Welcome to Toa Payoh Central CC Toastmasters Club!
Toastmasters International empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Your club will provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
New Member Orientation: outline
- Mentoring Program essentials
- Your club officers: roles and responsibilities
- Stay in touch: chat group, Facebook, website, email…
- Schedule of activities and benefits: chapter meeting schedule, contest schedule, social events…
- Chapter meeting roles: role description, online booking
- New Member Guide to the members-only section of our website
New Member Orientation: details
1. Mentoring Program essentials
The Mentoring Program is a program specially tailored to the needs of our new members. Participation is optional. You will be asked about your needs and whether you wish to be assigned a Mentor. The main objectives of the Mentoring Program are twofold:
- To learn & understand Toastmasters’ Education Program
- To start speaking with confidence
The new member being mentored will be called a protege, which is a more appropriate word than “mentee”.
2. Your club officers: roles and responsibilities
You will find the name of your club officers on this page. As a newcomer, you may wish to talk about your goals and aspirations to either your Mentor, your Club President or your Vice President for Education. The below table outlines the responsibilities of all 7 club officers.
|Provides leadership and sets the meeting’s mood
Prior to the meeting, consults with other officers about the meeting agenda
Opens and closes the meeting, introduces the Toastmaster and makes announcements
|Plans each meeting, schedules meeting assignments
Charts members’ accomplishments toward their own individual educational goals
Addresses members’ needs and guests’ questions after a meeting
|Greets guests and answers their questions
Coordinates induction ceremonies for new members Reports on membership-building activities
|VP Public Relations||Generates publicity to attract guests
Greets guests and answers their questions
Prepares and distributes a newsletter and maintains a website
|Secretary||Keeps meeting minutes
Circulates an attendance sheet
|Treasurers||Transacts and reports on all financial matters
Issues checks to World Headquarters for supply orders
Presents financial reports as required
|Sergeant At Arms||Confirms meeting location, arranges room and equipment, greets attendees and returns the room to its original state|
3. Stay in touch
You will be added onto Telegram Messenger Chat group once you have downloaded the app. You will also be added to our Google group for email communications.
In case you need any clarification, do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via Telegram chat group.
4. Schedule of activities and benefits
We normally meet on 2nd Tuesday and 4th Thursday every month. Meeting dates are readily available from our website home page, on the right hand side.
- Around February or March: International Speech contest season
- Around August or September: Humorous Speech and Speech Evaluation contest season
- We also celebrate major holidays as well as our Club Anniversary in May.
Subsidised Communication and Leadership Workshops
- All members may attend up to 3 subsidised workshops per year for the approved workshops recommended by the club president or VP Education ($5 subsidy per workshop).
- Club Officer Training (COT) is provided twice a year by District 80, free of charge.
5. Chapter Meeting Roles
To facilitate meeting roles assignment and help you achieve your Communication or Leadership goals in a timely manner, use the online booking form available from the centre top of our website‘s home page.
Should you wish to get started now with any of your first three projects, you may refer to this page for downloading the guidelines related to either Project 1, Project 2 or Project 3 – whilst waiting for the physical delivery of your Toastmasters Manuals (delivery lead time is about 3 weeks).
With Toastmasters, you learn by participating. All meeting participants play an important part in making the club experience educational and enjoyable. Following are the roles you may be called upon to fulfil.
|1. Meeting Speaker
Dedicates time and energy planning and practicing manual speeches
Reviews the agenda
Helps speakers learn to convey their message within a specific time limit.
|4. Speech Evaluator
Helps the speaker to improve through:
|5. Topics Master
Invites agreeable guests and members to participate in Table Topics™ so all have an opportunity to speak
|6. Table Topics Speaker
Table Topics helps club members develop their impromptu speaking skills.
|7. General Evaluator
Introduces speech evaluators:
|8. Language Evaluator and Ah Counter
Help speakers and other meeting participants to be aware of and polish their language usage
|9. Sergeant At Arms
Confirms meeting location
6. New Member guide to the members-only section of our website
Please check out below link for use of the members-only section of our website: