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.
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!
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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 128 visits including 12 visits to non-District 101 clubs:
Lorraine Myers (16 points, 2 non-D101 visits),
Kathryn Ellis (11 points),
Satish Shenoy (11 points),
Faye Yang (8 points),
Ben Yeoh (7 points),
Kim Hing (7 points),
Elaine Lung (6 points, 4 non-D101 visits),
Reina Cheung (5 points),
Sangram Dadige (5 points),
Benjamin Shaibu (3 points),
Doris Tse (3 points),
Olivia Tam (3 points),
Arjun Ajjampur (2 points),
Lilian Hull (2 points),
Madan Ahluwalia (2 points),
Srinath Ganesh (2 points, 2 non-D101 visits),
Aditi Dixit (1 point),
Alyson King (1 point),
Ansu George (1 point),
Anthony Miyaguchi (1 point),
Ashwin Patel (1 point),
David Singer (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),
Kathryn Tobish (1 point),
Kevin Lourie (1 point),
Lin Chao (1 point),
Liz Bullen (1 point, 1 non-D101 visit),
Lydia Lee (1 point),
Michael Hanes (1 point),
Pei Fen Chen (1 point),
Shabbir Latif (1 point),
Sharon Chen (1 point),
Sowmya Raman (1 point),
Sunil Tomar (1 point),
Tam Le (1 point),
Tashaki Ford (1 point),
Terence Lung (2 non-D101 visits),
and Yinghua Zhou (1 non-D101 visit).
Information current as of 3/17/2020.
Thanks to all ambassadors!
Clubs Which Have Hosted Ambassadors
Silicon Valley Improvmasters
Adlibmasters Club, Saratoga Toastmasters Club, and Toasters R Us Club
ASML Sillicon Valley Toastmasters, Mountain View Toastmasters, Next Step Toastmasters Club, and Top Gun Toastmasters Club
ArtICCulators Club, Cadence AHgorithms Club, Chugh Toastmasters, Laser Sharp Speakers, Leadership 101, An Advanced Toastmasters Club, Los Gatos Toastmasters, MCA Toastmasters Club, North Valley Toastmasters, San Jose Toastmasters Club, Silicon Valley Storytellers, Startup Speakers, Study Group Toastmasters, Talk the Line, Talking Chips Club, Talking Heads Toastmasters Club, Toastmasters Evelyn, Valley Toastmasters, VentriTalks, Wry Toastmasters, and nSpeak
Adelante Toastmasters Club, Agile Articulators Speech & Debate Toastmasters Club, Almaden Valley Orators Club, Bay Blitzers, Big Basin Toastmasters, Broadcom-Orators Toastmasters Club, Cathedral of Faith Toastmasters, Fair Oaks Club, First Street Speakers, Friendly Toasters, Global Toastmasters, I'm Feeling Chatty Toastmasters Club, Leadership 101, An Advanced Toastmasters Club, Look Who's Talking, Mandarin-English Toastmasters, Mountain View, Missionanigans, MoToast, Orbiters Toastmasters Club, Panthers Toastmasters, Rivian (not chartered yet), STMicroelectronics, Sierra 49ers, Silver Tongued Cats, Switch-On Toastmasters Club, TGIF Management Club, ToastItNow!, ToastMeisters Club, Toastmasters Insiders Club, True Talking Toastmasters (TTT), 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), Bailey Toastmasters Club (Euclid, OH), Citizens for Better Communicators Toastmasters (Fremont, CA), Evening Stars (San Francisco, CA), Loyola University Chicago Toastmasters (Chicago, IL), Madras Toastmasters (Chennai, India), Move Fast and Say Things (Menlo Park, CA), Superspace Toastmasters (Palo Alto, CA), Talk Of The Town Toastmasters Club (San Rafael, CA), Townsend Toastmasters (San Francisco, CA), 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.