Please join me in celebrating an exciting milestone in Toastmasters International’s history – 90 years of empowering individuals to become more confident speakers and leaders!

Founder Ralph C. Smedley organized the first official Toastmasters meeting on Oct. 22, 1924, with the vision of helping men learn how to speak and lead effectively. Nine decades later, his vision continues to thrive as Toastmasters’ education program has helped members like you and me to live confidently, overcome obstacles, meet goals and change our lives for the better!

As we celebrate 90 years of breaking the ice, our organization stands at a historic high point. More than 313,000 members from 126 countries meet regularly to give speeches, gain feedback, lead teams and guide others to achieve. Please enjoy this short video that highlights Toastmasters’ vision and global reach.

We will celebrate the anniversary with a yearlong tribute that honors our organization’s rich legacy.

While we celebrate today, we will continue to build for our future. The next decade holds even greater promise as we continue to expand our reach around the globe as a leading non-profit educational organization!

In celebration,

Mohammed Murad, DTM
International President
Toastmasters International