I feel honored to be part of a club that, by its nature, exudes excellence.  While the Table Topics and Speech Contest were the highlights of today’s meeting, the members once again proved their ongoing commitment to climb the mountain to be great speakers.

Tracey Nicholson was superlative as the Toastmaster who chaired the contest. She was her usual spectacular self in running a flawless meeting.

Special thanks to all those who participated in the Table Topics and Speech contest. Table Topics – Carter Lee, Dr. Brad Shapiro, Michele Stephan, Michelle Tyler, Chuck Schwartz, and Cdub. Speech – Matthew Kinoshita, Daniel Midson-Short, and myself. You all stepped forward to scale the mountain.  Congratulations!

And the Winners were:

Best Table Topics – Carter Lee

Best Evaluator – Eric Bergstrom

Best Speech – Leonard Szymczak

Carter Lee and I will proudly represent the club in the area contest on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at the Mission Viejo Swim and Racquet Club, 26221 Tierra Circle, Mission Viejo, 92691.

And one final note. Wasn’t that an incredible banner to welcome us to our meeting! Thanks Jonathan, for the suggestion.

See you on Thursday for another joy-filled meeting.

Leonard Szymczak

Club President