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!
Mountain View Community Center
201 S Rengstorff Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040
Contact: Lu Chen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit us and see what Tooastmasters in Mandarin Chinese and English can do for you! Find our weekly meeting info at: www.meetup.com/MET-MV
333 S.Abbott Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035
Contact: Gary Wong, email@example.com
Come check out North Valley Toastmasters, the Club with Charisma, over breakfast at Denny’s (on us)!
1140 Hillsdale Ave.
San Jose, CA 95118
Contact: Tharun Tammineni, firstname.lastname@example.org
UserTesting, Suite 212
2672 Bayshore Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043
Contact: Yelena Kozlova, email@example.com
To RSVP, visit our Meetup event page @ http://bit.ly/38ExADp
Already an Ambassador?
2019-20 Club Ambassadors
Our Club Ambassadors have made 74 visits including 8 visits to non-District 101 clubs:
Lorraine Myers (12 points, 1 non-D101 visit),
Satish Shenoy (9 points),
Faye Yang (8 points),
Ben Yeoh (7 points),
Elaine Lung (5 points, 3 non-D101 visits),
Reina Cheung (5 points),
Sangram Dadige (5 points),
Benjamin Shaibu (3 points),
Doris Tse (3 points),
Olivia Tam (3 points),
Madan Ahluwalia (2 points),
Srinath Ganesh (2 points, 1 non-D101 visit),
Aditi Dixit (1 point),
Alyson King (1 point),
Ansu George (1 point),
Anthony Miyaguchi (1 point),
David Singer (1 point),
Elena Baryshnikova (1 point),
Gene Polovy (1 point),
Hansel Chong (1 point),
Janet Yiu (1 point),
Joseph Kim (1 point),
Kathryn Ellis (1 point),
Kevin Lourie (1 point),
Lilian Hull (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),
Terence Lung (2 non-D101 visits),
and Yinghua Zhou (1 non-D101 visit).
Information current as of 12/3/2019.
Thanks to all ambassadors!
Clubs Which Have Hosted Ambassadors
Silicon Valley Improvmasters and Wharton QuakeMasters
Mountain View Toastmasters, Saratoga Toastmasters Club, Toasters R Us Club, and Top Gun Toastmasters Club
ASML Sillicon Valley Toastmasters, ArtICCulators Club, Cadence AHgorithms Club, MCA Toastmasters Club, Next Step Toastmasters Club, San Jose Toastmasters Club, Study Group Toastmasters, Toastmasters Evelyn, Valley Toastmasters, and Wry Toastmasters
Adelante Toastmasters Club, Almaden Valley Orators Club, Bay Blitzers, Broadcom-Orators Toastmasters Club, Fair Oaks Club, First Street Speakers, Friendly Toasters, Global Foundries (not chartered yet), I'm Feeling Chatty Toastmasters Club, Leadership 101, An Advanced Toastmasters Club, Look Who's Talking, Los Gatos Toastmasters, Mandarin-English Toastmasters, Mountain View, Missionanigans, MoToast, North Valley Toastmasters, Orbiters Toastmasters Club, Panthers Toastmasters, STMicroelectronics, Sierra 49ers, Silicon Valley Storytellers, Switch-On Toastmasters Club, TGIF Management Club, Talking Chips Club, Talking Heads Toastmasters Club, ToastItNow!, Toastmasters Insiders Club, Vanguard Toastmasters, VentriTalks, Xilinx Xpressionists Toastmasters Club, Zume (not chartered yet), and nSpeak
Clubs Visited Beyond District 101: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), Move Fast and Say Things (Menlo Park, CA), Superspace Toastmasters (Palo Alto, CA), and Talk Of The Town Toastmasters Club (San Rafael, CA)
Trending ideas Club Ambassadors are taking to their clubs now
- All participants write brief evaluation/feedback to theTable Topic Master and Toastmaster of the meeting
- As a guest, I was given a TM folder with the following: a questionaire from One Piece of Paper where questions were posed to find out what drives you. Also, there were a business card, agenda, flyer and application included.
- Every meeting begins with an interactive game or exercise
- For clubs with many members - Non Verbalist role where the member is to watch and report on the body language
- Gentle knocking on the table when Word of the Day was used
- Pre-filling roles saves time at the meeting
- Table Topic Master provided brief summary of all TT answers - it is helpful for voting for the best TT, and gives more opportunity to speak for TTM
- The club is holding special events and sessions to bring in guests
- The President or Toastmaster starts the meeting asking members to share a good news in their lives - very helpful for raising energy and bonding
- To have an Improvisation game for Table Topic
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 email@example.com.