Notice: This is the official guide from the Toastmasters International.

  • As president, you are responsible for providing the supportive club environment members need to fulfill their self-development goals, for making sure that members benefit from the Toastmasters educational program, and that the club recruits new members and retains current ones..

The Club Leadership Handbook describes the following standards more fully and explains how to carry them out.

Outside the Club Meeting:

  • Attend district-sponsored club officer training
  • Ensure club officers meet officer and meeting standards
  • Ensure the club meets basic standards
  • Analyze and evaluate your club’s strong and weak areas with the executive committee
  • Oversee the plan to achieve DCP goals
  • Encourage communication and leadership development by promoting CC, AC, CL, and AL awards
  • Ensure the club has an ongoing membershipbuilding program
  • Attend and vote your club’s proxy at district council meetings or authorize a club member to do so
  • Attend the Annual Business Meeting at International Convention and vote your club’s proxy or send an authorized delegate or alternate
  • Oversee administrative operation of the club in compliance with the Club Constitution and Bylaws
  • Maintain relationships with the district and with Toastmasters International
  • Schedule and chair monthly executive committee meetings
  • Arrange for a replacement if unable to attend a club or executive committee meeting
  • Search for leaders, ensure all club offices are filled for the succeeding term and conduct timely elections
  • Prepare your successor for office

At the Club Meeting:

  • Ensure the meeting starts and ends on time
  • Make sure guests are warmly and enthusiastically welcomed and introduced
  • Allow time before and after the meeting to speak with guests
  • Discuss the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) and the club’s progress and achievements in it
  • Recognize member achievements in Toastmasters and in their personal lives
  • Report on the “Moments of Truth” the club is achieving (Visit

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