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ABOUT US!

Who are we?

District 100 is part of Toastmasters International, a non-profit educational organization that teaches communication skills, public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, USA, Toastmasters has served over four million people, and today the membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries.

Toastmasters was founded by Ralph C. Smedley on October 22, 1924, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, to improve the communication skills of the young men under his charge.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

 

We provide our members with the opportunity to:

  • Improve their public speaking skills

  • Build leadership skills

  • Maximize their potential

  • Enjoy unlimited personal growth

  • Work on networking in a small and supportive environment

  • Practice writing speeches and presenting in a group setting

  • Gain a competitive advantage in the workplace

  • Build self-confidence and self-awareness

Where are we?

Toastmasters International consists of 15,800 clubs in 149 countries, split into 14 Regions, and 124 Districts.

 

District 100 is based in Southern California, USA, and covers the San Gabriel Valley & Mountains, North Orange County and Gateway Cities. We have over 1,000 members and just under 100 clubs.

District 100 is within Region 2, which covers the geographical area of the West Coast of the USA, including California, Hawaii and Nevada. Within our District, we have just under 100 clubs across 6 Divisions: Arroyo Seco (A), Gateway (G), Los Coyotes (L), Portola (P), Rose (R), and San Gabriel Mountains (S).

The Toastmasters Promise

As a member of Toastmasters International and my club, I promise

  • To attend club meetings regularly

  • To prepare all of my projects to the best of my ability, basing them on the Toastmasters education program

  • To prepare for and fulfil meeting assignments

  • To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations

  • To help the club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow

  • To serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so

  • To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy

  • To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers

  • To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters education and recognition programs

  • To act within Toastmasters’ core values of integrity, respect, service and excellence during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities.

Toastmasters Core Values

Integrity 

Respect

Service
 

Excellence

Toastmasters International Mission

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

District 100 Mission

We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.