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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org!
Already an Ambassador?
Ideas for Making Club Meetings Even Better
▸Impressing Guests and Converting Them into Members
▸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
2019-20 Club Ambassadors
Our Club Ambassadors have made 86 visits including 26 visits to non-District 101 clubs:
Lorraine Myers (22 points, 9 non-D101 visits),
Kyle Wood (16 points, 14 non-D101 visits),
Doris Tse (10 points),
Satish Shenoy (6 points),
Jay Mojnider (3 points),
Chandana Kalluri (2 points),
Cynthia Nakayama (2 points),
Dan Rachlin (2 points),
Jenny Liu (2 points),
John Webb (2 points, 1 non-D101 visit),
Ray Liu (2 points),
Stephen Nosek (2 points),
Sue-May Lin (2 points),
Abhijeet Joshi (1 point),
Alyson King (1 point),
Ashish Ahuja (1 point, 1 non-D101 visit),
Beth Abidi (1 point),
Donna Thurmon (1 point),
Faye Young (1 point),
Gavin Wang (1 point),
Koshy George (1 point),
Matthew Lourie (1 point, 1 non-D101 visit),
Renee Yao (1 point),
Shashi Handalgere (1 point),
Yashpalsinh Gohil (1 point),
and Yifang Xu (1 point).
Information current as of 3/23/2021.
Thanks to all ambassadors!
Clubs Which Have Hosted Ambassadors
ASML Silicon Valley Toastermasters
Amazon Cupertino Toastmaters, City Shakers, Great America Speakers, Intercontinental Toastmasters, Leadership 101, SCUMBAT Toastmasters, Toastitnow, Women LEAD Toastmasters (Santa Clara, Ca), and Wry Toastmasters
Gilroy Toastmasters, Iintercontinental toastmasters, Jade Toastmasters, and VSF Toastmasters
A2C, Adlibmasters, Agile Articulator, Amazon Lab126, Aruba Toastmasters, Bayview Toastmasters, California Lion Toastmasters, Cathedral of Faith Toastmasters, Downtown Speechmakers, Evening Toastmasters Club, Excalibur Toastmasters, Fair Oaks Toastmaters, Global Toastmasters, I'm Feelin Chatty TM/#607909, I'm Just Sayin', Intel Innovators, Macintalkers, Mogan Hill Toastmasters, Next Step TM, Nvidia International Toastmasters, Panthers Toastmasters, Parliamentarian Toastmasters, Peninsula Pros, Point Of Order, QSpeak, Toast R Us/587637, Vakpatugalu Club, , Wharton Quakemasters, Xilinx Expressionists, and nspeak
Clubs Visited Beyond District 101:Western Decibels (Irvine, CA), Dell TMs (Texas), Friendly Toastmasters Club of Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Haymarket (SCO, UK), AESOP'S FABLERS / 2591 (Sacramento, CA) (Sacramento, CA), Circular Quay, Australia (Australia), Conservatively Speaking (WA), Eagle Idaho Toastmasters (Garden City, ID), Evening Stars (SF, CA), Great White North Online TMs (New York) (New York, NY), Greater Burlington Vermont (Vermont ), Greater North Stockton (Stockton, CA), Greater Portland (South Portland, ME) (South Portland, ME), Gunma Japan (Japan), Limerick Toastmasters (Limerick, Ireland), METC Mexican English Toastmasters Club (Mexico), Meridian Idaho Toastmasters (Meridian, ID), Parliamentarian Toastmasters (Long Beach, CA), Poineer (Boise, ID), SF Cantonese/English TM (SF, CA), Superspace Toastmasters (Palo Alto, CA), ToSP in Maryland (Maryland), Toastmaster Academy Florence (Italy) (Italy), Tox Talkz (LA, CA), and Harrovian Toastmasters, E (England)
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?
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)
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 email@example.com
- Visit more clubs! Get rewarded for your service! Above all, have fun exploring!
Growth comes from the quality of the experience! Start today!
Contact our Club Ambassador Program Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.