Each club executive committee — which includes all seven officers and the immediate past president — develops a Distinguished Club Program and Club Success Plan based on the needs and goals of club members. The goals of these programs are based on Distinguished clubs.
Each clubs’ success is critical to the success of areas, divisions and districts.
The Distinguished Club Program is an annual program, running from July 1 through June 30 that recognizes club achievements in education, membership growth, club leadership and club communication. The program consists of 10 goals for your club to obtain, using the Club Success Plan as your guide.
Any club member can track how their club is doing in the Distinguished Club Program by visiting the Dashboard on the Toastmasters International website. To help keep track of your progress toward these goals throughout the year, updated reports are posted daily on the Toastmasters International website at http://www.toastmasters.org/distinguishedperformancereports.
At year-end, the number of goals the club achieved is calculated. Based on the goals met and whether or not the qualifying requirement has been met, the club may be recognized as a Distinguished, Select Distinguished or President’s Distinguished Club.
A qualifying requirement is a prerequisite or prior condition for participation in the program. If a qualifying requirement is not met, your club may not earn Distinguished recognition even if all of its goals are met. To be eligible for recognition, a club must be in good standing and must meet the qualifying requirement of having either 20 members or a net growth of at least five new members as of June 30. Transfer and honorary members do not count toward the qualifying requirement.