From Division L
The Division L contests held on Saturday 15 October 2016 at the London Business School were incredibly popular and well supported. Eventbrite had allocated 91 tickets but there were at least 105 people in the room and every one there was treated to a fantastic afternoon's entertainment. A visitor from District 71 said “ The venue was lovely; the atmosphere was vibrant and the speeches were amazing”
The first contest started promptly at 14:00 Steve Brewer Division L Director welcomed everyone and introduced Andrew Tollinton the chair for the Humorous Speech Contest who warmed the audience up then cooled them down with the rules and warmed the up again with serious business of having fun. Division L was fortunate to have eight competitors Mopani Mkandawire,Angela Meringolo,Nick Youngman,Irene Bradshaw,Philippa Ellis,Warren Sheng, Jane Harries and Sarah Mannan. All of whom made this contest worth winning.
The Division L Humorous Speech Contest Winners:
1st Place Angela Meringolo
2nd Place Mopani Mkandawire
3rd Place Irene Bradshaw
Our winners are pictured above with Steve and Andrew.
Lynne Cantor was the Contest Chair for the Table Topics Contest. She maintained the high standard that had been seen and heard in the Humorous Speech contest.There were some very clever answers to the question...If you excluded Cars and the mobile phone, what would you uninvent?
The seven contestants gave us a magnificent array of answers from the serious to the madcap, all of them giving inventive solutions to the problem set. Our contestants were: Daniel Broadhead, Freddie Daniells, Salem Al-Damluji, Jason Thompson, David Phelops, Jeremy Assous and Angela Lansbury.
The Division L Table Topics Contest Winners:
1st Place Daniel Broadhead
2nd Place Freddie Daniells
3rd Place Angela Lansbury
They are pictured below with Lynne and Steve.
Finally I would to say a big thank you to everyone that helped on the day to make this a big success and especially to Simon Cooper, Nick Westall and Andrew Tollinton who made the magic happen behind the scenes in the days leading up to the event.Team work really does make the dream work so please come and support our champions Angela and Daniel at the Woking Conference on Saturday 5 November in Woking.