Policy for Admitting Members, Including New Toastmasters

Online Presenters is an advanced club that chartered with all experienced Toastmasters, but we leave open the possibility of admitting members who do not have prior experience in Toastmasters but do have other relevant experience.

On Feb. 27, 2017, the new club officers voted to recommend the following policy for adoption by the club members, governing how we will admit members in general and particularly those who do not meet the normal requirement of having completed 6 or more Competent Communicator projects.

Proposed Policy

To be admitted to Online Presenters, a prospective member must:

Attend at least 2 meetings as a guest.

Make a Table Topics-length speech on why they want to join. (This may be done on the 2nd guest visit, time permitting).

If the prospective member does not meet the requirement of previous Toastmasters experience (>6 CC speeches), a waiver must be granted by a simple majority vote of the officers that the individual meets the standard of relevant experience for admission. Votes may be accepted via email or other electronic means. The board vote will NOT be held as part of the public meeting. If the board does not approve the waiver, the prospective member will be informed privately and encouraged to reapply after gaining some experience in Toastmasters through another club.

Once these requirements are met, the prospective member will be asked to submit an application and payment.

Per Toastmasters protocol, members must also be voted in by the members present at a regular meeting.

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