DISTRICT 70 HUMOROUS SPEECH CONTEST WINNERS

Originally the "Parramatta Trophy", presented by Parramatta Club, 1972. Trophy replaced with a larger version by Parramatta Club in 1983 named "Gary Wilson - Parramatta Trophy" in honour of Gary Wilson, President of Parramatta in 1972 and initiator of District Humorous Speech Contest in 1972, District Governor 1982/83


2017 - 1st - Mike Smith

2017 - 2nd - Maria Pedavoli "The Real Me" -

2017 - 3rd -


2016 - 1st -

2016 - 2nd -

2016 - 3rd - Matt Tonkiss "The Art of Seduction" -


2015 - 1st -

2015 - 2nd -

2015 - 3rd -


 L-R: Chris Davitt, David Klemm, Matt Tonkiss

L-R: Chris Davitt, David Klemm, Matt Tonkiss

2014 - 1st - David Klemm - Emcees Toastmasters, Area 24, Central Division

2014 - 2nd - Matt Tonkiss "WWJBD (What Would James Bond Do)" - Stage Time! Toastmasters, Area 20, Phillip Division

2014 - 3rd - Chris Davitt - Mosman Toastmasters, Area 33, Hawkesbury Division


 L-R: Albert Shen, Chris Davitt, Maria Pedavoli

L-R: Albert Shen, Chris Davitt, Maria Pedavoli

2013 - 1st - Chris Davitt - Mosman Toastmasters - Hawkesbury Division

2013 - 2nd - Maria Pedavoli "Actions Speak Louder Than Words" - Phillip Division

2013 - 3rd - Albert Shen - Southern Division


 L-R: Greg Kennedy, Allan Davies, Rob Palmer

L-R: Greg Kennedy, Allan Davies, Rob Palmer

2012 - 1st - Allan Davies - Quakers Hill Toastmasters

2012 - 2nd - Greg Kennedy -

2012 - 3rd - Rob Palmer -


 L-R: Dale Rees-Bevan, Nick Proctor, Mathi Natarajan

L-R: Dale Rees-Bevan, Nick Proctor, Mathi Natarajan

2011 - 1st - Dale Rees-Bevan - Dural Toastmasters

2011 - 2nd - Nick Proctor -

2011 - 3rd - Mathi Natarajan -


 L-R: Ian Small, Tarek Said, Michael Gallagher

L-R: Ian Small, Tarek Said, Michael Gallagher

2010 - 1st - Ian Small "The Most Dangerous Creature" - Hornsby District Toastmasters, Area 16, Hawkesbury Division

2010 - 2nd - Tarek Said "Where is Your Accent From?" - Aust. Young Professionals Toastmasters, Area 46, Central Division

2010 - 3rd - Michael Gallagher "Grandads Braces" - Coffs Harbour Toastmasters, Area 29, Northern Division


2009 - 1st - David Griffiths - Parramatta Toastmasters, Area 13, Western Division

2009 - 2nd - James Baker - Helensburg District Toastmasters, Area 42, Southern Division

2009 - 3rd - Dale Rees-Bevan - Mosman Toastmasters, Area 10, Hawkesbury Division


 L-R: James Baker, Maurice Lane, Tom Wilde

L-R: James Baker, Maurice Lane, Tom Wilde

2008 - 1st - James Baker "I'm a Judge" - Helensberg Toastmasters, Area 42, Southern Division

2008 - 2nd - Maurice Lane - Coffs Harbour Toastmasters, Area 29, Northern Division

2008 - 3rd - Tom Wilde - Hunter Gourmet Toastmasters, Area 23, Eastern Division


 L-R: Wikrom Tang, Philip Devine, David Campbell

L-R: Wikrom Tang, Philip Devine, David Campbell

2007 - 1st - Wikrom Tang - Parramatta Toastmasters, Area 13, Western Division

2007 - 2nd - Philip Devine - Leichhardt Toastmasters, Area 31, Phillip Division

2007 - 3rd - David Campbell, Kippax Clique Toastmasters, Area 17, Monaro Division


2006 - 1st - Michael Oxman - U3A Toastmasters

2006 - 2nd -

2006 - 3rd -


2005 - 1st - David Klemm - Emcees Toastmasters

2005 - 2nd -

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2004 - 1st - John O'Donnell - St Clair Toastmasters

2004 - 2nd -

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2003 - 1st - Peter Meier - Chatswood Communicators Toastmasters

2003 - 2nd -

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2002 - 1st - Beryl Walker - Belmont Toastmasters

2002 - 2nd -

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2001 - 1st - Peter Bell - Forest Toastmasters

2001 - 2nd -

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2000 - 1st - Penny Armytage - Pennant Toastmasters

2000 - 2nd -

2000 - 3rd -


1999 - 1st - Paul Standing - Alpha Toastmasters

1999 - 2nd -

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1998 - 1st - Greg Dubler - Dee Why RSL Toastmasters

1998 - 2nd -

1998 - 3rd -


1997 - 1st - Majorie Rosier - Cronulla Toastmasters

1997 - 2nd -

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1996 - 1st - Ivor Edwards - St Clair Toastmasters

1996 - 2nd -

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1995 - 1st - David Funk - Berowra RSL Toastmasters

1995 - 2nd -

1995 - 3rd -


1994 - 1st - Ian Ibbett - Bennelong Toastmasters

1994 - 2nd -

1994 - 3rd -


1993 - 1st - Bill Boshier - Lithgow Toastmasters

1993 - 2nd -

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1992 - 1st - Brian 'Hap' Hannan - Balmain Toastmasters

1992 - 2nd -

1992 - 3rd -


1991 - 1st - Kerry Dowling - Bankstown Sports Toastmasters

1991 - 2nd -

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1990 - 1st - Geoff Barker - Gunnedah Toastmasters

1990 - 2nd -

1990 - 3rd -


1989 - 1st - Peter Anicich - Mosman Toastmasters

1989 - 2nd -

1989 - 3rd -


1988 - 1st - George Sloan - Weston Creek Toastmasters, Monaro Division

1988 - 2nd -

1988 - 3rd -


1987 - 1st - Garnet Meekings - Canturbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Toastmasters

1987 - 2nd -

1987 - 3rd -

First time contest was held the Semi-Annual Conference


1987 - 1st - Steve Craig - Oatley RSL Toastmasters

1987 - 2nd -

1987 - 3rd -


1986 - 1st - Peter Fortune - Mosman Toastmasters

1986 - 2nd -

1986 - 3rd -


1985 - 1st - Helen Storey - Cronulla Toastmasters

1985 - 2nd -

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1984 - 1st - John Rantzen - P.W. Toastmasters

1984 - 2nd -

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1983 - 1st - Alan Paterson - Coffs Harbour Toastmasters

1983 - 2nd -

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1982 - 1st - Helen Storey - Cronulla Toastmasters

1982 - 2nd -

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1981 - 1st - Peter Fortune - Mosman Toastmasters

1981 - 2nd -

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1980 - 1st - Peter Bell - Forest Toastmasters

1980 - 2nd -

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1979 - 1st - Peter Scott - Cronulla Toastmasters

1979 - 2nd -

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1978 - 1st - Bill English - Harbord Diggers Toastmasters

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