Stop and go !!
On April 23rd 2016, the Division Contest will be held in the wonderful city of Alicante. It is the largest city on the Costa Blanca surrounded by the awesome beaches of Benidorm and Javea. Close by is the town of Alcoy, where during the month of April, the popular and theatrical Festival of Moors and Christians take place.
The International Speech and Evaluation Contests at Division level will be hosted by the ‘Alicante Speakers Club’ and naturally will be supported and aided by their nearest club, Las Palmeras Speakers Club, based on the coast in Murcia. It will be an exciting challenge but that is all part of the Toastmaster ethic.
During the last six months, eighteen clubs in this region have grown and developed through the regular meetings and contests, and of course, there is always time for celebrations, as recently in Barcelona, The Toastmasters Christmas Party, which was fantastic!
I would like to highlight a new project from the Toastmasters of Mallorca, Wordsmiths Club, who have designed a Youth Leadership Program to inspire and initiate great communication skills for young people.
Throughout this year, as the Division Director, I have noticed the increasing importance of students and teachers becoming interested in the skills of public speaking. Toastmasters offer great opportunities with specific programs for future developments in this area.
I have noticed the increasing importance of students and teachers becoming interested in the skills of public speaking. Toastmasters offer great opportunities with specific programs for future developments in this area.
Finally, contest season is upon us! It all starts at Club level, then the Area, followed by the Division, on Saturday, April 23rd in Alicante.
Yes, in Alicante, where the whole city radiates the spirit of the Mediterranean culture and life.
Our host club, ‘Alicante Speakers’ is well under way with the preparations and it will be a great prelude to the District Contest in Luxembourg in May 2016.
Look forward to seeing you all in Alicante, for fun and sun!
Joan Fabregat (fabregatj)
Division K Director