Wetherby News report 25 October 2012

The meeting was opened by the Neil Wilson in place of the President, Niki Boersma who was unable to attend. Neil Wilson was also the Chairman for the evening.

After a short business meeting, Chis Clissitt was called to the rostrum to give his speech entitled Portmanteaux, Blends and other Neologistic Abominations to fulfil the assignment ‘Mean What You Say’. This was a very interesting speech delivered with passion and humour and it was evaluated by Tim Hunter.

Peter Wilson then chose to give an impromptu speech, selecting from three titles the subject of, A Day at the Office. With only ten minutes in which to prepare the speech it tests speaking skills to the limit. It was presented with confidence and skill and was evaluated by Howard Herbert.

The third speaker was a new member, Angela Heath and her talk The Little One Said… was interesting and delivered with clarity and purpose. Everyone agreed that it was an excellent first speech and the club looks forward to Angela’s next speech. The evaluator was Peter Ryans.

Chris Clissitt chaired the Topics session in which each participant chose a number and was then given a foreign proverb translated into English on which they had to speak for two minutes with no preparation. It was challenging and fascinating with much humour and many imaginative interpretations. Mavis Cryer gave a thorough evaluation of the session.

 Jocelyn Brooks presented a general evaluation of the conduct of the whole meeting which was then closed by Neil Wilson

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