Use the following resources in your club or district at meetings and conferences, and on your website and social media.
Basic Training by Ralph C. Smedley (copyright 1956).
International Convention, Philadelphia, 1951.
Convention programs through the years.
Robert T. Engle, Executive Director, 1967-1975.
YMCA, Santa Ana, California, home of the first club.
A signed portrait of Dr. Ralph C. Smedley.
Speech Engineering by Ralph C. Smedley (copyright 1952).
Ted Blanding, Executive Director, 1945-1958.
The first official Toastmasters club, circa December 1924.
The second TM club, Anaheim, California, 1932.
The Toastmaster magazine throughout the decades.
First female International President Helen Blanchard, 1985.
Maurice Forley, Executive Director, 1958-1967.
Dr.Smedley and Maurice Forley, World Headquarters, 1963.
Founder’s Luncheon, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1947.
Terrence McCann, Executive Director, 1975-2001.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Smedley, with daughter Betty.
Mr. and Mrs. Smedley.
A portrait of Dr. Ralph C. Smedley taken in Portland in 1948.
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