MBRC Toastmasters Club

“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

Domestic Violence and Case Management by Terrico Johnson

What Are You Doing With Your Shoes Tonight? by Lauren Clark

Grandparent by Vickie Rose

Chattel Slavery by Robert Turner

Personal Public Speaking Journey by Lauren Clark

Journey into the Unknown by Shira Bills


Terrico Johnson

VP Education

Lauren Clark

VP Membership

Sarai Hollis

VP Public Relations

Shira Bills


Kristen Middleton


Patty Cope


Carolyn Davis


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.

Toastmasters Inquiry

If you are interested about joining the MBRC Toastmasters chapter please let us know!