And the Winners Are . . .

On March 29, 2017, at Harmony Hall, Morningstars Toastmasters held the club level International Speech and Evaluation Contest. The annual spring event was chaired by Michael Worsfold and the Chief Judge was Patricia Hetherington.

Without further adieu, the winners are . . . .

International Speech Contest:
1st place: Weegee Sachtjen
2nd place: Ben Rusuisiak
3rd place: PJ Reece

Evaluation Contest:
1st place: Kylie Hutchinson
2nd place: Weegee Sachtjen

The top two winners from each contest will compete in the Area 73 contest on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30pm in Sechelt. Here’s a look at the complete Area 73 contest schedule:

Sunshine Toastmasters
Tuesday, April 11 at 6:15pm
Hummingbird Centre on Mermaid Street (Sechelt)

Beachcombers Advanced
Friday, April 21 at 6pm at Sita’s Spag & Suds

Area 73 Contest
Tuesday, April 25at 6:15pm
Hummingbird Centre on Mermaid Street (Sechelt)


It takes a lot of people to pull off a successful contest.

A round of applause to due to the Contest Chair, Michael Worsfold, and the Chief Judge, Patricia Hetherington. Their roles may look easy, but take significant preparation in the days and weeks leading up to the contest.

From behind the scenes, Katherine Scott deserves mad props for dispensing her invaluable knowledge of how all things work.(Also, thank you for your role as ballot counter!)

Thank you to our test speaker for the Evaluations contest . . ..  the lovely Johanna Rzepa.

A special thank you to our two timers: John Gaudaur and Leonie Croy.

Love and appreciation to our Sargeant at Arms, Guy Foster for his brilliant execution!

And, last but not least, to the talented judges for their keen observations and expertise!


One thought on “And the Winners Are . . .

  1. Congratulations to the winners and to all participants for stepping up to create two great contests! Good luck at the Area 73 contests in April!

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