Congratulations to Melanie Sherwood from Area 30 (Central Scotland) for winning the Division E International Speech Contest and Ivo Spreeuewenberg from Area 39 (Midlands) for championing the Division E Speech Evaluation Contest which were held in Aberdeen. Please join me to congratulate both our winners.

Public Speaking contest

Toastmasters District 71 Division E Contest

There were 5 contestants in each contest from Area 15 (Northeast England and Yorkshire), Area 30 (Central Scotland), Area 39 (Midlands),Area 43 (North of Scotland) and Area 48 (Northwest England). Speeches and evaluations given by the contestants were of high standards and it was a tough and challenging environment for contestants to compete. There were approximately 40 attendees in the contests and our District Lt Governor of Education and Training, Freddie Danielles came up all the way from London to witness this event. The results for the Division E contest are as follows: –

International Speech Contest

  • First Place – Melanie Sherwood (Area 30)
  • Second Place – Jamie Godfrey (Area 15)
  • Third Place – Martin McManus (Area 48)
Speech Evaluation Contest
  • First Place – Ivo Spreeuewenberg (Area 39)
  • Second Place – Eoin McDunphy (Area 30)
  • Third Place – Bill Quinn (Area 48)