Regional speech contest set in Chimacum

CHIMACUM — A regional International Speech Contest is set for 6:30 tonight at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, in Chimacum.

The contest is the second round, with the first having been done at clubs in various communities on the Olympic Peninsula.

The winners from the clubs from those areas are coming together to compete in the contest expected to go on until 8:15 p.m.

“If you ever wanted to go to a Toastmaster meeting, this is the one to go to,” said said Bill Cohill of the Jefferson County Toastmasters. “It is free for the public.”

This is the first year that the regional round has been hosted on the North Olympic Peninsula, Cohill said.

“Usually it is in Poulsbo,” he said.

The International Speech Contest is one that Toastmasters clubs have around the world in all or almost all of the 142 countries they are in. It is estimated that more than 30,000 Toastmasters vie for the World Champion of Public Speaking title.

For more information, go online or visit a Toastmaster Club, which are dedicated to helping their members develop communication and leadership skills..

Peninsula clubs are:

• Jefferson County Toastmasters Club — meets from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday each month at the second floor of Seaport Landing, 1201 Hancock St., Port Townsend. The website is at

• Skwim Toastmasters Club — meets from 7 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. every first and third Tuesday at The Gathering Place at Sunland, 137 Fairway Drive, Sequim. This is the same building as Windermere Real Estate, only on the other side. The website is at https://907529.toastmasters

• Port Angeles Club — meets from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Monday except holidays in the Clallam Transit office building entrance to have a member bring them in. The website is at

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