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