CL Toastmasters Club hosts Speech Contest


The Canyon Lake Toastmasters Club hosted the Toastmasters International Division C, areas five and six, International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest on Saturday, Apr. 7, in the Magnolia Room at the country club.

Two members of the Canyon Lake Toastmasters Club, Mike Irvin and Vince Sweeny, and Canyon Lake resident Debbie Morton of the Menifee Toastmasters Club were among the competitors. Mike placed second in the Evaluation Contest, Vince ran over the time limit in the Speech Contest and was disqualified and Debbie placed first in the Speech Contest. Her topic was “Your But in your Dreams,” an inspiration speech about using the word “and” instead of “but” to create more possibilities.

“Thank you to Maureen Smith and David Balch for putting on a great contest and Bill Evans for helping to set up and clean up,” said Mike.

Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Its mission is to provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds build confidence as speakers and leaders.

The Canyon Lake Chamber of Commerce Toastmaster Club meets every Tuesday from 12:05 to 1:05 p.m. in the Council Chamber in the downstairs room at city hall. Visitors are welcome.

For more information, contact Maureen Smith, at 951-566-7185.