Our Winning Speaker

Anita Fain Taylor

Anita Fain Taylor

Gelfand member Anita Fain Taylor will move to the Division A round of the International Speech contest, after taking the Area 12  title on February 16.

Anita also took second place in the Table Topics contest held on the same day.

Gelfand hosted both contests at Picadilly, and Toastmasters from five Area 12 clubs packed the meeting room to watch their best speakers perform. The competition was intense, with all speakers performing impressively.

Area 12 Governor Marlene Bryan gives 1st Place trophy to Anita.

Area 12 Governor Marlene Bryan gives 1st Place trophy to Anita.

Contest Results

International Speech

  • 1st Place: Anita Fain Taylor,  Gelfand Good Morning
  • 2nd Place: Shedrick Dukes,  Seminole Casino
  • Also competing: Norman Gaslowitz, Hollywood; and Terry Spencer, Davie

Table Topics

  • 1st Place: Kenny Davin, Hollywood
  • 2nd Place: Anita Fain Taylor, Gelfand Good Morning
  • 3rd Place: Terry Spencer, Davie

The next round in the contests will take place Saturday, March 16, at Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens.  Watch this space for registration information.

A Great Team

You may notice several Gelfand names in the team who put together this almost-flawless event:

  • Contest Chair: Marlene Bryan
  • Contest Master: Charles Bloch
  • Chief Judge: Maria Lucassen
  • Sergeants at Arms: Mateo Romero and John Simon
  • Timers: Stonly Baptiste, Maggie Evans and Victor Jimenez
  • Raffle Masters: Maggie Evans and Heather Mahoney
  • Ballot Counters: Carmen Bauman, Kathy Carlton and Kate McClare
  • Registration: Evaldo B. Amaral
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