1st London chartered as a club in 2010 holding its first meeting on Tuesday 19th January in a City of London pub called the Red Lion
Since then we helped many people attain stellar achievements in their professional and personal lives through the power of communication
1st London keeps that sense of purpose
epitomized by the Toastmaster values of
Toastmasters International, the international education organisation founded in America in 1924 by Ralph Smedley, grew out of a single club, Smedley Chapter One Club at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California. Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932.
You are never very far from a Toastmaster club. In London there are over 40, a list of which can be found on the search facility at Toastmasters.org and on the London Speaker, the e-magazine that covers London clubs.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
When you join your fees go to pay club costs and to register you with the organisation. It is payment with Toastmasters International that makes you a member and they send you your core educational material
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation. Toastmasters collect fees from its affiliates twice a year in April and October. When you renew you will always pay the full annual fee. The membership VP will contact you before your membership expires.
HOW 1ST LONDON IS RUN
1st London is administered by an executive who induct guests into the club, manage its finances and organise the speaking agenda for the weekly meetings. The executive meets regularly to discuss issues important to the club.
Everyone who serves on the executive does so as a volunteer; no-one is paid for their service. Executive members are drawn from the existing club membership and it is open to anyone to join. The executive term is annual and runs with the toastmaster educational year which runs from July 1st to June 30th.