School to host speech contest

Cannon School will host the Fall 2011 Area Toastmasters Speech and Evaluation Contest 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Speakers and evaluators, representing four Toastmasters Clubs from Rowan, Cabarrus and Mecklenburg counties, will compete by showing off their savvy in public speaking.

Everyone is invited. Those planning to attend should RSVP by calling Ted Thomas at 704-433-2791 or emailing

"Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition," said Ted Thomas, Vice President of Membership for host Yawn Patrol Zone Club. "Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous Speech and Evaluation contests.

Toastmasters provides members with a curriculum that develops communication and leadership skills.