And the winner is ......

Yesterday Transformers Toastmasters held their annual Humorous Speech Contest. We were entertained with 3 great speeches that raised many a laugh and giggle. Our contestants were - in order of speaking: Ruth Taylor, Mary Byrne and Jim Powell.

Ruth asked the question whether choice always means more. She provided a picture of the luxury of childhood where everything is decided by some one else and the contrasted this with the dilemma of adulthood with its endless choices.

Mary spoke about herself in her speech entitled: What's in a name? Being a Mary among many Mary she was called by her surname, Joyce. Simple in Ireland but not so in South Africa where everyone assumes it’s a first name only. So she marries Byrne (pronounced Burn for the unenlightened) only to find her name problems continue. She had us stitches with some of the thoughts people have about names.

Jim transported us through a series of motorcycle accidents from the 1960's to 2008 and 'chicks' and concluded the twain never shall meet – not in his life anyway.

The worthy winner of our Club contest is: Mary Byrne. Congratulation!

Mary will represent the Club at the Area H3 Humorous Speech Contest on 20th September at Bytes Toastmasters Club in Midrand (in combination with the Area H5 contest). The winner of the Area Contests will participate in the Division H contest on 29th September at the Wendywood Sports Centre.