Events

New season starts 6th September

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

Our first meeting of the new season takes place on Thursday 6th September 2018 at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane at 7.45 for 8pm.

It will include the  usual ingredients of great speeches, challenging and enjoyable topics and a chance for all to speak and have fun!

Click on the “dates” link for the full programme for the 2018/19 season.

Next meeting 24th May

Sunday, May 20th, 2018

Our final meeting of the season takes place at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 24th May 2018 at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL

We will then take a break over the summer and restart on Thursday 6th September at the same venue.

Next meeting 17th May – AGM

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Our Annual General Meeting takes place at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 17th May 2018 at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL

There will be time for a few speeches and topics too after the AGM. As always, the programme will give a chance for all to speak and have fun!

Next meeting 8th May

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Tuesday 8th May 2018. Please note the change of day. We are unable to use the hall on Thursday because of the Wetherby Musical Theatre Production of “Cheshire Cats” taking place at the venue.

Before the meeting, we have the ASC National Conference in York. Wetherby Speakers Club is well represented amongst stewards, ushers and judges but alas, not amongst contestants this year.

Next meeting 19th April

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 19th April 2018.

It will include the  usual ingredients of great speeches, challenging and enjoyable topics and a chance for all to speak and have fun!

 

After Dinner Speech Contest – we go back 40 years

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Our annual After Dinner Speech Contest takes place on Friday 16th March at The Bridge Inn, Walshford. As always, the event is light hearted and this time we travel back in time just over 40 years to October 1977 the month when Wetherby Speakers Club was founded.

We have assembled half a dozen young(ish) people to talk about their hopes and ambitions and how they think things will turn out for them over the next four decades.  Come and listen to Nutella Lawson, Alex Fergietime, Tim Earners Glee, James Tryson, Bill Doorways and Opera Gin-free. Wonder what became of them all after 1977?

York TV meeting 8th March and our next club meeting 15th March

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

On 8th March York TV is coming to film the meeting at York Speakers Club. All are invited along for the evening – the club want to fill all the seats and look busy and buzzing. York TV is run by York St John University and is available on Freeview channel 7. The meeting starts at 7.30pm at York RI Bowls Club, Ashton Lane, YO24 4HX

Our own next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 15th March 2018.

It will include the  usual ingredients of great speeches, challenging and enjoyable topics and a chance for all to speak and have fun!

This is quickly followed by our annual after dinner speech contest at The Bridge Inn, Walshford, on Friday 16th March.

Meeting 1st March cancelled

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

In view of the weather conditions our meeting at Linton Memorial Hall at 8pm on Thursday 1st March has been cancelled.

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 15th March 2018.

Next meeting 18th January – Evaluation Contest

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 18th January 2018.

The evening features the annual club evaluation contest. Not only is this a chance to hone our feedback skills, but it offers the opportunity to progress to the Area, District and National contests

The evening will also include speeches and topics – a chance for all to speak and have fun!

 

Next meeting 30th November – Topics Contest

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 30th November 2017.

The meeting features the annual club topics contest where participants are asked to speak impromptu for two or three minutes on a subject they have just been given. The evening will also include speeches, evaluations and a chance for all to speak and have fun.

York RISC are our guests on 16th November

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

We welcome members of York RI Speakers Club to our next meeting.  The programme will include all the usual ingredients of speeches, topics and evaluations with the added bonus of contributions from our colleagues from York. It is  a great opportunity to learn from another club and of course to enjoy the company of our fellow speakers.

The meeting takes place at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 16th November at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL.

Club Speech Contest 2 November

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

The annual club speech contest takes place at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 2nd November Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL.

The contest is always good fun, a chance take part in a speaking competition and the opportunity to progress to the Area, District and National contests.

There will also be time for a few topics and as always, the programme will give a chance for all to speak and have fun!

Next meeting 15th October in York

Saturday, September 26th, 2015

Our next meeting is a joint meeting with York RI Speakers Club. It takes place at their new(ish) venue, the York RI Bowls Club, Ashton Lane, Holgate, York YO24 4HX on Thursday 15th October at 7.30pm.

It is a good chance to speak in front of a different audience and maybe learn a trick or two from our neighbours.

Evaluation and judging – next meeting 5th March

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Our next meeting is at The Days Inn at Wetherby Services at Junction 46 of the A1M at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 5th March 2015.

The ASC Immediate Past President, Lindsay Dutch, will run a training session on evaluation and judging.  Evaluation is the most important skill – it is how we develop and improve as speakers. Even the most experienced evaluators will be able to learn something from Lindsay’s workshop. After all, we are talking here about a twice National Evaluation Contest champion!!

Judging is a different skill from evaluation, and Lindsay’s session will provide an invaluable insight. Whether you are a veteran of many contests or new to judging and thinking of taking the plunge, there will be something useful to take away from the evening. 

Next meeting 23 October and Charter Dinner on 24th

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Our next meeting is at The Days Inn at Wetherby Services at Junction 46 of the A1M at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 23rd October 2014. 

The programme will include the usual ingredients of great speeches, helpful evaluations, challenging and enjoyable topics and a chance for all to speak and have fun!

The following day the 37th Anniversary Charter Dinner takes place at The Bridge Inn, Walshford at 7.30 pm. Sure to be a good evening – if you haven’t already please send your menu choices to Mavis Cryer.

Eleven benevolent elephants ….Voice training session 9th October

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Our next meeting  takes the form of a voice training seminar hosted by Jan Millar.

Pitch, pace, pause, power, practice, practice, practice…..

These 7 ps featured in Jan’s last voice workshop for Wetherby Speakers Club in October 2007, as did the tongue twister in the title. This workshop is a must – what could be more important for any speaker than the voice?

Do come along – you are guaranteed to learn something!

No need to light a night light on a light night like tonight…..