2017 / 2018 Contact  & Club information  

Area L-55

Area 55

Area 55 Director - Eve McDonald, ACG, ALB, LDREXC

area 55 director

  • Area Boundaries:

    North:  Highway 20
    South:  Lake Erie
    East :  Canada/US Border
    West: Highway 24


  • Area 55 encompasses the stunning geography of Niagara Falls, Welland and the surrounding areas.  Two clubs are located in Niagara Falls (Honeymoon City and HatchMasters) and two in Welland (Niagara College and Rose City).  All are community-based clubs open to anyone 18 years of age or over, who has a desire to develop their public speaking and/or leadership skills. 
  • Niagara College Toastmasters Club meets Tuesdays for an hour over the lunch hour, and HatchMasters convenes Thursdays over the lunch hour. Honeymoon City Toastmasters and Rose City Toastmasters offer 2-hour evening meetings on Wednesdays and Thursdays respectively.
  • Message from Area 55 Director:

  • Toastmasters teaches us to become better speakers and leaders.  Come learn how to:

    • Deliver awe-inspiring presentations with ease
    • Conduct productive meetings
    • Sharpen listening skills
    • Manage projects effectively
    • Build collaborative teams
    • Wipe away the tears from the gales of laughter - our meetings are friendly and fun!
  • Guests are always welcome and your 1st visit is free!
  • If not now, then when?  Please contact one of our clubs below and start your journey of success.



Area 55 - Humorous and Table Topics Speech Contest

Date:  Thursday October 12, 2017
Time: 7-9:30 pm
Location:  Niagara College - Welland Campus - corner of First Avenue and Woodlawn Road, Applied Health Sciences Building, Room AH263.

Cost:  free admission

General Information:

Toastmasters Area 55 warmly invites you to a side-splitting evening of entertaining speeches during the Humorous Speech Contest and creatively spontaneous thinking during the Table Topics Contest.

Humorous Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st:  Charles Kennedy. ACG, ALB (Rose City Toastmasters Club) (advanced to the Division Contest)
2nd: Donna Wagar (Rose City Toastmasters Club)
3rd:  Dave Wheeler, CC (Honeymoon City Toastmasters Club)

Table Topics Speech Winners, 2017-2018

1st:  Greg Lewis, DTM (advanced to the Division Contest) (Rose City Toastmasters Club)
2nd:  Rick Tarajos (Rose City Toastmasters Club)

Humorous Contest Winner 2016-2017
1st Place: Greg Lewis, DTM

Table Topics Contest Winner 2016-2017
1st Place: Greg Lewis, DTM

Area 55 - International Speech and Evaluation Contest

Date: Wednesday March 7, 2018
Time: 7-9:30 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm
Location:  Royal Canadian Legion, 5603 Spring Street, 2nd floor hall, Niagara Falls, ON, L2G 1P7
Contest Chair: TBC
Chief Judge:  Chris Schormann

General Information and to register:  please contact area55director@toastmasters86.org.


Come on out for a great night of speech competitions from the top Toastmaster Clubs in Toastmasters Area 55 (Niagara Falls and Welland)!  Area 55 is home to Honeymoon City, Rose City, Niagara College and Hatchmasters Toastmasters Clubs. The night will offer inspiring speakers, great networking and mouth-watering food!  Free admission.  You’re encouraged to pre-register by emailing area55director@toastmasters86.org so we ensure we have enough food.  Walk-ins at the door, the night of, are also welcome.

For more information, please email area55director@toastmasters86.org.

International Speech Winners, 2017-2018


Evaluation Speech Winners, 2017-2018


International Contest Winner 2016-2017

1st Place: Lou Anne Reddon

Evaluation Contest Winner 2016-2017

1st Place: Greg Lewis

Latest Area Achievements

October 27, 2017 Division L Table Topics and Humorous Speech Contests:

Many thanks to all the club members who came out to volunteer and cheer wildly for our Area 55 contestants, Greg Lewis and Charlie Kennedy, both from Rose City Toastmasters Club. It was a deep field of contestants for both contests.  Here are the placings:

Table Topics:

1st: Joe Vanderkooi (Area 57)

2nd:  Greg Lewis (Area 55)

3rd: Jeffrey Doucet (Area 53)

Humorous Speech:

1st: Jeffrey Doucet (Area 53)

2nd:  Charlie Kennedy (Area 55)


Congratulations to Greg and Charlie!






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