished Toastmaster accolade.


How do I get Credit for being a Club Sponsor?

Each sponsor is emailed an acknowledgment form from Toastmasters World Headquarters (WHQ) shortly after the charter is issued. The club president and sponsor must sign the form and then return it to WHQ for credit, either by mail, fax, or email. The sponsor then receives a certificate of award.

In Pathways, you submit the new club name, new club number, and date chartered on your DTM Award Application.

The Vice-President of Education will approve DTM award applications. This award is then forwarded to World Headquarters for you to receive credit towards your Distinguished Toastmaster accolade.