Our Club Growth Director

For 2017 – 2018, our club growth director is Cristol Johnson!

“Quote by Cristol about being CGD.”

We’re excited to have her.


You can learn all the benefits of becoming a member of Toastmasters in District 18.

Learn how to join and be a part of District 18!

Need ideas to grow your club membership?

Looking for ideas on how to grow membership? We can help!

You can get in contact with your District 18 Club Growth Director here!

Learn more about membership growth here

Are you interested in starting a club?

Learn how to start a club and be a part of District 18!

If you’re interested in reaching out to the Club Growth Director, to either schedule a demonstration meeting for your office or learn more about starting a club, reach out here.

Did you know?

  • Three Toastmasters clubs are started every day, all over the world!
  • We’ve been building more confident speakers and leaders since 1966!
  • In 2016 alone we started 32 new clubs!

So what’s the process?

There are a number of different types of clubs you can start. But, they all start with 20 initial members getting together to charter a new club!

Want to start a corporate club?

Meaning a club for employees of a corporation.

Your best chance of success is if there are at least 50 people in management positions in your company, and/or your company has 150 employees at your location.

Reach out to our Club Growth Director here for more information.

Want to start a community club?

A community club is a club open to everyone.

Your best chance of success is in communities of at least 10,000 (including surrounding areas) that don’t already have a Toastmasters Club.

Reach out to our Club Growth Director here for more information.

Want to start a college/university club?

College and Toastmasters are a perfect fit!

People go to college to learn, grow, experience new people and cultures, and develop new skills.

All those things happen in a Toastmasters club too!

What’s next?

If your situation matches any of the above – contact us here.

If you don’t have the 20 members together yet (but you’re confident you can) send us an email.

District 18 is here to help you! We’ll discuss:

  • the club creation roadmap and obtaining the forms for a new club
  • launching and running your new club right

We have Toastmasters that will help guide you through the process of building a new club.

You’ll be part of a team that will include Club Sponsors, Mentors, Area and Division Directors, and the Club Growth Director.

You’ll be part of a team that will include Club Sponsors, Mentors, Area and Division Directors, and the Club Growth Director.

Membership growth

Here are a few (of the many) reasons why growing your membership is the right thing to do:

  • More people can fill meeting and officer roles
  • No one member is overburdened with responsibilities
  • Meetings are more enjoyable because more people are involved
  • It’s easier for a club to help members meet their educational needs

You’ve got options!

You also have your Area Director for help and guidance!

Need to revitalize your club’s membership?

Even though Toastmasters International is a 90-year-old brand, we know that there are still great growth opportunities for Toastmasters.

We also know that sometimes membership in clubs ebbs and flows.

Reach out for help if your club is struggling to get (or keep) a minimum of 20 members.

Why 20 members?

That’s the minimum number to make sure members don’t get “burned out” and get the variety of feedback and experience they need to reach their Toastmasters goals.

You also need to revitalize your club if you have more than 20 members, but only a few members actually attend meetings on a regular basis.

Click here for “How To Rebuild A Toastmasters Club”.

How we can help

If your club has 12 or fewer members, it qualifies to have a Club Coach appointed.

If you qualify for a club coach, reach out to your Club Growth Director here.

Your District 18 leadership is here to help you!

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