About Us

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”
-Maya Angelou

Spring Speakers Toastmasters Club was chartered on June 1, 1986, in Bowie, Maryland.

The District’s theme for 2023-2024 is “Empowering Emerging Leaders: Building Stronger Communities”

Club #6287

Area 44 ~n/a

Division D ~Jenn Richards

District 36 ~Gwen Miller, DTM

Region 7 ~n/a

What to Expect at a Club Meeting

The environment in a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive. Everyone at a Toastmasters meeting feels welcome and valued – from complete beginners to advanced speakers. In a club meeting, you practice giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: The Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace.

Constructive evaluation is central to the Toastmasters philosophy. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths as well as suggest improvements. Receiving – and giving – such feedback is a great learning experience. In Toastmasters, encouragement and improvement go hand-in-hand.

Benefits of Meetings

Toastmasters is a place where you develop and grow – both personally and professionally. You join a community of learners, and in Toastmasters meetings we learn by doing. Whether you’re an executive or a stay-at-home parent, a college student or a retiree, you will improve yourself; building skills to express yourself in a variety of situations. You’ll open up a world of new possibilities: giving better work presentations; leading meetings – and participating in them – more confidently; speaking more smoothly off the cuff; even handling one-on-one interactions with family, friends and colleagues more positively.

Anyone who is a strong leader has to first be an effective communicator. In Toastmasters you will hone your speaking skills, and you will develop leadership abilities – through evaluations, listening, mentoring, serving as club officers and filling roles in club meetings. You will take those leadership skills out into the world, running businesses, mentoring youths, organizing fund-raisers, coaching teams and heading up families.

Pathways Educational Program

Along every journey, growth awaits you; along the Toastmasters experience, growth is unlocked through education, a vital component of club meetings taking place around the world each day.

Toastmasters’ education programs are designed to help you fine-tune your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills through regular practice. In a safe and supportive club environment, you will learn at your own pace, utilizing a curriculum that has helped millions meet their goals.

Toastmasters’ core education program is the Pathways learning experience, offering members 11 specialized learning paths with more than 300 unique competencies. Drawing from Pathways principles, the Speechcraft digital experience is a 4- to 8-week program, created for experienced Toastmasters members to help non-members jump-start their public speaking and communication skills. Learn more about Pathways, Speechcraft, and the Youth Programs through their individual tabs on the menu above.

For more information on Toastmaster’s Pathways Program, click here.