By: Michelle Hanchey, DTM (x2) – District PRM
The Toastmasters Distinguished Club Program (DCP) helps clubs provide their members with a consistently high-quality experience. There are 10 DCP goals, achieve 5 (or more) from the list below by June 30, 2017 to be distinguished:
Goals 1 and 2: Two Competent Communicator (CC) awards and two more CCs
Having more than one Competent Communicator shows that a club is concentrating on meeting the needs of its members by improving their public speaking skills.
Goals 3 and 4: One Advanced Communicator (AC) and one more AC.
Having members who have earned these distinctions shows that a club is retaining skilled speakers who wish to become polished speakers.
Goals 5 and 6: One Competent Leader (CL), Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB), Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) or Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, and one more CL, ALB, ALS or DTM.
The projects required for CL and AL awards are fulfilled by completing your responsibilities in club officer and meeting roles.
Goals 7 and 8: Add four new members to the club and four more new members. Building your membership helps maintain club quality and ensures support positions are filled.
Building your membership helps maintain club quality and ensures support positions are filled.
Goal 9: Four club officers participate in both the first and second annual club officer training.
Train a minimum of four club officers during each of the training periods. Club officer training is essential for providing members the experience they need to serve in any officer role.
Goal 10: Timely submission of an officer list and membership dues.
Club officers’ gain members’ trust and confidence with the timely administration of duties.
If your club is recognized as Distinguished (or higher), this shows that it provides the positive and supportive learning environment that will help your members meet their goals. Be sure to explain and promote the Distinguished Club Program. Good luck!
Important Note: There is a qualifying membership requirement of 20+ members (or a net increase of 5 over the base) by the end of the program year. If this requirement is not met, your club will not be Distinguished.