Friday, February 08, 2008

Fayette County Toastmasters Speech Contest Coming Soon

Carol A. Lunsford, AREA 17 Governor of Division A Toastmasters, District 14 (the Southern Crescent AREA of Metropolitan Atlanta) announces the combined AREA 16 and AREA 17 Table Topics and International Speech Contests to be held February 16, 2008 from 2-5 PM at the Fayette Presbyterian Church, 791 Forrest Avenue (Hwy 92 N) Fayetteville, GA.

AREA 16 Toastmaster clubs are located in Fayetteville and Peachtree City respectively. AREA 17 Clubs are located in Peachtree City and College Park.
The Table Topics Contest consists of impromptu speaking. The contestants are to speak off-the-cuff for 1-2 minutes about a subject with no prior warning. The Speech Contest consists of delivery of a 5-7 minutes prepared speech. Each contestant is judged based on criteria set forth by Toastmasters International.

The AREA winners will face each other at the Division A Contest to be held March 29 in Stockbridge. Division winners from across the state will vie for the District Title during the May 2 –May 3 Spring Conference to be held at they Wyndham Conference Center in Peachtree City.

Only the Speech Contest winners advance to the Region VIII contest, to be held in Atlanta in June. The Region winner will face competitors from across the globe at the International Speech Contest to be held during August.

AREA 16 Clubs are High Noon Toastmasters and Peachtree City Toastmasters. AREA 17 Clubs are 6600 South, College Park; Achieving Excellence Toastmasters, College Park; FBC Toastmasters, College Park;and Westpark Toastmasters, Peachtree City.

The public is invited to attend the contests that will determine which local resident will advance to the Division Contest.
Photo: Area Governors for Division A along with the Division Governor, Twanda Joseph accepting the floating "Star of Excellence" from District Governor, Joy Lewis. Behind Lewis and Joseph are: Leon Wheeler, Area 11 Governor; Glenda Foster-Oney, Area 12 Governor; Carol Lunsford, Area 17 Governor [Lunsford is a member of HIGH NOON]; Lee Mesidor, Area 14 Governor; Pete Peterson, Area 15 Governor; Sherlee Brooks, Area 13 Governor. Not pictured--Area 16 Governor, Harry VanderKrabben. The “Star of Excellence” is awarded to Divisions best meeting specific criteria set forth by the District.

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