Toastmasters battle it out for annual trophy
MORE than 40 public speaking gurus came together last week as the Lockyer Valley Toastmasters hosted their annual special competition evening at the Gatton Senior Citizens Centre.
The Mel Keel Night was created by the Toastmasters clubs from around the region to honour the memory of a Rosewood member who passed away before he could give his final speech and therefore missed out on a particular high achievement.
Clubs from the Lockyer Valley, Ipswich, Jacaranda, Limestone, Rosewood and Springfield Lakes took part in the competition which pits the Toastmasters against each other in a series of humorous challenges. Also in attendance were contest officials from Toowoomba and West Moreton clubs.
Gatton's very own Neil Cole was co-timekeeper for the event, and Contest Chair and Area W29 Director, Carolyn Becker, of Ropeley, ensured a varied, entertaining program run in a professional manner.
Though the judges had a tough job, the Limestone Toastmasters took home the winning place and the Mel Keel trophy with Springfield Lakes speakers in second and the Lockyer Valley placing third.
The Toastmasters said they looked forward to another night of hilarity, originality and rule-bending next year.
TOAST TO A WIN: Six Toastmasters clubs came together last week with Limestone taking first place.