The Gavel Club program is open to any group of individuals who cannot otherwise qualify to become a Toastmasters club due to age, inability to pay full Toastmasters dues, or circumstances, which would prohibit full participation in Toastmaster activities.
PURPOSE OF THE PROGRAM
The purpose of a Gavel Club:
- to help its members improve their abilities to communicate effectively
- to encourage its members to read and to listen analytically
- to provide for its members’ instructions, educational materials and the opportunities which will give them skill and experience in the preparation and delivery of speeches
- to provide its members’ a fair and constructive evaluation of their efforts toward self-improvement
- to afford leadership training for its members; and
- to provide opportunities and encouragement for its members to appear before audiences and to express their thoughts creditably
This Club may classify its members as Active, Associate, Honorary and Inactive members, if it deems such classification advisable.
The admission of this Club to affiliation with Toastmasters International, and the continued affiliation and operation of this Club as a Gavel Club, is subject at all times to the approval of the institution sponsoring this Club. Such institution shall designate an individual to serve as Counselor to this Club; that person shall exercise the rights and powers of a Counselor set forth in this Constitution and shall act as the agent and representative of the sponsoring institution in all matters regarding this Club and Toastmasters International.
HOW IT WORKS
To apply for certification, you must send in a Request for Certification, an Officers’ List , and one copy of adopted Constitution and Bylaws accompanied by the certification fee and pro-rated annual fee indicated. Upon issuance of a Certificate of Affiliation to this Club, and so long as this Club remains in good standing with Toastmasters International, this Club is entitled to all the rights and powers, and is subject to all the duties and requirements, of Gavel Clubs as may be stated from time to time in the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of Toastmasters International, in this Constitution, and in policies, procedures, manuals, and other materials issued by Toastmasters International.
Regular meetings of this Club shall be held as provided by the Bylaws of this Club. Participants, working from a handbook, select officers who preside over the meetings. The remaining class members are assigned other duties on a rotating basis, so everyone is actively involved.
Generally, meetings follow a format similar to that of a Toastmasters club meeting. There is an announced agenda and participants learn and practice parliamentary procedure during each meeting. Lecturing is minimal, but discussion is held during each session. Participants also deliver short impromptu and prepared speeches. In every meeting, participants learn to apply the principles of listening, thinking and speaking.
TKMCE Gavel Club
The TKMCE Gavel Club is a youth development foundation, a branch of TMI.
It helps the youth to face the problems of public speaking for their future.
TKMCE Gavel Club was formed in 2001.The mission of the club is to provide a supportive forum for children to improve their communication and leadership skills.
A youth leadership program was conducted for the children of TKMCE Alumni Association by Sharjah Toastmasters which was coordinated by Madam Toastmaster Mallika Padmanabhan and Toastmaster Sreehari.The 7 evening program imparted a great effect on the participants and that led the Alumni association to consider forming a club for the children .The first meeting of TKMCE Gavel Club was conducted on 13th September 2001 at the Emirates National School Sharjah. The club holds the annual election of the office bearers cabinet on the second or third week of December.
The TKMCE Gavel Club Meets every alternate Saturdays from 6 pm to 7.30pm at Keerthi Restaurant (Party Hall) , Off Mina Road, Opposite Panasonic building, Rolla, Sharjah, UAE.
Gavel Club, Sharjah – Please contact persons below
Counsellor: Jessie D’souza
Coordinator: Sunita Nair
Age group: It is open for all children from ages 11 -18 years.
Day & Time: Saturdays from 6 pm to 7.30pm
Next meeting date: 8th April 2012
For ages 11 -18 years only
Please do send a mail (below) to make your children a part of Lagoon Toastmasters Gavel program in Sharjah, UAE.
Gavel Club, Dubai – Please contact persons below
Sanjeet Paul. Email – email@example.com, Elite Gavel Club, Jebel Ali
Anupama Parkar. Email – firstname.lastname@example.org, Creations Gavel Club, Dubai
Sandeep Adnani. Email – email@example.com, Ace Gavel Club, Dubai
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