The Distinguished Club Program is a set of goals that can help keep Toastmasters clubs on track as healthy, vibrant clubs serving their members.
The goals are designed to be achievable and to give every club a chance to attain them. However it is recommended that clubs set their sights on achieving the highest level, or exceeding it.
The Ten DCP Goals
Following are the 10 Goals that clubs should strive to achieve during the Toastmasters year from July 1 to June 30.
- Two CCs
- Two more CCs
- One ACB, ACS, or ACG
- One more ACB, ACS, or ACG
- One CL, AL or DTM
- One more CL, AL or DTM
- Four new members
- Four more new members
- Minimum of four club officers trained during each of two training periods
- One semi-annual membership report and one club officer list submitted on time
In addition to achieving the goals, clubs must meet a membership requirement. At year-end (June 30), a club must have at least 20 members or a net growth of at least 5 new members.
Clubs that meet the membership requirement and also do the following are eligible for Toastmasters International recognition at year-end:
Achieve five of 10 goals – Distinguished Club
Achieve seven of 10 goals – Select Distinguished Club
Achieve nine or 10 goals – President’s Distinguished Club
Please note – Club Officers should be asked about their intention, willingness and ability to attend Club Leadership Training. A suburban / city club should be easily able to achieve all club officers trained with the extensive range of training dates and locations provided.
Clubs that struggle with membership can refer to these membership tips.
Read more about the Distinguished Club Program.