Congratulations to both our representatives at the Division S contest on Saturday. Eileen and Kevin both performed well and Eileen was the runner up in the International Speech Contest. With her speech, The Hardest Choice, Eileen was on top form but the competition for first place was strong, and she was pipped to the post by Erick Rainey, a longstanding member of Toastmasters and no stranger to the International Contest stage – he has reached the World Championship finals twice, placing third each time.
Kevin being interviewed by Contest Chair, Eu Jin Teh of Haymarket Toastmasters
Eileen and the next District 71 Governor, Ciaran Moore
Congratulations also to Ruth Forsythe from Southside Speakers in Glasgow who won the Evaluation Contest.
The winners – l to r: Lorna Bruce (3rd in the Eval Contest), Ruth Forsythe (1st in the Eval Contest), Jim Davidson DTM (Div S Governor), Erick Rainey (1st International Speech Contest), Eileen Scott (2nd International Speech Contest), John McDonald (3rd Evaluation Contest), Simon McLaren (3rd International Speech Contest)
Good luck to Erick and Ruth on the next stage of their journey – the District 71 finals in Dublin, 9-11th May.
Past International President Ted Corcoran giving us an abbreviated version of Scotland’s fascinating history in Toastmasters International – the full account should be on the TMI website in a few weeks.
Even when you are only a member of the audience, you may be chosen to present a Table Topic while waitngt for the judges to count the ballots – Moira Beaton telling us why she wants to be a cat.
Graeme Buck listening intently
Dimitrijs, Anna Maria and Iwona listening with rapt concentration