From Samir Malak, Assistant Division K Director
On 23 April 2016, Division K held its inaugural full day Workshops and Contests event at The Grange City Hotel, where we celebrated the excellence of our over 500 members in Evaluation and International Speech Contests!!! . . . and the results are in!!!
Division K 2016 International Speech Contest
1st Place Andrew Osayemi
2nd Place Flavia Gordon
3rd Place Richard Green
Division K 2016 Evaluation Contest
1st Place Ga Lok Chung
2nd Place Alexa Sage
3rd Place Katia Banina
Thank you to our test speaker Vinette Jackson
The standards for competition were extremely high and I would like to congratulate each of our contest participants for their excellence showcased in competing at the Division level. Many thanks to all of the functionaries and members who helped to make the contests possible, in particular to Owen Lean, Evaluation Contest Chair, Robert Wyatt, International Speech Contest Chair, Andy O'Sullivan, Chief Judge, and our Evaluation Contest test speaker, Vinette Jackson - District 71 Division G 2nd place International Speech contestant brought to us by Division G Director, Constance Turner.
What next for our Division K Champions?
Our Division K Champions, Andrew Osayemi - International Speech and Ga Lok Chung - Evaluation will go on to compete at the District 91 UK South Londinium Conference!!! This takes place 7-8 May at the Grange City Hotel near Tower Bridge. Grow and Be Strong!
David Thompson conducting an intimate and interactive exploration of what makes a new club successful and how clubs can plan to be strong and supportive parents of "new cubs" that will grow to be strong clubs in their own right.
Jean Gamester then spun stories of how stories are a powerful tool for making personal connections, introducing positive change, enabling membership growth and new clubs! Imagine what kind of impact your membership story would have on someone who had never heard of Toastmasters before!!! We are extremely grateful to David Thompson and Jean Gamester for facilitating these powerful workshops that made it possible for the entire event to be a reflection of the District 91 UK South Mission:
We build new clubs and support all clubs in achieving excellence.
Next up, support our most excellent contestants at the District 91 UK South Spring Conference on 7-8 May!!!