FAQs

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Are there any mentors?

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There are several mentors in the club. Although not mandatory, you are highly encouraged to get a mentor once you become a member. Our Vice President of Education will help choose a mentor for you.

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How do I join the Executive committee?

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You need to become a member for at least six months and need to be current with your membership to headquarters.

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Do you accept PayPal or credit cards?

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Toastmasters International only accepts credit card payments for new membership and membership renewal fees. A staff member can help facilitate the payment of these fees for you. In contrast,Club fees need to be paid in cash or through electronic transfers.

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Okay, I’m ready to join, how do I do it?

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Simply come to a meeting and pay your fees. Please note that all new members will have to go through a voting process in order to become a member of METC. We do this in order to keep the quality of the club high and to enforce commitment in all members.

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Are there any native English speakers?

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The members of our club change from year to year, , but there are currently several native English speakers among our members. In addition, throughout the year, many more native English speakers visit our club.

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How fluent in English must I be in order to join?

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We recommend an intermediate level of English. Members should be able to easily respond to questions asked during improvisational speaking. Although the club meetings are in English, the intention of the club is not just to speak in English, but to practice public speaking in English. This is an extremely useful way to improve your language skills as well as your communication skills.

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Can I bring a guest?

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Sure, all members and potential members are encouraged to bring guest. In fact, we hold an open house meeting every six month in order to increase enrollment.

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How do I become a member?

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It’s simple. First, you need to attend two of our meetings as a guest, and if you decide that you like it, simply ask for a member of the executive committee for enrollment information. We’ll be happy to assist you.

If you have never been a member of a Toastmasters club before, please note that there are two fees to be paid. First, there is a fee of $36.00 USD payable to the Toastmasters’ organization, this needs to be paid every six months. Second, if you are a new member, you will pay a one time fee of $20.00 USD payable to the Toastmasters’ organization.

Lastly, we ask all members for a monthly fee of 100 pesos to cover club expenses, including rent of space, coffee and snacks.

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How can I join METC?

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You can join METC by attending  our bimonthly meetings. Once you attend at least two sessions, our Vice President of Membership will guide you through the enrollment process.

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Can I visit your club without being a member?

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Yes, all guests are encouraged to join us. You can visit our club up to three times for free. If after your third visit you decide not to become a member, we request 50 pesos per visit.

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How often do you meet?

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We meet twice a month, typically on the second and fourth Saturday from 9:00 to 11:30 am. Sometimes our dates will change because of holidays or other events. Please see our calendar for any changes.

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Where do you meet?

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We meet at Botticelli 74, Colonia Nonoalco. Mexico, DF, 03100, Mexico. In the reading room in the first floor of the Lutheran Church. Although in special occasions you may find us at the hall.

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What can I expect at a Toastmasters session?

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Toastmasters sessions are very dynamic and engaging. A typical meeting usually includes several prepared speeches as well as improvisational speaking. An important part of the meeting is the evaluation and feedback provided by our members participating in various leadership roles. However, the best way to learn more about Toastmasters  is to visit a club!

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I’m already a member of another Toastmasters club, can I join yours?

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Of course! If you can manage your time and commitment, you can be a member of several clubs. The upside is that you will have more chances to deliver talks, serve in leadership roles, and widen your network.

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How many members are in your club?

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All clubs must keep a minimum of 20 members. Our club currently has 23 members and a few other interested parties.

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