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 contest winners:
Table Topics Contest
- Wendy Rintoul - 1st place
- Roberto Fazio - 2nd place
Humorous Speech Contest
- Ross Cree - 1st place
- Tony Corrie - 2nd place
- Srini Kesavan - 3rd place
Good luck to Wendy and Ross at the Area B-35 Contest on October 5th, 2015 hosted at Trafalgar Toastmasters.
Five brave contestants battled it out at the annual Mary Heary Tall Tales Competition on Wednesday May 13, 2015. They regaled us with fantastic tales that had two things in common - ridiculous stories and lots of laughter. Congratulations to our winner Tony Corrie who will be representing the Club at the Area contest on May 28. Thank you also to our wonderful co-Chairs Norkys Crespo and Roberto Fazio who did a great job of directing proceedings smoothly and with flair!
Save the Date! Wednesday June 24, 2015
Hibachi Seafood and Steakhouse Restaurant at 105 Cross Street is the venue for the Glen Abbey Toastmasters 23rd Charter Party. The formalities start at 7.00 sharp (so aim to be there for 6.45!) and it promises to be a fun filled evening full of laughter, great food and great company. What will be getting up to I hear you ask? Plenty. Our current President will be welcoming everyone to the Party at the start of a packed evening. We will have the chance to welcome and pay tribute to Presidents from prior years, and have entertainment based on the night's theme, which is Summer Fun.
We will be acknowledging those who achieved education awards this year and helped maintain Glen Abbey's distinguished club status. We will have fantastic entertianment and a prize raffle based on the summer theme and award the Toastmaster of The Year prize for the Toastmaster who has contributed most to the huge success Glen Abbey Toastmasters has enjoyed this year.
The order of events is as follows:
7:00pm – Welcome Toastmasters and Guests – Jocelyn Millar
7:10pm – Toast –Reema Duggal
7:15pm – Education Awards –Norkys Crespo/Chris Roode
7:25pm – Acknowledgement of Outgoing Executive – Srini Kesavan
7:35pm – Introduction of Incoming Executive – Chris Roode
7:45pm – Toastmaster of the year – Presented by Srini Kesavan
7:50 – Dinner
8:45pm – Games & Entertainment – Srini Kesavan, Marika Carter
9:10pm – Summer Fun Raffle – Jocelyn Millar, Paul Dubal
9:15 – Music & Mingle
A spectacular dinner will be followed by a sumptuous dessert and tea so bring your appetite! Don't worry you can work off those calories on the dance floor after the formal proceedings have finished.
Get Your Tickets Today
Tickets are available from Marika Carter and Atilla Coban at the next few meetings. Remember to give your food order when you purchase tickets. Members are only $25 and non-members $30, which represents great value, so bring your partners and friends. The more the merrier! See you there!