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Operational Club Requirements - Cheatsheet

General Operational Requirements

 

Requirement Reference Club Open Public Public Interest Club Restricted Public Corporate
Fees payable by the Club to Agora Speakers International Free Free Free $40 per year per club member
payable in advance
$100 set-up fee
$50 per year per club member
payable in advance
with a $600 minimum
Fees payable by members to Agora Speakers International Free Free Free Free Free
Fees payable by members to the Club Up to each club Up to each club Up to each club Up to each club Up to each club
Minimum number of members for chartering 12 8 8 8 8
Need to register and obtain a club number? Required Required Required Required Required
Must accept guests Required Required Optional Optional Optional
Must accept visiting members from other Agora clubs Required Required Optional Required Optional
Must accept visiting country ambassadors or association officials for the purpose of auditing the meetings. Required Required Required Required Required
The club may require having a relationship with other organizations in order to join Cancel 24 Cancel 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24
Must publish online detailed finances available to everyone Required
(if the club charges fees)
Required
(if the club charges fees)
Required
(if the club charges fees)
Required
(if the club charges fees)
Optional
Must follow all the branding guidelines. Required Required Required Required

Required

Must follow all the rules for club finances. Required Required Required Optional Optional
May promote within the club the interests of a different organization. Cancel 24 Cancel 24 Cancel 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24
Must show affiliation with Agora Speakers International Required Required Required Required Required
Educational Program Standard Standard Standard Standard May be customized
Educational Materials Standard Standard Standard Standard May be Branded
Meetings At least 2 per month At least 1 per month No requirements No requirements No requirements
Meeting Announcements All meetings publicly anonunced in advance All meetings publicly anonunced in advance No requirements No requirements No requirements
Can have an age limitation ("Youth Club" ) Cancel 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24 Cancel 24

 

 

Meeting Requirements

 

Requirement Reference Club Open Public

Public Interest Club

Restricted Public Corporate
Single Meeting Leader throughout the meeting Required
Prepared Speeches Required
Hot Questions Required
Thinking Critically Required
Grammarian Required
Timer Required
Evaluator Required
Meeting Evaluator Required
Word of The Day Required Required Optional Optional Optional
Thought of The Day Required Required Optional Optional Optional
Against All Odds Required Required Required Optional Optional
Project of the Month 1 project every month At least 3 projects a year At least 3 projects a year Optional Optional
Goal-Oriented Meetings At least 6/year At least 6/year Optional Optional Optional
Icebreaker Games At least 4/year At least 4/year Optional Optional Optional
Language Improvement Required in foreign-language clubs Required in foreign-language clubs Optional Optional Optional
Listening Evaluator At least 4/year At least 4/year Optional Optional Optional
Body Language Evaluator At least 4/year At least 4/year Optional Optional Optional
Debate At least 1 every 2 months At least 4/year At least 4/year At least 4/year Optional
Projects (or parts of projects) from the Agora Educational Program  All but at most 1 At least 1 per
regular meeting
At least 1 per
regular meeting
At least 1 per
regular meeting
No Requirements
The subject of the speeches may be limited by the club Cancel 24 Cancel 24 Cancel 24 Required
(only to the purpose of the organization)
Required
(only to the purpose of the organization)
All speeches, roles and meeting sections must be evaluated according to criteria known in advance Required Required Required Required Accepted 24
All meeting sections must be timed Required Required Required Required Required
Members can do speeches from other educational programs (educational materials must be legally owned) Cancel 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24
Members can do custom speeches (provided that they communicate in advance the goals and evaluation criteria) Accepted 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24 Accepted 24
Meeting Leader should provide an introduction about Agora Speakers International, its goals and mission Always Only required if there are guests or new members Only required if there are guests or new members Only required if there are guests or new members No specific requirement
All new members should receive a welcome pack containing at least the Welcome To Agora Speakers brochure

Always Printed

Printed if the club collects fees; otherwise, a link to the document may be indicated.

Always Printed

Always Printed

Always Printed

 

Clubs can expand meetings with arbitrary sections and roles, provided they have an educational purpose and are consistent with the mission and goals of Agora Speakers International.

 

Officer Requirements

 

Requirement Reference Club Open Public

Public Interest Club

Restricted Public Corporate
President Required Required Required Required Required
Vice President, Education Required Required Required Required Required
Vice President, Membership Required Required Required Required

Required

Vice President, Community Leadership Required Required Required Optional Optional
Vice President, Marketing Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Treasurer (must be a different person from  the President of the club) Required if the club collects fees Required if the club collects fees Required if the club collects fees Required if the club
collects fees
Optional
Secretary Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Meeting Facilitator Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Community Manager Required Required Optional Optional Optional
All officer positions are Elected for 1 year Elected for 1 year Elected for 1 year Elected for 1 year Elected or appointed
Club may define additional officer roles No Yes Yes Yes Yes
An officer role (except for the President) may be shared between several people Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
An person may have more than one officer role (except for President and Treasurer at the same time) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

 

Note that these requirements may change from time to time. Fees for Restricted and Corporate clubs are revised every year.

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