We are a President’s Distinguished Club – Eight Years in a Row! (2015-2016)
Ventura Toastmasters Club #24 began over 80 years ago in Ventura in 1934. Our club realizes that more and more, communication will be via the Internet and wireless devices. Our Club recognizes the need to keep up with these changes. That is probably why it has survived this long. Our members and guests range in age from 18 to the 70’s. Our club membership consists of successful business owners, people between careers, retirees, new business owners, students and people that just want to improve their communication skills.
You must be at least 18 to become a member of Toastmasters. What is unique about our club is the wide variety of backgrounds that our members share. Toastmasters Club 24 membership includes many long-standing Toastmasters providing invaluable contributions to the success of the Club.
Why Club 24?
“Originally for location and timing. Stayed because of the dynamic, fun spirit and the blend of the individual TM’s.” -Toastmaster LoWaine
“I had visited enough TM clubs previously to know a strong, vibrant club & I recognized Ventura TM as being one” – Toastmaster Joyce
“I am at my best in an environment that is welcoming, positive, funny and can help me become better while enjoying myself. Club 24 provides all of the value I was looking for.” -Toastmaster Susann
A benefit of our Club is that it is fast paced and intensive. New members are able to earn their Competent Communicator certificate in about a year. Toastmasters International also has a Competent Leader Certificate track since leadership opportunities are plentiful in Toastmasters. The amount of education you receive in Toastmasters for your money cannot be matched.
An organization like Toastmasters is important in these times because keen communication and leadership skills are essential to your own personal success in many different careers and personal relationships.
Toastmasters can benefit anyone, both personally and professionally. We meet for two hours every Monday night, and enjoy a dinner during a well-organized meeting. What are you waiting for? Join us as a guest!
Current Club Officers:
President: Corrine T.
Past President: Ben S.
VP of Education: Kathy W.
VP of Membership: Paul L.
VP of Public Relations & Webmaster: Gavin H.
Secretary: Ben S.
Treasurer: Nick D.
Sgt. At Arms: Franz F.