Thank you to all the members and guests who came out for our club international speech contest this past Wednesday. It was a lot of fun, with amazing stories and innovation! Special thanks to all our contest organizers, judges and volunteers: Jenson, Kristy, Ismail, Shannan, Ken, Clarice, Felipe, Justin and Cohen.
A warm round of applause to all our contestants: Jay Kiew, Arash Narchi, Nanami Oki, and Cass Chan for braving the stage. Your preparation and efforts are always greatly appreciated!
As for the contest results (drum roll)...
Congratulations to Mr. Jay Kiew, who will be representing us in the Area 23 Speech Contest!
Congratulations as well to Arash Narchi, who was runner up!
Thank you to Starbucks (@ Cornwall & Yew) as well as Save-on-Foods (@ Cambie & Broadway) for the generation donation of coffee, tea and cookies!
Thank you to all members who came out this past Wednesday to cast their vote for our new executive committee. A noteworthy nod to all the candidates who stepped up to run for all the positions; we appreciate your effort and dedication to the club. It was a close race in many cases, but we are pleased to announce the brand new executive team for Walter Gage Toastmasters! (Drum roll, please!)
President: Arash Narchi
VP Education: Cass Chan (Successor: Jeff Pena)
VP Membership: Felipe Iriondo
VP Public Relations: James Pena (Term 1) & Christina Wong (Term 2)
VP Finance: Peter Wiebe
Secretary: Nia Gobin
Sergeant-at-Arms: Clarice Yeung
Congratulations all! We look forward to seeing even greater growth and innovation from all of you!