Join the Morningstars Executive Board!

An important part of Toastmasters training is learning about leadership, and the best way to become skilled at leadership is to experience it. Choosing to be a leader starts with signing up to be on the Morningstars Club Executive Committee! Or, think of it as leveling up your skills!

Elected officers of our Toastmasters club help to aid in the club’s successes while gaining hands-on leadership experience. Serving as a club officer is a great responsibility and an exciting opportunity.

Join the Morningstars Toastmasters Executive CommitteeIt is for an annual term that runs from July 1 to June 30.  There is a monthly meeting for the executive members (open to all members).

Interested? Please contact a member of the current board for more information on their role or how you can “level up” your leadership skills.

Here are the club officer positions:
1. President
2. VP Education
4. VP Membership
5. VP Public Relations
6. Secretary
7. Treasurer
8. Sergeant At Arms
Roles of the Officers and duties:
President

The club president sets the tone for the club. They provide helpful, supportive leadership for all of the club’s activities. They motivate, make peace and facilitate as needed. Though they may occasionally have to step in to make tough decisions, they rarely do so without consulting club members and other club officers. Communication is key.

Some of the duties include:

  1. Presiding over executive board meetings
  2. Work with club leaders to achieve success in the Distinguished Club Program
  3. Provide leadership and guidance to members

VP  of Education
The VPE is a resource for questions about education awards, speech contests and the mentor program. They suggest speech topic ideas to help educate members of the club or further the club’s goals in the Distinguished Club Program.

Some of the duties include:

  1. Creation of the club schedule and themes
  2. Assist and guide members through education program (getting your CC or CL)
  3. Plan/Delegate/Organize Speech Contests
  4. Manage mentor program

VP of Membership
The VPM promotes the club and manages the process of bring in guests and transforming them into members. They initiate contact with guests, make them feel welcome and provides them with the information they need to join. They monitor membership levels and strategize with the rest of the executive committee about how to overcome membership obstacles.

Some of the duties include:

  1. Recruiting new members
  2. Conduct membership-building programs
  3. Assist guests
  4. Process membership applications
  5. New member induction ceremony

VP of Public Relations
The VPPR promotes the club to the local community and notifies the media about the club’s existence and the benefits it provides. They promote the club, update web content and safeguard the Toastmasters’ brand identity.

Some of the duties include

  1. Writing press releases
  2. Creating and distributing fliers
  3. Networking with the community and members of the club on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook
  4. Keep website content current, relevant
  5. Safeguard the Toastmasters Brand

Secretary
The secretary (sorry, no cool acronym for this office) maintains all club records, manages club files, handles club correspondence and take the minutes at each club and executive committee meetings. They are also in charge of updating and distributing a roster of the current paid membership and keeping the club officer list current for Toastmasters International.

Some of the duties include:

  1. Taking notes
  2. Keeping files, documents
  3. Reporting new officers to Toastmasters International Headquarters

Treasurer
The treasurer is the club’s personal accountant. They manage the club’s bank account, write checks as approved by the executive committee and deposits dues and other club revenues. They are in charge of submitting membership-renewal dues to World Headquarters, filing necessary tax documents and keeping timely, accurate, up-to-date financial records for the club.

Some of the duties include:

  1. Prepare and oversee the club budget
  2. Collect, remind and stalk members for their membership dues
  3. Write checks to disburse funds as necessary for club activities

Sergeant at Arms
The SAA keeps track of and maintains the club’s physical property (such as banners and the lectern). They arrive early to prepare the meeting place for members and stay late to stow all of the club’s equipment.

Some of the duties include:

  1. Tending to club property
  2. Act as liaison between club and the management of the meeting place
  3. Helps with contests by standing at the door while contestants compete in speech contests to ensure no interruptions
  4. Greets each member at the meeting
  5. Starts the meeting with a gavel bang
  6. Introduces the Toastmaster Chair
  7. Makes the coffee
  8. Sets up the room for the weekly meeting and helps with the breakdown

For more information, download the Morningstars Executive Leadership Manual (.pdf) created by our own Katherine S., DTM.

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