Hawaii Toastmasters

Welcome to Hawaii's Toastmasters District 49

Where Leaders Are Made!

People of different ethnicity, different professional status, and different age groups are welcome to join one of the top Educational Organizations in Hawaii, to improve their Public Speaking Skills, their Leadership Skills and their Personal Growth.


What Is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters is a great program to help the individual to become a better communicator and leader.

We teach these skills through a network of more than 60 clubs throughout the State of Hawaii. Each Toastmasters club mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience…

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Toastmasters Club


Kenn Nishihira on Think Tech Hawaii

Think Tech Hawaii is a non-profit digital media organization focused on technology, energy, diversification and globalism to the future of Hawaii. It broadcasts on a local television and Oceanic Channel 16. Today, David Tasaka, a guest host, who is also a Toastmaster and member of Abe Lee Toastmasters, interviewed District 49 Director Kenn Nishihira. Kenn

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Kenn Nishihira

More Love, More Joy, More Happiness

While most of us may have entered Toastmasters to learn to make speeches, that benefit is but the beginning of the good which may come to us and the good which we may do for mankind. Ralph Smedley MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT DIRECTOR People that know me often tell me that I am crazy for toastmasters.

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Sepiuta Holakeituai

Let Them Know We’re Toastmasters!

MESSAGE FROM CLUB GROWTH DIRECTOR Mālō e lelei & Aloha my District 49 Ohana! Our fierce leader, DTM Kenn Nishihira has chosen a great theme for our year: “Let Them Know We’re Toastmasters!” As we show others the blessings we’ve received as members of this great organization, the people of Hawaii will be enthusiastically searching

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Rose Kirland

What a Wonderful Year It’s Been!

MESSAGE FROM PAST DISTRICT DIRECTOR Aloha fellow Toastmasters! It seems like yesterday that I penned my first message in the new term 2017-2018 back in July. And look where we are now… nearing the close of the term on June 30, 2018. We started out the year with the positive vision to go “Beyond Barriers”

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2018 Spring Conference Contest Winners

International Speech Contest 1st place – David Kapaku 2nd place – Amos Balongo 3rd place – Sarah Hambeck   Table Topics Speech Contest 1st place – Donna Clayton 2nd place – Joan Chatfield 3rd place – Amos Balongo   Photos by Kyle Nishioka

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Inmates Challenge Common Fear of Public Speaking

Published in Honolulu Star Advertiser By Lee Cataluna For 20 Years, Jeff Beard has volunteered to sponsor Toastmasters clubs in Oahu prisons at Halawa and Waiawa, going every week to support the inmates as they run their own public speaking clubs. Over the years, Jeff Beard has heard speeches about how to rappel into a

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toastmasters conference
5/4/2019 in Honolulu, HI
Program and Registration


People that know me often tell me that I am crazy for toastmasters. They can’t believe how much time I spend for toastmasters. Or how much meetings I attend. So much speeches to give, all for free. The reason is …

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Open House Schedule

Open House is the best opportunity to try the Toastmasters experience near you. Here are upcoming open house meetings of Hawaii clubs:


From Toastmasters International website: