Toastmasters Founder - Dr Ralph C Smedley
(1878 - 1965)
It all started when...
For more information on the history of Toastmasters International, try the TI website on the link below.
BRIEFEST OF TIMELINES
1924 - October - first meeting of a Toastmasters Club in Santa Ana, California
1932 - Toastmasters first club outside America
1957 - First Australian Toastmasters Club - Wollongong Toastmasters Club - is chartered
1973 - Membership opens to women
1985 - Helen Blanchard becomes the first female International President
2014 - First International Convention held outside North America
2015 - NSW splits into 2 Districts, District 70 and District 90
A more comprehensive history of Toastmasters in Australia will be available soon on this site. In the meantime, you can read about the history of District 70 Toastmasters on another site - click HERE.