Provide a New Club Referral, earn a $150 Amazon Giftcard with the Kickoff to Excellence Award

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Announcing a new program to help grow our Toastmasters community, by starting new clubs!  Let’s bring the benefits of Toastmasters to more people by starting clubs where they are.

Here’s our offer: Provide us with an introduction to a local large company or faith-based group that leads to an open house initial meeting, and you will earn $150!

Details: provide us with the name & contact info of a manager/director etc in a large local company** that you know is interested hearing about starting a Toastmasters club.  The new clubs team will work with your contact, and if it leads to an open house meeting, you will receive a $150 Amazon Gift card!

Send your contact info to New Clubs Committee Chair George Marshall and District Director Kevin Markl at

Qualified corporate program personas and business titles:

  • IT Leadership
  • Finance Team Leadership
  • Anyone in HR (Director, VP, CHRO/CPO) covering: Benefits, Training, Employee Development, Leadership Development, Culture, Employee Engagement

** Here are the largest companies/organizations by city that we know of that don’t have clubs in D57.  Any organization with 250 or more salaried employees would also qualify. A list of potential faith-based groups can be found further below. Email if you are working to make an introduction into one of these companies or community groups..

Company name City Employees Someone working on this company?
Cost-Plus Alameda 1941  
Penumbra Alameda 742  
Exelixis Alameda 371  
Bayer Corporation Berkeley 500  
Assetmark Financial Holdings Concord 265 Yes
Fresenius Usa Concord 220 Yes
Siemens Concord 450  
Kyocera Concord TBC  
Restoration Hardware Corte Medera 800  
Zeiss Carl Ophthalmic Systems Dublin 230 Yes
Ross Stores Dublin 1500  
Patelco Credit Union Dublin 340  
Pixar Emeryville 1100 Yes
Grocery Outlet Holding Corp Emeryville 906  
Leapfrog Enterprises Emeryville 357  
Peet’s Coffee & Tea Emeryville 277  
Tanium Emeryville 271  
Corsair Components Fremont 253  
Fremont Bank Fremont 250  
Confluent Medical Technologies Fremont 200  
River Rock Entertainment Authority Geyserville 616  
Impax Laboratories Hayward 267  
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Hayward 231  
Gillig Livermore 700  
Formfactor Livermore 437  
Johnson Controls Inc Livermore 345  
Logitech Newark 276  
Kateeva Newark 234  
Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company Novato 2200  
San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) Oakland 2000 Yes
Pandora Media Oakland 810  
AC Transit Oakland 751  
Waste Management of Alameda County Oakland 550  
Zillow Group Inc Oakland 387  
KTVU Oakland 230  
IAC Search & Media ( Oakland 226  
Matson Navigation Company Oakland 208  
Veeva Pleasanton 650 Yes
Safeway / Vons / Albertson’s Pleasanton 1000  
Ellie Mae Pleasanton 786  
Blackhawk Network Pleasanton 625  
Themo Fisher Scientific Pleasanton 600  
Shaklee Pleasanton 263  
Rodan + Fields Pleasanton TBC  
Exchange Bank Rohnert Park 450  
Osisoft San Leandro 418  
Ghirardelli Chocolate Co San Leandro 375  
Autodesk San Rafael 400 Yes
Fair Isaac International Corporation (FICO) San Rafael 600  
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transporation District San Rafael 535  
Robert Half San Ramon 250  
Old Republic Home Protection Company San Ramon 201  
Amy’s Kitchen Santa Rosa 800  
Optical Coating Laboratory Santa Rosa 400  
Ariat International Union City 281  


For faith-based groups, a warm introduction from a member of the community is our preferred approach forwards. If you are a member of, or know someone who is a member of one of these groups, we are seeking an introduction with:

  • Community Ministry Leaders
  • Community Coordinators
  • Pastors/Priests/Ministers
Faith-based community groups Location Someone working this? URL
Gracepoint Berkeley Berkeley
Hare Krishna Temple Berkeley
Brentwood Neighborhood Church Brentwood
Cornerstone Fellowship Livermore
3Crosses Hayward Yes  
Acts Full Gospel COGIC Oakland
Oakland California LDS Temple Oakland
Allen Temple Baptist Church Oakland
Laurel Ridge Community Church Oakley
St. Clare’s Episcopal Church Pleasanton
Crosswinds Church Pleasanton
The Hill-Vallejo Vallejo
First Baptist Church of Walnut Creek Walnut Creek