District 4 Toastmasters is the organization that represents Toastmasters clubs in part of the San Francisco Bay area. District 4, also called The Golden Gate District, stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge, down the San Francisco Peninsula to Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills.
Finding and Visiting a Club
If you are interested in learning more about Toastmasters, refer to our list of clubs or interactive club locator map to find a District 4 club which meets in a location and time convenient to your office, home or commute.
District Leadership Team
The district leadership team is made up of the district executive committee and support volunteers. The district executive committee which ensures that the district and its leaders are working toward the achievement of the district mission includes the district director, the progarm quality director, the club growth director, the public relations manager, the district secretary, the district treasurer, the area and division directors, and the immediate past district governor.
Areas and Divisions
District 4 is divided into five Divisions, with four to six Areas in each Division to support local Clubs. Each of the Divisions covers its own geographical area. The locations are shown on our Club Locator Map which is color coded by Division.
Every year, District 4 sponsors several awards recognizing both clubs and individuals for their outstanding performances during the year in the areas of member education, leadership, and the overall promotion of the Toastmasters program.
The first club in Northern California was formed in 1934 when Redwood City Toastmasters Club #27 was formed. That club soon sponsored a second club, Lee Emerson Bassett Toastmasters Club #33. Clubs Forty Niner Toastmasters Club #49 and Downtown Toastmasters Club #56 followed quickly. In the fall of 1937, these four clubs petitioned Toastmasters International to become a District. The petition was approved and District 4 became the fourth district in Toastmasters International and at that time included all of California north of the Tehachapi Mountains.