Hardhats Toastmasters is a member club of Toastmasters International, a worldwide, nonprofit organization which excels in helping individuals like you to become the best communicator and leader you can be. Toastmasters is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication and leadership a reality. Through over 8,000 member clubs, it helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of humankind. So why the heck are we called Hardhats? Because those individuals who founded our club many years ago worked in the construction industry. However, membership has grown and changed significantly over the years. Today very few members are active in the construction or related fields. Instead, they come from a wide range of professions and backgrounds.