In view of the continuing COVID-19 Pandemic, our meetings have been held on line since after March 2020. As of March 2022, it is not planned to resume face-to-face meetings yet.
- What is Toastmasters Club?
Won’t you wish to develop your communication and leadership skills? Toastmasters Club is an international organization and is
the right place for such purposes. By becoming a member, you are provided with “a supportive and positive learning experiences in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.”
Refer to www.toastmasters.org
2. Welcome to our Yokohama-Hiyoshi Toastmasters Club !
Yokohama-Hiyoshi Toastmasters Club is one of some 500 toastmasters club in Japan working mostly in Yokohama city. It was started in January 2015 and was formally chartered on September 7, 2017. Members usually gather for the meetings in Hiyoshi/Kikuna area along the Toyoko Line in Kohoku Ward of Yokohama. It is characterized by being a Bi-lingual Club. During two hours of meeting time, one hour is conducted in English and other one hour is conducted in Japanese. Therefore, non-native speakers of Japanese are welcome to join our club.
Our meetings are held, in principle, on the 2nd and 4th Monday evenings from 19:00 till 21:00. In the month having the 5th Monday, we hold a special meeting. Various sessions are provided in each meeting including 2 to 4 prepared speeches, table topics or dialogs.
Refer to an example of meeting program.
3. How to become a member?
(1) Before determining to become a member of our club, you may wish to participate in a meeting as a guest. Please send us a request for a visit as a guest as par the request form below.
English hour and Japanese hour are alternately held. The mood of a meeting may vary depending on the attending members. Thus, the participation as a guest is available up to 3 meetings without any fee or charge.
Guests are not usually requested to make a speech in the meeting, but may express brief comments or opinion at the beginning and ending of the meeting.
(2). After the second visit, guests can declare the intention to apply for the membership.
(3). Applicant is requested to pay the registration fee and the membership fee for the first term before registration.
(4). Initiation ceremony for each new member shall be held in the nearest meeting.
- 4. Fees and Charges
Registration fee: 3,000 Japanese Yen, but is not charged to students or to registered members in other clubs.
Membership Fee: 10,000 Japanese Yen for every six months, but is 6,000 Japanese Yen for students
Membership fee is payable twice every year, I.e. for October – March term and April – September term at the beginning of each term.