A Club Sponsor is an experienced Toastmaster who possesses leadership skills, passion for Toastmasters, and a strong sense of dedication to helping charter a new club. Each new club may have up to two sponsors.
The sponsor is responsible for organizing the new club, including selling the new club idea to prospective members, helping to set up regular meetings, completing the charter paperwork, and planning the charter party. Sponsors receive a certificate and credit toward the requirements of a DTM after they return the “Get Credit” form to Toastmasters International.
Note: Sponsors must apply for credit no later than 90 days after the club’s official charter date. Any changes or additions to the sponsor assignments must be made no later than 60 days after the club’s officer charter date.
The sponsor offers encouragement and advice until the club charters, helps the club with their charter party, and attends the new club’s charter presentation. The sponsor works with the new club to:
Occasionally, an entire existing club may assist to start a new club. The sponsoring club offers the new club encouragement and advice and its members attend the new club’s charter presentation. Sponsoring clubs earn the “Founder’s Award” club banner ribbon.
The sponsoring club works with the mentor after the new club charters to: