The Lovely Runner-Up Moves Forward Again!


As I’m sure I’ve mentioned, our club was being judged for participation in the First Ever Club Meeting Contest to be held after the Division Speech Contest.  Three clubs in the Eastern Division were chosen to compete.

Our club came in fourth.

While I was assured that it was a very close race, it was small consolation, especially because I had started counting my chickens before they hatched.  When I got the call from our Division Governor giving me the news, I was gracious but disappointed.  He thanked me for participating and asked me if my club could be runner-up in case one of the top three clubs could not participate.  This was not an unfamiliar experience for me.  I agreed, even though I knew there was only a slim chance of this happening.

I gave my Executive Committee the bad news; we had already started planning our exposition meeting for the contest.

Today, at about 4:00 PM, I got a call from the Division Governor.  It turns out one of the clubs was not able to get the necessary meeting roles filled.  We were back in!

Because we’re a Corporate Club, it’s difficult to contact our membership after office hours.  So, as soon as I got off the phone, I began scrambling to reach out to give the good news to the Executive Committee and begin working again to plan the meeting and get confirmation from our members that we’d be able to fill all the roles.  We’re not 100% confirmed yet, but we’re close and I’m confident we’ll fill them all.

So, come next Saturday, we will be on stage at the Ella Fitzgerald Theater in Newport News doing our best as the Lovely Runner-up!

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

3 Responses to The Lovely Runner-Up Moves Forward Again!

  1. darksidjen says:

    Yay! Where is the Ella Fitzgerald Theater?

    • ELLA FITZGERALD THEATER
      2410 Wickham Avenue
      Newport News, Virginia 23607

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