We’re going to the Charter Party!
First Oakville Toastmasters held its preliminary round of the club-level International Speech Contest last night! It was a full house with many of our members supporting their fellow Toastmasters and also a number guests visiting.
From left to right: Fei Sun, John Smissen, Samantha Tam, Cheryl Etherington, Allan Osborne, Rebecca Valero (Contest Chair) & Linda Rossi
The purpose of the contest is to provide an opportunity for speakers to improve their speaking abilities and to recognize the best as encouragement to all.
For our newer members and our guests, it is also an opportunity to learn by observing the more proficient speakers who have benefited from their Toastmasters training.
Finally, the speakers that placed in the Top 4 ranking will progress to compete at the Charter Party on Saturday, February 3rd, 2018. In no particular order the winners are Fei Sun, John Smissen, Cheryl Ethrington & Allan Osborne.
The winner of the contest at the Charter Party will move on to represent First Oakville Toastmasters at the Area Contest on February 21st, 2018 at The West End Studio Theatre, 1109 North Service Road East, Oakville, ON. Ticket Admission $10.00 (pre-registered) & $15 at the door (not pre-registered). Doors open at 6pm and call to order at 6:30 pm SHARP. Light snacks will be provided at the break.
This leaves me with one MAJOR question? Do you have your Charter Party Tickets yet? Tickets are still available for this wonderful night of dinner, dancing and of course the International Speech Contest.
A big THANK YOU to all our brave speakers and of course thank you to our contest officers who helped ensure that the contest ran smoothly.
See you at the Charter Party!