Toastmasters landed to Finland in November 2004, when the first demo meeting was held in Helsinki. From that demo meeting began Helsinki Toastmasters’ way towards chartering which was reached in June 2005. The second club in Finland; Tampere Toastmasters, was chartered exactly three years later in June 2008. The following years two more clubs were chartered: Stadi Talkers in April 2010 and Nokia House Toastmasters in May 2011.
In 2011 the efforts of entering Finnish clubs into District 59 finally paid off and starting from July 1st Finland was officially Area G5 in District 59 – Continental Europe.
Virtual Speakers; chartered on July 1st, was the first Finnish club that was chartered in District 59.