Welcome to Tall Clubs International

Tall Club International™ traces its beginnings to 1938 and the inspiration of a very tall young woman who got a little tired of being teased about the short men she was coloring for Walt Disney Studios at the time. The young woman was Kae Sumner Einfeldt, and the movie was Disney’s original “Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs.” Now, decades later, thousands of tall people have Kae to thank for a lifetime of fun and meaningful relationships which they have shared with their extended family of tall friends from all around the world.

TCI Foundation Fundraising News

Thanks to you and your generosity, and the growth of our investments, the TCI Foundation & Tall Clubs International have awarded this year 23 scholarships to well deserving students from across North America.

This year we are trying something a little different as a fundraiser to benefit our scholarship program and we need your assistance. On behalf of the TCI Foundation Board of Directors, I am writing to our Member Clubs, Individual Members and Members At Large to donate an “item” of value to our first ever online auction! More details here…

Coronavirus Update

The bug is not gone yet, but events are starting to come back, so have fun, but remain careful and use good judgement when socializing in groups. Check out the Events page to see what’s coming up.

TCI Is Proud to Support

• TCI Foundation / Scholarship Program
• Marfan Foundation 

Scholarships for Tall Teens

Learn more about college scholarships for TALL Teens at our TCI Foundation page. If you have additional scholarship related questions, you can contact Leta Johnson, Scholarship Coordinator, by email at ​tcifoundationscholarships@gmail.com or by visiting the Foundation website.

Can Airline Seating Get Any Worse?

TCI members Tina Dixon and Barry Umbs were interviewed for this story published in the Wall Street Journal. You’ll love Tina’s line about not having folding femurs! (Permission was given by WSJ to post the PDF link to the article, for those who do not subscribe.)

Shelley Sage
Miss Tall International® 2023

Shelley was crowned aboard the Royal Caribbean ship “Ovation of the Seas” during the 2023 TCI Convention cruise to Alaska. Learn more about her and the title of Miss Tall International®.

Fox 13 News Coverage

TCI Convention gets media coverage: Tall Club International convention draws 100 to Dunedin: ‘A big family reunion’

Interview with Shelly Sage

Listen to Shelly’s interview on River City Plus regarding Tall Girl Appreciation Day (source: news4jax.com)

Did you see the first Tall Girl movie?

Tall Clubs have gotten dozens of Contact forms from people all over the world, since Netflix released the first “Tall Girl” the movie. Our Membership VP is working hard to get in touch with all the wonderful TALL people who are now interested in joining a TCI Tall Club, or in starting new ones. Thank you, Netflix. The publicity is welcome. Younger folks need to jump in and keep Tall Clubs going for coming generations. The movie really hits home for teens from every generation!

Click to play trailer for TALL GIRL 2— from Netflix!

Miss Tall lnternational® 2023 Shelley Sage in the November 11 Veterans Day Parade, Vancouver, Washington.

Miss Tall International® in the Beaverton Celebration Parade
​Saturday, September 23 • Beaverton, OR

In addition to regular events such as house parties, hikes, biking, dancing, bowling, dine outs, and more, members of Tall Clubs International Tall Clubs look forward to the annual TCI Convention held in different interesting places each year. It is usually near the first week in July, and is always guaranteed to be round-the-clock fun for everyone.​

A lot of socializing takes place online these days, but once you join the Tall Clubs International family, you’ll see what we mean when we say there is no substitute for the experience of being surrounded by lots of other “vertically gifted” people in real life! It’s a world where dancing cheek-to-cheek finally becomes a reality!

Our previous Miss TI had a busy reign!

Mary Elemen is now retired from her role as Miss Tall International™ 2022, but here are some highlights of publicity she gained during her reign.

​Mary was on the “Everyday Northwest” program on April 27, and then on “Afternoon Live” on April 30 during her visit with the Portland Skyliners in Oregon.Click the screen shots below to view her excellent interviews.

Click to see Mary on “Everyday Northwest.”
Click photo for Mary’s interview on “Afternoon Live.”

TCI Members in the Media

WBZ Boston News Radio interview with Tall Club Member #1
WBZ Boston News Radio interview with Tall Club Member #2

Social Media Links

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