Toast Masters Comes to the Lighthouse

Have you heard of Toast Masters? If so or if not, the San Francisco Lighthouse has a neat opportunity for you which I post from its latest newsletter update.

Join the LightHouse Toastmasters Club!

Photo: A microphone coupled with the Toastmasters logo, a stylized globe with the words “Toastmasters International” over it
LightHouse has an exciting opportunity to start our very own Toastmasters club! What is Toastmasters? We’re glad you asked! Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, the organization has over 280,000 members in more than 14,700 clubs in 144 countries across the globe.

Toastmasters is a place to develop skills of self-empowerment. It’s a place to practice public speaking, improve communication, and build leadership skills. Whether you are embarking on a career that will regularly require speechmaking or if you are simply looking to build confidence and find your voice in casual social settings, Toastmasters can teach you the skills to lead a more empowering life.

In order to be considered an official Toastmasters club, we’ll need to recruit 20 members. On Monday, February 13, we’ll be holding a club planning meeting. We will discuss the next steps for developing LightHouse Toastmasters. David Chan, LightHouse student and former Board member, was the speaker at last month’s demo meeting and has agreed to be our first official club mentor! Join David and the rest of the (hopefully!) soon-to-be LightHouse Toastmasters members this Monday.

Agenda Topics

Welcome, a recap of the demonstration and meeting purpose
Process for Club and membership activation
Membership commitment level
Role of Mentors
What: Toastmaster’s Planning Session (Online)
When: Monday, February 13, from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm Pacific
Where: Zoom (Meeting link will be emailed to those who RSVP)
RSVP: Please contact Sabrina Bolus at or 415-694-7607

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