In October 1924, a group of men assembled by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley met in the basement of the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, U.S.A., forming a club “to afford practice and training in the art of public speaking and in presiding over meetings, and to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members.” The group took the name “Toastmasters.” Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests.South Shore Soliloquy is a local chapter of Toastmasters and is the premier Toastmasters club on the the South Shore. Members of South Shore Soliloquy come from many towns in southeastern Massachusetts including Kingston, Halifax, Duxbury, Plymouth, Abington and Norwell.
Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you're speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better.
At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet weekly or biweekly for an hour to two hours. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation.
President: Alan Wheelock
Sergeant of Arms: Tom Cohen
Secretary/Treas: Steve Parnell
VP of Membership: John Thompson
Roster Coord: Derek Bennett
Past President: Howard Scott
We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Upcoming Meeting Dates:
Kingston Public Library
6 Green Street
Kingston, MA 02364
For more information please call Alan Wheelock- at 781-588-7537
or e-mail Alan at
Visitors Are Always Welcome