How Do I Join?

Old Town Toastmasters member and Distinguished Toastmaster, Anton Vanterpool II, DTM, speaking at a Division F Fall Conference

How to join Old Town Toastmasters

Once you’ve decided that Old Town Toastmasters is the perfect club for you, there are only a few simple steps to become a member:

  1. Attend a meeting – Old Town Toastmasters meets on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month in Old Town Alexandria. Networking starts at 6:15 pm and the meeting begins promptly at 6:30 pm.
  2. Complete and submit application – Any club officer will answer your questions regarding club membership. Download a membership application or ask a club officer for a copy . Submit the completed application to any club officer when you are ready to join.
  3. Pay initial membership dues – Generally, membership dues are collected semi-annually every March and September. However, if you are a new member paying for the first time, membership dues are handled differently. New members pay a $20 Toastmasters International “New Member Fee” plus a prorated amount up to $60 to cover your current semi-annual membership period. Check with the club’s Treasurer for the amount that you will need to pay. Payment methods accepted are PayPal®, cash, or personal check (click here for details).
  4. Await membership processing – A club officer will send your application and fees to Toastmasters International World Headquarters. You will be notified via e-mail when your membership process has been completed, typically up to a week.
  5. Congratulations! You are now a member – Log in to the Toastmasters International website (www.toastmasters.org) to get started on your Toastmasters journey.

The Toastmasters Promise

As a member of Toastmasters International and Old Town Toastmasters, I promise:

  • To attend club meetings regularly
  • To prepare all of my speech and leadership projects to the best of my ability, basing them on projects in the Competent Communication, Advanced Communication or Competent Leadership manuals
  • To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments
  • To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations
  • To help the club maintain a positive, friendly environment necessary for members to learn and grow
  • To serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so
  • To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy
  • To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers
  • To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters educational and recognition programs
  • To maintain honest and highly ethical standards during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities


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