Winners at the Area 45 Fall Speech Contest

I had the privilege of organizing the Joint Area 45/46 Fall Speech Contest for Toastmasters, in concert with Deb Tyler, the Area 46 Governor. I was as pleased as punch when two members of my Home club came up with some solid wins.

This is me, proud Area 45 Governor and the Club President of the Ashburn Toastmasters Club, standing with Gretchen Schutte, who won first place in Table Topics, and Yvonne Porter, who won second place in Humorous Speech. Plus, I think this is the first picture of me in a suit and tie ever published on the Web.

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  1. Posted October 8, 2012 at 9:41 AM | Permalink

    Yesterday, Sunday, October 7th, Gretchen Schutte won the Table Topics Competition at the Division D Fall Contest. Next, she advances to the final round at the District 29 Fall Conference on November 9th. For those who might be curious, the table topics question asked of all the competitors was:

    “It has been said that red is the color of life. Tell us what red means to you, and why.”

    This was actually a pretty difficult Table Topics question. In my humble opinion, Gretchen was the only one who managed to come up with a coherent beginning, middle and end for her commentary, which is why she won.

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