April 28, 2012 Leave a comment
Dear Toastmasters Members;
Clubs have or will be having elections soon to fill the executive positions. My club at London Western is having their elections this coming Monday.
We Need You! When I say we need you; I mean your club needs you. Every club needs a good solid dedicated executive to lead the club. You can do it! Even new members can take a leadership role. Your club executive is a great way to stretch yourself, learn new leadership skills and build on existing skills and talents. There are roles for all Toastmasters that can and will challenge you.
I had personally enjoyed, learned a lot and think I have helped my club as VP of Membership. It was a challenging and rewarding role. I believe that everyone should take on this role. You get to practice delegating, organizing events and build relationships. It is through this role, I was able to prepare myself for a management role within a new company.
Here is a list of roles and descriptions as taken from the Toastmasters International website:
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.
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.
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.
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.
As treasurer, you are responsible for keeping clear and accurate financial records of club business and for seeing that the club remains financially stable.
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.
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.