Oak Bay Toastmaster’s membership averages 25 to 30 members. The wide range of ages and backgrounds makes us a diverse, fun, yet professional group. Our members include students, professionals, stay-at-home parents, and retirees. Everyone is welcome.
Oak Bay Toastmasters was founded in November 1994 as “GVHS Toastmasters”. It was revived on May 5th, 1998 as “Oak Bay Toastmasters” by six members, one of whom is still with us today.
Our meetings run for 90 minutes and contain 3 segments: short prepared speeches and impromptu speeches; longer prepared speeches; and feedback to all participants that focuses on strengths and suggests improvements.
We meet every Tuesday evening on-line from 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. Please arrive 10 minutes early so we can get to know you. We start on time! Please contact our VP Membership for more information or register as a visitor on-line.
“A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while, he gets to know something.” Wilson Mizner
Our club has achieved “President’s Distinguished Club” status every year since 2000. 8 Area Directors, 4 Division Directors, current District executive member. 3 Award-Winning Speakers. 2 Active Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM).
Our dues cover fees for Toastmasters International, meeting room rental, supplies, etc. We are a non-profit organization. Please check with our VP Membership for more details.
District 21 (Vancouver Island, the Fraser Valley, and southern B.C.) hosts an annual Spring conference. There will be memorable education sessions where you will laugh, learn, and grow. You will meet old friends and make new ones, and enjoy speakers from around the province as they compete in the International Speech contest