Information for guests

As a guest, you will receive a very warm welcome at Shropshire Speakers Club.

The club has a warm and jovial atmosphere, but does have a more formal side in the structure of the meeting, which enables everyone to participate and learn regardless of their experience or ability.

Members not only practise their speaking, but also take on roles in running the meeting and offering constructive evaluation, all of which is just as important when learning effective communication skills.

This is all with the support and encouragement of club members, and at a pace which suits you.

The Shropshire Speakers Club is part of a worldwide not-for profit organisation called Toastmasters International. Toastmasters International was established over 80 years ago, has over 16,000 clubs worldwide, with more than 326,000 members in approximately 135 countries.

If you have any questions regarding the Shropshire Speakers Club or about joining Toastmasters, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Don’t forget that you can attend Shropshire Speakers as a guest as many times as you like for free.

For more information about our club and meetings, please see our FAQ.

Toastmasters membership form (PDF)

Membership fees

Initial joining fee: £20

This one-off fee covers your membership to Toastmasters International, subscription to the Toastmasters monthly magazine, and also covers the Toastmasters Pathways educational material.

Membership subscription: £170 per year

Membership subscriptions are paid on a semi-annual basis in March and September at the rate of £85. Members joining between these dates pay pro rata at the rate of £14.50 per month.

The subscription pays for Toastmasters International annual dues, room hire for Shropshire Speakers meetings, and materials and equipment for the club.

Subscription reminders are issued in February and August, one month before they are due. 

Payment options

  • Bank transfer or standing order to Shropshire Speakers account (contact us for details)
  • Payment in full by cheque: Please make cheques payable to Shropshire Speakers and submit it along with your application form to the club’s Treasurer, President or Vice-President of Education.  

Unfortunately we do not accept credit or debit card payments.

We can provide you with a receipt if you need one.