What is the Distinguished Club Program?

checklistThe Distinguished Club Program (also known as the “DCP”) is a set of goals developed by Toastmasters International that helps clubs in achieving education, membership and administrative objectives.

Toastmasters has found that Distinguished clubs tend to be successful, fun, strong clubs of which members enjoy being a part.  Members of these clubs are completing manuals and receiving recognition, and the clubs are continually growing and improving.

There are 10 goals in the DCP.  To be Distinguished, your club must have:

  1. Two (2) members in your club achieve the Competent Communicator award
  2. Two (2) additional members in your club achieve the Competent Communicator award
  3. One (1) member achieve an Advanced Communicator award  (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
  4. One (1) additional member achieve an Advanced Communicator award (Bronze, Silver or Gold)
  5. One (1) member achieve a Leadership award.  (Competent Leader, Advanced Leader Bronze, Advanced Leader Silver, or Distinguished Toastmaster)
  6. One (1) additional member achieve a Leadership award.  (Competent Leader, Advanced Leader Bronze, Advanced Leader Silver, or Distinguished Toastmaster)
  7. Four (4) new members join your club
  8. Four (4) more new members join your club
  9. At least four (4) of your Club Officers trained in both the Fall and Spring
  10. Club dues paid on time in both the Fall and Spring, and your Club Officer Lists sent in on time in June.

How to be a Distinguished ClubAward Levels for Distinguished Clubs

There are three award levels for Distinguished clubs and the awards are tied to how many of the 10 measurements a club actually completes.

To be eligible for these awards, a club must have 20 paid members on its roster.  If a club has fewer than 20 members, than it must have a net growth of 5 members over the course of the year.

  • 5 DCP goals completed – Distinguished Club
  • 7 DCP goals completed – Select Distinguished Club
  • 9 DCP goals completed – President’s Distinguished Club

Learn More …

To see how your club is doing in the DCP, click this link.

To learn more about the specifics of the DCP from Toastmasters International, click this link.

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