Facts for First Timers

New Member Experience Where are club meetings held?

Club meetings are held in a variety of locations, including corporations, colleges, restaurants and local community centers. Toastmasters' global network is made of 16,600 clubs in 143 countries.

Do I need to contact a club before attending?

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Am I required to speak at a club meeting?

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How long do club meetings last?

Meeting times range from 1–2 hours.

Do I need to bring anything to a club meeting?

No. You are not required to bring anything to a meeting.

Is there a leader or instructor?

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. The club will have elected club officers present and a Toastmaster who facilitates the meeting.

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How much does it cost to become a member?

Members pay international dues of $45 USD every six months. (Some clubs may charge additional fees.) There is a new member fee of $20.

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