Each of the officers in a Toastmasters club has certain responsibilities to fulfill in supporting the club and its members. There are several officer positions within each Toastmasters club both to spread the workload fairly and to expand the leadership opportunities for club members.
Filling an officer role does not mean that you are required to do the job alone. Being an officer simply means that you are responsible for ensuring that the job gets done. As an officer, you are allowed – indeed, encouraged – to ask other members of the club to help you fulfill your duties.
Serving as a club officer for at least six months satisfies one of the requirements for Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) recognition.
Some club elect new officers every six months (semiannually) while other clubs hold elections once a year (annually). This usually depends on whether the club meets every week or every two weeks. Semiannual terms are an option available only to clubs that meet weekly.
Think that being a club officer is all work and no benefit? Think again! Check out the transferable skills you can develop by being a club officer. It’s a win/win for all!