Stefanie ChowClub Growth Director - Stefanie Chow, ACS, ALB
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Stefanie Chow began her Toastmasters journey in August 2013. She joined shortly after graduating from the University of California, San Diego, in order to expand her personal and professional network. She now resides in San Francisco and is a proud member of Rhino Business Toastmasters. Her crowning achievement is competing twice at the District level of the International Speech Contest -- once in San Diego and once in San Francisco.

Stefanie has found that her biggest reward comes from empowering others to challenge themselves, whether starting an advanced manual, competing in a speech competition, or taking on a leadership role. This has sparked her passion in serving as a club officer, club mentor, and ultimately her current role as Club Growth Director. She looks forward to spearheading the charter process for many new Toastmasters clubs this year and strengthening existing clubs.

While she is not attending Toastmasters meetings, she is utilizing her communication skills as an advocate volunteer for Freedom House, a shelter for human trafficking survivors. Stefanie also enjoys her career as a meeting and events professional and spends her leisure time exploring craft breweries, watching Broadway musicals, and occasionally performing stand-up comedy!

Here are some specific programs that help with club growth. Please browse through the links and let us know if you have questions about Club Growth, or if you have ideas that could help us.

  • Club Sponsors: Have an idea for a new club? Let’s make it happen! Don’t worry--you don’t have to do it alone. The new clubs team will work closely with you and help you throughout the process. And you’ll get official recognition from Toastmasters International.
  • Club Coaches: Coaches work with clubs having fewer than 12 members to grow membership and increase momentum, so that the club becomes Distinguished. District 4's Adopt a Club page showcases clubs that are seeking a coach. Successful Club Coaches get official recognition from Toastmasters International.
  • Club Mentors: Mentors work with a newly chartered club for 6-12 months, helping that club establish itself. Your guidance assists the new club to begin on a solid footing. You’ll also get official recognition from Toastmasters International.
  • Club Ambassadors: Want to step outside your club and visit others? The Club Ambassador Program enables you to visit other clubs and share your unique insights with the District! Participation in other club meetings helps spread best practices across the District, and helps you to broaden you own Toastmasters experience.
  • Club Open Houses: Hold an Open House to spread awareness of your club and its unique culture in your community, adding new members in the process. Planning and having an Open House is a great exercise in leadership and team building for your club, and it also helps strengthen your membership.
  • Speechcraft Program: Present the fundamentals of public speaking to non-Toastmasters over 4 to 8 sessions. This is also an excellent way to grow your club’s membership as Speechcraft graduates often join the club and get credit towards their CC for the speeches they’ve already given.
  • Youth Leadership Program: Bring the benefits of Toastmasters to a younger generation! YLP coordinators run 8 weekly Toastmasters sessions with students ranging in age from older elementary school children through younger high school students.