Marion Toastmasters recently received a Select Distinguished award from Toastmasters International, placing it in the top 36 percent of all Toastmasters clubs in the world. The hard work of all the club’s members contributed to this success, but several members in particular are to be congratulated. Patty Emmons earned her Competent Communicator award; Tina Drake earned her Competent Communicator and Effective Leadership awards; and Maryann Murphy earned her Advanced Leader – Silver award.
In September, the Marion club held Humor and Evaluation contests. Pat DuBois and Jay Matar participated in the Humor contest. Pat DuBois, Joan Hartnett-Barry and Maryann Murphy were Evaluation contestants. Three of those members went on to the next level area competitions, with two members now eligible to compete at the District level.
In addition to providing a supportive environment for members to practice public speaking, the Toastmasters organization encourages members’ personal growth through leadership skill- building techniques. Members gain confidence in their ability to communicate and manage effectively.
The Marion Toastmasters club welcomes new members and visitors. The club is hosted at the Lockheed Martin Sippican Auditorium, at 7 Barnabas Road, Marion. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of every month, beginning at noon. For more information on Toastmasters and the Marion club, please visit our website at www.mariontoastmastersclubs.org or call Maryann Murphy at 508-292-6706.