Toastmasters, Where Leaders Are Made
Toastmasters is an international organisation dedicated to the education of its members in the skills of Public-Speaking and Leadership. There are over 300,000 active Toastmasters in more than 15,000 clubs.
Members of a Toastmasters Club have the opportunity to earn educational awards in the areas of Public-Speaking, and Leadership. A new member would seek to complete 10 prepared speeches to finish the Competent Communicator (CC) Award, and work through 10 well-defined leadership projects to earn the Competent Leader (CL) Award. These are the two entry-level qualifications in Toastmasters, and members may go on to earn more advanced awards, culminating in the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) Award.
Members who complete the CC and CL awards observe a significant improvement in their levels of self-confidence and involvement in situations requiring speaking or leadership, no matter what the context.
Toastmasters International is broken into Regions, Districts, Divisions, Areas, and Clubs. The Ashfield Toastmasters Club 871425 is in the Phillip Division of District 70 in Region 12. Ashfield Toastmasters Club has been going strong since it was chartered in 2006, and has approximately 20 active members.
The following clubs are located in Area 32.
- Ashfield Toastmasters (2nd & 4th Thursdays, 7:00PM, , Club Ashfield)
- CHPRSL Toastmasters (2nd & 4th Mondays, 7:00PM, , Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club)
- Sydney Sunday Morning Toastmasters (1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday, 10:00AM, , Ashfield RSL)
- Sydney Travel Toastmasters (2nd & 5th Thursdays, 7:30PM, , Ashfield RSL)
- The Exodus Foundation (3rd Saturdays, 12:15PM, , The Exodus Foundation on Liverpool Road)
As the clubs have different meeting days and times you may find that one of these suits your schedule better than the others.
The Phillip Division contains 7 Areas (6, 20, 32, 35, 40, 50).
Phillip Division is one of 10 divisions in District 70. District 70 used to encompasses NSW and ACT but due to strong growth, in 2014/2015 this district was split into two: District 70, and District 70 North and there are now 6 Districts in Region 12.
Read more about Toastmasters International at www.toastmasters.org
Read more about District70 at www.d70toastmasters.org.au