Bolton Banter Toastmasters held its annual Humourous Speech and Table Topics contest on September 29th.  Our contestants included Ed Risi, Zana Maksimovic, Ben Hayhoe and Zlata Proudlock.  Congratulations to Ed Risi who placed first in both contests.  Ed will advance to the Area 16 contest to be held in Bolton on Thursday, October 6th.  We look forward to playing host to the five other clubs in the area.

I was honoured to chair this competition and as is the case with any undertaking, there are many people to thank.  Thanks go first to our wonderful contestants.  Thank you to Pat Burness, who acted as Sergeant at Arms and Mike Proudlock who was chief judge.  Thanks to our judges and to Lorraine Williams who so ably handled the timing lights and ballot counting.  A special thanks to club members who came to lend their support to the contestants.

We look forward to seeing you at the Area 16 contest on October 6th.  Don’t forget the open house on October 20th.  Caledon’s mayor Allan Thompson, a former Toastmaster, will be in attendance.  Everyone is welcome so spread the word in your networks.

Best regards – Lorraine Van Wagner, DTM, Webmaster