MBRC Toastmasters Club

Creating leaders

“Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our organization has more than 345,000 memberships. Members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 15,900 clubs in 142 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.”

The Missouri Bootheel Regional Consortium Toastmasters Club was founded on June 1st 2015. The Club was founded with the goal of increasing the confidence and speaking abilities of not only the MBRC staff but the community as a whole.

During that time MBRC has been involved in both regional and area district speech contest. At the fall regional Competition of 2016 the club registered third place in both the humorous speech and table topic contests. The club continues to maintain close relationships with other local toastmaster clubs through Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois.

Topics Discussed by Recent Speakers

My Name – Shira B.

In House Intelligence – Anthony C.

Is our Glass half full or half empty? – Rhonda D.

Teamwork to make an Event go Smooth – Terrico J.

Choosing Happiness – Rhonda D.

Community Action Network Goals – Carris H.

Social Media and all of its Glory – Anthony C.

Time and Space Continuum – Mark B.

Finding Me by Finding You – Shira B.


Marie Guillaume, President

Rhonda Diebold, VP Education

Terrico Johnson, VP Membership

Zachariah Green, VP Public Relations

Mark Bartlett, Secretary

Patty Cope, Treasurer

Carolyn Davis, Sergeant-At-Arms


NEXT MEETINGS* – July 13 & 27 and August 10 & 24 from 8:30 am – 9:30 am at the MBRC Offices

*Meetings are subject to change

Information on upcoming meetings including times and dates will be updated as they are scheduled. For information about upcoming meetings fill out the information request form or call MBRC at (573) 471-9400.

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