An Anniversary Toast

Toastmasters International is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year, and local clubs are proud to carry on the organization’s mission of empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Club members regularly give speeches and learn how to both give and receive feedback. All clubs are nonprofit and volunteer based; some are open to the community at large, and some are private groups for a particular business or organization.

Aspiring public speakers and leaders in 92130 are served by Area 24 in District 5. District 5 is one of 97 districts around the world dedicated to building new clubs and supporting all existing clubs, and contains over 3,000 members in over 145 clubs. District 5 celebrated their Fall District Conference earlier this year in October, with Lark Doley serving as keynote speaker. Lark is the newly elected second vice president and the future president of Toastmasters International.

92130’s local clubs include B.I.A. Club, Torrey Pines Toastmasters, AMN Cheers! Club, Hi-Fi Speakers Club, and JitterJabbers. While each club focuses on helping its members expand their speaking skills and overall professionalism, no two clubs are alike, as each provides its own unique community and environment. On the benefits of being a Toastmasters member, AMN Cheers! Club’s representative Therese Jackson shared, “Toastmasters provides an excellent framework and resources to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders, and our club, AMN Cheers!, provides a safe, encouraging, supportive environment in which to grow and develop.” To learn more about Toastmasters International visit To learn more about the clubs in District 5 visit

Toastmasters Clubs in 92130

B.I.A. Club
Established in 1986; open membership
Meets Fridays at 7 a.m.

Torrey Pines Toastmasters
Established in 2006; open membership
Meets Tuesdays at 12 p.m.

AMN Cheers! Club
Established in 2004; eligibility criteria exists
Meets Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m.

Hi-Fi Speakers Club
Established in 2004; open membership
Meets Thursdays at 12 p.m.

Established in 2015; eligibility criteria exists
Meets Tuesdays at 12 p.m.