How to Start a New Club

Toastmasters clubs meet at corporations, churches, colleges, community centres and even in restaurants. While community clubs are open to anyone, sponsored or corporate clubs are often limited to affiliates of the sponsor since the meeting location and some of the fees may be covered.

To start a new club, follow these five steps:

Step 1

Find at least 20 people over the age of 18 who want to join.

Step 2

Designate and secure a meeting location.

Step 3

Fill out and submit the requisite new club forms to World Headquarters.

Step 4

Fill out the Start a Club form and request more information.

Step 5

Download a copy of How to Build a Toastmasters Club, a step-by step guide to growing a successful club.

Applicable Fees:

  • $125: One-time chartering fee
  • $20: New-member fee per person
  • $45: Six months’ membership dues per person
  • Additional dues: Clubs may also charge supplementary club dues to cover expenses.