May 23, 2018

How to Visit or Join

Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During your journey, you learn to tell your stories. You listen and answer. You plan and lead. You give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, you find your path to leadership.

Feel free to drop by any Friday morning before 7:15 am (we suggest 7:05 am), where you will sign our Guest Book and enjoy the next 1 hour 15 minutes of meeting. You are welcome to visit as many times as you wish, and it is a good idea to visit several clubs if you are considering becoming a member.

Memberships cost $81 for 6 months and include all learning materials, plus access to your Pathways online portal. Just released in 2017, this Toastmasters online learning experience is a new and exciting, flexible, and interactive way to develop your skills.

Once you join you will have the option of having a mentor who will guide you through your first “Ice Breaker” speech and the meeting roles. As you’ll see in the sample Agenda, each meeting has a specific format with assigned roles that rotate weekly. Ultimately you, too, will lead a meeting as its Toastmaster!

See a photo of a meeting in action.

If you’re interested in joining Santa Cruz Downtown Toastmasters, here is an application form and here is a chart of application fees for new members.