TAPMI Toastmasters for the first time represented itself in the area level (F2) Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest held on 2nd November, 2014 at Infosys, Mangalore. Nishant Niraj from TAPMI Toastmasters took the role of Contest Chair for Evaluation Contest in this event. The contest saw participation from winners of Club Contests from all clubs in the F2 area including Manipal-Udupi Community Club, Winners Club (Mangalore), ProAct Club (Mangalore) and TAPMI Toastmasters Club. The event was presided over by the Area Governor, Mr. Shashikanth and was graced by Division Governor and Lieutenant Governor Marketing (District 95) along with an array of seasoned toastmasters. In a first for TAPMI Toastmasters, being part of this annual event truly brought out the flavor of the international connect of the club. It was an exposure that would do a world of good for club members in their endeavor of learning and acing the art of public speaking.
The area level contest was preceded by a Club Contest at TAPMI Toastmasters where members competed to represent the club at the Area Contest held in Mangalore. The competition was judged by external judges Mr. Sridhar (President, Manipal-Udupi Toastmasters Club) and Ms. Vijaylakshmi (Manipal-Udupi Toastmasters Club). The Club Contest was held at TAPMI for the first time. Humorous Speech Contest was won by Ms. Achala Bhat (1st) and Pratik Murarka (2nd) while the Evaluation Contest was won by Mr. Peush (1st) and Ms. Achala Bhat (2nd). The members did put a splendid show in organizing this contest and quality of speakers was well appreciated. Unfortunately, the winners couldn’t represent the club at the Area Contest at Mangalore due to clashes with academic schedules.