Club report – Annual Speech and Topics Contests

Niki Boersma, the President opened the meeting and welcomed everybody to the Wetherby Speakers’ Club Annual Speech and Topics Contests. Peter Wilson was the Chairman for the evening and Chris Clissitt, the winner of 2013 National Speech Contest, was to judge those taking part in the competition with prepared speeches

 The audience thoroughly enjoyed the range of speeches from those who entered the competition and following a helpful general evaluation of all contestants Chris announced that the winner was Niki Boersma with her speech Home for Christmas and the runner-up was John Holian who spoke about Whither the Weather.

 The second part of the evening was devoted to the Topics Contest. Participants had to speak for three minutes on a given subject without any time for preparation. The audience then had to vote for the winner, which was Chris Clissitt and the runner-up which was Jocelyn Brooks.

 Niki Boersma, John Holian, Chris Clissitt and Jocelyn Brooks will now represent Wetherby Speakers’ Club at the Vale of York Area Speech, Evaluation and Topics Contest on Sunday 12th January 2014 in York. The contest for the two people to represent Wetherby in the Evaluation contest will take place shortly.

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