All that we have is just stories; Some stories inspire us, some educate us, embarrass us and others make us laugh or cry. However, one should remember that it’s only these stories that are what is left of us when we die.
Our Humble Beginnings
It all started in 1924 at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California when Ralph C. Smedley invited a few men to have the first meeting in what would evolve to be Toastmasters International. A visionary who once said "Whatever your grade or position, if you know how and when to speak, and when to remain silent, your chances of real success are proportionately increased."
Gurgaon Toastmasters Club is Born
Toastmaster Naresh Kantoor started this club in 2008
Over the years
Played a key role in founding other clubs
GTMC is the oldest & the finest club of Gurgaon. This is one of the first clubs in Gurgaon and one of the very few clubs in NCR to split twice giving rise to MCTC in 2014 and GOTC in 2016. In addition to this, GTMC is a sponsor and mentor to the recently chartered (Nov'18) GST club in Gurgaon.
There is no looking back.
Our club has produced numerous amazing leaders and communicators. We are an energetic group of around 50 members and the proud recipients of the golden gavel (highest award for a club in district 41) each year since 2008.
If you want to train yourself or learn how to communicate your ideas or share your stories you are welcome as a guest at our venue and once you become a member you will make a few stories of your own in your journey with GTMC.