Become a Toastmasters Member

If you would like to join Toastmasters we recommend coming along to our meetings held every Friday from 7:00am to 8:30am at Speight’s Ale House, Function Room, 263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch.

Our club is located in the heart of Christchurch and is used by professional people to improve communication and listening skills as part of their personal and professional development. Alternatively you can contact our Vice-President Membership for further details.

Joining Boaters Toastmasters is fast and simple
The club and joining fees are as follows:

  • Initial one time joining fee $80 (includes starter pack)
  • Monthly club fee $15
  • Payment is preferred by automatic payment and can be made monthly, 6 monthly
    or annually.

Download Toastmasters Membership form

See below for more specific information on Joining Boaters Toastmasters

When you’re ready, you must complete a Toastmaster Membership Application Form available from a club officer and pay the joining fee. This usually happens after you have visited a club several times, and participated in meetings. You’ll get to know the club members and how the club works and feels before you join.

If the club accepts your application your membership application form is completed by a Club Officer, and you are registered with Toastmasters International in the United States along with payment of your fees.

Joining and Membership Fees

Age Limit: To join Toastmasters, you must be at least 18 years of age.

Every new member of Toastmasters pays a one-off joining fee and a monthly membership fee. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Joining Fee: $80
Club fees here at Boaters Toastmasters are $15 per month and cover venue hire, coffee, tea and ongoing Toastmasters International fees.

When you have paid your fees, you will be presented with a Toastmasters New Member Kit.

The New Member Kit has the Competent Communicator and Competent Leader Manuals.  When you have completed these manuals, you will be awarded the Competent Communicator and Competent Leader Awards.  You can work on both manuals at the same time, or each one independently.  Go to the Communication and Leadership pages for more information on what these programmes involve.

Speaking Programme

Your name will be placed on the forward programme and your Icebreaker speech (4 page pdf) will be scheduled for delivery as soon as practicable after joining.


As a new member, you may be assigned a mentor to help you get started. You’ll also have access to a wide range of Toastmasters resources, some of which you can purchase, and some may be available through your club.  Find out more about the mentoring service on the Mentors page.

You can participate in speech contests, and attend conventions and workshops.  Check our Boaters Toastmasters Competitions section for details of the current activities.

You’ll receive “The Toastmaster” magazine delivered to your letterbox every month.  This magazine is crammed full of interesting articles and news about Toastmasters all over the world.  View the Magazine Index for a list of articles published in the Magazine.

Renewal of Fees

Ongoing membership fees are paid twice a year to Toastmasters International, in April and October, by the Boaters Toastmasters Committee. This is covered by the $15 monthly fee each member pays into the club account.