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Back by Popular Demand! You’re Invited – Area 14 Fall Contest!

On Thursday, October 20th, Area 14 invites you to join them for their 2016 Fall Contest! What better way to spend a chilly Thursday evening than to support Newmarket-Aurora’s corporate clubs as they have you laughing out of your seats!

Where:  Newmarket Municipal Offices
395 Mulock Drive
Newmarket, ON

Registration starts at 6:30 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP:

You are invited to Area 14 2016 Fall Speech Contest

Flyer for Area 14 Fall Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contests




TNT member places First in 2015 Area Competition

Congratulations to The Newmarket Toastmasters’ member Tania Ferus, who placed First in the 2015 Area 14 Table Topics competition.

Tania represented The Newmarket Toastmasters at the Division Level on Saturday, Oct 24/15. Well Done Tania!

This just in – Fall Contest Sweep!

A HUGE congratulations to our fellow Toastmaster Teena for placing 1st in both our Table Topics Competition and our Humorous Speech Competition! You have come a long way! Well done! We wish you continuing success in both your personal and Toastmasters journey!

The Newmarket Toastmasters Picnic Meeting Tomorrow

You’re invited to join TNT for a picnic meeting tomorrow, July 9th! It will be held outside behind @395 from 12 to 1 p.m. Come and enjoy the gorgeous weather with us.

We’ll be working on our voice projection and impromptu speaking skills with a rousing round of Table Topics!

Bring your own lunch and chair.

See you there!

– Tania ☺

Reminder: Division M Speech Contest this Saturday October 25th

Good afternoon TNT’ers!

I’ve been asked to provide a friendly reminder about the Division M Contest this coming Saturday, October 25th. Please pre-register on the Eventbrite page.

Division M has begun to use Eventbrite (for free) to pre-register so they can know the number of attendees  especially for food preparation.

Cost recovery of $8 will be at the door. TNTers – be sure to ask for a receipt and bring it to Teena the following week so that you may be reimbursed.

Both Teena and I have volunteered to assist on Saturday. Having attended Division level contests before, I can certainly say that it is quite the event with an array of wonderful and talented speakers. There will be refreshments available, and LOTS of coffee!


Please pre-register at the Eventbrite. (Just click the word Eventbrite to bring you
to the registration page.) 

Division M * Where Leaders Are Made

The Newmarket Toastmasters Table Topics Competition – And the winner is…..

The Newmarket Toastmasters-Table Topics Competition- September 25, 2014.

The Newmarket Toastmasters enjoyed a rousing round of Table Topics during their Competition!

Table Topics is about developing your ability to organize your thoughts quickly and respond to an impromptu question or topic. The Topics master states the question or topic briefly and then calls on a respondent. Each speaker receives a different topic or question and participants are called on at random.

“A Table Topics Competition is where participants speak for 1 to 2 minutes on a subject they find out about immediately before speaking.“

The topic for this Competition was, “How would you invite people/friends to a party/celebration?” Each participant was given a sealed envelope with a card for a celebration. For example, Cindy Wackett received a Valentine’s Day card. Cindy launched into an Italian accent, greeting us with “buongiorno” and inviting us all to her restaurant to partake in a Valentine’s Day celebration. With a strong Italian accent and gestures Cindy encouraged us to bring our sweethearts…and even our mother-in-laws! She tried to persuade us to wear red, as this would entitle us to a free bottle of red wine. Cindy used vocal variety and exhibited a lot of enthusiasm,

There were 7 participants. The Best Table Topics Speaker is eligible to move on to our Area Competition being held Oct 11, at the Region Administration Building……..and the winner is… Cindy Wackett.

Thanks to all participants, who all proved that practice improves impromptu speaking!

Tania Ferus was voted to represent The Newmarket Toastmasters Club in the Humorous Speech Contest. The Contest is:

Date: October 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: York Region Administration Building, 17250 Yonge St, Newmarket
Cost Recovery: $8

You are encouraged to attend and support our TNT member!