About District 109


Toastmasters International is the world’s leading organization devoted to improving and developing individual communication and leadership skills. Toastmasters District 109 is aSmedley Distinguished Districtthat consists of 116 clubs (30th June 2023) across Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Greece, Italy, Israel, Liechtenstein, San Marino, Switzerland, Slovenia, Türkiye, and Vatican City. Each group of three to six clubs is taken care of by an Area Director who visits them and builds the bridge to the district. Three or more Areas can be grouped in a Division. A Division Director is the team leader for the Division´s Area Directors. They report to the District Director.

Our District is composed of the following 8 Divisions:

  • Division A – Italy (San Marino, Vatican City), Malta

  • Division C – Switzerland (Basel, Bern, Luzern + Surrounding Areas)

  • Division D – Switzerland (Geneva, Nyon, Lausanne, Neuchatel + Surrounding Areas)

  • Division E – Switzerland (Zurich, Winterthur, Baden + Surrounding Areas)

  • Division F – Austria, Slovenia

  • Division G – Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Israel

  • Division H – Türkiye

Listen directly from the voice of our founder:

I hope to see many of thousands more giving the advance of this training in the years to come (Dr. Ralph C. Smedley)

Toastmasters International Mission

We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

District Mission

We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.

Club Mission

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Toastmasters International Values

  • Integrity

  • Respect

  • Service

  • Excellence

Toastmasters International Envisioned Future

To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.

A Toastmaster’s Promise

As a member of Toastmasters International and my club, I promise:

  • To attend club meetings regularly

  • To prepare all of my speech and leadership projects to the best of my ability, basing them on projects in the Competent Communication, Advanced Communication, or Competent Leadership manuals

  • To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments

  • To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations

  • To help the club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow

  • To serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so

  • To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy

  • To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers

  • To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters education and recognition programs

  • To maintain honest and highly ethical standards during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities