Report for Wetherby News – National Success for Wetherby Speakers Club

The National Conference of the Association of Speakers Clubs was held at Castle Donington on April 26th, 27th and 29th. In addition to the AGM the finals of the Topics, Speech and Evaluation contests took place. The Wetherby Club had two contestants taking part.

 Chris Clissitt of Knaresborough, and a member of Wetherby Speakers Club, won the Speech Contest with a brilliant speech entitled The Problem with Solutionism and was presented with the trophy. This was the third time in the history of the competition that the trophy has been won by a member of the Wetherby Club and the audience was appreciative and delighted at Chris’s success.

 Neil Wilson took part in the Evaluation contest at the same Conference. His was an excellent evaluation and, although he didn’t win on this occasion, he was presented with a certificate to acknowledge that he was one of the eight top speech evaluators in the country. Jocelyn Brooks also gained a certificate of achievement for having completed the speaking assignments in the club manual.

 All together it was a very successful Conference for the Wetherby Club


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