District 20 ToastMasters


Club Mentor

What is a Mentor?

A mentor is a person who shares his or her knowledge and expertise with one or more people who have less experience. Mentoring a new Toastmasters club is similar in many ways to mentoring a single person. Mentors are the advisors and tutors for new clubs and have a great effect on the degree to which a new club succeeds.

Benefits for Mentors

New clubs are not the only beneficiaries of the mentoring relationship. Mentoring allows you to:

  • Share your expertise
  • Develop your capacity to translate values and strategies into productive actions
  • Prove yourself as a valuable leader
  • Invest in the future of Toastmasters
  • Obtain fresh perspectives
  • Build teamwork skills
  • Apply leadership skills in new situations
  • Earn credit toward the path to Distinguished Toastmaster award

Appointing Mentors

Up to two new club mentors are appointed by district directors or club growth directors. The mentors’ names and member numbers should appear on the prospective club’s Application to Organize. Alternately, district directors or club growth directors can submit mentors’ names by emailing newclubs@toastmasters.org no later than 60 days from the charter date. Mentors and a charter officer sign and return the Get Credit form to World Headquarters after mentors have completed six months of service.

To give club mentors the knowledge to provide a strong foundation for new clubs
Click below to download the "New Club Mentoring Matters"