Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
District 54 is made up of 74 clubs. District 54 stretches from the Mattoon, Illinois in the south, parts of the Greater Chicago area in the north, and westward to Moline in the Quad Cities area (see map on right).
Find a Toastmasters club near you on the Toastmasters International Find a Club portal.
We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.
We provide a supportive and
positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
We strive to adhere to the following values:
That every member, current and future will become a better speaker, a better leader, and a more confident person as a result of our ideas, our decisions and our actions.
District Council Meeting for Fall 2020
What are the Characteristics of Successful Clubs?
What are the Characteristics of Struggling Clubs?
Develop a 3 Month Plan for Club Success!
For Presidents and Vice Presidents Education sign up for credentials for voting at the District Council Meeting on September 18th at 9:00 AM. Links to the meeting will be provided under the DEC Agendas once available.
If your club is looking to learn how to conduct a virtual club meeting this video may help with best practices from District 54.
District 54 how to setup a virtual club meeting via Zoom