Fair Oaks Toastmasters

The Sunday toastmasters group at Sunnyvale, California.

President's Distinguished Club for 15 years in a row.

Remembering Teresa Huang

It is with deep sorrow that Teresa, one of FairOaks Toastmasters, standout member and secretary had passed away on 8/18. As a club, Fair Oaks remembers her as an energetic, positive, kind-hearted and "yeah-lets-do-it" person. She left an indelible mark on the hearts of many.

Our thoughts and condolences to her family and may her soul rest in peace.

Her family will be holding memorial services on 09/07 and 09/26. Please let us know if you would like to attend.

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?

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.

The club meets every Sunday at 11:20 AM, at the Murphy Park club house in Sunnyvale, California (see directions here). You’re welcome to join as a guest as many times as you like, for free! There is no need to RSVP. 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.

Why visit Fair Oaks Toastmasters?

  • Fair Oaks Toastmasters is amongst the oldest, biggest and the most prestigious toastmasters clubs in the South Bay.
  • Toastmasters is a proven formula tested for over 90 years with a proven record of converting regular people into confident leaders and public speakers.
  • Fair Oaks is a very helpful community with a perfect blend of new and seasoned toastmasters with a strong mentorship program which can help you improve at a quick pace in your confidence, speaking and leadership skills.
  • As a community club, at fair oaks 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.
  • 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 meeting are free to attend as many times as you wish to evaluate not only the toastmasters program but also its implementation.

If you wish to sign up, the membership forms are available at http://signup.fairoakstoastmasters.com.

Meeting Details

Our meetings are held every Sunday between 11.30AM and 1PM at:

Murphy Park Meeting Room,

250 N Sunnyvale Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086.

Remember, any one can attend our club meetings for free for as long as they want. Please plan to arrive by 11:20AM so we can answer your questions and help you get the most of your visit.

Upcoming Events

Humorous Speech Contest and Open House


September 15, 2019,

11:30 AM -1:00PM

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale

When was the last time you had a good laugh?!

Don't miss all he fun! Make plans to join us!

Past Events

Entrepreneurship Day with Hemanth Satyanarayana (CEO of Imaginate)


August 11, 2019,

11:30 AM -1:00PM

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale

Join Hemanth and us on a talk through his entrepreneurship journey. Hemanth is the CEO and founder of Imaginate, a company that specializes in Augmented/Virtual Reality Technology.

Annual Picnic Potluck


July 28, 2019,

11:30 AM -1:00PM

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale

Join us for an afternoon of great Food, Fun and Frolic! Get to know our club and lets Chill under the July Sunshine!

Movie Special Meeting


May 12, 2019,

11:30 AM -1:00PM

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale

A themed meeting for movie buffs where all speeches, table topics and the trivia will be about movies. A must go for Hollywood fans!!!

International Speech and Evaluation Contest - Area


March 17, 2019,

11:30 AM -1:00PM

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale

Perform and see the some of the best of Silicon Valley perform at the speech contest. The contest is the best way to learn and grow. Grab the opportunity. See you on 17th.

Register and RSVP.

Fair Oaks Toastmasters speech contest

International Speech and Evaluation Contest


February 24, 2019,

11:30 AM -1:00PM

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale

Perform and see the best of Fair Oaks Toastmasters perform at the speech contest. The contest is the best way to learn and grow. Grab the opportunity. See you on 24th.

Story Telling Workshop and Open House


January 27, 2019,

11:30 AM -1:00PM

Murphy Park, Sunnyvale

Learn the tips and tricks of being a successful story teller from the season toastmaster and expert, Rita Barber.

As a bonus, this is the club open house, bring along friends and family.

Story Telling workshop by Rita Barber


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.

Club Officers

Chintan Gandhi

Club President

Experienced Senior Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry.

Contact: president@fairoakstoastmasters.com

Madhavi Phanse

VP Education

Aditya Krishnan

VP Public Relations

Constantly improving Public Speaker | Tech Enthusiast | Love the Outdoors

Contact: info@fairoakstoastmasters.com

Vipul Patil

VP Membership

Soccer Freak | Traveller | Hiker | Data Driven | Loves meeting new people | Friendly | Passionate

Contact: membership@fairoasktoastmasters.com

Ishrath Fatima


Home Economist | Helping people | Being Creative | Volunteering | Counselling | Socializing | Mentoring

Contact: treasurer@fairoakstoastmasters.com

Teresa Huang


Passionate | eager | energetic

Contact: secretary@fairoakstoastmasters.com

Nikhil Ramesh


Nish Neelaloj

Former President

Loves Humans, Coke & Chips | Technologist | Gadget Geek | Speaker

Contact: expresident@fairoakstoastmasters.com

Contact Us

The best way to meet us is to attend our meetings. We are also available in all major social media for any queries and doubts you might have. For any help around attending or finding us, please reach out using any of the mediums below: