Toastmasters hosted the 28th annual convention at the Sheraton-Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California. Mayor George Christopher presented Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, founder of Toastmasters International, with a key to the city.
The Highlander Boys, a crack drill team, demonstrated a close order drill during the 33rd International Convention in Denver, Colorado. The drill team also performed at Opening Ceremonies by presenting flags of the countries that had Toastmasters clubs.
A bagpiper led the procession of officers, directors, and their families as they entered the President’s Celebration during the 36th International Convention in Toronto, Canada.
Ralph E. Howland, DTM, International President 1969-1970, was “knighted” and inducted into the Portland society of the Royal Rosarians by Portland Rose Festival Queen Laurie King during Opening Ceremonies of the 39th International Convention inPortland, Oregon.
Mackenzie Eldred is editorial coordinator for the Toastmaster magazine. Reach her at email@example.com.