A gavel club is a special type of organization which is not a regular Toastmasters club. A gavel club allows certain ineligible people to have an experience similar to what Toastmasters clubs provide.
A gavel club may have members whose age is less than 18, and it may be composed of unemployed people who are unable to pay dues. Attendees are not regular members but are instead called gaveliers. While the manuals of the educational program may be used, gavel clubs miss out on other Toastmasters features such as contests and the leadership track.