Sunday, May 18, 2008

District 53 elects next year's team...

At the District 53 business meeting yesterday, the following were elected...

Div. A Governor, 2008-9, Alison Easton

Lt.Gov.-Marketing, 2008-9, Dave Wheeler

Lt.Gov.- Educ.& Training, 08-09,
Marsha Kiley

District Governor, '08-09,
Karin von Kaenel

There may also be an additional Division Governor with a connection to Div.A... but more on that once it is confirmed!

In contest news....
Div. A's Carmine Coco De Young took home 2nd runner-up in the Tall Tales contest behind Bill Miranda (Div.D) and winner Doug Comstock (Div.B).

In the International Speech Contest, Nana Danso won 1st place against some strong competition. Nana will now move on to the Regional Contest in Maryland (near Washington, DC) on June 27-28. Click here for registration materials! (Be sure to request the less-expensive $105/night room rate... NOT the TM rate of $135 if you call for a hotel reservation.)

Special note... 3 people from this year's Div.A "Battle of the Border" event took home trophies. Carmine (Tall Tales), Bill Miranda (Tall Tales) and Marv Cross (2nd Runner-up Intl.). In addition, Nana would have been at the Battle of the Border... but he had schedule his speech at another club's meeting which conflicted with the rescheduled BotB. So we almost had 4 winners... I will have to see how Cassandra (from Div.G, D46) did in her contest!

Special thanks to the Spring '08 Conference team for an excellent, well-run event.

The "I [heart] Toastmasters" bumper stickers were a nice touch too ... if you look closely in the picture above you can see it in the back window of my car!
(More Pictures coming soon!)

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