Many of you will be nominated to become a Speakerpreneur club officer. In addition to being nominated, you are allowed to nominate yourself. Nominations will be taken during our next club meeting on June 13th and new officers electees will be installed on the last meeting in June on June 27th. The roles available are:
- Vice President of Education
- Vice President of Membership
- Vice President of Public Relations
- Sgt at Arms
With the exception that all nominees and nominators must be in good standing, I do not currently see any restrictions on how many speeches need to be completed in order to qualify for club leadership. Member in good standing means that your membership dues must be up to date and you must be a current member of the club in which you are making the nomination. I have a call in to home office and will let everyone know as soon as I get that information.
Below are basic roles for each officers. Complete roles can be found at www.toastmasters.org:
As president, you are responsible for providing the supportive club environment members need to fulfill their self-development goals, making sure that members benefit from the Toastmasters educational program, and helping the club recruit new members and retain current ones. Read more
Vice President Education
As vice president education, you are responsible for providing and maintaining the positive environment and the programs through which members can learn and grow. If you do your job well, your club will have satisfied members and will continue to grow. Read more
Vice President Membership
As vice president membership, you are responsible for building membership and ensuring a strong membership base by satisfying the needs of all members. Your efforts contribute to the success of the club. Read more
Vice President Public Relations
As vice president public relations, you are responsible for coordinating an active public relations and publicity program. Your job is vital to the growth and success of the club; your efforts help to attract new members. Read more
As treasurer, you are responsible for keeping clear and accurate financial records of club business and for seeing that the club remains financially stable. Read more
As secretary, you are responsible for keeping clear and accurate records of club business, including membership records and correspondence with Toastmasters International’s World Headquarters and others. Read more
Sergeant at Arms
As the sergeant at arms, you are responsible for maintaining club properties, arranging the meeting room and welcoming members and guests at each meeting. Read more
In addition, each officer must attend some form of Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) twice a year. This can be done at the TLI in Raleigh or Charlotte or any local TLI light session. TLI sessions are usually held between June and July and January and February.
Any additional information can be found on the Toastmasters International website at www.toastmasters.org or feel free to speak to any of the current officers about their positions. I encourage all who are looking to further their Toastmasters career to nominate and be nominated for a club officer position.
Good luck and much success!
Yolanda M. Johnson-Bryant ACB, ALB
Division E Governor Elect 2013-2014
Secretary, Speakerpreneur Toastmasters
Area 42 Governor
Division E Assistant Governor of PR
District 37 Certified Judge
District 37 Certified Trainer
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