distinguished club

What is the Distinguished Club Program (DCP)?

The Distinguished Club Program serves as the starting point for the District Recognition Program, which encompasses the Distinguished Area, Division and District programs.

Distinguished Club Program at a Glance

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.

How does the program work?

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

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.

What are the qualifying requirements?

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.

What are the Distinguished Club Program goals?

There are ten goals that serve as targets to help each club become a quality, sustainable club.

01. Four Level 1 awards achieved

02. Two Level 2 awards achieved

03. Two more Level 2 achieved

04. Two Level 3 awards achieved

05. One Level 4, Level 5, or DTM award achieved

06. One more Level 4, Level 5, or DTM award achieved

07. Four new, dual, or reinstating members

08. Four more new, dual, or reinstating members

09. A minimum of four club officers trained during each of the two training periods

10.On-time payment of membership dues accompanied by the names of eight members (at least three of whom must be renewing members) for one period and on-time submission of one club officer list

What are the recognition levels my club can earn?

Achieve five of 10 goals

Distinguished Club

Achieve seven of 10 goals

Select Distinguished Club

Achieve nine of 10 goals

President's Distinguished Club



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