Fair Oaks Toastmasters

The Sunday Toastmasters group at Sunnyvale, California.

President's Distinguished Club for 17 years in a row.

The Art of Speaking

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. By learning to effectively formulate, organize and express your ideas to others, you can achieve all kinds of success. You'll be more capable and confident when giving presentations. You'll be more persuasive when pitching prospective clients. Want to be better at negotiating your salary with your boss? Networking at business or social functions? Motivating co-workers - or your kids?

Why visit Fair Oaks Toastmasters?

  • Fair Oaks Toastmasters is amongst the oldest, biggest, and most prestigious Toastmasters clubs in the South Bay with 25+ members.

  • Fair Oaks is a very helpful community with a perfect blend of new and seasoned toastmasters with a strong mentorship program that can help you improve at a quick pace in your confidence, speaking and leadership skills.

  • As a community club, at Fair Oaks Toastmasters you can experience the breadth of audience from all walks of life, multiple age groups, ethnicities, beliefs and backgrounds. We cherish our diversity. Practicing speaking at Fair Oaks can prevent the tunnel vision we all accidentally get accustomed to meeting people just like us in daily life.

  • Fair Oaks Toastmasters offers a self-paced program that is designed for improving public speaking and leadership skills. By working through different projects in a supportive and fun environment, our club helps people become effective communicators.

  • We are a registered 501(c) non-profit, completely managed by the community. The club management is completely transparent and voluntary. The club officers do not take a salary.

  • Guests are welcome in all meetings. Our meetings are free to attend as many times as you wish to evaluate not only the Toastmasters program but also its implementation. There is no need to RSVP.

The club meets every Sunday at 11:00 AM, at the Murphy Park clubhouse in Sunnyvale, California (see directions here). During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have switched to an online meeting format: Zoom Meeting Link

You’re welcome to join as a guest as many times as you like, for free! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for pictures of our meetings and events. Subscribe to our Facebook page by hitting "like" and we’ll keep you up to date on upcoming events and club news.

Meeting Schedule

We are restarting the In-person meetings and Online meetings every alternative Sunday starting from Sept. 26th, 2021. Please refer to the following Club Calendar for any specific day schedule and meeting location.

In-Person Meeting

In-Person meetings are held every alternative Sunday between 11:00 AM and 12:30 AM
Murphy Park Meeting Hall, 250 N Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Online Meeting

Online meetings are held every alternative Sunday between 11:00 AM and 12:30 PM
Zoom Meeting Link
Meeting ID: 314221735 / Password: 096934

Past Events

Story telling workshop (01/31/2021)

Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest (09/13/2020)

Table Topics Workshop &
Open House (08/30/2020)

Family Fun Day (08/15/2020)

Online Evaluation Workshop (03/29/2020)

International and Tall Tales Contests, Club level (03/01/2020)

Table Topics Workshop &
Open House (01/26/2020)

Humorous Speech Workshop
Henry Miller DTM/PDG (11/10/2019)

Speaker Showcase Semi-Finals &
Open House (10/06/2019)

Humorous Speech Contest &
Open House (09/15/2019)

Entrepreneurship Day (08/11/2019)
Hemanth Satyanarayana
(CEO of Imaginate)

Annual Picnic Potluck (07/28/2019)

Movie Special Meeting (05/12/2019)

International Speech & Evaluation Contest - Area (03/17/2019)

Fair Oaks Toastmasters speech contest

International Speech & Evaluation Contest (02/24/2019)

Story Telling workshop by Rita Barber

Story Telling Workshop & Open House (01/27/2019)

Members

Fair Oaks Toastmasters have speakers from all over the world with a variety of experiences to share. Our members include adults of a variety of age groups from college pass outs, to new parents and grandparents, from technology workers to yoga teachers all together in this common podium to help each other succeed in their goals to become better speakers.

Diwaleen Special (October 2019)

Speaker Showcase Semi Finals (10/06/2019)

Speaker Showcase Semi finals (10/06/2019)

Summer Picnic 2019

Summer Picnic 2018