Eventful couple of months in the Division!
An action-packed couple of months saw the Autumn Contests happening; first at club level, then the Area Contests that happened in Madrid, Vitoria and Marbella.
The last weekend of October we had Division Conference in Seville, where the contestants for the Division level were decided.
We enjoyed a weekend of fun (Humorous speeches always are) in and outside of the Conference venue!
During the Gala dinner Outstanding Member recognitions were given to Isabelle Steiner (TM Sevilla), Cristina Juesas (Vitoria) and Raquel García (TM Madrid) for their special contribution and dedication to Toastmasters.
District conference in Amsterdam had good participation from Division H: congratulations to Percy Roland, winner of Table Topics contest in English, and to Lucía Maté, who won second place in the first District 59 Spanish Humorous Speech Contest!
Also, the bid for organizing District Conference in Autumn 2016 was approved. In November, MAD Fun&Sun: come to Madrid!
Plenty of activity in the forming of new clubs as well: you can read about our newest Club, Ericsson TorreSuecia (Welcome!), but also meetings for prospective clubs are being held in companies: Airbus, Gas Natural and in cities: Zaragoza, Cádiz and Santiago de Compostela.
On another note, many will agree that public speaking is not a skill particularly trained in Spanish educational system. Benito Vega, our Area H1 Director is leading a wonderful initiative promoting Toastmasters among children: Youth Program.
Moreover, we had Excelencia Toastmasters in the radio, talking about fear of public speaking at “Gente Despierta” program in Radio Nacional.
Lastly, some club business: renewals happened in October; do not forget to update your member list in EasySpeak! And do start thinking about TM Christmas party, always a good chance to get together, have some food and drinks, organize themed Table Topics and enjoy!