Toastmasters. 90 Years Young!

Toastmasters International has come a long way since its humble beginnings 90 years ago. Since October 22, 1924, when Toastmasters’ founder Ralph C. Smedley held the first meeting in the basement of a YMCA in Santa Ana, Calif., more than 4 million men and women have become more confident speakers and leaders through the Toastmasters experience. Smedley’s idea of turning young business leaders into “would-be orators” has led to a thriving global organization with membership exceeding 313,000 in more than 14,650 clubs in 126 countries.

As Toastmasters begins to draw near to its centenary, the process of revitalizing the highly successful brand, building on its strengths and responding to the changing demands of the 21st Century continues with the Revitalized Education Program (REP).

For more information, visit Toastmasters 90th anniversary website and watch a brief 90th anniversary video and view photos of the world’s oldest Toastmasters club. Participate in the social conversation by using the hashtag #TI90years.





Source: Toastmasters International

5 Responses to “Toastmasters. 90 Years Young!”

  1. yolly says:

    Hi! This is Yolly. I heard about toastmaster from one of my friend but it is a little bit far from my home. I tried to search it from the website but the page didn’t found out. Could you please let me know the most suitable or convenient club for me as I am an engineer who is living in stretton queensland? Many thanks for your help.

  2. Ben McIver says:

    I’ve been having trouble trying to find a local club on your website. When I click to find a club, a message appears saying the page could not be found.

    I am highly interested in joining a Toastmasters club and would appreciate any information I could get in regards to joining a club.

    I live in the city of Ipswich, in Queensland and would love to attend any nearby clubs.

    Kind regards,

    Ben McIver

  3. Rosalyn says:

    Hi, I am Rosalyn and I heard about Toast Masters from a friend. I am from Papua New Guinea and would like to know how I can join the Toast Masters Club in my area/ country.. and be able to attend their trainings..

    Rosalyn Webumo

  4. Simon Rolfe says:

    Hi Rosalyn. To find your nearest club follow this link to the Toastmasters International Find a Club page.

    Copy and paste into your web browser.

    Simon Rolfe
    Web Administrator

  5. Veronica masko says:

    If you have had no response please e-mail me.i am the president of morning talkers club and we would enjoy your company.we meet at humanities building Nicholson st. Every 1st and 2nd Monday at 10.15 for 10.30 start..
    Veronica masko

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