What did you miss last night?
In the Humorous Speech contest, First Place winner, Dave Zarella, compared masks to having a used diaper taped to your face. Second place, Tomo Osako, talked about the pitfalls of online dating. And Kris Manske demonstrated the shell-shock of your social media feed.
In the International Speech contest, First Place winner, Jon Berman, showed us a world upside down and how it inspired him. Second place, Bob Dietrich, introduced us to his Guardian Angel, Sarah. And Jeremy Johnson showed us a life changed from anguish to accomplishment.
Dave and Jon will be going to the Area Contest to represent us Saturday, October 17th. While there aren’t any events posted to https://d5tm.org/district-calendar/ , stay tuned for more information.
If you want to learn more about the contests, the rulebook is good for club, area, division, and district level contests. We organize our contest according to the rules so that our club members can participate, perform functions, and even lead at higher level contests. That’s why you see so many of your fellow club members at higher level contests and serving is various district roles. This club produces leaders and the contests help us build them. Here is a link to the contest information: https://www.toastmasters.org/-/media/df5b90486396457dade944becca89cf0.ashx
Next week, Commander Christoph Kubitza, is going to lead us into our first post-contest meeting.
I hope you’re all doing well and I’d love to see you next week (and the week after, and the week after that, and the week after that)!
Chris Hammell, DTM