Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. The competition will begin with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels. Toastmaster club finalists from Bridgeport, Monroe, Orange, Shelton, Stamford, Stratford and Trumbull compete at The Fall 2016 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Area Contest on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Huntington Branch Library, 41 Church Street, Shelton from 6 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. in the Glover Room. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of the contest for parking and seating. This free event is open to the public. RSVP is required. To RSVP contact the club at toastmastersclub606146+Fall2016AreaContest@gmail.com. Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.