New Membership

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. With a global membership of 292,000, 14,350 clubs in 122 countries around the world, you can take your Communication skills to the next level.

Toastmasters education program comprise of bi-monthly meetings – a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.  You will grow your communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.

Toastmasters membership are billed on two semi-annual cycles:

  1. Oct 1st – 31st March
  2. Apr 1st – 30 Sept

Depending on the month you decide to join, the invoice is billed for remaining months in the corresponding cycle.  (e.g. June membership covers June, July, August, September).

Next membership cycle: OCT 1st 2014 – MAR 31st  2015

Step 1: Download & complete Member Application Form

2. Select 1 of our TWO invoice options for new membership fee

A) New Membership Fee + Cycle for NOV -MARCH 2015 (5 months) = R660  New-Membership_Nov14-March15_noDinner

B) New Membership Fee + Cycle for NOV -MARCH 2015 (5 months) + prepaid Thursday meeting fees = R860 New-Membership_Nov14-March15_inclThursDiner

Step 3:  Send completed Membership App + proof of payment to Treasurer (admin@toastmasters.co.za) and VP membership (membership@toastmasters.co.za), or you may hand your application form at the next meeting.

Garmeson Trust Scholarship 

Joe Garmeson was a very prominent Toastmaster from its early days in the 1950s up until the turn of the century.  He passed away in 2001, and donated half of his estate to a trust from which three quarters of income should be used to subsidise underprivileged people in order that they benefit from Toastmasters training.  Following from Joe’s will, the vision of the trust is as follows:

To enable under privileged people to benefit from Toastmasters.

The benefit will come in the form of all joining costs and 50% of the semi annual dues for a period of 2-3 years.

What is expected of the individual:

1. Attend 90% of the Meetings.

2. Carry out a major assignment each month (Something that requires preparation, eg a speech, Toastmaster of the Evening, Topic Master.)

3. Carry out a minor Assignment at any of the other meetings, eg Evaluator, Time Keeper, Um-counter, Impromptu speech.

The benefit would be forthcoming for 2 years and if growth is maintained then a further year will be permitted.

If you will like to apply, please review Garmeson Trust website (http://www.toastmasters74.org/for-members/joe-garmeson-trust) and email VPMembership membership@toastmasters.co.za for Application Forms.