This afternoon, Toastmasters Area 22 (of District 84, Division B) held its Evaluation and for Humorous Speech Contests at Picadilly's Restaurant at the Melbourne Square Mall.
From the Harris SpeakEZ were Michael C. competing in the Humorous Speech contest, Christopher F. in the Evaluation contest, and Tina O. also competing in the Evaluation contest but representing the Advance Communicators Club.
Debra S. was the test speaker for the Evaluation contest and talked about her "Btzzz" moments... a.k.a., senior/blonde moments or moments of less-than-optimal grace. All five evaluators did a good job, but it was Lisa R. that came out on top. Christopher did come away with 3rd place.
During the break between contests, Pim L. performed a traditional Thai dance:
Then for the Humorous Speech contest, Michael was the first speaker, talking about his experience "Driving with Trevor". Although he didn't place, Michael did an outstanding outstanding job and really did our club proud. Vladimir N. also had a great story, "Holding Hands with a Backseat", and took home first place.
Both of today's top contest winners will represent our Area at the Division level in a couple weeks, and I know that they're both going to do well.
That said, Michael didn't go home empty-handed -- he cleaned up during the door-prize raffle. He had four winning tickets! (see picture above)
I also didn't leave the contest empty-handed. I won one of the raffle prizes: a set of four glasses with a pitcher. Now only if I had three friends who would be willing to trek up to Viera to visit me... dah.
Before the drawing, I did get some cute photos of the raffle helpers modeling with some of the raffle prizes:
Anyways, Toastmasters was a nice way to spend a free Saturday. Now, I have to go prepare for the next few days... more Food & Wine Festival at Epcot tomorrow, then a few days away on business -- sopapillas, here I come!. Woo!