Archive for March 11th, 2014

Eastern District Annual Speech, Evaluation and Topics Contests 09.03.2014

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

The two Clubs representing the Vale of York Area swept the board once again in the contest held at The Bridge Inn, Walshford Nr Wetherby on Sunday 9th March. The competition was fierce featuring seven of the eight clubs in the Eastern District and the winners were:

 Speech Competition            Ramana Sundara from the York RI Speakers’ Club

Evaluation Competition        Chris Clissitt from the Wetherby Speakers’ Club

Topics Competition              Clive Dawson from the York RI Speakers’ Club

 Those winners will now represent the Eastern District at the Association of Speakers’ Clubs Conference and national finals in Glasgow on the 25th – 27th April.

Wetherby Club wishes all those contestants the very best of luck.

Wetherby Speakers’ Club was also  joint winner with the Wharfedale Club of the coveted Brian Driscoll Trophy for work with young people. Read about it here.

Club report – Wetherby News 6.3.14

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Niki Boersma chaired the Club meeting and welcomed visitors from the Bradford Speakers’ Club and, also, two new members of the Wetherby Speaker’s Club. John Holian spoke on the subject The Joy of Reading and this was followed by Peter Ryans whose speech about pets was entitled Make the Right Choices. The speeches were ably evaluated by Peter Wilson and Neil Wilson (no relation) respectively.

 The Topics session was chaired by Jocelyn Brooks and the subjects on which people had to speak for two minutes were selected from days of the week and months of the year. The session was evaluated by Howard Herbert and Philip Solity of the Bradford Club gave the general evaluation of the whole meeting.