Sequim contestants Rich Proctor, Craig Barron, Jean McDonald and Lindy MacLaine are interviewed by Contest Toastmaster Linda Christensen. Submitted photo

Sequim contestants Rich Proctor, Craig Barron, Jean McDonald and Lindy MacLaine are interviewed by Contest Toastmaster Linda Christensen. Submitted photo

Skwim Toastmasters advance in competitions

Jean McDonald and Lindy MacLaine, winners of Skwim Toastmasters Club’s Evaluation and International Speech Contests on Feb. 20, have advanced to the next level of competition: the Area Contest, set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 2, in Chimacum.

The Feb. 20 contest included a total of five speeches and two evaluations.

Along with McDonald’s and MacLaine’s presentations, the contest featured speeches/evaluations by M.E. Bartholomew, Craig Barron, Jeff Tingelstad and Rich Proctor.

The community is invited to cheer local winners at the Area Contest, held March 2 at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 W. Valley Road in Chimacum.

Skwim Toastmasters is part of Toastmasters International, a worldwide nonprofit educational organization empowering individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The Sequim club meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from 7–8:15 p.m. at The Gathering Place, 137 Fairway St., Sequim. Guests are always welcome. Clubs in Port Angeles and Port Townsend also welcome guests.

See https://907529.toastmastersclubs.org/.

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