Toastmasters International Mission

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators
 and leaders.

District Mission

We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.

Club Mission

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.

Toastmasters International Values

  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Service
  • Excellence

Toastmasters International Envisioned Future

To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.

District 54

District 54 Toastmasters is the organization that represents Toastmasters clubs in parts of the Central and Northern Illinois. District 54 stretches from the Mattoon, Ill in the south, parts of the Greater Chicago area in the north, and westward to Moline in the Quad Cities area.

Finding and Visiting a Club

If you are interested in learning more about Toastmasters, check out our clubs or visit Toastmasters International's Find a Club portal.

District Leadership Team

The district leadership team is made up of the district executive committee and support volunteers. The district executive committee which ensures that the district and its leaders are working toward the achievement of the district mission includes the District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, Public Relations Manager, Administrative Manager, Finance Manager, Logistics Manager, Division Directors, Area Directors, and the Immediate Past District Governor.

Areas and Divisions

District 54 is divided into five Divisions, with four to six Areas in each Division to support local Clubs. Each of the Divisions covers its own geographical area.

District Awards

Every year, District 54 sponsors several awards recognizing both clubs and individuals for their outstanding performances during the year in the areas of member education, leadership, and the overall promotion of the Toastmasters program.


District 54 continues to build a rich history of accomplishments, including a Past International President, International Directors, and numerous achievements in Speech Contests, membership growth and development. Visit our District 54 Historian portal to view some popular lists.