The District 53 Conference and Speech Contests was held on
Saturday, November 5, 2005 at the Holiday Inn in Stamford, CT. District 53 serves Toastmaster Clubs in Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and Eastern New York, USA.
- 1st Place = Bruce Cornwell of West-Conn Toastmasters, Club #599, Div A
- 2nd Place = Doug Comstock of Windsor Toastmasters, Club #4745, Div B
- 3rd Place = Hugh Hughes of Nutmeg Toastmasters, Club #764, Div D
- 1st Place = Perryetta Edwards of Bank of America TST, Club #9100, Div F
- 2nd Place = Jeremy Ulrich of Greater Stamford Toastmasters, Club #865, Div D
- 3rd Place = Ravi Kulkarni of Pioneer Valley Toastmasters, Club #3902, Div E
--RogerB53 16:40, 9 Nov 2005 (UTC)
October 11, 2005 - Division B Speech Contests
Where: The Hartford, T22 Tower Suite, 690 Asylum Ave, Hartford, CT USA
Steve Gondek of CIGNA Lunchtime Toastmasters takes 1st place honors with his humorous speech entitled "3BP."
Doug Comstock of Windsor Toastmasters shared "his most frightening Halloween experience" to capture 1st place honors in the Table Topics Contest. More results and photos ...
October 17, 2005 - Division C Speech Contests
When: Monday 10/17/05 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Niantic Community Church 170 Pennsylvania Ave, East Lyme, CT 06333
Bosco D'Souza of Energy Toastmasters, Club 3176, took first place honors in the Humorous Speech Contest with his speech entitled "What do women really want?" and Gary Mandelburg (Club 4474 - Pflying Toasters) was the first runner-up with his speech "Kids R Fun."
The Division C Table Topics Contest was won by Frank Kane of Air Line Trail Toastmasters, Club 6976. When asked "If you could be an animal, what would it be and why?" Frank answered "a fish." The 1st runner-up was P.J. Kamani of Charter Oak Toastmasters, Club 931. --RogerB53 03:21, 22 Oct 2005 (UTC)
October 19, 2005 - Division A Speech Contests
When: Wednesday 10/19/05, 6:45 pm briefings, 7:30 pm Contests
Where: Wooster School Library, 91 Miry Brook Rd, Danbury, CT 06810 http://www.district53toastmasters.org/divisionAcontests.html
Belle Garafola of Barnum Squares Toastmasters wins the Humorous Speech contest with the trials and tribulations of "My seventh road test"
Marta Anders of Henry Hudson Toastmasters was asked to share her thoughts on Helen Keller's quote "Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." More results and photos ... --RogerB53 02:33, 26 Oct 2005 (UTC)
October 21, 2005 - Division F Speech Contests
When: Friday 10/21/05 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Brookside Museum, 6 Charleton St., Ballston Spa, NY 12020
Humorous Speech contest was won by Perryetta Edwards (9100 - Bank of America TST) with a speech entitled "A trip to Virginia"
Table Topics contest won by Joe Purcell (1931 - Mohawk) --RogerB53 02:39, 26 Oct 2005 (UTC)
October 26, 2005 - Division D Speech Contests
When: Wednesday 10/26/05 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Yale University Bass Building, 3rd FLR. Rm 305 (auditorium) 260 Whitney Ave (opposite Humphrey St), New Haven, CT 06520
Jeremy Ulrich of Greater Stamford Toastmasters, Club#865, won the Humorous Speech Contest with his epic humor - "An Interesing Flight Delay" The Table Topics contest was won by Hugh Hughes of Nutmeg Club #764. --RogerB53 05:01, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC)
October 27, 2005 - Division E Speech Contests
When: Thursday, 10/27/05 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Council on Aging, 45 Railroad St, Lee, MA http://www.district53toastmasters.org/divisionEcontests.html
Humorous Speech contest was won by Ravi Kulkarni of Pioneer Valley Toastmasters, Club 3902, with a speech entitled "My most honorable fulfilling job." The Table Topics contest won by Marilyn Jess of Last Word Toastmasters, Club 3853. Marilyn was asked "There have been numerous natural disasters - hurricanes Katrina and Wilma. If you could change one item on how the relief efforts were handled, what would it be." --RogerB53 05:04, 3 Nov 2005 (UTC)