Del Mar Toastmaster advances in competition

Robert Christian Minson, center, with one of his awards.

Robert Christian Minson of Del Mar Toastmasters is putting Del Mar in the winner’s spotlight once again.

Minson has competed in and won the first three rounds (Club, Area and Northern Division competitions) of the annual Toastmasters International Speech Contest. His next challenge is to compete with the winners from the various divisions of the greater San Diego Area. Should he win that round, he will head to Las Vegas in August to represent Del Mar Toastmasters in competition with winners from around the globe in the formal two-round Toastmasters International Speech Contest.

Minson is a very accomplished speaker, having been a member of Del Mar Toastmasters for seven years. “I have been to the Division Contest in the past,” he said, “but I have never won it before … this is a new and exciting honor and accomplishment!”

Minson enjoyed the camaraderie and support from many of his club mates. He said warmly, “My favorite part of the competition was that so many Del Mar Toastmasters and other friends came out to support!”

The District Level competition will be Saturday, May 9. The public is invited to see high-quality speakers compete for the honor of representing San Diego, and to support Minson. For information on the contest, visit For information on Del Mar Toastmasters, visit