There was a full house at last night’s Bronte Creek Area Contest with members from four area clubs showing up to support their contestants.
There was a noticeable absence of newer members from First Oakville who did not attend last night and this is something mentors might wish to discuss with their mentees.
When we miss any meeting and especially contests where our own members are competing we let down our contestants and deprive ourselves of another learning opportunity.
Last night’s results were not predictable and newer members could have benefitted from attending and seeing for themselves how a contest is run and how the judging may go.
Now this is not to ignore those new members who did attend and there was about half a dozen and good on you for supporting the club and the area.
Those of you who did not attend might wish to speak with your mentor about what you missed and if you’re mentor didn’t attend, you might want to ask why?
Having said that here are the results as sent in an email from Area 36 Governor Carol Todd-Sauce:
Thank you all Toastmasters who helped to make last night’s Evaluation and International Speech Contest a success: the contestants, chairs, judges, counters, ASA, timers, greeters and photographer.
I would like to give special recognition to our Division Governor, Lorna Miller, our test speaker, Michael Bonnick, and our tie breaker judge ( who will remain anonymous ) These Toastmasters, joined us to help our contest. Thank you.
The Evaluation Speech Contest winners were Mike Kozak ( 1st place ) and Jean McCaig ( 2nd place)
The Winners of the International Speech Contest were Gary Ford ( 1st place), Mark Molder ( 2rd place ) and Firdaus Walele ( 3rd place ) There was one time disqualification.
It is special that all 4 of our clubs are represented in the “winner’s circle” Congratulations everyone, contestants and members of the clubs, whose support helped develop the skills and confidence of these competitors.
The 1st place winners will compete at the Division B Contest on Tuesday,February 24th 2015 at the Clarkson Community Centre, 2475 Truscott Drive, Mississauga. Registration will be at 6:30, starting at 7:00 pm.
Gary and Mike will appreciate seeing encouraging, supportive smiles in the audience. Come out and enjoy the competition. I hope to see you there.
(In Photo left to right: In the International Speech Contest third place went to Firdaus Walele; first place to Gary Ford; and our own Mark Molder took second. Chair Shelley Orchin handed out the hardware.)