Frequently Asked Questions 常見問題
Do I have to register in advance to visit? 我需要預先登記才能出席嗎？
No! You are always welcome to just drop by and visit our meetings. If you inform us in advance, we will be able to greet you personally when you arrive.
Must I be a Christian to visit SETM? 我必須是個基督徒才能出席你們的聚會嗎？
No! Even though the club is established by Christians, we welcome anyone of any faith! But to highlight our faith, we would start and end our meetings with a prayer and if you're not a Christian, you can just remain in your seat quietly during the prayer.
Must I be a Christian to join SETM? 我必須是個基督徒才能成為你們的會員嗎？
No! Membership is opened to anyone who wants to improve their communication and leadership skills - and these skills are important for everyone, Christians or not.
Will there be a pastor preaching at your meetings? 你們的聚會當中會有傳道人講道嗎？
No! While we love if you would like to hear God's words, we would encourage you to visit a church for that purpose (and we can even bring you there!). At SETM, we do speeches and evaluations, and we aim to improve on these skills. Having said that, we do start and end our meetings with prayers, because we want to thank our God for giving us the chance to meet and learn together.
How to be a member? 如何才能成為會員？
Most importantly, you would want to improve your communication and leadership skills. If you do, you can fill up a membership form and you will be asked to pay or your membership dues. Once that is done, you become a member!
How much is the membership fees? 會費是多少？
Our regular membership fee is $1,560 for 12 months, and our membership cycle is from October to September. If your term is less than 12 months, you will be charged on a pro-rata basis. If you are a first-time Toastmaster, i.e. you have no other membership at any Toastmasters club in the world, you will also have to pay an one-time registration fee of $160.
Where do the membership dues go to? 會費會用到哪裡去？
Your membership dues are made up of two parts. One of them is an annual membership fee that all members pay to Toastmasters International. The other part is used for the operating expenses of the club, which include rental of venues, printing of agendas and other miscellaneous expenses. Your one-time registration fee is used to cover for the administrative charges for registration at Toastmasters International, as well as your first education path.