You are very welcome to come along to ChangeMakers as a guest as often as you like. While you are a guest, you will get to see how the club works, see, hear and meet some great speakers and even participate in Pitch Idea (impromptu speaking!) You will get most value by joining the club and participating in the Competent Communicator program and Competent Leadership Program. The club is affiliated to Toastmasters International, but funded and run by our members. We would love you to join the ChangeMakers – and this is a simple guide to the process.
1. Fill in the application form
For online, please complete the Membership Application Form. Alternatively, at our meetings, one can be found from our Vice President of Membership. Please complete the attached application form, including your telephone and email address. Then email it to our Vice-President of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, just hand the form to any committee member at one of our scheduled meetings.
2. Make a payment by direct transfer, or by cheque or by cash (see section 3 below for how much to pay)
3. Find out what is your membership fee:
You pay a one-off Joining Fee of HK$ 200 and a Membership Fee which varies depending on the month you join. The
Membership Fee runs to the end of the following September.
|Date of Joining||One-off Joining Fee||Membership Fee||Total Payable|
|October or November||HK$ 200||HK$ 1,200||HK$ 1,400|
|December or January||HK$ 200||HK$ 1,000||HK$ 1,200|
|February or March||HK$ 200||HK$ 800||HK$ 1,000|
|April or May||HK$ 200||HK$ 600||HK$ 800|
|June or July||HK$ 200||HK$ 400||HK$ 600|
|August or September||HK$ 200||HK$ 200||HK$ 400|
You only pay the Joining Fee once. The Joining Fee covers your registration with Toastmasters International and a New Member Pack that comprises of: your Competent Communicator manual (this contains details and tips for of all ten speeches) and your Competent Leadership manual. These are sent from the USA – it takes a few weeks to receive them. To get you started, we will give you some guidance notes and even assign a club mentor to you! The Membership Fee covers the costs of the club which is largely the money we pay for soft drinks and refreshments, website maintenance and club promotion. This club is run on a voluntary and not-for-profit basis by members, for members.
After submission the application form, our Vice President for Membership will contact you with further details about completing your application and membership fee payment.
If you have any other queries about membership please email our Vice-President of Membership, Mark Young, at email@example.com