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Distinguished Club Program 

The Distinguished Club Program (DCP), an initiative by Toastmasters International, helps clubs accomplish their purpose, which is to provide an environment in which members learn communication and leadership skills.

Austin Toastmasters has a history of successfully completing the DCP requirements, and achieving the highest DCP recognition.

Our club is a demonstration that attention to the tenets of the DCP over time creates a strong club, strong leaders, and strong speakers.


How the DCP Works

The DCP is an annual program; running from July 1 to June 30. Members must complete speaking manuals, leadership projects, officer training, submit dues, submit officer lists, and meet membership requirements.



  • Two CCs (Competent Communicator)

  • Two more CCs

  • One ACB, ACS, or ACG (advanced communicator awards)

  • One more ACB, ACS, or ACG

  • One CL, ALB, ALS, or DTM (Competent Leader, advanced leader awards, Distinguished Toastmaster)

  • One more CL, ALB, ALS, or DTM

  • Four new members

  • Four more new members

  • Minimum of four club officers trained during each of two training periods 

  • Minimum one membership dues renewal report and one club officer list submitted on time

Clubs must also have at least 20 members OR a net growth of at least five new members by June 30.



President's Distinguished Club - achieve any 9 of the 10 goals
Select Distinguished Club - achieve any 7 of the 10 goals
Distinguished Club - achieve any 5 of the 10 goals


At year end, Toastmasters International sends our club President an attractive ribbon for display on our club banner, and a congratulatory letter. Club officers are invited to attend the Club Leadership Luncheon held during the International Convention in August, where they will be recognized for the club's achievement.



Toastmasters International tracks the progress of all Toastmaster clubs toward the DCP goals throughout the year.

Austin Toastmasters' current and past DCP reports (Enter Club #: 4256).

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