About District 52
District 52 is a part of the Toastmasters International organization. We represent and serve the entire San Fernando Valley including Burbank and Glendale, downtown Los Angeles, and the Santa Clarita Valley.
The District leadership is responsible for assuring the it’s Toastmaster clubs thrive and to encourage the creation of new Toastmaster clubs. The leadership is made up of the volunteers and include a District Director, a Program Quality Director, a Club Growth Director, a Public Relations Director, Division Directors and Area Directors. This diverse group works to define yearly objectives, provide club officer training, organize contests and most importantly, hands on support for individual clubs and their leadership.
District 52 has approximately 3,000 members and Toastmaster has approximately 315,000 members worldwide. We are made up of 124 clubs. A club can be open to all or created for a specific purpose where the member has to meet a certain criteria such as work for a specific company to be a member.
District 52 is a geographic grouping of clubs, Areas and Divisions. There are 25 Areas in District 52 with 3 to 5 clubs in each and supported by an Area Director. Divisions are groups of 5 Areas supported by a Division Director and Division Council made up of Area Directors. District 52 has 6 Divisions.
Beyond District 52, Regions are a geographic grouping of Districts. There are 14 regions with 90 Districts worldwide, each with an elected International Director and an appointed Region Adviser. District 52 is in Region 10, which includes California, Arizona and Mexico.