by Elizabeth Gray, District Chief Judge
We have come to the end of the fall Humorous Speech Contests. Due to a change in Toastmasters International rules, we will no longer have a district-level fall speech contest. Spring contest season will return to two contests with competition through District level. In Spring 2019 we will have Table Topics and International contest.
As Beki Laird let us all know, “Laughter is the Universal Language,” and how true that has been these past few months! I hope you all made it to at least one of the contests, despite the fact that you may be asking, as John Crandall did, “Texas, Why Are You Trying to Kill Us?!?”
|Div D-Beki Laird, Waco Texas Toasters||Div B-John Crandall, Flower Mound TM|
Through the rain, Trish Henderson told us “The Secret to a Happy Marriage,” and Walter Gaman reminded us what “The Toastmaster Family” is all about (studying SAT words!). Tabatha DeBose suffered through the question of “Children: A Blessing or a Curse?”, but decided in the end that they were indeed a blessing.
|Div G-Trish Henderson, Shining Stars Club||Div F-Walter Gaman, Southlake Club||Div C-Tabatha Debose, ACH Renaissance|
I know you will miss the laughter and the tears (of laughter!) But don’t “Arach React” like Laura Stewart, look to Matt Bunke “Trying to Summon the Solace of Silence”, because the contests will start up again in the spring with Table Topics and International speeches! I will see you there, if not before the Summit!
|Div A-Laura Stewart, Afterburners||Div E-Matt Bunke, FAA Toastmasters|
Here are the first-place winners of each Division Humorous Speech Contest. The division contests were held on October 13, 2018, and October 27. Want to see pictures from those events? Click here
Past contest winners – D25 Hall of Fame here.
|Div A – Laura Stewart, Afterburners||Div B – John Crandall, Flower Mound TM|
|Div C – Tabatha Debose, ACH Renaissance||Div D – Beki Laird, Waco Texas Toasters|
|Div E – Matt Bunke, FAA Toastmasters||Div F – Walter Gaman, Southlake Club|
|Division G – Trish Henderson, Shining Stars Club|