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100 Years at a Glance

By Staff

Toastmasters history timeline over 100 years

In October 2024, Toastmasters International turns 100! In honor of this historic milestone, each issue of the Toastmaster magazine this year will show historical facts, photos, throwback articles, or recaps of Toastmasters firsts.

We’re kicking off the celebration with a few highlights in the history of Toastmasters. While Dr. Ralph C. Smedley introduced the concept of Toastmasters in 1905, the groups he subsequently established all dissolved—until he started up once again. Our condensed timeline begins in 1924.

Toastmasers centennial timeline




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