Welcome to District 54!
What is Toastmasters?
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 54 has a leadership team to support the members, Areas, and Divsions of the District. It is divided into five Divisions, with four to six Areas in each Division to support local Clubs. Meet our Leadership Team!
We will be using this page to share inspirational videos from our District and the world of Toastmasters.
Check out this video from Lance Miller, Toastmasters International "World Champion of Public Speaking," speaking about the leadership and career benefits of Toastmasters.