Toastmasters soak up limelight in Kiama

TOASTMASTERS: Di Court, Kylie Rayner, Megan Ash and Rod Larkins. Photo: contributed.
TOASTMASTERS: Di Court, Kylie Rayner, Megan Ash and Rod Larkins. Photo: contributed.

Toastmasters gathered in Kiama recently for the Area 30, International and Evaluation Contests.

On Tuesday, February 21, the Area 30 Toastmasters International and Evaluation contests was held in Kiama.

Representatives from Nowra, Shoalhaven City, Kiama and South Coast Gourmet Toastmasters club entered the International Speech and Evaluation contests.

Nowra Toastmasters was represented in the Evaluation contest by long term member, Rod Larkins and newest member, Megan Ash, who also competed in the International Speech.

Both did extremely well with Megan taking first place in the Evaluation contest.

Shoalhaven City Toastmasters, Ros Ball competed and placed second in the International Speech and 3rd in the evaluation contest.

Kiama Toastmaster, John Ashworth took first place in the International Speech

Ros Ball (Shoalhaven City) and Southern Division Director, Michael Fenton. Photo: contributed.

Ros Ball (Shoalhaven City) and Southern Division Director, Michael Fenton. Photo: contributed.

Both Megan and John will go on to represent Area 30 in the Southern Division Contests which will also include Noelene Walsh from Kiama in the Table TopicĀ© and Colin Fowler from South Coast Gourmet in the Humorous Speech contests, held on March 16 and 17.

Area 30 wishes them all the best.

If you are interested in more information on the local Toastmasters clubs,  contact Rosemary Brigden 0432 947 427 (Nowra) or Linda McLeod on 0425 279 380 (Shoalhaven City) or go to toastmasters.org

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organisation's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders.

For information about local Toastmasters clubs, visit toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.