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 email@example.com!
Online via Zoom
Contact: Hana Dave, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join Startup Speakers for their Cheers to 10 Years: Open House & Improv Social featuring guest speaker & improv guru Geri Engberg from Perfectly Whelmed Improv Get social! Bring yourself, a friend, family member or a co-worker! Learn About Toastmasters! Enjoy some improv fun online using Zoom and enter for raffle prizes! And gain some improv skills! Zoom Meeting ID: 818 7784 4868 Password: 035134 RSVP: MeetUp.com
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 254 visits including 55 visits to non-District 101 clubs:
Satish Shenoy (25 points, 3 non-D101 visits),
Lorraine Myers (18 points, 3 non-D101 visits),
Faye Yang (14 points),
Dennis Dawson (13 points, 6 non-D101 visits),
Kathryn Ellis (11 points),
Ben Yeoh (7 points),
Kim Hing (7 points),
Soniya Ahuja (7 points, 2 non-D101 visits),
Elaine Lung (6 points, 4 non-D101 visits),
Frank Chen (6 points),
Jenny Liu (6 points),
Raji Bandanapudi (6 points, 18 non-D101 visits),
Doris Tse (5 points, 1 non-D101 visit),
Reina Cheung (5 points),
Sangram Dadige (5 points),
Tam Le (4 points),
Benjamin Shaibu (3 points),
Olivia Tam (3 points),
Arjun Ajjampur (2 points),
Gawin Wang (2 points),
Kathryn Tobish (2 points),
Lilian Hull (2 points),
Lin Chao (2 points),
Madan Ahluwalia (2 points),
Mathivathani Mohan (2 points),
Srinath Ganesh (2 points, 2 non-D101 visits),
Aditi Dixit (1 point),
Alyson King (1 point),
Anna Akopova (Moscow, Russia) (1 point),
Ansu George (1 point),
Anthony Miyaguchi (1 point),
Ashwin Patel (1 point),
Bhavesh Shah (1 point),
Daniel Rachlin (1 point),
David Singer (1 point),
Donna Thurman (1 point),
Elena Baryshnikova (1 point),
Gene Polovy (1 point),
Greg Netzorg (1 point),
Hansel Chong (1 point),
Janet Yiu (1 point),
Javier Llerena (1 point),
Joseph Kim (1 point),
Kevin Lourie (1 point),
Liz Bullen (1 point, 1 non-D101 visit),
Lydia Lee (1 point),
Matthew Lourie (1 point),
Michael Hanes (1 point),
Pei Fen Chen (1 point),
Shabbir Latif (1 point),
Sharon Chen (1 point),
Sowmya Raman (1 point),
Stephen Nosek (1 point),
Sunil Tomar (1 point),
Tashaki Ford (1 point),
Vipul Patil (1 point),
Marry Ann Clugston (6 non-D101 visits),
Anna Koster (4 non-D101 visits),
Terence Lung (4 non-D101 visits),
and Yinghua Zhou (1 non-D101 visit).
Information current as of 6/30/2020.
Thanks to all ambassadors!
Clubs Which Have Hosted Ambassadors
SCUMBAT Club and Silicon Valley Improvmasters
Silicon Valley Storytellers and Wharton QuakeMasters
ASML Sillicon Valley Toastmasters, Adlibmasters Club, Saratoga Toastmasters Club, and Toasters R Us Club
Fair Oaks Club, Mountain View Toastmasters, Next Step Toastmasters Club, ToastMates, True Talking Toastmasters (TTT), and nSpeak
First Street Speakers, Look Who's Talking, Los Gatos Toastmasters, MCA Toastmasters Club, North Valley Toastmasters, Public Speak Easy's Club, San Jose Toastmasters Club, Santa Clara SweetTalkers Toastmasters, Switch-On Toastmasters Club, Talking Chips Club, and Top Gun Toastmasters Club
Adobe Fontificators Club, Amazon Lab126 Toastmasters, ArtICCulators Club, Bay Blitzers, Big Basin Toastmasters, Cadence AHgorithms Club, Chugh Toastmasters, Cupertino Toastmasters, Laser Sharp Speakers, Leadership 101, An Advanced Toastmasters Club, Macintalkers Club, Startup Speakers, Study Group Toastmasters, Sunnyvale Speakeasies Club, Talk the Line, Talking Heads Toastmasters Club, ToastMeisters Club, Toastmasters Evelyn, Valley Toastmasters, and Wry Toastmasters
Adelante Toastmasters Club, Agile Articulators Speech & Debate Toastmasters Club, Almaden Valley Orators Club, Amazon Cupertino Toastmasters, Broadcom-Orators Toastmasters Club, Cathedral of Faith Toastmasters, Friendly Toasters, Global Toastmasters, I'm Feeling Chatty Toastmasters Club, Intel Innovators, Jade Toastmasters Club, Mandarin-English Toastmasters, Mountain View, Missionanigans, MoToast, Morgan Hill Toastmasters, Orbiters Toastmasters Club, Panthers Toastmasters, Redwood Ramblers Toastmasters, Rivian , STMicroelectronics, Salinas Sunrise Toastmasters Club, Santa Cruz Downtown Toastmasters, Santa Cruz Toastmasters, Sierra 49ers, Silicon Valley Mandarin English Toastmasters, Silver Tongued Cats, Speakeasy Monterey, Steinbeck Club, TGIF Management Club, Toast On Fire, ToastItNow!, Toastmasters Insiders Club, Trendsetter Toastmasters, Vanguard Toastmasters, Willow Glen Toastmasters, and Xilinx Xpressionists Toastmasters Club
Clubs Visited Beyond District 101:Greater North Stockton Club 64 (Stockton, CA), Independently Speaking (Seven Hills, OH), Advanced Articulators (Tampa, FL), Bailey Toastmasters Club (Euclid, OH), CU Toastmasters (Boulder, Colorado), Cheyenne 798 (Cheyenne, WY), Citizens for Better Communicators Toastmasters (Fremont, CA), Club Bilingue D'Edmonton Toastmasters Club (Edmonton, Canada), Club Toastmasters Rive-Sud (Longueuil, Canada), Columbia University Toastmasters Club (New York, NY), Downtown Berkeley Club (Berkeley, CA), Evening Stars (San Francisco, CA), Fuchu Toastmasters Club (Tokyo, Japan), Gateway 2 Toastmasters Club (Newark, NJ), Great Plains Toastmasters Club (Fargo, ND), High Noon Toastmasters Club (Raleigh, NC), Indirapuram Toastmasters Club (Indirapuram , India), Lake Effect Toastmasters Club (Hobart, IN), Lakeline Toastmasters (Cedar Park, TX), Las Vegas Toastmasters (Las Vegas, NV), Leadership Masters Club (Tulsa, OK), Lightworkers Toastmasters (Seattle, WA), Los Altos Rotary Toastmasters Club (Los Altos, CA), Loyola University Chicago Toastmasters (Chicago, IL), Madras Toastmasters (Chennai, India), Marylhurst Toastmasters (Portland, OR), Miracle Chinese English Bilingual Toastmasters (Toronto, Canada), Moscow Free Speakers (Moscow, Russia), Move Fast and Say Things (Menlo Park, CA), NXT GENERATION Toastmasters Club (St Michael, Barbados), Northern Kentucky Toastmasters Club (Covington, KY), Parents and Friends Toastmasters Club (Tokyo, Japan), River City Speakers Club (Bellevue, NE), Sakurazaka (Tokyo, Japan), San Francisco Bilingual Cantonese-English Toastmasters (San Francisco, CA), San Mateo Storytellers (San Mateo, CA), Speakeasy Club (Minneapolis, MN), Spirit-Ed Toastmasters (Halifax, Canada), Superspace Toastmasters (Palo Alto, CA), Tales & Tellers Toastmasters Club (Concord, CA), Talk Of The Town Toastmasters Club (San Rafael, CA), Taylor Ranch Toastmasters (Albuquerque, NM ), Toastmasters Club of New Delhi (New Delhi, India), Toastmasters Leadership Club (Oakland, CA), Townsend Toastmasters (San Francisco, CA), University Toastmasters (Tempe, AZ), Waukesha Toastmasters (Waukesha, WI), and Zume SF Toastmasters (San Francisco, CA)
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.