From Gordon Piggott, Division H Director
The Division H contests were held on Sunday 16 October 2016 in Oxted, hosted by Bromley Speakers.
Humorous Speech contest
Four areas took part in the Humorous Speech contest, all the contestants were very entertaining: Amanda Donaldson, Mark Pratt, Vidhya Nagendran and Joe Currey.
1st place was Mark Pratt from Surbiton Speakers in area 53
2nd place Joe Currey from Worthing Speakers area 32
Table Topics contest
Five contestants (Sylvia Lobo, Lisa Moore, Jo Bentley, Trudy Kuhn and Jamie Jani) took part in the Table Topics contest with the topic “ This is common to say that we grow whenever we go out of our comfort zone. How do you challenge yourself?”
The winner was Jamie Jani, from Surbiton Speakers in area 53
2nd place Jo Bentley, from County Communicators in area 32
3rd place Silvia Lobo, from Toasted Sandwich in area 37
Pictured above L to R: Sylvia Lobo, Jo Bentley, Jamie Jani, Mark Pratt and Joe Currey
Congratulations to all the people who took part and made of this afternoon a great success including our Chief Judge Richard Murray and Annelise Lepage who chaired the contests. We were delighted to have three members of the District Leadership Team with us: District Secretary Paul Rhys-Taylor, Club Growth Director Andy Hammond, Finance Manager Meg Heyworth.
We are looking forward to seeing our winners at the District conference on Saturday 5 November in Woking.
Book your ticket now if you haven’t done so yet, programme available here:
Our Division H contests are happening soon!
You are invited to join us and have the opportunity to be entertained and learn from the most humorous speakers in Division H in the humorous speech contest.
And to be enthralled, captivated and inspired by the quick thinking members who are taking part in the impromptu table topics contest.
Five winners from the areas from all over the division will be taking part in each contest.
When and where are the Division H Contests?
Sunday 16 October 2016 at Perform Within Oxted, Community Hall, Church Lane, Oxted, Surrey, RH8 9LJ
12.45pm to 3.30pm
Please join us for the Division H Contests by registering here:
Come and support your club members, and area contestant winners to help them become Division H 2016 contest winners
The winner of each contest will go on to take part in the District 91 final that will take be in Woking on 5 November 2016 at the District 91 conference.
Happy New Toastmasters Year!
New Years are typically a time of celebration, appreciation and of looking forward to the year to come.
We have so much to celebrate in our District. At the time of writing, we celebrate achieving President Distinguished District and being very high in worldwide rankings for club growth, distinguished clubs and clubs with more than 20 members. All those numbers are wonderful, but what they mean is truly spectacular. Read More
Recent DOT (District Officer Training) saw 87% of Division and Area Directors attending an excellent day of Toastmasters education. A fantastic turnout!
Program Quality Director
Have you been FED?
As Toastmasters we communicate mainly by speaking, but that is not the only way. In our District there are plenty of budding writers, from club blogs to Facebook posts. Read More
Assistance to Division and Areas for venue hire
Meg Heyworth Finance Manager
Subject to approval of the District budget by Toastmasters International, District 91 will pay up to £100 towards venue hire by Areas for the purpose of Club Officer Training. Read More
District Nominations of the Year
After a busy 2015/2016 Toastmaster’s year, it’s time to reflect, recognise and acknowledge good deeds carried out during the year by handing out awards. First of all, we need to receive your nominations. Please complete the Nominations Form and email back to me by 30 June.
Now is your opportunity to nominate someone or a club for one of the following awards: –
- Toastmaster of the Year
- Area Director of the Year
- Division Director of the Year
- Club of the Year
I look forward to receiving your nominations.
D91 Administration Manager 2015-16
District 91 DCP Progress
72% of our clubs within District 91 have achieved Distinguished, with 12 of those being Presidents Distinguished.
Congratulations to the following clubs:
- London Victorians
- Berkeley Square Speakers Toastmasters Club
- City Limits Speakers
- Grosvenor Square Club
- Wokingham Speakers
- County Communicators
- Thamesdown Speakers Club
- Malvern Speakers
- Bromley Speakers
- 1st London Toastmasters
- Holborn Speakers
- WIBF Speakers-City Club