The Results Are In – Divisional Contests

This page will show the results from the divisional Humorous Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest as they come to light.

Well done to all participants and congratulations to those going on to the District 91 contests on 4 November.




Division A

Humorous Speech Contest: 1st Bev Hepting.

Table Topics Contest: 1st Steve Graham.

Division B

Humorous Speech Contest: 1st Andrew Klimaytys.

Table Topics Contest: 1st Paul Carroll.



Division C

Division C held their Humorous & Table Topics Contests on the splendid venue of London Business School. On a marvellous autumnal Saturday morning, the (almost) packed Lecture Room enjoyed a Humorous Contest consisting of an array of personal Humorous stories.

Key personalities to these Contests were: Paul Walsh as Cheif Judge, and Jill Segal as Contest Chair. The many and varied Facilitators were recruited by Shaheen Mufti (Early Bird Speakers) plus able support from Area Directors: Elaine Lawrence, Dave Longley and Florian Allwein.

The Table Topics Contest required impromptu descriptions about the ‘Twitter generation’.

Humorous Speech Contest: 1st Ola Aralepo, 2nd David Jones, 3rd Luke Pearce.

Table Topics Contest: 1st Mark Hanly, 2nd Jamie Hamer, 3rd Renee Sterling.

All round this was a ‘Jolly Good Show’.

Division H

We celebrated the best Speakers in the South East of England in our Division H mini conference with over 70 in attendance. It all started with a workshop from Ann Carver (Author, Coach, Entrepreneur, Yoga teacher and Student) on Authentic Compassionate Communication.  Next, our Contest Chair Mike Majuru introduced the Humorous Speech contest which saw a terrific panel of speakers battling for the top spot which was eventually taken by Fern Lulham.

A short break and then we moved on to Table Topics where 5 contestants gave us their best on “What does Success in life mean to you?”. Andrew Joyce took first place and gave a captivating, inspiring and riveting speech. We look forward to see both Fern and Andrew at the Gatwick conference on 4th November!

Humorous Speech Contest: 1st Fern Lulham, 2nd Chris Murphy, 3rd Paul Dowdeswell.

Table Topics Contest: 1st Andrew Joyce, 2nd Samir Malak, 3rd Amanda Zwartz.

See more photos here.

Division J

We had a fun and exciting conference at Division J. Many thanks to Florian Bay for his inspiring keynote address, and to Nigel Oseland and Helena Brewer for their informative PR workshop. Congratulations to all participants and our winners.

Humorous Speech Contest: 1st John Heine, 2nd Chris Boden, 3rd Jen Cashmore.

Table Topics Contest: 1st Chris Boden, 2nd Megan Paul, 3rd Charlotte Hitchings.


Division K 

Humorous Speech Contest: 1st Charles Hardaker.

Table Topics Contest: 1st Mopani Mkandawire.




Division L

We had a wonderful contest at London Business School on 14 October. It was a lovely afternoon and the session started with keynote speeches from Simon Bucknall and Dallas Leigh-Martene. Cat Kipling (Area 9 Director) led the Humorous Speech Contest and Kavita Dulai (Area 61 Director) led the Table Topics Contest. The contestants spoke on a wide range of topics and had everyone in splits. All the functionaries rendered strong support and voted for the following winners:

Humorous Speech Contests: 1st Warren Sheng.

Table Topics Contests: 1st Jane Harries .

We look forward to cheer them as they compete successfully at the District contest on 4November.


Last Updated on 25th October 2017 by