SEC Roughriders Toastmasters

About SEC Roughriders Toastmasters:
District 46, Toastmasters International
Meeting at: The NYC Bar Association Building at 42 West 44th Street (b/w 5th and 6th)
Every Thursday 12:00 noon to 2:00pm

Welcome to SEC Roughriders Toastmasters!

Wondering about the name? 

  • SEC stands for Sales Executive Club, a group of Sales Executives who wanted to improve their public speaking. 
  • Roughrider is the name of the room at the Roosevelt Hotel where the group of Executives began meeting back in 1956. 

Chartered in 1956, SEC Roughriders is one of the oldest and most advanced Toastmasters International clubs in New York City. 

Today, SEC Roughriders has a diverse membership and a culture that nurtures speaking and leadership skill development.  Our club values the goals of individual members – whether beginners or advanced speakers and leaders.  As a member, you will gain all the tools, resources and support you need, including:

  • An active, effective mentoring program led by the VP of Mentorship
  • A structured meeting format and proven ‘learn-by-doing’ approach
  • Constructive evaluations, which are central to the Toastmasters philosophy
  • Access to the SIRA network (SEC Roughriders Alumni) who are now using skills learned at SEC Roughriders in the real world.  Attend SIRA events held periodically at the club

About Toastmasters International:

Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization headquartered in California, founded in 1924 by Ralph C. Smedley. 

It is now, due to Mr Smedley’s dedication and the evolution of a robust educational program and proven meeting framework, a leading global organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development.

Through its worldwide network of 13,000 clubs, Toastmasters helps nearly 280,000 people communicate effectively and achieve the confidence to lead others.

Toastmasters International.  Where leaders are made. 

SEC Roughriders

"A mind that has been stretched will never return to its original dimension." - Albert Einstein

Club earns highest honors from Toastmasters International and NYC Metro District 46
July 12, 2017
Congratulations to Past President Jack Brown for leading the club to achieve 10 of...

Special Speakathon and Evaluator Challenge Meeting - Thursday, June 1, 2017
May 09, 2017
Join your fellow SEC Roughriders at the June 1st meeting for a special Speakathon and Evaluator...

Roughriders to Compete in Division Level Contest - April 19th!
April 05, 2017
The Division B International Speech and Evaluation Contests is on Wednesday, April...

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