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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 approximate locations are listed below and shown on our Club Locator Map which is color coded by Division.

Division Director Role
Division Directors lead and support their divisions through the supervision and support of the Area Directors. One of the primary goals of a Division Director is to ensure that each club achieves its mission and fulfills its responsibilities to its members. To achieve this, Division Directors coordinate division activities, set division goals, and assist in the training of area and club leaders.

Area Director Role
Area Directors serve as a liaison between the district and its clubs via semiannual area club visits to understand how clubs are fulfilling member needs and how the district is supporting each club.  

Clubs by Division

Division A   Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos and southern portion of Redwood City.
Division B Daly City, Brisbane, Pacifica, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millrea, Burlingame, San Mateo, Foster City, Belmont and northern portion of Redwood City.
Division C Southeastern portion of San Francisco.
Division D Western and northeastern portion of San Francisco.
Division E Financial District and lower Embarcadero portion of San Francisco.



Division A
Email Division A Director Karsten Manske
Area A1
Email Area A1 Director Glenn Woodson
225 Vox Toastmasters Club At Los Altos
2117 Early Risers Club
2784455 Superspace Toastmasters
3528251 Stanford Toastmasters
5048211 Amazon Palo Alto East
Area A2
Email Area A2 Director Kalidas Cheroolil
9913 Electric Toasters Club
596069 SAP Toastmasters
937505 Virtual Speak Toastmasters Club
2823223 TIB Toasters
6671684 Slalom Silicon Valley Toastmasters Club
Area A3
Email Area A3 Director Arun Shivaramakrishna
33 Lee Emerson Bassett Club
4304 Menlo Park Sunset Toastmasters
4515 HP Hilltop Speakers Club
8218 Palo Alto Toastmsters
1573264 Move Fast and Say Things
Area A4
Email Area A4 Director Rekha Raman
1372 Menlo Park Toastmasters Club
1435 SRI Organon Club
1409881 Stand & Deliver
2590625 Wellness Toastmasters
3989851 A9 Toastmasters
Area A5
Email Area A5 Director Joe Madley
318 San Carlos Toastmasters (formerly Speak4Yourself)
5707 Redwood City Orators Club
6028 Point Of Order Club
590123 All EArs Club
5646642 ToastmastEARS
6662257 Mindfulness Toastmasters

Locate a club by city list here.     Locate a club by zip code and meeting day here

Club and meeting details are from information supplied by clubs to Toastmasters International. To make corrections, club officers should login to the Toastmasters International website and and select Club Central on the left side of the Members home page to update club meeting information.

Once corrected, please send email request to update map page to District 4 Webmaster at

Public Relations Manager -  Stephen Chin, DTM

Stephen Chin

Contact Stephen at

Like most of you, I joined Toastmasters to find my public speaking voice, but I discovered that the leadership skills are so much more important in life. Leadership is all about communicating effectively, fostering teamwork, and having fun. As the District Public Relations Manager, I will do my best to keep our lines of communication open to keep our members and community engaged so we can all have fun with the fabulous opportunities District 4 has to offer for honing speaking and leadership skills.

In order to communicate effectively with you, I need your help to let me know what lines of communication are working for you and what we can do to improve the experience so please feel free to email me with your feedback and suggestions.

Together, we can help all our clubs and members meet and exceed their goals for the 2019-2020 year and beyond.
As part of the District team, I want to make the 2019-20 a very successful year for our whole Toastmasters family and the larger community we serve.

Public Relations Awards
Submit your newsletter and/or Web page for these PR contests! Awards will be announced at the District 4 Annual Conference (past PR award recipients).

D4TM Social Media Mashup

District Director - Kitzzy Avilés, DTM

Kitzzy Avilés DTM

Contact Kittzy at

Why did you join Toastmasters? Why do you stay?

I didn't join my first Toastmasters club because I thought I needed to become a better speaker. As a corporate trainer, I was comfortable speaking in front of large groups, but I wasn't always the best listener. I would often monopolize the conversation in meetings, which prevented others from sharing their ideas. Toastmasters not only improved my listening skills, it helped me become a better colleague, speaker, and leader.

Shortly after joining Toastmasters, I attended club officer training and learned about the Spanish Bilingual SF Toastmasters club. I didn't know it then, but joining this club would change my life. When I was 12 years old, I moved from Puerto Rico to Florida. In my attempt to assimilate, I lost my Spanish language and culture. When I joined Spanish Bilingual SF Toastmasters, I rediscovered my latina voice. What I didn't expect was finding such an amazing community that I didn't even know I needed. This is why I stay.

The strength of Toastmasters is in the members who support you when you struggle, provide you feedback to improve, and challenge you to take risks. Through their support, you become someone that inspires new members. You become a leader. It is through this leadership that we can grow our District to empower leaders who can support all clubs in achieving excellence.

Join me in fostering a community where we empower each other to grow into the best versions of ourselves.


 2019-20 District Theme: Empower

How do we empower each other to grow into the best versions of ourselves?

We need a strong foundation on which to grow, which we find in the Toastmasters educational program. By attending meetings and giving speeches, we lead by example and develop the essential skills that help us communicate our message to inspire each other.

We need nourishment to begin to grow, which we find in the supportive feedback we receive each time we try something new. We're willing to take risks because we know our club members will be there to encourage us and cheer for us.

We need energy to fuel our growth, which we find in the Toastmasters community at our clubs, district, and around the world. Success is contagious. Seeing each other succeed in overcoming our fears and achieving what we never thought possible inspires us to do the same. It is when we step outside of our comfort zone to aim higher that growth can truly happens.

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