Western Division Final Nov 1 2008

On to Hahndorf, May 2009

Western Division held its Contest Finals for the Humorous and Table Topics on Saturday, November 1, 2008. The winners will represent the Division at the District Finals in May 2009. The Contest were held at the Fremantle Bowling Club.

The Humorous Contest

Vicki Post Vicki Post

Diana Veitch Diana Veitch

W21 Area Governor Pascale Amberville-Colby was Contest Chair and Innercity Division Governor Ian Pickens was Chief Judge.

The warm up speech was delivered by Diana Veitch from Canning Vale. She arrived kitted out for her passion – motorbikes – a Honda 400.

Vicki Post from Powertalk won with her “Aging Gracefully” speech. Mike Palmer was second with “Fun Run”



Table Topics

Chris Telenta Chris Telenta

W28 Area Governor Sue Voloczi was Contest Chair and Perth Division Governor Bill Hewitt was Chief Judge. The topic was “After the wheel what is humankind’s greatest invention? And why?”

Chris Telenta from Margaret River won – he claimed that women were the greatest invention of all. Gillian Street from Gateway was second.

District WA

District 73 Parliamentarian David Nicholas outlined progress in our bid to form our own District in Western Australia. We have a great opportunity with the World Convention being held in Sydney in August, 2010. What we need is many more new clubs.

Public Relations

Robyn Richards Robyn Richards

District 73 Public Relations Officer Mark Richards outlined his plans for the best public relations year in the history of the District. He was supported by Robyn Richards who is now the WA Public Relations Officer.





Mark Richards Mark Richards

An anonymous donor provided an authentic Holden Rally Driver jacket for auction. Mark Richards was auctioneer. After spirited bidding the jacket went to Pascale Amberville-Colby and $200 went towards costs of the afternoon.






Western Division leads the way

Ross Wilkinson Ross Wilkinson

Western Division Governor Ross Wilkinson closed the Contests with a spirited account of the successes of Western Division in the District. We lead the way in new members and distinguished clubs.






This report was prepared by David Nicholas. If you wish to add an observation or correct an error, add a comment below.

One Response to “Western Division Final Nov 1 2008”

  1. Avatar for Bill Hewitt Perth DG Bill Hewitt Perth DG says:

    A great event guys, I think you made your Division Governor proud!!!

    Congratulations to the contestants and the organisors of the event.

    Next week I anticipate another two stongly contested Division finals.

    The Perth Division contests will be held:

    Saturday 8 November 2008
    Subiaco Community Centre
    203 Bagot Rd, Subiaco (just before the Rokeby Rd lights, opposite the car park to Crossways Shopping centre)
    1.30 – 4.30pm We will finish early!!!

    Please come and join us, support the contestants and appreciate their efforts.

    Fellow Toastmasters please spread the word!!

    Contestants are:

    Humorous Contest

    Peter Erskine
    Martin Lindsay
    Danny Sheehan
    Trina Williams

    Table Topics Contest

    Judith Allen
    David Barton
    Ann Rogers
    Danny Sheehan

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