Mike Snoswell and Michelle Fleming, founders of Cambridge City Communicators, signed the Application to Organise in July 2008, this was registered by Toastmasters International on the 3rd of July.
The first club meeting was held on the 27th of August at the Friends Meeting House, 12 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8LT (by kind permission of the Society of Friends). The club has continued to meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday evening of the month ever since and as of November 2008 are well on their way to charter strength.
Club President: Michelle Fleming (CC, oCL) was previously Vice President Education of Cambridge Speakers Club for the 2007 - 2008 term and has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2004.
Vice President Education: Mike Snoswell (CC) was previously Club President of Cambridge Speakers Club for the 2007 - 2008 term and has been a member of Toastmasters International since 2006.
In 2011 the club reformed with a new committee, and is in the process of rebuilding membership and online updates.
The Club meets at the Friends Meeting house on Jesus Lane in Cambridge in the main meeting room. Parts of the meeting house date from 1777 others are additions from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The main meeting room used by the club is on the first floor. There is access from a beautifully polished wooden staircase or a lift. Recently redecorated, the cream walls and green carpet are warm and inviting. Large arched windows keep the room cool in the summer and radiators keep it cosy in the winter.
Cyclists can lock their bikes to the racks out front and those coming by car have can use the inexpensive Park Street car park. The car park is very close to the Meeting House, Park Mark certified, and monitored 24/7 by CCTV.
Guests are always welcome at club meetings and there is no limitation on the number of meetings they can attend.
Membership rates are:
£90 for 6 months for new members (2012 prices, includes a set of Toastmasters Manuals)
£60 for 6 month renewals.
Reduced fees for full time students and the unemployed are also available.