Toastmasters announces enhancements to the Education Program

This week Toastmasters International Executive Director Daniel Rex and Past President Pat Johnson were interviewed in a podcast (click here:  about the new Revitalized Education Program. Check it out!

No Meeting on July 4

July 4 is a time of relaxation and celebration.  For those of you who get the day off work we encourage you to go enjoy some fireworks, grilling, and some time at the lake, weather permitting of course.  MarathonMasters will also be taking the day off and will return the following Thursday on July 11 with an open house and some snacks for all to enjoy.  Until then, have fun and don't blow yourself up.  We'd miss you if you did.

Officer Elections (5/16/2013)

MarathonMasters is electing new officers for the upcoming year starting July 1.  Elections will be held during the meeting on Thursday, May 16.  The current nominees are:

  • President - Rob Christeson
  • VP Education - James Williams
  • VP Membership - Shelly Hartl
  • VP Public Relations - Etta Steed
  • Secretary - Rose Sanders-Likes
  • Treasurer - Janice Wallace
  • Sergeant at Arms - Michael Pelz

If you would like to add your name to this list, let Paul know and he will sign you up.

Area S71/74/75 International Speech and Table Topics Contest (03/16/2013)

Our Area contests will be held on Saturday, March 16th at the Curry Auditorium of HCA Healthcare. Registration is at 1:00pm, and the contest begins at 1:30pm. For your GPS, use 6675 Holmes Rd, KC, MO 64131

No Meeting on December 27

MarathonMasters will not be having a meeting on December 27 to allow our members to spend time with their families or to just take a short break.  We look forward to seeing everyone again in 2013.

District Conference 2-4 Nov

The District 22 Toastmasters Fall Conference is coming to Topeka!

November 2-4, 2012 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel (1717 SW Topeka Blvd 1-800-579-7937).

We'll have great contests, including our own Paul McDonald representing our Division in both the Humorous Speech and Speech Evaluation contests.

Also on tap is our International Director David McCallister, DTM and our special guest speaker - 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking Darren LaCroix!


Check here ( for more details, and scroll down to see the draft schedule of events.


Registration Form - Word document    PDF




Division S Speech and Evaluation Contest (10/20/2012)

On Saturday, October 20, Division S will be conducting their annual speech and evaluation contest.  This contest will be held at the Central Resource Library in Johnson County.  Details are as follows.

Central Resource Library
9875 W. 87th St
Overland Park, KS 66212
Briefings at 9:30am
Contest begins at 10:00am

Area S-74 Speech and Evaluation Contest 9/29/2012

This Saturday afternoon is the Area S-74 Humorous Speech and Evaluation contest.  The contest will be held together with areas S-71 and S-75 at the Curry Auditorium at the Research Brookside Campus.

Research Brookside Campus
Curry Auditorium
6675 Holmes Road
Parking Lot B
Kansas City, MO  64131

Doors open at 12:00pm (noon)
Contestants should arrive by 12:30pm
Contest begins at 1:00pm

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23 August Meeting at YRC

This Thursday, you'll get to hear about the awesome Toastmasters International's annual convention in Orlando last week.

Rob Christeson attended last weeks convention, and will give you some key takeaways you can use to improve your skills, even though you weren't able to attend the convention.

Next Meeting - July 12th

Marathon Master's next meeting will be in the YRC North Wing, Room 2A (second floor, left out of the elevators). Speaking this week will be April Hendrickson and Rob Christeson. April's speech title will be posted shortly. Rob will be leading a discussion on training programs our club can present to members and potential members alike.

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