A Winner Times Two

Anita Fain Taylor with her trophies for the International Speech and Table Topics contests

Anita Fain Taylor with her trophies for the International Speech and Table Topics contests

Gelfand saw some of its best speakers compete January 26 in the International Speech and Table Topics contests. The judges must have had a tough job deciding on a winner; in the end, both titles went to one Toastmaster: Anita Fain Taylor.

Anita took the Table Topics trophy for her answer to the question “What is your passion?” In the International contest, she won for her speech about dealing with the bruises and scars of life.

She moves on to the Area 12 round of both contests, which Gelfand will host February 16. On stand-by to compete if she is unable will be second-place winners Stephen Sarsfield (Table Topics) and Norman Gaslowitz (International).

Contest officials Evaldo B. Amaral and Charles Bloch

Contest officials Evaldo B. Amaral and Charles Bloch

Congratulations to Anita and her fellow contestants, not to mention the officials who coordinated an extraordinarily well-run contest: Evaldo B. Amaral, Contest Chairman; and Charles Bloch, Contest Master.

International finalists Clifford Townsend, Anita Fain Taylor and Norman Gaslowitz

International finalists Clifford Townsend, Anita Fain Taylor and Norman Gaslowitz

Table Topics finalists Stephen Sarsfield, Anita Fain Taylor and Mariposa Valdes

Table Topics finalists Stephen Sarsfield, Anita Fain Taylor and Mariposa Valdes

International contestants Clifford Townsend, Anita Fain Taylor, Fasil Malik and Norman Gaslowitz

International contestants Clifford Townsend, Anita Fain Taylor, Fasil Malik and Norman Gaslowitz

Table Topics contestants Stephen Sarsfield, Mariposa Valdes, Fasil Malik, Diana Marshalleck, Dick Giller and Anita Fain Taylor

Table Topics contestants Stephen Sarsfield, Mariposa Valdes, Fasil Malik, Diana Marshalleck, Dick Giller and Anita Fain Taylor

International Contestants

  • Anita Fain Taylor (first place)
  • Norman Gaslowitz (second place)
  • Clifford Townsend (third place)
  • Fasil Malik

Table Topics Contestants

  • Anita Fain Taylor (first place)
  • Stephen Sarsfield (second place)
  • Mariposa Valdes (third place)
  • Dick Giller
  • Fasil Malik
  • Diana Marshalleck
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