Archive for April, 2020

The season continues – online!

Friday, April 3rd, 2020

On 2nd April the club meeting went ahead using Zoom video conferencing.

With cameras in place and technology mastered, those present enjoyed a “chain” topics session where one member gave a topic to another member, who gave a topic to the next member, and so on until all had spoken. Then each evaluated the member to whom they had given a topic.  The session was good fun and enjoyed by all.

The feel might be different from speaking to an audience in the same room but it was far better than not speaking and it provided the opportunity to learn both new technology and a different technique.

The next meeting will be on Thursday 16th April commencing 8.05 pm (to allow time for the applause for the NHS at 8 pm.) It will feature speeches, evaluations and more topics!

Please e-mail our President, Peter Wilson, for joining details.


Peter Ryans shines on club visit to York

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

In what turned out to be the last meeting before the season was suspended, five members of Wetherby SC visited York RISC on Thursday 12th March for our biannual joint meeting.

Peter Ryans with the InterCity trophy

Peter Ryans with the InterCity trophy

Peter Ryans won the Inter City Trophy for the best speech of the night, his topical and witty piece entitled “Just Do It” ably evaluated by Sarah Daniel.  The name of the trophy provides a clue to the era in which the prize originated! The meeting was evaluated by Peter Wilson of Wetherby SC.