Club Growth Director

Cynthia D. Williams

Quote by Cynthia about the CGD Program… 
“Give Control and Create Leaders, Take Control and Attract Followers”

Fellow Toastmasters,

Welcome to District 18 Club Growth Corner, where ‘We Turn D.R.E.A.M’s Into Reality’

This Toastmasters year will prove to offer many opportunities for us to grow and achieve our GOALS in Leadership and Communication development. All areas of Toastmasters from the Clubs to the Areas, to the Divisions, as well as the District, hold opportunities for growth.

The Club Growth Director, mission is to

  • Strengthen existing clubs
  • Provide targeted resources to underperforming clubs and
  • Build and support new clubs.

However, I cannot do this alone. My plan is to provide a platform that allows you, members and District 18 Leaders to reach your GOALS by… G-Growing O-Others A-And L-Leading S-Self.

In the District 18 Club Growth Corner you will find Tips & Tools that will assist you to develop and accomplish your GOALS


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!

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!
 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 do not already have a Toastmasters Club.
  • Reach out to our Club Growth Director here for more information.

 What’s next?

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

If you do not 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:

  • Marketing tips on reaching the minimum 20 members
  • the club creation roadmap and obtaining the forms for a new club
  • launching and running your new club right

We have Advanced Toastmasters members 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.


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!

  • A very successful method that every club should use is the Open House.
  • Speechcraft is another great method for introducing potential members to the benefits of Toastmasters.
  • Grow your membership through your current members – invite friends, co-workers and neighbors as guests!
  • To help inform potential members about Toastmasters, we have marketing materials that you can give out for free!
  • 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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