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. It also recognizes the best practices reported across the district and awards the club visited the most for its hospitality throughout the year.
Already an Ambassador?
Club visit reports submitted after July 1st for the 2018-2019 year will be published soon.
0 total visits to District 101 clubs since May 20:
208 total visits to all clubs since July 1, 2017:
David Benjamin (42), Jenny Liu (26), Gergana Angelova (20), Hla Min (14), Henry Miller (13), Megan Mayer (10), Satish Shenoy (10), M Kathryn Tobisch (10), Kristian Crump (7), Lakshmi Jagannathan (7), Anna Garcia (6), Huseyin Karaarslan (5), Elaine Lung (4), Lorraine Myers (4), Kelley Nielsen (4), Doris Tse (4), Lisa Bennett (3), David Mauro (2), Mythili Prabhu (2), Vinod Prabhu Nagarajan (2), Marylou Avanzino (1), Jagat Banerjee (1), Lejla Cizmic (1), Parthiv Doshi (1), Mayank Gupta (1), Sathia Kannan (1), Kate Kelley (1), Paula Mudge (1), Anthony Tran (1), Michael Trotter (1), Faye Yang (1), Sharon Zimmerman (1), Daniel van Doorn (1)
Information current as of July 14, 2018.
Thanks to all ambassadors!
Congratulations to Ventritalks, the most hospitable club in 2017-2018!
2 visits: Silicon Valley Mandarin English Toastmasters
Trending ideas Club Ambassadors are taking to their clubs now
- Agenda is published online and roles are featured with the members' faces and names to help people recognize each other for reports while being eco-friendly. (Los Gatos TMs)
- Custom evaluation forms with aspects that went well, areas requiring improvement, specific suggestions for future presentations, final words of encouragement/praise, and evaluator's name.E.g. A paragraph on feedback on the back of the agenda to guide evaluators: "Feedback is a gift. Please provide positive, encouraging, constructive general observations and not advice to help our fellow Toastmasters GROW professionally and personally. .... What did you observe? What was the tone? What was the body language? What did you learn? How was the speech organized? Did you understand the goal of the speech and did the speaker accomplish his/her goal?"
- Have members introduce guests to the rest of the club at the beginning of the meeting. It saves time & highlights the guests in a special way. (TGIF TMs)
- New award: shortest time to speak (Toasters R Us)
- New role: "Ballot counter", to let the Toastmaster focus on facilitating the meeting. (North Valley TMs)
- The agendas have graphics related to the theme of the meeting and include the word of the day, roles, and guidance. (WRY TMs), + pictures, and reminders on what to do using bullet points on the agenda (VentriTalks)
- The club uses Trello project management software for club management.(Los Gatos TMs)
- The speeches are around work projects to leverage alignments with minimal burdens. (Amazon Latb 126)
- TMs info integrated into the new employee onboarding with support from Human Resources. (Amazon Latb 126)
- Try meeting outside or at a different venue. (TGIF TMs)
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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
- 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
- The club visited the most will receive the District 101 Hospitality Award ($25 in TI Gift Certificates)
- Advertise at your club pages that you are welcoming Club Ambassadors!
How will YOU be recognized?
- Gain experience for becoming a club coach, mentor or a club sponsor in the future
- All Ambassadors who submit reports between May 20th and June 30th receive a Certificate and recognition at the July 14th Leadership Luncheon
- Submit 5 or more diligent Ambassador reports to receive an additional token of appreciation at the Leadership Luncheon
- Submit the most number of insightful Club Ambassador reports between May 20th and June 30th to earn a Free Entry to the Leadership Luncheon!
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 Satish Shenoy, Club Ambassador Program Director 2018-19, at email@example.com.