Coffs Harbour Toastmasters…Club Contest #1
Last Tuesday (July 19) Coffs Toasties had their Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests.
Five judges from other clubs travelled in to Coffs for the evening. Sue from Mighty Clarence was Chief Judge, and was supported by Rowena and Alison (from Bellingen), and Todd and Marian (from Nambucca Valley).
Two other new faces were visitors Tom Ashall (a former member) and Kevin (who was responding to our ever improving website).
There were 4 contestants in each category. In Table Topics contestants give a 2 minute extemporaneous speech with, of course, zero preparation. The topic was: “How will your life be different in a year’s time?”, and the winners were Fran Kerkhoff (1st) and Janet Dyson (2nd).
After supper came the Humorous Speech Contest when the 4 contestants found the funny side of: being a dad, incompatible identical twins, a pom’s reactions to Australia, and death!
The winners were Dee Bee (1st/ Neo-Modern Dad) and Fran Kerkhoff (2nd/ death).
The 4 winners will go on to compete at the Area Contest on Saturday September 3.
Yet another evening of learning and fun!
David Whyte Club President