We have Contestants in the District Contests - everyone encouraged to attend

Toastmaster - Where leaders are made - helps members become proficient communicators and through communication and servant leadership helps members become leaders. However, Toastmasters also offers members who are competitive or want to become professional speakers a path through the contests that are held annually. Firstly, members compete against their fellow club members. Winners at club level participate in Area contests where the best of 4 to 6 clubs compete. Winners from the Area participate in Divisional contests where the best of 4 to 6 Areas compete. The winners of the 10 Divisions in District 74 (southern Africa) participate at the annual conference. The winner of the International Speaking Contest goes on to participate in Regional Competitions and the winners of these Regions (we fall into Region 11) participate at the International Convention to be crowned the best in the world.

District 74's annual conference - O.U.R. Con - is happening this weekend and we have a contestant in the Table Topics Contest and in the Evaluation Contest.

Zahndri won the Division H Evaluation Contest and came second in the Division H International Speaking Contest.

Zahndri receiving her certificate from the Division H Director, Audrey.

Michael won the Division H Table Topics Contest which means that he will deliver a 1-2 minute speech on a topic that he will receive as he walks up on stage this evening.

Michael receiving his winner's certificate from Audrey.

Everyone can attend the contests at O.U.R. Con:

The Table Topics Contest happens at 18h40 this evening, Thursday 16th May 2019.

The Evaluation Contest happens tomorrow, Friday 17th May 2019 at 12h00.

The International Speaking Contest happens on Saturday, 18th May 2019 at 14h15.

O.U.R. Con is held at the Thaba Eco Hotel in the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve. To register to gain access to the contests go to  https://www.toastmasters74.org/register/.