- Mankato Toastmasters Club 175 meets at the Happy Chef on Highway 169 every Thursday at 5:30 until 7 PM. We currently have 21 members of various ages and occupations. Our club strives to help everyone improve their speaking skills and at the same time have a great time.
- Our E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mankato Toastmasters Club has had a very good year. We won a distringuished Toastmaster Club award last year are and are on a good track to win the award again. The Mankato Toastmasters Club 175 began in January of 1941 and has been in continuous operation ever since. We actually have a guest book dating back to 1951, although we now ask for e-mail addresses instead of home addresses.
In addition to presenting prepared speeches, everyone gets the opportunity to participate in many speaking exercises.
One of these is Table Topics, which is an impromptu speaking exercise that helps our members to learn to think on their feet.
There are also opportunities to be the Toastmaster for the evening or the Table Topics Master
Another good exercise in listening is being an evaluator for both speeches and/or for the meeting.
Each of these exercises has a specific education purpose to aid in your self development.
Other terrific exercises in listening are the “grammarian” and the “ah counter”. Becoming aware of what we are saying is half the battle to better communication.
Southern Division Speech Contest
The Southern Division Speech Contest was held in Rochester at Assisi Heights in April
The Contest was called to order by Ernie Stone and he led the Pledge of Allegiance. He then
introduced Sister Pat who led us with a devotional reading. Ernie then introduced the Toastmaster,
The Tall Tales Contestants were: Carrie Bowler, Pam Hollrah-Asleson,David Pearson, Al Risberg,
Stephen Rose and Neil Saucier. The winner of the Tall Tales was David and Neil placed 2nd, so David
will go on to represent Southern Division at theSpring Convention.
The International Speech Contestants were: Amit Ghosh, Kevin Graves, Penny Kinney, Anne Kruse
Rhonda Rolls and Sarah Schuck. The winner of the International Speech Contest was Amit and Rhonda
placed 2nd. Amit will go on to represent the Southern Division at the Spring Convention.
So Proud of Our Club Members
Anne Kruse and Neil Saucier, who represented us at the Southern Division Speech
Contests. They both delivered terrific speeches.
Picture is Neil and Anne accepting certificates from Jean Pearson
Neil won 2nd place in the Tall Tales Contest.
WAY TO GO TEAM MANKATO!!!!
The Area 81 Contest was held in April in Prior Lake and the winner
of the International Speech Contest for Area 81 was our own Anne Kruse.
Luke Nichols won 2nd place. Marilyn Bennett was Toastmaster
and Trishauna Johnson was the Contest Chairman
Neil Saucier won First place in the Area 81 Tall Tales Contest.
Marilyn Bennett and Trishauna Johnson presented him with the trophy.
We had our Club Contest on April 3rd. Jeremy Jaspers, Neil Saucier, Pat Jones and Cyle Gruver participated in the Tall Tales Contest. Anne Kruse and Pat Jones participated in the International Speech Contest.
Neil won the Tall Tales and Jeremy came in 2nd. Anne won the International Speech Contest and so Anne and Neil will represent our club at the Area Contest to be held in Prior Lake in April Please come and support our club.
Trishauna Johnson receiving the Empower Award for her work on the Southern Division Fall Contest as Chair. Does she look surprised?
She made our whole club proud
We were the host club for the Area Toastmasters Contest and it was held at Bethany Lutheran College, Honsey Hall, Room HH129, on September 14
Fall Area 81 Toastmasters Speech Contest The Contests was a Humorous Speech Contest and a Table Topics Contest
Bethany Lutheran College is located between Marsh Street and Division in the Hilltop area of Mankato. Honsey Hall is on Luther Drive.
It was a great contest and a fun time for all. We had our Club Contest September 5th. Our Toastmaster for the evening was Haytham Ibrahim. The contestants for the Table Topics contest were Pat Jones, Bernie McGuire and Marilyn Bennett. The contestants for the Humorous Speech Contest were Jill Eliason and Cyle Gruver.Table Topics First Place: Marilyn Bennett
Table Topics Second Place: Bernie McGuire
Humorous Speech First Place: Jill Eliason
Haytham Ibrahim was the Toastmaster for our Fall Club Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests which we held in September
We had our International and Tall Tales Contest in February and the Contestants were Marilyn Bennett, Pat Jones and Cyle Gruver. Looking forward to the Area Contest in April which will be held at our club.
Mankato Toastmasters Club has had a very good year. For the past five years we have won a distringuished Toastmaster Club award and this year are on track to again win the award again.
We welcome anyone to come as a guest and we will guarantee you a good time and a learning experience.
Our E-mail address is email@example.com.
Mankato Toastmasters Club 175
- Mankato Toastmasters Club 175 meets at the Happy Chef on Highway 169 every Thursday at 5:30 until 7 PM. We currently have 24 members of various ages and occupations. Our club strives to halp everyone improve their speaking skills and at the same time have a great time. Below is a photo of the members taken in September . We tend to have fewer participants in the summer than in the winter due to vacations and other obligations of our members. We hope to take a picture this winter with the full compliment of members present.
The Toastmasters Convention in April was held in the twin cities. It is always great fun to hear the winning speeches and meet toastmasters from other clubs.
Right is a picture of some of the many people at the convention and left is of everyone doing a "traditional Hawaiian dance"
The Hokey Pokie
This is a picture of Trishauna Johnson and Marilyn Bennett of our club. Marilyn won first prize for best hat at the convention.
In case you haven't guessed there was a Hawaian Theme
Trishauna Johnson performing in the Hoola Hoop Contest
For the march of the Toastmasters Banners at the convention breakfast Marilyn Bennett carried in our banner which is
covered with all the winning ribbons that have been won by our club over the years.
We had our Annual Holiday Party in December and exchanged Whilte Elephant Gifts and each gift recipient gave a two minute speech about their "Christmas past". There were great Christmas stories and lots of fun for all.
These are pictures of our group eating an opening presents.
Trishauna Johnson was our Toastmaster.
Jill Elliason was Santa's Helper
We all had a great time and got to know some of our Toastmaster's significant others and also each other in a more informal setting.,
We had our club contest in September and the following members participated:
Jill Elliason, Trishauna Johnson, Bernie McGuire, Marilyn Bennett and Cyle Gruver.
Trishauna Johnson and Marilyn Bennett
The winners of the contest were:
They participated in the Area Contest and came in second;
Below are the participants in the Area Contest