Club Ambassador Program

 

The Club Ambassador Program (CAP) encourages visits to other clubs in the district and rewards the member’s growth through this exploration experience. Every visit to a new club is an opportunity to learn new practices to take back to your club(s) and share the best practices you already know.

We encourage members to visit any Toastmasters club wherever and whenever you are able to, including clubs throughout District 101, all over the country, or even around the world. In addition to recognizing the best practices reported by the Ambassadors, the Club Ambassador Program also awards the most visited clubs for their hospitality throughout the year.

District 101 Clubs Currently Meeting Online

Many clubs in District 101 are already meeting online. Feel free to join any of these Online Club Meetings as a Club Ambassador and continue to grow.

Scroll down to learn more about how the Club Ambassador Program works!

Go Explore!

Upcoming Club Open Houses

Support a club’s Open House event and visit to learn new ideas for your own club’s open house! Advertise your club’s Open House here by emailing openhouse@d101tm.org!

Already an Ambassador?

Submit your report

Ideas for Making Club Meetings Even Better

Impressing Guests and Converting Them into Members

Exciting Evaluations

Table Topics Ideas

Unforgettable Word of the Day

Boost the Energy

About the Meeting Roles

Making Meetings More Organized

Tracking the Progress

Beyond the Regular Club Meetings

Online Meetings

2019-20 Club Ambassadors

Our Club Ambassadors have made 17 visits including 2 visits to non-District 101 clubs: Lorraine Myers (3 points, 2 non-D101 visits), Ravi Kiran Adusumilli Adusumilli (3 points), Cam Huong (2 points), Carol Ashton (2 points), Doris Tse (2 points), Vishal Aslot (2 points), Eddie McMorrow (1 point), Kyle Wood (1 point), Sean Wang (1 point), Raji Bandanapudi (), STEPHEN NOSEK (), Tonia Eaton (), and Xianghong Ji ().

Information current as of 9/6/2021.


Thanks to all ambassadors!

Clubs Which Have Hosted Ambassadors

2 visits:
Adlibmasters, Cadence AHgorithms Club, and KLA Talk

1 visit:
Adelante Toadtmasters, Adobe Fontificators Club, All Ears Club, Bayview Club, Big Basin Toastmasters, Cathedral of Faith Toastmasters, Downtown Speechmakers, Excalibur Toastmasters Club, FCSN Toastmasters, Gilroy Toastmasters, ITU Toastmasters Club, Los Gatos Toastmasters, MCA Toastmasters, Morgan Hill Toastmasters, Naval Postgraduate School Club, Oratory Otters, Panthers Toastmasters, Planet Ord Toastmasters Club, Proofpoint Toastmasters Club, Santa Clara Sweet Talkers, Silicon Valley ImprovMasters, Silicon Valley Storytellers, Silicon Valley Toastmasters, Silver Tongued Cats, Speakeasy Monterey, Startup Speakers, The Grummarians, ToastItNow!, Toastmaster Insiders, Trendsetter Toastmasters, True Talking Toastmasters, Valley Toastmasters, Willow Glen Toastmasters, XL Construction Toastmasters Club, and Xilinx Xpressionists

Clubs Visited Beyond District 101:

Podium Paneche (Bangalore, India) and Rockcliffe Aerodites Club (Gatineau, QC K1A-0K2 Canada)

 

Who can become a Club Ambassador?

Any member in good standing, including Area and Division Directors.

 

What will YOU gain?

  • New ideas to bring back to and rejuvenate your home club
  • Confidence from speaking in front of unfamiliar audience
  • The satisfaction of helping in a meeting function
  • Recognition of your adventurous spirit while building our district inside out
  • Experience for becoming a club coach, mentor or a club sponsor in the future
  • New contacts and meaningful connections to promote your growth!

 

What will the visited CLUB gain?

  • New ideas from the ambassador
  • The ambassador may be interested in a dual membership into the visited club
  • More knowledge and confidence for the existing club members

 

What are the guidelines for the CAP Rewards Program?

  • Earn 1 point for each club visit within the Toastmasters year. (You may visit a club as many times as you wish; however only 1 point will be awarded regardless of the number of visits).
  • An Area Director or Division Director visiting a club within their own area or division (including featured clubs) are not eligible to earn points for their visit.
  • To earn credit for a club visit, Ambassadors must submit a report within 7 days of their visit.

 

How will YOU be recognized?

Toastmasters with the most points and the Most Hospitable Club will be recognized at district events, and may also be granted free admission to some of those events.

All entries for visits after July 1, 2019 will count towards the total point (or Most Hospitable Club) tally.

The greatest reward for everyone is the experience!

 

Ready to be an Ambassador?

Find a club

Before you go:

  • Pick any club you haven’t visited. Area and Division directors can participate by visiting clubs outside of their area or division
  • Contact the club to confirm it is meeting on the published date/time/location. Offer to be assigned a role or to be a guest speaker and included in the meeting agenda
  • Visit the club during a regular meeting
  • Announce yourself as an Ambassador, promote the CAP, its benefits and encourage others to follow
  • Observe the meeting details, participate and take notes
  • Take pictures, too (optional)

Submit a report

After your visit:

  • Submit your report as soon as possible after your visit (the same day is best)
  • List the observed best practices, areas of improvements and what you would implement in your own club.
  • If you’ve taken pictures, send them to cap@d101tm.org
  • Visit more clubs! Get rewarded for your service! Above all, have fun exploring!

Growth comes from the quality of the experience! Start today!

Questions?

Contact our Club Ambassador Program Chair at cap@d101tm.org.