Spinnaker Club Speech Contests – 3 November 2020!

Spinnaker Club held its annual International and Evaluation contests on Tuesday 3 November 2020 with three contestants in each contest. We hosted a number of judges from other clubs to help officiate the contest, including our Area Director, Pauline Cook.

For the Evaluation Contest, guest speaker Mark Christian presented a test speech titled “Why I Am a Toastmaster”. The contestants then had five minutes to formulate their evaluation of Mark’s speech.

In turn, each contestant presented their verbal evaluation to the meeting. As determined by the judges, the results were:

First place – Dave Cook

Second place – Darrell Phillips

Darrell Phillips (left) and Dave Cook (right) – second and first place-getters respectively in the club evaluation contest.

The International Speech Contest provides members with the opportunity to present a prepared speech on a subject of their choosing.

Darrell Phillips gave a heart-warming speech about the mentor who meant the most to him. Peter Gibbs gave a passionate speech about the effects of poverty, and Megan Kloppenburg gave an endearing speech about the changing role of children as their parents age.

Once counting of the judges ballots was completed, the results were:

First place – Megan Kloppenburg

Second place – Darrell Phillips

Darrell Phillips (left) and Megan Kloppenburg (right) – second and first place-getters respectively in the club International Speech Contest.

Spinnaker’s next – and penultimate! – club meeting for 2020 on 17 November will be a joint meeting with Rotary – more details to come during the week!

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