Our Story


In the 1940′s, Harry Jaffe, an Alabamian, introduced Toastmasters to Georgia.

In December 1944, the first club was chartered, club #289, the Henry W. Grady Club.

In 1966, John Lister became the editor of the first District 14 Newsletter.  Originally called The Rebel Rouser, the name is now The Georgia Gavel.

In 1969, the first District 14 Toastmaster of the Year award was presented to P. Greg McCarthy, a member of the Georgia – Carolina club #2523.  At that time, the District had only three Divisions: Northern, Southern and Eastern.

In the District year, 1968–69, the first Communication award for a non-Toastmaster was presented to Dr. Noah Langdale, President of Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Our Mission

Toastmasters Envisioned Future

To Be The First-Choice Provider Of Dynamic, High-Value, Experiential Communication and Leadership Skills Development. 

District Mission Statement

We Build New Clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.

Our Values

Respect – Integrity – Service – Excellence

Past District Leaders


Serving Our Community



District Governors & Directors

DTM Gallery

(Arriving June 15, 2020)

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