Do you want to learn how to speak in front of a crowd like a pro? How about learning leadership skills to advance in your career?

Your goals are important. Toastmasters has a proven program that can help you reach your goals.

By joining a club near you, you’ll learn the skills to become a confident public speaker and a stronger leader in every area of your life.

There are over 200 Toastmasters clubs in District 18 which hold meetings in a variety of locations, ranging from corporations to colleges to restaurants to local community centers. Use our Find a Club tool to locate a club near you.

How To Join

Step 1

Visit a club. Find clubs near you by using the Toastmasters International Find a Club tool. Each club has its own culture, so feel free to visit more than one to find the one that’s right for you.

Step 2

When you find the club you want to join, ask the Vice President Membership for a membership application. Fill it out and return it with your dues to the Vice President Membership.

Applicable Fees:

  • $20 New Member Fee – Paid only by new members, this fee covers the cost of the
    first education path, online copy of The Navigator and processing
  • $45 Membership Dues – Paid twice per year

Additional Dues – Clubs may also charge supplementary club dues to cover expenses.

Step 3

Toastmasters International will send you information on how to get started in our education program, Pathways.

Ready to find a club?

Use the Toastmasters International Find a Club tool and find a club near you!

How to Start a Club

Toastmasters clubs meet at corporations, churches, colleges, community centers and even in restaurants.

While community clubs are generally open to anyone, sponsored clubs are often limited to affiliates of the sponsor since the meeting location and some of the fees may be covered.

If your organization is looking to build leaders from within, then now is the time to learn how to sponsor a club and why thousands already have.

To start a new club, follow these five steps:

Step 1

Find at least 20 people over the age of 18 who want to join.

Step 2

Designate and secure a meeting location.

Step 3

Fill out and submit the requisite new club forms to World Headquarters.

Step 4

Fill out the Start a Club form and request more information.

Step 5

Download a copy of How to Build a Toastmasters Club, a step-by-step guide to growing a successful club.

How to Sponsor a Club

Some of the most famous names in business have sponsored clubs, including AT&T, Bank of America, Chevron, eBay, Google, and Microsoft.

Sponsored clubs provide their members with the confidence and communication skills to flourish in their jobs; as members are able to deliver stronger presentations at work, lead more productive staff meetings and relate better with clients and colleagues.

A sponsor typically provides one or more of the following:

  • Meeting location
  • Charter fee
  • New member fee
  • Membership dues
  • Incentives for completion of Toastmasters education paths

We have volunteer Toastmasters leaders around the world who will meet with your organization to determine your needs and show you how Toastmasters can help.

For additional assistance, please contact us by email.