Two Oceans Toastmasters is a club that is fast becoming known, not only for it’s fantastic vibe, but also for it’s outstanding achievements. Over the past two years we have grown phenomenally and have built up quite a repertoire of victories for speaking and for leadership. Here are some of our highlights!

Jeremy Fenn (Vice President of Education) represented our club at this year’s Humourous Speaking Contest. His speech “From Boy to Beard” earned him first place at the Area Contest and the Division contest. Jeremy went on to compete at the District (Southern Africa) Humourous Speaking contest in Johannesburg. This in itself was a huge achievement as Jeremy has only completed four of the ten speeches in the Toastmasters competent communicators track. The man who won the District contest was a Distinguished Toastmaster with over 40 speeches under his belt!

Two Oceans Toastmasters in  Fish Hoek

Two Oceans Toastmasters: From Left to right: Carey Fenn, Jeremy Fenn (Division Humourous Speaking Champion), Verity Price (Club President), Kay Price-Lindsay and Marion Thomas

Reto Camichel, local celebrity hairstylist and member of Two Oceans Toastmaster was crowned the Humour Hop About Champion 2013 at Peninsula-wide contest held in Cape Town on Monday 25th November.  Reto, a Clovelly resident, who has been a member of Two Oceans for a year, was thrilled to take top honours at a contest that saw 9 clubs vying for the annual Hop About trophy. His hilarious speech entitled ‘EFT’, took the audience on his journey from stylist to the stars to cleaning penguins on SANCOB. The prize was awarded on audience response, and Reto’s speech brought down the house and brought home the trophy!

Two Oceans Toastmasters  in Fish Hoek. Competition winners

From left to right: Melanie Steyn, Verity Price (Club President), Francois Roux, Lorne Sulcas, Pamela Cooper, Kay Price-Lindsay and in the front the Humourous Hop about champion Reto Camichal.

 

Two Oceans is currently home to four current champions – Lorne Sulcus (Best Evaluator in the Western Cape), Jeremy Fenn (Best Humourous Speaker in the Western Cape), Francois Roux (Best Prepared Speaker in the Area) and now Reto Camichel (Humour Hop About Champion 2013) and two former champions Kay Price-Lindsay (Best Prepared Speaker in Southern Africa 2012) and Verity Price (Best Humourous Speaker in the Western Cape 2012)

We also won a number of Toastmasters Leadership awards: Verity Price won Toastmaster of the year for 2012-2013*, Theo Potgieter won President of the year for 2012-2013 and Marion Thomas won the award for the best District for the year 2012-2013.
*The Toastmasters year runs from July to June.

If you would like to visit our fantastic club – whether to satisfy your curiosity or to become part of our dynamic club – Two Oceans Toastmasters meets on the first Wednesday of every month, except in January when we meet on the second Wednesday. 19H15 at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre. We warmly welcome any guests!
For more information you can contact Carey Fenn on 073 828 4307 or email carey.toastmasters@gmail.com