From Julie Kertesz, Division K Governor
The Division K contests took place with full room and great atmosphere at Barclay's on Canary Wharf. Around 120 toastmasters from the division and their guests enjoyed, learned and encouraged the contestants. They were happy to meet each other too.
The contests were hosted by WiBF Speakers -Canary Wharf with club president Becky Tuff and many of the club members present. Contest Chair Chris Howell lead the contest professional. Much of the hard work in preparation for the contests was done by Katy Woolcott, Assistant Division Governor,and her team - thank you to all of them.
As we have 4 Areas in Division K two contestants came through to represent their areas in each contest. The overall standard was excellent so we were very proud of all of them.
The chief judge Vanessa King, Lt Governor Marketing D91 announced the results.
Humourous speech contest
Ist Place Winner, 1st - representing Division K in the D91 UK South contest final: Malachi Talabi
2nd Diallo Abdoulaye
3rd Lucia Pino-Garcia
Table topics contest
1st Plce Winner, 1st - representing Division K in the D91 UK South contest final: Samir Malak
2nd Robert Cole
3rd Adolfo Tunon
Picture below: L to R Malachi, Becky and Samir
Division Governor Julie Kertesz presented each winner with a trophy. All six winners received a book for further study. It was a great event for all of us who were there.
We are now looking forward to seeing Malachi and Samir compete at the first ever District 91, UK South Conference at Brighton. Book now for the full weekend 31 October-2 November 2014 or for one of the variety of shorter packages. All the information you need is on the conference website http://www.autumn-conference.org/brighton2014/