We joined Toastmasters primarily to become more effective communicators and stronger leaders, in every area of our lives. But why confine ourselves to just the home Club environment and experience? I was humbled and thrilled to go beyond the Club environment and experience, when I was called upon to be the Chief Judge at Toastmasters District 60, Division G, Area 63 International and Evaluation Speech Contests. The Area 63 Contests were held at the Etobicoke Civic Centre, February 12, 2020, with Area 63 Director Nancy McInnis, ACS, CL as Contest Organiser, and Mashaal Effendi, EC4 as Contest Chairs (part of his HPL Project), under the leadership of Division G Director Angela Ho, DTM.
People often say, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The collage captures the spirit and essence of the contests. The Organisers and Speaking from Experience Advanced Toastmasters # 1818485, the hosting Club did an amazing job of running a cool and flawless event, with support from Volunteers from numerous Clubs in both District 60 and District 86 - with lots of fun, camaraderie and inspirational speeches.
Congratulations to all the District 60 Area 63 Contestants! Congratulations to the Area 63 Winners moving forward to the next Division G level contests. There were a number of familiar faces, including the District 86 Leadership Team. The contests introduced those from District 86 to “new” Speakers, Speaker Champions and a World Class Speaking Coach. The contests provided a unique opportunity to connect and network, across boundaries, with fellow Toastmasters and District Leaders from District 60. All in all, it was a most rewarding experience. A synergistic win for Toastmasters and the Community!
For additional information, please refer to:
George How Pak Hing, PEng, DTM
OTM Oakville Toastmasters # 5940499, Club Founder
Area Director of the Year, 2016-2017
February 15, 2020