CC - Competent Communicator - an educational achievement awarded after completing ten speeches in the Competent Communication manual.
CTM - Competent Toastmaster - an educational achievement awarded after completing ten speeches in the Communication and Leadership manual before 2008.
CL - Competent Leader - an educational achievement awarded after completing ten projects in the Competent Leadership manual.
ACB - Advanced Communicator Bronze - an educational achievement awarded after receiving a CC or CTM, and completing ten speeches from two advanced manuals. Formerly called the "Advanced Toastmaster Bronze" (ATMB).
ACS - Advanced Communicator Silver - an educational achievement awarded after receiving a ACB, completing ten speeches from two more advanced manuals and conducted two programs from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club Series. Formerly called the "Advanced Toastmaster Silver" (ATMS).
ACG - Advanced Communicator Gold - an educational achievement awarded after receiving a ACS, completing ten speeches from two more advanced manuals and coordinated and conducted one Success/Communication, Success/Leadership or Youth Leadership module as well as coached a new member through his or her first three speeches. Formerly called the "Advanced Toastmaster Gold" (ATMG).
ALB - Advanced Leader Bronze - an educational achievement awarded after completing a CL and CC, holding a club office for at least six months, attending district sponsored officer training (TLI), creating a Club Success Plan, and conducted two programs from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series.
ALS - Advanced Leader Silver - an educational achievement awarded after completing a ALB, served a complete 12 month term as a district officer, completed a High Performance Leadership program, served successfully as sponsor or mentor appointed by the district governor of a new club OR served successfully as a club coach or club specialist.
High Performance Leadership (HPL) Project - A special project that teaches Toastmasters how to plan and execute a leadership project. This is a requirement for DTM.
DTM - Distinguished Toastmaster - the highest recognition within Toastmasters. These members have completed both the Educational Track (Advanced Communicator Gold) and the Leadership Track (Advanced Leader Silver).
District Leaders and Officers
Club Mentor - A district leadership role assigned by the district governor in which a person acts as an advisor and tutor for a new club and has a great affect on the degree to which that club succeeds.
Club Coach - The district leadership role assigned by the district governor for a club with 12 or
fewer paid members at the time of the appointment. Coaches are Toastmasters who are not members of the struggling club and are not currently familiar with the club or its members. This outsider perspective allows the coaches to view the club objectively and help them back to the road of success.
Area Governor - A district officer responsible for helping the clubs of his or her area to succeed in achieving their goals as well as organizing area level speech contests.
Division Governor - A district officer responsible for helping the areas of his or her division to succeed in achieving their goals as well as organizing division level speech contests.
District Governor - The chief executive officer responsible for leading all the clubs, areas and divisions that make up a district. Sets the budget, oversees expenses, officer training and district conferences.
Lt. Governor of Education and Training - The second ranking district officer responsible for the administration and tracking of all educational programs in the district as well as the district conferences.
Lt. Governor of Marketing - The third ranking district officer responsible for retaining members and clubs, building clubs, and collecting dues.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) - The district officer responsible for branding, marketing, and increasing public awareness of Toastmasters.
Meeting Roles and Events
Toastmaster of the Day (TMOD) - The Master of Ceremonies for a day-time meeting. Sets the tone for the meeting - make sure everyone enjoys themselves and participates!
Toastmaster of the Evening (TMOE) - The Master of Ceremonies for an evening meeting. Sets the tone for the meeting - make sure everyone enjoys themselves and participates!
Table Topics - A portion of a meeting where participants practice speaking off the cuff by answering questions.
Table Topics Master - A meeting role responsible for preparing questions or other methods to facilitate participants practicing speaking off the cuff.
Grammarian - A meeting role responsible for listening for and noting down incorrect usage of the language as well as creative or inventive usage of the language, use of the word of the day, and may also count ums and ahs.
Timer - A meeting role responsible for timing each presentation and reporting the times when called on.
Evaluator - A meeting role responsible for giving verbal and written feedback to a member that presents a speech during the meeting
Master Evaluator - A meeting role that leads the evaluation portion of a meeting and is responsible for proving feedback on the meeting itself and all the members who fulfilled roles during the meeting.
Word of the Day - A portion of a meeting where a member presents a vocabulary word for the meeting.
Club Secretary - a club officer responsible for record keeping.
Club Treasurer - a club officer responsible for collecting dues, paying dues, and administering the club's bank account.
Sergeant-At-Arms - A club officer responsible for the logistics of a meeting, and calling meeting to order on time.
Vice President of Education - a club officer responsible for planning the club meetings and helping club members reach their educational goals. VPE is considered the second ranking club officer and has a vote in district elections.
Vice President of Membership - a club officer responsible for welcoming guests, keeping track of visitors and signing up new members. Also advocated for all club members.
Vice President of Public Relations - a club officer responsible for advertising the club in the media, publicizing meetings and other events. can also be in charge of a website and/or newsletter.
Club President - the highest ranking club officer responsible for setting the vision ad mission of the club as well ad administers the DCP. The president has a vote in all district elections.
Area - A group of 4-7 clubs that are typically close to one another. These clubs work to support one another, and conduct inter-club activities, such as Area speech contests. There are 36 Areas in District 36.
Division - A group of 5-7 Areas that are in the same rough geographic area within the District. There are 6 Divisions in District 36.
District - A geographic location that encompasses a number of clubs and members. Districts are set by Toastmasters International.
FreeToastHost - A free web hosting service that allows clubs to build a website based on a template and simplified HTML.
TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute) - A half day of training offered to club officers and other Toastmasters twice a year. The training is free of charge. It is required of club officers to fulfill goals in the Distinguished Club Plan.
DCP (Distinguished Club Plan) - A set of ten goals that clubs strive to meet. Attaining goals correlates to strong, healthy clubs.
Distinguished Club - A club that meets five of the ten DCP goals, plus a membership goal.
Select Distinguished Club - A club that meets seven of the ten DCP goals, plus membership.
President’'s Distinguished Club - A club that meets nine of the ten DCP goals, plus membership. This is the highest official designation for a successful Toastmasters Club.
A “Perfect Ten” Club - An unofficial designation within District 36 and some other Districts to recognize and honor a President’s Distinguished Club that has met all ten of the DCP goals.