Club Ambassador Program
This program encourages members to visit other clubs which will offer a learning experience for both the Ambassador and the club visited.
What will YOU gain?
- New ideas to bring back to your own club to keep the excitement strong
- New opportunities to participate as a speaker or other meeting functionary
- New friends! Why wait for an Area or Division contest to meet new people?
- Instill a desire to go beyond the club level to District leadership
What will the visited club gain?
- Cross pollination of ideas
- If yours is a low member club, you have a critical mass when your guests visit you.
- Perhaps the ambassador wants a dual membership in your club.
- You learn/teach a new tool for holding quality club meetings.
- Membership gain and membership retention due to the variety it offers through your visitors.
What will YOU earn?
- Gain experience towards being a club coach, mentor or sponsor at a later date.
- When you submit your third completed Club Ambassador visiting form, you will receive the following: the designation of being an Official District 58 Club Ambassador and Recognition at the District Conferences, a Club Ambassador certificate (suitable for framing), and the opportunity to go for this year’s Club Ambassador of the Year Award.
- More ways to earn ambassador points — e.g., bringing a friend, submitting a photo on social media, making note of your “favorite phrase” (overheard) — in addition to the traditional “3 Unique things” and filling in a meeting role; there is the opportunity to earn up to 10 ambassador points per visit.
- You will have the information from your visit, which you can then share with your home club/VPE if you desire.
How to complete a Club Ambassador visit
- Find a club that you’d like to visit that fits your schedule — the club does not have to be in your area, your division, or even District 58!
- The only restrictions are that the club cannot be one that you are a member of or are the area/division director of; i.e. to become a club ambassador, area and division directors will have to visit (and complete/submit forms for) three clubs outside of their area and division respectively. Also, credit will not be awarded for multiple visits to the same club.
- Contact the club to verify meeting date/time/location; ask to be placed on the agenda if you’d like to speak or perform a meeting role (or you can just show up).
- At the meeting: observe, participate, take notes, just as you would in your own club.
- Submit your completed Club Ambassador form (note: credit will not be awarded for multiple visits to the same club).
- As soon as THREE completed forms are submitted, you will be noted as a District 58 Club Ambassador and listed on the website!
Club Ambassador recognition
- The title District 58 Club Ambassador is given to Toastmasters who submit three (3) completed club ambassador visit forms.
- Club Ambassadors will be presented a certificate at the Spring Conference.
- The club single most-visited by this year’s club ambassador program participants will be presented with the Club Ambassador Hospitality Award: $25 District Store gift certificate.
- Club Ambassador Award: Toastmaster who earns the most points in the Club Ambassador program will receive a Toastmasters mini notebook and pen and Toastmasters travel mug.