Roger Caesar visit at Glen Abbey Toastmasters

On May 8th, Glen Abbey Toastmasters had the pleasure of welcoming guest speaker Roger Caesar to our club. Roger Caesar is a 4-time District 86 Speech Champion, a 3-time international award winning speaker and a 3 time semi finalist at the World Championships of Public Speaking. He is also a motivational speaker who helps others to develop their speaking skills and maximize their greatness. In 2018, he was the recipient of the City of Brampton Volunteer Award for helping start up entrepreneurs.
 
Roger wowed our club with his inspirational message in a speech titled "Didn't See it Coming!". He talked about the personal struggles he has gone through, and how we all need to look past the "small picture" failures and focus on the "big picture" - what we truly want out of our lives - in order to keep pushing forward and succeeding.
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Congratulations 2019/2020 Club Officers

President - Krista Rowan
VP Education - Rose Ford
VP Membership - Muraad Shah
VP Public Relations - Tamur Shah
Treasurer - Janet Newcombe
Secretary - Bahareh Tehrani
Sergeant At Arms - Zehra Raza
Past President - Gordon Vuong

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2019 Mary Heary Tall Tales Contest

On April 24th, the club organised the Mary Heary Tall Tales Contest. It was a great chance for participants to use creative ways to add some fun and exaggerations to their stories.  We had three contestants and one winner!

Participants:
- Krista Rowan
- Gordon Vuong
- Bahareh Tehrani

And the winner was: Krista Rowan

Krista will be competing against the best tall tale-tellers from Toastmasters clubs in the Oakville area. Congratulations Krista!

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Area 83 International Speech & Evaluation Contests 2019

On Thursday February 7th, members of the Glen Abbey Toastmasters club competed in the Area 83 Evaluation and International Speech Contest. The competitors were selected from 4 Toastmasters clubs in the Oakville area: Horizon, Sheridan Bruins of Oakville, Own the Moment, and of course our very own Glen Abbey Toastmasters! 
 
Zehra Raza and Richard Kitney represented Glen Abbey in the Evaluation Contest. Yas Sakka and Zehra Raza represented us in the International Speech Contest. 
 
Zehra was selected as the winner of the Evaluation contest and was second place finalist in the Evaluation Contest. Zehra will go on to compete in the Evaluation Contest on March 19, 2019.
 
Congratulations to all the Area 83 Speech and Evaluation Contest Competitors and Winners!

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International Speech & Evaluation Contests 2019

International Speech Contest & Evaluation Contest 2019 was held on January 16th, 2019 at Glen Abbey Toastmasters Club. The Winners of the first and second places will represent our Club at the Area 83  International Speech contest and Evaluation contests.

Congratulations to all the winners, listed below.

INTERNATIONAL SPEECH CONTEST

1st Place: Zehra Raza
2nd Place: Yas Sakka
3rd Place: Sema Sajedinejad

2019 Intl Speech contest

EVALUATION CONTEST

1st Place: Zehra Raza
2nd Place: Keith Rabey

2019 Int Eval contest

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