Welcome to Division H

Division H

Area 14, 20, 32 & 44

Inform – Inspire – Empower

On this site you will find information about upcoming events and previous conferences for District 71 Division H.

We’re friendly, so feel free to Contact Us with any questions or comments.

John Kendall, Division Director

Upcoming events


Division H Contest 2019 Results

Held Cranfield University, Saturday 9th, 2019

Humorous Speech: Chaired by Richard Foster-Fletcher

Winner Ged Byrne, Area 32

2ND Place Surosh Pillay, Area 20

3RD Place Katherine Anderson (KAT), Area 32

Well done Gabriel Ansah, Gurps Khaira, Harjit Lakhan, Andrew Luckham & Kevin Newey as all contestants were outstanding.

Table Topics: Chaired by Jenny Chalmers

Winner Jenny Btrit, Area 32

2ND Place Kevin Newey, Area 14

3RD Place Mandy Davis, Area 20

Well done Samantha Faircloth, Michael Hallett, Andrew Luckham, Miriam Nawagamuwa & Lynn Schindler on also telling us “What the Good fairy forgot to give you at birth?”.

Clifford Hurst was chief Judge for both contests

We were also treated to Inspirational talks from:

  • John Cox our District 71 Director on “The Wider Toastmaster World”
  • Anita Devi told us about “Three Everyday Heroes”
  • Judith Jones-Nugent urged us to “Enhance our Speeches through Effective Questioning”
  • Raza Khan showed us how to improve outcomes with “Emotional Intelligence”

Many of you contributed to the contest’s success and we are very grateful!

We had 59 attendees including Toastmasters from Division G, family members and guests supporting the event. An engaging and interactive audience facilitated the high quality and total experience of the conference. The laughter levels were indeed high!

I wish to thank our hosts Cranfield Speakers and Cranfield University for the venue.

Thank you all, but especially my Area Directors – John Allsop (20), Violet Cuffy (32) and Paulina Blaszczyk (44)

Closing words from John Cox:

“Thank you.

It was a fabulous day. Many thanks also for the lunch and the wine. The day was very entertaining – great speeches, great organisation, great company. I look forward to seeing the photos.”

John Kendall

Division H Director

Unsung Heros

We wish to recognize these people in your clubs for what they have contributed to your success both this year and over many years.

Area 14 Unsung Hero Known Club Stalwart
Anglia Communicators Jeremy Turner Andrew Luckham
ARM Cambridge Toastmasters Raffaele Aquilone Kevin Newey
G-Toast UK Gary Foster Adeline Morel
Huntingdonshire Speakers Faye Ritchie Darren Walton
(p)Swavesey Speakers Peter Milbank Tony Stead
Area 20
East Herts Speakers Anna Xiao Liz Burnett
Hertfordshire Speakers Bryan Chipchase Elizabeth Jordan
North Herts Speakers Judith Jones-Nugent Lynne Wilkins
Stevenage Speakers Gurps Khaira Andrea Lee
(p)GSK Ware Toastmasters Jake Mallon Rebecca Wigmore
Area 32
Cornerstone Communicators Advanced Toastmasters Clifford Hurst Jenny Chalmers
Luton Communicators Fiky Wilkinson Mujib Rahman
Luton Speakers Kat Anderson Rose Marie Calder
West Herts Speakers Colin Donald Judy Mallinson
Area 44
Bedford Speakers James Lowden Valerie Swanborough
Cranfield Speakers Michael Hallett Binal Sawjani
Eldergate Toastmasters Gabby Ansah Jono Poon
MK Confident Speakers Jenny Chalmers Binal Sawjani
North Bucks Speakers Rucha Nagraj Gordon Adams
Northampton Speakers Tayo Bowyer Daniel Sandars

NB (p) = Prospective club
Thank you all
John Kendall
Division H Director

Memories of the Spring 2019 conference

Thank you to everyone that attended our Spring 2019 conference at Cranfield University.  Congratulations to our contest winners.  You can find photos of the event here.


Memories of the February 2019 Club Officer Training

On Saturday, 2nd February, club officers and invited guests from Division H and beyond attended a highly interactive club officer training event.  Read more about it and access useful resources here.


Memories of the Autumn 2018 conference – the Future of Communication

On Saturday, 3rd November, Toastmasters and guests from Division H and beyond gathered in Cranfield for the Future of Communication conference.

Photos from the Division H Autumn 2018 conference

Take a look at our memories page for photos, presentations and workshop videos.