(Names of new members)…..,
you are joining a worldwide organization that has helped nearly three million people learn to communicate more effectively. As members of D’Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club, you will benefit from a proven program of self-development. You will become part of an outstanding group of people who are dedicated to helping one another in a spirit of sharing and enjoyment.
Membership in this club and in Toastmasters International is a privilege that carries with it many rewards. Yet it also places certain obligations upon you. We are a group of people brought together to do things we could not accomplish alone. Our collective obligation is to grow and improve ourselves and to share our knowledge and experience with fellow members in a spirit of enjoyment. This means you must work diligently towards your own self-development … evaluate others’ speeches in a spirit of support and sharing … assist the club in reaching its goals … remain positive … and keep a smile on your face.
We ask you, our new members, to dedicate yourselves to personal growth, to share this great gift with your fellow members, and to help keep this Toastmasters club strong and dynamic.
To aid you in your journey, mentors have been assigned been assigned to each new member, would the mentors please rise as I call your name
Mentor for _________ – Toastmaster (Name)
Mentor for __________ – Toastmaster (Name)
Please face your fellow members and affirm your membership by repeating the following words : (The text below can be duplicated and given out to each new member to recite with VPM)
I, (Name), IN THE PRESENCE OF MY FELLOW MEMBERS OF THE D’UTAMA ADVANCED TOASTMASTERS CLUB, MAKE THIS FIRM OBLIGATION
… TO ATTEND MEETINGS REGULARLY AND PREPARE FULLY FOR EACH ASSIGNMENT
… TO APPLY MYSELF TO THE PROGRAM OUTLINED IN THE TOASTMASTERS MANAUALS
… TO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY IN CLUB ACTIVITIES
… TO EVALUATE OTHERS IN A POSITIVE, CONSTRUCTIVE MANNER
… TO BUILD OPEN, FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIPS WITH MY FELLOW MEMBERS
… AND TO BRING OTHER NEW MEMBERS INTO THE CLUB SO THAT THEY CAN ALSO GAIN THE BENEFITS OF TOASTMASTERS.
Would all club members please stand and repeat your club’s pledge to its new members?
(The text below can be duplicated and given out to each club member to recite with VPM)
WE THE MEMBERS OF THE D’UTAMA ADVANCED TOASTMASTERS CLUB PLEDGE TO SUPPORT YOU IN YOUR QUEST FOR SELF-DEVELOPMENT
… TO PROVIDE YOU WITH POSITIVE, HELPFUL EVALUATIONS
… TO MAINTAIN A FRIENDLY, SUPPORTIVE ATMOSPHERE
… TO GIVE YOU OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OTHERS
… AND TO MAKE YOUR TOASTMASTERS MEMBERSHIP A REWARDING AND FULFILLING EXPERIENCE
I would now wish to invite the President of D’Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club, (Name) to the stage to present the Club Handbook and Name Tags to our new members (please hold your applause till the end of the presentation). Here you have it, ladies and gentlemen, our new members (lead applause). New members, please be seated.
(Hand the time to the President.)