Waverley Communicators have much to celebrate and be excited about as host for the Division S contest this Saturday 15th October at our regular meeting venue, 28 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP from 12:00-16:30. Club level winners (see previous post) all excelled and did us proud. Richard McMahon came third in Table Topics, Catherine Dignan and Lauren Campbell did not place this time but we’re still in the game with John Wood.
John Wood’s award was extra special because it was the new Area 33 perpetual trophy for winner of Table Topics. It’s called ‘The Oscar Merkx memorial award’ in memory of the distinguished toastmaster Oscar Merkx who died last year from cancer. John is the first to receive this award.
Watch the immediate past president of District 71, Kevin Lee’s announcement of this award, he touches on Oscar Merkx’s vibrant personality and commitment to Toastmasters.
Thanks to all who provided pictures — I hope our club president Patrick speaks for all when he says, “I was enjoying myself so much that I forgot to take any”.
There are still some supporting roles to be filled if you will be attending on Saturday and can help, do let your club’s officers know.