A Presidents Distinguished Club


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why should I join Toastmasters?

Have you ever struggled to give a presentation to your boss? How about a toast at your friend’s wedding? Your Toastmasters journey is tailored to help you achieve your specific goals, whether it’s to gain confidence, learn leadership skills, or become an expert storyteller.

2. How much does it cost to join Toastmasters?

It costs $126/year to join Pucksters Toastmasters. Dues are paid 6 months at a time, meaning $63 is due every 6 months. If you join in the middle of a 6-month period, the amount you pay is reduced/prorated accordingly. (Of that $63, Toastmasters International receives $45 and Puc(K)sters club receives $18.) There is also a one-time New Member fee of $20.

3. How many members does Puc(K)sters Toastmasters have?

The number of members fluctuates in all clubs, but our goal is to retain our membership at 20 or above. Twenty members are required for a club to qualify for any of the 3 Distinguished Club awards. Puc(K)sters receives these awards regularly.

4. When and where do members meet?

Every Thursday from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM in the Courtyard Room (unless otherwise posted) at 505 Van Ness Ave. in San Francisco. The cross-street is McAllister. During Covid we meet online via WebEx.

5. I’m pretty busy with work. How will Toastmasters fit my busy schedule?

Toastmasters takes into account that most people have busy schedules. You can attend as frequently or infrequently as you like. We find, however, that those who attend more frequently tend to get the most out of their membership and reach their goals faster.

6. Is my attendance mandatory for every meeting?

Absolutely not! You will reach your own goals at your own pace.

7. How is Toastmasters tailored to my interests?

At the start of your Toastmasters journey, you will take an online assessment to determine your interests. Your program will be tailored specifically to those interests. Some of the possible paths of study and practice are Presentation Mastery, Dynamic Leadership, Effective Coaching and Persuasive Influence, just to name a few.

8. Can I come in and check it out before joining?

Absolutely! You are highly encouraged to “come in for a test drive”. We welcome your observation of what a typical meeting looks like. Come and see if Puc(K)sters is the right fit for you. We are a club that is both serious about progressing on our educational goals as well as a club that likes to laugh and have fun.

While Pucksters meets at the California PUC, our meetings are open to all, so you do not need to work at the PUC to check us out.

9. Additional Questions?

Contact membership@pucksters.org.

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