Archive for January 23rd, 2013

Wetherby sweeps the board in the Area Competitions

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

The Vale of York Area Speaking Competition took place at the Railway Institute in York and was hosted by the York RI Speakers’ Club. The contest was opened by the President of York RI Club, Mary Donohoe who introduced the Chief Judge, Sandra Barton and her fellow judges Bill Mitchell and Chris Birch, all from the Wharfedale Speakers’ Club.

 In front of a sizable audience and in spite of stiff competition the winners were as follows:

 Speech Competition                        Chris Clissitt             Wetherby

Evaluation Competition:                   Neil Wilson                Wetherby

Topics Competition                          Niki Boersma             Wetherby

 The winners were congratulated and the judges thanked for their deliberations, particularly Sandra Barton who presented the results and gave the judges appraisals of the candidates’ performances. Mary Donohoe then closed the proceedings.

 Chris, Neil and Niki will now represent the Vale of York Area at the Eastern District Contests and AGM held at 1.00 pm for 1.30 pm on Sunday 17th February 2013 at the Bridge Inn Hotel, Walshford, Near Wetherby, LS22 5HS, the winners of which will go forward to the National Competition held in April in Solihull.