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Toastmasters District 48 speech evaluation contest winner Kate Chamberlin, center, accepts her trophy from Kristina Kihlberg, left, and Kathy Furbush.

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Toastmasters District 48 speech evaluation contest winner Kate Chamberlin, center, accepts her trophy from Kristina Kihlberg, left, and Kathy Furbush.

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Clearwater resident Kate Chamberlin, a member of the Donoghue-Dunedin Toastmasters Club, won the Toastmasters District 48 speech evaluation contest Nov. 16 at the Hilton Clearwater Beach.

District 48 is made up of 2,600 Toastmasters spread among 131 clubs stretching the length of southwest Florida.

The seven contestants who reached the district contest had already successfully competed at the club, area, and division levels of competition over a period of three months. Each had to present a three minute evaluation of a speech presented by a test speaker at the conference. The district level is as high as the contest goes.

The trophy was presented to Chamberlin by Distinguished Toastmaster Kristina Kihlberg of the Toastmasters International board of directors, and by Distinguished Toastmaster Kathy Furbush, district 48 governor.

Founded in 1924, Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

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Club news 12/05/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 3:30am]
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