Talk Fluor So nabs two awards at the International Speech and Table Topic Competition at the National Level

Article by Public Relations Team & Photos by Marlene Riley-Mohammed 

On behalf of the Executive of Talk Fluor So Toastmasters Club, we extend our hearty congratulations to the winners of our local leg of the International Speech and Table Topics Competition. The winners will go on to represent us at the District (81) competition in Barbados (May 2017), competing against the other 24 territories making up the District. The competitions took place at the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies on Saturday 29th April, 2017. The winners were:
For the International Speech Competition 2017
1st Place:  Lennox Sealey
2nd Place: David Charlerie
3rd Place:  Brian Baig
Table Topics Competition 2017
1st Place:  Sherdon Pierre
2nd Place:  Lennox Sealey
3rd Place:  Makesi Paul
The winner in Barbados will go onto compete at the 86th Annual Toastmasters International Convention (August 2017) in Vancouva, British Columbia, Canada.  Could it be Trinidad and Tobago this year?  We will find out soon enough!
Toastmasters Brian Baig, Makesi Paul and Sara-Jade Govia represented Talk Fluor So magnificently, also Alvin Morton, Christine Forde, Denise Scott-King and for representing both their clubs and their Areas so well.

Toastmaster Brian Baig receiving his Trophy


Toastmaster Makesi C. Paul receiving his Trophy


Participants in the International Speech Competition, second from right Sara-Jade Govia and third from the left Brian Baig from Talk Fluor So Toastmasters Club


1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the National Table Topic Competition 2017. Third from left is
Makesi C. Paul.


Those that took part in the contests by category:

The International Speech Competition – National Level
Area 35 – Brian Baig, Sara-Jade Govia
Area 36 – Alvin Morton, David Charlerie
Area 37 – Christine Forde, Lennox Sealey

The National Table Topic Competition
Area 35 – Makesi Paul, Sherdon Pierre
Area 36 – Alvin Mortin, Denise Scott-King
Area 37 – Christine Forde, Lennox Sealey

With many thanks to the vision of Mr Philip G Rochford HBM, Toastmasters International first came to our shores in 1984 and continues to go from strength to strength.

The 24 other territories comprise of:

Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grand Cayman, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, The Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks and Caicos, US Virgin Islands

Poster for District Contest

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