Ralph Smedley founded Toastmasters on
October 22, 1924 in Santa Ana, CA. Club
number 1 still exists today as the first
official club of Toastmasters
TOASTMASTERS - CLUB 280 South Bay Club
280 was chartered on September 20, 1944.
We are one of the longest established
clubs in the world and one of the
largest Toastmaster clubs in the Los
Angeles area. Our meetings are well
attended, ranging from 15 to 20 members
and guests every week.
Due to the current COVID-19 social
distancing requirements, Toastmasters
Club 280 continues to meet weekly
through virtual meetings online,
instead of in-person. Guests are more
encouraged than ever to join us online
and experience what becoming a
Toastmaster can do for you.
To join us at this week's meeting email
or call 310 897-1298
VISIT US ON WEDNESDAY
at 7:00 pm!
||BENEFITS OF BECOMING A
to communicate more
- Become a
- Improve your
- Increase your
- Become more
successful in your career
- Build your
ability to motivate and persuade
- Reach your
professional and personal goals
- Increase your
WHAT TO EXPECT
Our weekly meetings follow a timed
agenda and is broken up in two sections.
We encourage guests to arrive 10-15
minutes early for proper introductions.
Meetings run for two hours, starting at
7:00 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.
Below is a breakdown of the meeting:
7:00 - Commence
meeting (Pledge & Officer Reports)
7:10 - Introduce Toastmaster of the
7:15 - Part 1: Table Topics (Impromptu
7:50 - Review Future Agendas
8:00 - Break
8:10 - Part 2: Prepared Speeches (3
8:30 - Evaluations (3 evaluators)
8:40 - Winners Announced
8:50 - Toastmaster returns control to
9:00 - Meeting Adjourned