You have decided to join our Club
First Steps for New Members
Please submit the payment to our bank account.
Blue Danube Speakers Linz charges a membership fee of 10 € per month, payable twice a year (i.e. 80 € per semester). The fee must be paid into our account by April 1st and October 1st at the latest. If you join during a term, we can sign you up from the following month; the remaining fee in that case is 10 € times the number of months left in the term.
We charge an additional registration fee of 20 € for first-time members of Toastmasters International. If you have already been a member of a recognized club worldwide, this fee is waived.
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You can find more information about the payment conditions here.
Make sure we add you to our WhatsApp group - send your phone number to any officer
Your first speech will be the Icebreaker. It is a 5-6 Minutes speech on any topic, but typically, you would introduce yourself (talk about who you are, where you are from, what your interests are, what your motivation to join Toastmasters is, etc.)
Once you have a toastmasters.org account - a few days after you paid your membership fees - you should select a Path in the Pathways system on toastmasters.org - go to "Pathways Basecamp" and either take the assessment, or select a path based on the descriptions.
At Blue Danube Speakers, you will use two different kinds of accounts:
This is the official Toastmasters website. You will need to be a registered member to have access. VP Membership will create your account once you have paid your fees. On that System, you will have access to the Pathways system.
This is an unofficial system that we use to schedule our meetings. Officers can give you access any time - they will need your valid e-mail-address for that. Use that system prior to a meeting (more than 24 hours prior) to sign up for a role like Timer, Ah-Counter, etc.