Toastmasters International

Who we are:
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations. More…

History:
Toastmasters began as a series of speaking clubs organized by Ralph C. Smedley during his time working for the YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) in Bloomington, Illinois, United States. As director of education at the YMCA, Smedley saw a need for the men in the community to learn how to speak, conduct meetings, plan programs and work on committees, and he wanted to help them. More..


Toastmasters of La Jolla

History:
Founded on June 1, 1978, Toastmasters of La Jolla is a member club of Toastmasters International , a worldwide organization with over 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Awards:
2003-2004: Select Distinguished Club**
2004-2005: Select Distinguished Club**
2005-2006: Distinguished Club*
2006-2007: President’s Distinguished Club***
2007-2008: President’s Distinguished Club***
2008-2009: Select Distinguished Club**
2009-2010: Distinguished Club*
2010-2011: President’s Distinguished Club***
2011-2012: Select Distinguished Club**
2012-2013: Distinguished Club*
2013-2014: N/A
2014-2015: President’s Distinguished Club***
2015-2016: President’s Distinguished Club***
2016-2017: “On Going” President’s Distinguished Club***

* Distinguished Club – the club met the membership prerequisite and achieved at least five of the 10 goals.
** Select Distinguished Club – the club met the membership prerequisite and achieved seven or eight of the 10 goals.
*** President’s Distinguished Club – the highest level of recognition available. The club met the membership prerequisite and achieved at least nine of the 10 goals.