They were held in a very nice room called the auditorium at Northeast Utilities in
There were seven contestants from four clubs.
Three Tall Tales and Four International contestants
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NorthEast Utilities Toastmasters
(They announced two places in each contest):
1st place - Kevin Finn - gave a speech about "Dave", an man who is confined to a wheel chair. He gave part of this speech at a Middlesex open house - maybe the one with Walter Beveridge?
2nd place - Nathan Jaycox - a very well organized speech about an "unseen mentor" - a relative of his who inspired Nathan years ago and who he only realized recently as a mentor.
The other two contestants were our own Louis Nizet and Helen Taylor.
There was one disqualification for time.
Louis gave a great presentation of the "I Believe" speech he gave at our club contest. This time no notes, and he had all the items for each letter of "I B-E-L-I-E-V-E" down cold. It was very interesting and educational, even inspiring!
1st place - Patricia Martin from Cedar Hill who treated us with a very animated Tall Tale about witches, crab apples and fire.
2nd place - Richard Franz Jr. from CCAT - who was also very animated.
Charlie Hubert and our own Sharon Roth (and Division C Governor!) were in attendance as was Nancy Green - a former member of Middlesex Toastmasters and a guest at Cromwell last fall!