From Seema Menon, Area 61 Director
This quote seems to have been the mantra on the afternoon of 25 Mar 2017 at The Church Hall of The First Church of Christ Scientist, Watford. The weather was beautiful and it was complimented by two very high standard contests at the Area level!
We had some fantastic speeches and evaluations from the three clubs that participated in the contest. Each speech and evaluation was different with a unique style and message. Thanks to all the contestants, the venue was filled up and the audience was mesmerized throughout the entire afternoon. Special thanks to Jitu and Steve who were the contest chairs, judges, counters, timers, sergeant at arms, guest speaker, break master, photographer and everyone who helped make the event a success. The contestants will definitely preserve the certificates with their names beautifully scribed in calligraphy, courtesy of Jitu, our in-house artist.
The winners of Area 61 Contest are:
International Speech Contest: 1st place Gill Ornstein (HOD Speakers), 2nd place Mopani Mkandawire (Watford Speakers), 3rd place Pam Attfield (Watford Speakers)
Evaluation Contest: 1st place Gill Ornstein (HOD Speakers), 2nd place Mike Freedman (HOD Speakers), 3rd place Yogesh Dattani (Watford Speakers)
Our Area will be represented by 2 contestants from each contest at the Division L contests on 8 Apr 2017 being held at the London Business School. You can register here and join us for what we promise will be an entertaining Saturday afternoon. Look forward to seeing you.