Ever since its inception London Victorians’ ambition has been to be recognised as the leading Toastmasters club in London. We first and foremost recognises that the club is nothing without its members. With this is mind the club will always strive to put the interests of its members first, to keep them informed on club developments and to consult them before making significant decisions.
London Victorians core values are:
EXCELLENCE – We always strive to be the best in whatever we do and for all of our members to become excellent public speakers and leaders.
OPENNESS – Our door will always be open to guests, new members and new ideas. For we recognise that the best Toastmasters members were once a guest at a meeting.
PROFESSIONALISM – Because we are a service organisation dedicated to serving its members. This demands efficiency and responsibility.
EMPOWERMENT – Each and every one of our members will be given the tools and guidance to make the most of his/her Toastmaster journey. You are in control!
LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE – Because fundamentally the only true leadership is leadership where words are turned in actions and visions into realisations!
London Victorians Toastmasters was the brainchild of founding President Florian Bay joined by Terry Pullin and Fahad Alturkait. Together on August 19th 2014 on an oak table of the Windsor Castle pub, they fleshed an idea into a plan. The first club meeting followed four weeks later on September 16th.
April 16th 2015 – Our first meeting as a chartered club!
London Victorians remains eternally grateful for the help provided by other members of the Toastmasters community in filling our initial meetings. At short notice, members from other clubs filled in roles ranging from evaluator to toastmaster and to doing guest speeches in our club. All of this and the drive, determination and fortitude of the founding committee. Led Victorians to attain chartership from Toastmasters International on April 13th 2015 a few months after our first meetings.
Three months later London Victorians obtained Distinguished status from Toastmaster International for the 2014/15 Year, a mere ten weeks after chartering! Thus establishing its growing reputation as one’s of London’s best clubs!
2014/15 – Florian Bay, DTM
2015/16 – Florian Bay, DTM
2016/17 – Terry Pullin, CC, CL
CLUB DISTINCTIONS FROM TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL
2014/15 – Distinguished 5/10
2015/16 – President’s Distinguished 10/10 – Smedley Award – Beat the Clock! Award – Founders Award