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 goals.
How does participation in the Distinguished Club Program benefit my club and its members?
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. Last, but not least, DCP recognition serves as a benchmark for a club’s quality, particularly if the club attains DCP awards year after year (such as Tongue Tamers – President’s Distinguished without interruption since 2010!), which will in turn attract new talent to the club.
How does the DCP program work?
TI recognizes clubs which achieve at least 5 of 10 goals and meet the membership requirement.
|1||Two CCs (or four Level 1s in Pathways)|
|2||Two more CCs (or two Level 2s)|
|3||One ACB, ACS or ACG (or two more Level 2s)|
|4||One more ACB, ACS or ACG (or two Level 3s)|
|5||One CL, AL or DTM (or one Level 4)|
|6||One more CL, AL or DTM (or one Level 5)|
|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|
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|