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, membership and training and administrative goals. TI 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.


How to Be a Distinguished Club
DCP Worksheet
Distinguished Club Program Manual
Planning Successful Meetings

How does the DCP program work?

TI recognizes clubs that 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 Jessica Allen, DTM, Program Quality Director

or Margaret Mitchell, DTM, Distinguished Club Program Chair

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