National Association of Toastmasters

Howard president of the NAT 2003I became a Toastmaster in 1973.Then, in 1989, I became a full-time professional Toastmaster and was elected a member of The National Association of Toastmasters, (N.A.T) having passed a strict entrance examination.

I was made a Fellow of the N.A.T. in 1995, and in November 1999 was elected Vice President for the Association – a tremendous achievement. I was then honoured to become President of the Association in 2002.

Together with my wife, Ruth, I hosted the Presidential Banquet and Ball in the Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel in April 2003. With 620 guests, this was the largest ever NAT event and everyone enjoyed the spectacular laser show and indoor firework display.

Did you know?
The NAT is the leading body of Toastmasters in the UK? Its aim is to uphold and develop the standards of the profession while providing support and training for its members. I’ve held many offices in the NAT including Social Secretary. Assistant Secretary, Vice President and President. For more information on the NAT, please visit NAT