September 15, 2010 – Katy, Texas – Thursday, September 9, 2010 was an exciting night for Katy Toastmasters. It was Contest Night! Our Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests were a grand success. With a large crowd attending the contest, our Contest Chair Everis Mollon enthusiastically welcomed everyone to the contest and introduced our Toastmaster, Division M Governor Tim DeRosa, who flawlessly guided us as we enjoyed an evening of great table topics and humorous speeches. Winning First Place in the table topics contest was one of our very newest members, Omar de la Cruz, who shared his take on the question, Why Is the World Round? Winning Second Place in the Table Topics Contest was Jody White, who will serve as an alternate in the Area Contest if Omar is unable to compete in the contest for any reason. Winning First Place in the Humorous Speech Contest was Albert Gorup, who entertained and educated us with a very humorous speech about a typical week of workouts using the PX90 Extreme Fitness Training System. Winning Second Place was Tracey Lucas, who told us about her big, burly, courageous son. Tracey will serve as an alternate to Jody as our First Place winners will go on to represent Katy Toastmasters in the Area N-20 Contests to be held on Wednesday, September 22 from 6-9 p.m. at Mustang Engineering Opus Building at 17420 Katy Freeway at Barker-Cypress.
Thanks go out to all of our contest dignitaries, luminaries and judges who helped us put on an interesting, entertaining and fun-filled evening. Most of all, thanks to all of our contestants who stepped up to take on the challenge and experience the thrill of competing in a club contest. In addition to the winners, competing in the Table Topics contest were Andy Paultanis, Tracey Lucas and Michael Masek. Also competing in the Humorous Speech contest were Jack Crowe and Michael Masek. It was wonderful to see so many of our newest members participating as contestants and as contest officials, sergeant at arms, timers and ballot counters for the evening.
Katy Toastmasters meets on the first three Thursdays of every month at 7:30 p.m. at The Carriage Inn Retirement Center located at 1400 Katy-Flewellen Road in Katy, South of Pin Oak Road near I-10. Katy Toastmasters is a local chapter of Toastmasters International, Region III, District 56. Toastmasters began in October 1924 when a group of men met in the basement of the YMCA in Santa Ana, California under the leadership of Dr. Ralph Smedley, who formed a club to afford practice and training in the art of public speaking and in presiding over meetings, and to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members. Today, Toastmasters International is an organization with more than 262,000 members in more than 12,500 clubs in 113 countries. For more information see us on the web at: katy.freetoasthost.org or email Jody White, Vice President Membership at email@example.com. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.