Archive for January, 2014

Club Report – Wetherby Speakers Club visit to York RI Speakers Club on 23.01.2014

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

On Thursday 23rd January Wetherby members travelled to York for a joint meeting with York RI and Bradford Speakers Clubs. The meeting was held at York RI Bowls Club, the York club’s new venue. The Bowls Club is more welcoming and spacious than the old room at the Railway Institute, and feels more conducive to public speaking. Must be the walls hung with trophies and pennants or possibly the bar at the back of the room!

 All visitors were welcomed by the York President, Ramana Sundara, and the meeting was chaired by Gerald Haughton. Wetherby members undertook several assignments. Neil Wilson delivered his speech “Face to Face”, Howard Herbert evaluated Rosalie Harrop’s speech “No Place Like Home” and Niki Boersma stepped in as a late substitute to evaluate Bruce Swindells’ speech “Why Should I Change?” and did it so well that she won the trophy for the best evaluation of the evening. Chris Clissitt delivered the general evaluation of the meeting overall.

Vale of York Area Annual Speech, Evaluation and Topics Contests 12.01.2014

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

The Vale of York Area Speech, Evaluation and Topics Contest took place on Sunday 12th January 2014 at the York RI Bowls Club.  Wetherby Speakers’ Club was represented by Niki Boersma and John Holian in the Speech Competition, Chris Clissitt and Howard Herbert in the Evaluation Contest and Chris Clissitt and Jocelyn Brooks in the Topics Competition.

 The winners were as follows:

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 Vale of York at the Eastern District Competitions on Sunday 9th March 2014 at the Bridge in at Walshford.

 Wetherby Club wishes all those contestants the very best of luck

Club Report – Wetherby Speakers Club 9.1.14

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Peter Wilson was the Chairman for the evening and following the opening of the meeting by President, Niki Boersma he introduced the two speakers in turn. Neil Wilson’s speech was entitled Face to Face  and Niki Boersma’s, Home at Last, the speech she was to give at the Area Contest the following Sunday. Evaluations were by Howard Herbert and Peter Ryans respectively.

 The second part of the evening was devoted to the Topics Contest chaired by Scott Stevenson and the subject was Sayings and Proverbs. The Topic session was evaluated by Niki Boersma and Jocelyn Brooks gave the general evaluation of the whole meeting.

Mixed fortunes at Area Contests

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Chris Clissitt won the Area Evaluation Contest on Sunday 12th January at York RI Speakers Club’s new venue, the York RI Bowls Club. The runner up was Sarah Daniel of York, with Howard Herbert also competing on behalf of Wetherby SC.

John Holian was runner up in the speech contest with “Superman, Where Are You Now?” but our club winner, Niki Boersma, missed out on a place with her speech “Home Is Where The Heart Is.” All four speeches were of a very high standard, absorbing, entertaining and hugely enjoyable to listen to. The winner, Ramana Sundara, was on top form with his speech “Same Species, Different Worlds”, a speech we had the earlier pleasure of hearing when York visited in November.

York achieved a 1-2 in the Topics contest won by Clive Dawson with Mary Donohoe runner up.

Ramana, Chris and Clive will represent Vale of York Area in the District Contests at the Bridge Inn on Sunday 9th March.