Toast­mas­ters bat­tle it out for an­nual tro­phy

Gatton Star - - LIFE -

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.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

TOAST TO A WIN: Six Toast­mas­ters clubs came to­gether last week with Lime­stone tak­ing first place.

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