BEMIDJI - Members of the Bemidji Area Toastmasters Club 1640 will compete at the Annual Area Speech Contest to begin at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Lueken's North Conference Room.

The public is welcome to attend.

A meal and refreshments will be available in Lueken's Deli. The contest, with speech categories of Humorous, Evaluation, Table Topics and Tall Tales, will begin at 6 p.m. Winners at this level will continue onto Division and District competitions, with the final World Championship of Public Speaking to be held in August in Orlando, Fla.