Toastmasters Presidents Distinguished Club Award
Toastmasters clubs that achieve all 10 of the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) goals receive the Toastmasters Presidents Distinguished Club Award.
Toastmasters Victoria Quay is one of 36 Clubs (of approximately 18,000 Clubs worldwide) to have achieved this award every year since records started in 2004.
In Australia there are 7 other Clubs that have achieved the same. They are all in New South Wales. On a population basis, this is an extraordinary result.
What is the DCP?
Toastmasters International Clubs are encouraged to work towards Awards in the Distinguished Club Program (DCP). There are 10 Goals which cover member speaking and leadership awards, active membership, officer attendance at training sessions and the lodgement of administration returns.
Clubs which achieve 9 or 10 of the DCP Goals receive the Presidents Distinguished Award.
In the Toastmaster year 2003/04 World Headquarters completed the digitisation of its records and made it possible for Toastmaster Mike Raffety in the USA to search through the records and locate those clubs in the world which had achieved Presidents Distinguished Club status. Every year since then he has published a list of those original June 30 2004 Presidents Distinguished Clubs which have maintained an unbroken record of all 10 Goals achieved. This is a high standard to maintain and the original list he made in 2007 of over 80 clubs is now down to 36 at July 2018.
In the current year, 2018/19 we have already reached our ten Goals so we will be there again in July 2019.
List of '10 Goal' Clubs by Country
Listings show District/Club Number Club Name, City
17/5769 Victoria Quay, Fremantle
70/6865 Burwood, Sydney
70/8502 Double C, Sydney
90/2274 Parramatta, Sydney
90/2618 Balgowlah RSL, Sydney
90/2692 Dundas, Sydney
90/3703 Alpha, Sydney
90/3827 Dee Why R S L, Sydney
47/1600 First Bahamas Branch, Bahamas
47/7178 Healing Communicators, Bahamas
12/7213 Master Motivators, Ontario
21/2651 Cloverdale, British Columbia
21/8742 Good News, British Columbia
87/2968 Polonia, Indonesia
51/5912 D'Utama, Malaysia
51/9150 Crystal, Malaysia
72/8994 Ngamotu Breakfast, New Zealand
67/9295 Legacy, Taiwan
3/499 Gilbert, Arizona
11/4081 Greater Greenwood, Indiana
19/7515 Golden Speakers, Iowa
22/625236 Don't stop Talking at DST, Kansas
29/77213 Bernie Bough, Virginia
29/8913 Lake Ridge, Virginia
30/6840 Fox Valley, Illinois
30/9084 Hines Verbal Aces, Illinois
39/4896 Bits 'N Speeches, California
43/1684 Capital City TMC, Mississippi
48/2284 St Petersburg, Florida
50/2364 Hillcrest, Texas
56/8937 Spring Ahead, Texas
56/9951 Dining Out, Texas
58/4035 Piedmont Executives, South Carolina
58/5548 Blue Streak, South Carolina
58/7735 Saturday A.M., South Carolina
83/4646 Brunswich, New Jersey
Note: in 16/17 five clubs dropped out
57/3972 Confidence Builders, California
27/5986 G.U.T.S., Virginia
51/6895 Maicsa, Malaysia
80/9104 SRC, Singapore
80/691812 AIA, Singapore