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!
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
2020-21 Club Ambassadors
Our Club Ambassadors have made 46 visits including 11 visits to non-District 101 clubs:
Lorraine Myers (9 points, 3 non-D101 visits),
Doris Tse (6 points),
Kyle Wood (6 points, 6 non-D101 visits),
Satish Shenoy (5 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),
Abhijeet Joshi (1 point),
Alyson King (1 point),
Beth Abidi (1 point),
Faye Young (1 point),
Gavin Wang (1 point),
Koshy George (1 point),
Matthew Lourie (1 point, 1 non-D101 visit),
Renee Yao (1 point),
Sue-May Lin (1 point),
Yashpalsinh Gohil (1 point),
Information current as of 11/23/2020.
Thanks to all ambassadors!
Clubs Which Have Hosted Ambassadors
ASML Silicon Valley Toastermasters
Toastitnow and Wry Toastmasters
City Shakers, Iintercontinental toastmasters, and Jade Toastmasters
Fair Oaks Toastmaters, Adlibmasters, Agile Articulator, Amazon Cupertino Toastmaters, Amazon Lab126, Aruba Toastmasters, Bayview Toastmasters, Cathedral of Faith Toastmasters, Evening Toastmasters Club, Global Toastmasters, Great America Speakers, Intel Innovators, Leadership 101, Macintalkers, Next Step TM, Panthers Toastmasters, SCUMBAT Toastmasters, Toast R Us/587637, and Wharton Quakemasters
Clubs Visited Beyond District 101:Friendly Toastmasters Club of Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Western Decibels (Irvine, CA), AESOP'S FABLERS / 2591 (Sacramento, CA) (Sacramento, CA), Circular Quay, Australia (Australia), Eagle Idaho Toastmasters (Garden City, ID), Evening Stars (SF, CA), Great White North Online TMs (New York) (New York, NY), Greater North Stockton (Stockton, CA), Greater Portland (South Portland, ME) (South Portland, ME), Limerick Toastmasters (Limerick, Ireland), Poineer (Boise, ID), SF Cantonese/English TM (SF, CA), Superspace Toastmasters (Palo Alto, CA), and Tox Talkz (LA, 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 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.