TOASTMASTER FUN FACTS
The logo has had 5 versions since the beginning. This is how they have evolved:
Smedley Phone Conference? Extract from The Toastmasters magazine January 1959
Former member, Leonard Nimoy.
Actor, star of television series “Star Trek.”
Former member, Tim Allen.
Actor & comedian.
On two occasions in District level contests, we have had husbands and wives competing against each other.
In 2010, Allan & Dale Rees-Bevan were both in the District International Speech Contest.
In 1989, Elizabeth & Gary Wilson were both in the District Evaluation Contest.
Toastmasters officially opened their membership to women 1973. Helen Blanchard was the first woman to join, but she had been in Toastmasters for several years, registered under the name "Homer". She was also the first female International President of Toastmasters in 1985-1986.
The official anniversary date of Toastmasters International is October 22, 1924.