Distinguished Club Program Goals

What is the Distinguished Club Program?

The Distinguished Club Program (DCP) is a recognition program administered by Toastmasters International (TI). TI tracks the progress of clubs in meeting educational and membership goals and recognizes clubs based on the number of goals achieved during the period July 1 through June 30. Clubs can achieve 10 possible DCP goals. Download a fact sheet about the DCP.

How does participation in the Distinguished Club Program benefit my club?

The DCP works hand-in-hand with the club mission by providing a structured, supportive meeting environment that is productive and fun for all the members. As members set and meet educational goals, they develop confidence and critical communication and leadership skills, inspiring others to do the same. The club’s focus on individual and collective achievement also helps build team spirit and club pride that is infectious and self-sustaining.

Click here to see if your club is among the 46 which have committed to the Distinguished Club Program for 2014-2015.

First Ever District One Distinguished Member Recognition

In order to receive the status of District One Distinguished Member the following criteria must be met within the 2014-2015 Toastmasters year in District One:

1) One Communication Award (CC, ACB, ACS, ACG),
2) One Leadership Award (CL, ALB, ALS) and
3) One new club member sponsored or mentored.

In order to support members toward the achievement of a Distinguished Member Badge we have extended the deadline to April 30, 2015 to (1) fulfill each requirement and (2) submit your application to

Additionally, as long as all other requirements are completed in the 2014-2015 Toastmaster year and within District One Toastmasters, an application may be submitted with at least one educational designation achieved in:

  • June 2014 in District One or
  • A district outside of District One but during the 2014-2015 Toastmaster year

All District One members who fulfill the requirement above and submit their applications by the deadline will receive:

  • Recognition at their Spring Division Contest and the Spring District One Conference and
  • A Special District One Distinguished Member Badge


Flyer with details of Distinguished Member and Speakathon Challenges (MS Word file)
Winners of the March 2015 Speakathon Challenge (New!)
DCP Club Status Report Guide
Distinguished Member Application Rev 2-15-15 (MS Word file)
DCP Commitment Form for Spring 2015 (MS Word file)
DCP Worksheet
Distinguished Club Program Manual
Planning Successful Meetings

How does the DCP program work?

TI recognizes clubs which achieve at least 5 of 10 goals and meet the membership requirement.

  Goal Completed
1 Two CCs  
2 Two more CCs  
3 One ACB, ACS or ACG  
4 One more ACB, ACS or ACG  
5 One CL, AL or DTM  
6 One more CL, AL or DTM  
7 Four new members  
8 Four more new members  
9 Minimum of four officers trained during each of two training periods  
10 One dues renewal report and one club officer list submitted on time  

Membership Requirement

20 or more members OR net growth of 5 members


DCP Award Goals Required
Distinguished Club 5 of 10 goals
Select Distinguished Club 7 of 10 goals
President’s Distinguished Club 9 of 10 goals

For more information please contact Joyce Howard, DTM, Lt Governor Education & Training

or Sonya Vasquez, DTM, Distinguished Club Program Chair

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