Toastmaster International is a nonprofit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership.  The first Toastmasters club was established by Ralph C. Smedley on October 22, 1924 in California.

Ralph Smedley conceived and developed the idea of helping others to speak more effectively.  The idea still stands to this day and there are now over 211,000 members in 10,500 clubs in 90 countries around the world.

Toastmasters International is the leading worldwide movement devoted to help people become better communicators and speakers.

Through its membership clubs Toastmasters International helps men and women from all over the world to learn the arts of speaking, learning and thinking which are each vital qualities that we need for self-actualization, and leadership enhancement.

Toastmasters exists because of the small membership contribution fees of its members.  It may be the best small financial contribution you could ever make for your own betterment.

In your own Toastmasters club you will receive supportive and positive tips to improve your public speaking, communication and leadership skills which in turn will enhance your self-confidence and personal growth.