This is what Toastmaster Ross Cree, winner of the 2015 Club Humorous Speech Contest and runner up at the 2015 Area B-35 Humorous Speech Contest has to say about his Toastmasters experience:
"Just wanted to share my experience competing in the Humorous Contest 2015 at our club and area levels. I have to say that if you asked me when I joined GATM in 2013 that I would actually be competing in any speaking contest, I would say that you were crazy. Through the Toastmasters program and the support of a great club like GATM I had soon mustered enough confidence to sign on to compete. It was quite a surprise to myself to place first at the club level and second at the area level. I could not have done it without the encouragement and coaching of the members at this club!"
from left to right: Roberto Fazio, Ross Cree, Marika Carter, Len Liscio, and Wendy Rintoul
Huge accomplishments and congratulations to these 5 dedicated Toastmasters as they all recently completed 6 speeches from the Competent Communicator manual.
As Toastmasters that have completed 6 speeches, they are presented with a Certificate of Merit to commemorate their feat. In addition, they are now eligible to compete in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest. Congratulation Toastmasters and keep up the great work!
Congratulations to the 2015/2016 GATM Club Officers who were elected on May 13, 2015
- President - Chris Roode
- VP Education - Roberto Fazio
- VP Membership - Marika Carter
- VP Public Relations - Danny Zhang
- Treasurer - Martin Greer
- Secretary - Len Liscio
- Sargeant At Arms - Attila Coban / Tony Corrie
Mary Heary Tall Tales Area Contest: May 28, 2015
Club Officer Training: Late May / Early June -
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Glen Abbey Toastmasters recently held Club Elections for the 2016/2017 season. Congratulations to the following members who ran for election and will be leading our club next year:
- President - Wendy Rintoul
- Vice-President Education - Rose Ford
- Vice-President Membership - Tariqul Islam / Liz Akey
- Vice-President Public Relations - Sushila Pereira / Beverly Roberts
- Treasurer - Kevin Chisholm
- Sargeant At Arms - Flora Sun / Maha Mansoor
- Secretary - Helena Karabela
Congratulations to Jordan May! In his last Glen Abbey appearance before heading back to university Jordan swept the board on December 17.
Jordan won the best taple topics award, the best evaluator, and best speaker award. This was a first for Glen Abbey Toastmasters whereby one member wins all three awards in the same evening.
What is even more remarkable is that it was Jordan's first evaluation and only his second speech. The latter was an interesting and thought provoking speech on online piracy, delivered in flawless style. Jordan has consistently impressed during his short tenure at Glen Abbey and we hope to welcome him back after his university days.
What is certain is that Jordan has a glowing career as a public speaker ahead of him! Well done Jordan!