Meeting Recap: Aug. 22, 2012

posted Aug 24, 2012, 8:13 AM by Advanced Public Speakers Toastmasters Club   [ updated Oct 15, 2014, 2:33 PM ]

Dear APS Members and Guests,

The atmosphere was electric, and great talent was on display at the APS Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contest on Wednesday. Our club lived up to its reputation as being on the "Leading Edge of Leadership.” A majority of our club members are past or present district leaders, and many visiting dignitaries were also present.

They included our own Division D Governor Martin Feinberg and Area 45 Governor Jonathan Yu. Also in attendance were Division C Governor Sandro Fusco and Assistant Division C Governor Mimi Hou. APS members who were present and hold current District positions included District Secretary Lois Lynn, Division F Governor Gouri Seetharam (Contest Chair), Assistant Division F Governor Georgia Jones, Area 51 Governor Eloise Johnny, Area 36 Governor FX Charpentier, Area 62 Governor Rafay Khalid, and Area 52 Governor Jose Garcia (Chief Judge.) Other contest officials and guests in attendance were Neerja Purang, Christine Navigante, Jennifer Jiang, Pam Burke, Norma Eversley, Vicky Zhai and Algene Hall.

Gouri and Jose ran two flawlessly organized contests. The Table Topics contestants were: Kimberly Taylor, Georgia Jones, Harry Aneziris, Manuel Saldana, and Mitchell Abramson. The question Gouri posed was based on the title of the winning speech by recent Toastmasters International World Champion Ryan Avery, “Trust is a Must.” The Question: How do you handle a betrayal of Trust? The results are: (Drum Roll Please!)

First Place: Harry Aneziris   
Second Place: Georgia Jones   
Third Place: Mitchell Abramson

The Humorous Speech Contestants were: Harry Aneziris, Manuel Saldana, Mitchell Abramson, Leila Singh, and Georgia Jones. The Results are: (Drum Roll Please!)

First Place: Leila Singh          
Second Place: Georgia Jones  
Third Place: Mitchell Abramson

The winners will compete in the Area 45 Contest on September 10. Best of luck to all!
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Todd McKinney