Club Ambassador Program
The Club Ambassador Program (CAP) encourages members to visit other clubs within or outside the district or around the world. It rewards the member’s growth through this exploration experience. In addition to recognizing the best practices reported by the Ambassadors, the Club Ambassador Program also awards toastmasters for most visits, and most visited clubs for their hospitality throughout the Toastmaster year.
Why Visit the Club?
As a part of Toastmasters, we all are ambassadors of Toastmasters. Being a club ambassador provides us an opportunity to bring out the best of Toastmasters to every club we visit and bring back the best takeaways from other clubs back to our own. CAP recognizes individuals who proliferate the best of Toastmasters.
After the Club Visit:
Contact our Club Ambassador Program Chair at email@example.com.
Current Club Ambassadors
Our Club Ambassadors have made 79 visits including 24 visits to non-District 101 clubs:
Lorraine Myers (21 points, 9 non-D101 visits),
Kyle Wood (14 points, 12 non-D101 visits),
Doris Tse (9 points),
Satish Shenoy (6 points),
Jay Mojnider (3 points),
Cynthia Nakayama (2 points),
Dan Rachlin (2 points),
Jenny Liu (2 points),
John Webb (2 points, 1 non-D101 visit),
Stephen Nosek (2 points),
Sue-May Lin (2 points),
Abhijeet Joshi (1 point),
Alyson King (1 point),
Ashish Ahuja (1 point, 1 non-D101 visit),
Beth Abidi (1 point),
Donna Thurmon (1 point),
Faye Young (1 point),
Gavin Wang (1 point),
Koshy George (1 point),
Matthew Lourie (1 point, 1 non-D101 visit),
Ray Liu (1 point),
Renee Yao (1 point),
Shashi Handalgere (1 point),
Yashpalsinh Gohil (1 point),
and Yifang Xu (1 point).
Information current as of 2/23/2021.
Thanks to all ambassadors!
Current Clubs that Hosted the Ambassadors
ASML Silicon Valley Toastermasters
Amazon Cupertino Toastmaters, Great America Speakers, Intercontinental Toastmasters, SCUMBAT Toastmasters, Toastitnow, Women LEAD Toastmasters (Santa Clara, Ca), and Wry Toastmasters
City Shakers, Gilroy Toastmasters, Iintercontinental toastmasters, Jade Toastmasters, and Leadership 101
A2C, Adlibmasters, Agile Articulator, Amazon Lab126, Aruba Toastmasters, Bayview Toastmasters, California Lion Toastmasters, Cathedral of Faith Toastmasters, Downtown Speechmakers, Evening Toastmasters Club, Excalibur Toastmasters, Fair Oaks Toastmaters, Global Toastmasters, I'm Just Sayin', Intel Innovators, Macintalkers, Next Step TM, Nvidia International Toastmasters, Panthers Toastmasters, Parliamentarian Toastmasters, Peninsula Pros, Point Of Order, QSpeak, Toast R Us/587637, VSF Toastmasters, Wharton Quakemasters, Xilinx Expressionists, and nspeak
Clubs Visited Beyond District 101:Dell TMs (Texas), Friendly Toastmasters Club of Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Western Decibels (Irvine, CA), Haymarket (SCO, UK), AESOP'S FABLERS / 2591 (Sacramento, CA) (Sacramento, CA), Circular Quay, Australia (Australia), Conservatively Speaking (WA), Eagle Idaho Toastmasters (Garden City, ID), Evening Stars (SF, CA), Great White North Online TMs (New York) (New York, NY), Greater Burlington Vermont (Vermont ), Greater North Stockton (Stockton, CA), Greater Portland (South Portland, ME) (South Portland, ME), Gunma Japan (Japan), Limerick Toastmasters (Limerick, Ireland), Parliamentarian Toastmasters (Long Beach, CA), Poineer (Boise, ID), SF Cantonese/English TM (SF, CA), Superspace Toastmasters (Palo Alto, CA), ToSP in Maryland (Maryland), and Tox Talkz (LA, CA)
What’s in it for me?
- Gain confidence from speaking in front of unfamiliar audience
- Expand your horizon by meeting people and learning new things
- Get new ideas to bring back and rejuvenate your home club
- Gain more experience to become a club coach, mentor, or sponsor in the future
- Fill in a functionary or speaker role when the club needs help
- Exchange ideas with host club to learn something new
What are the guidelines for the CAP Rewards Program?
- Any member in good standing including Area and Division Directors can participate.
- No sign up is necessary.
- Earn 1 point for visiting each club within the district during the Toastmasters year. (You may visit a club as many times as you wish. However, only 1 point will be awarded.)
- An Area Director and/or Division Director visiting clubs within their own area or division is not eligible to earn points for their visits.
- To earn credit for a club visit, Ambassadors must submit a report within 7 days of their visit.
- Toastmasters with the most points and the clubs which have hosted the most ambassadors will be recognized at the district events. In addition, the top three Toastmasters who earn the most points will receive gifts at the end of the Toastmaster year.
Ready to be an Ambassador?
- 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)