Events

York SC are our guests on 15th February

Saturday, February 3rd, 2024

We welcome members of York Speakers Club to our next meeting.  The programme will include all the usual ingredients of speeches, topics and evaluations with the added bonus of contributions from our colleagues from York. It is  a great opportunity to learn from another club and of course to enjoy the company of our fellow speakers.

The meeting takes place at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 15th February at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL.

Next meeting 18th January – Evaluation and Topics Contests

Saturday, January 6th, 2024

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 18th January 2024.

The evening features two of our annual club contests: the evaluation and topics contests.

The evaluation contest gives us a chance to hone our feedback skills, and in the topics contest participants are asked to speak impromptu for two or three minutes on a subject they have just been given. Both offer the opportunity to progress to the Area, Regional and National contests.

Next meeting 4th January

Saturday, November 25th, 2023

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 4th January 2024.

It will include the  usual ingredients of great speeches, challenging and enjoyable topics and a chance for all to speak and have fun!

Club Speech Contest 16th November

Thursday, November 9th, 2023

The annual club speech contest takes place at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 16th November Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL.

The contest is always good fun, a chance take part in a speaking competition and the opportunity to progress to the Area, Regional and National contests.

There will also be time for a few topics and as always, the programme will give a chance for all to speak and have fun!

New season starts 21st September 2023

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

The Club has taken a break over the summer,  but the new season starts very soon. We recommence on Thursday 21st September 2023 at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane at 7.45 for 8pm.  Click on the “dates” link for the full programme for the 2023/24 season.

Next meeting 18th May – AGM

Friday, May 12th, 2023

Our Annual General Meeting takes place at at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 18th May 2023

If there is time there will be a topics session after the AGM.

We will then take a break over the summer, reconvening in September.

 

Next meeting 23rd March in York

Monday, March 20th, 2023

Our next meeting is a joint meeting with York Speakers Club. It takes place at the York Railway Bowls Club, Ashton Lane, Holgate, York YO24 4HX on Thursday 23rd March at 7.30pm.

It is a good chance to speak in front of a different audience and maybe learn a trick or two from our neighbours.

The next meeting at Linton Memorial Hall will be the following Thursday 30th March at 7.45pm for 8pm.

Area AGM, Regional contests and next meeting

Monday, March 6th, 2023

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 16th March 2023.

Before then, we have two events:

Regional Contests at 2pm on Saturday 11th March at St Giles Church Hall, Church Hill, Bramhope LS16 9BA. Please come and support the Wetherby competitors, Neil and Chris.

Yorkshire and North East Area AGM Monday 13th March at 7.30 via Zoom. Please contact your club president for joining details

 

 

Next meeting via Zoom 5th May

Friday, April 22nd, 2022

Our club venue, Linton Memorial Hall, is being used for local elections on 5th May and therefore we will meet via Zoom.

Our next meeting takes place on Thursday 5th May 2022, 7.45 for 8pm.

 

Please e-mail our Secretary, Chris Clissitt, for joining details.

 

Summer Zoom meetings – next meeting 22nd July

Sunday, May 23rd, 2021

After a season and a bit of meeting online via Zoom, the club decided to continue with Zoom meetings in June and July and then take a break in August. The new season will start on September 16th,  hopefully back in Linton Memorial Hall.

There will be 3 meetings over the summer on the following dates:

Thursday 24th June

Thursday 8th July

Thursday 22nd July

All meetings commence at 8pm. Please e-mail our Immediate Past President, Peter Wilson, for joining details

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.

 

Season suspended

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

With effect from 19th March all meetings for the remainder of the 2019/20 season are cancelled.

The After Dinner Speech Contest at the Bridge Inn, Walshford, on Friday 27th March has been postponed. It is hoped to reschedule this event in October.

Dates for 2020/21 will be posted in due course.

Next meeting 28th May

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Our final meeting of the season takes place at 7.45pm for 8pm on Tuesday 28th May 2019 (note the change of day from Thursday) at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL

We will then take a break over the summer and restart on Thursday 19th September at the same venue.

Next meeting 8th May

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Tuesday 8th May 2018. Please note the change of day. We are unable to use the hall on Thursday because of the Wetherby Musical Theatre Production of “Cheshire Cats” taking place at the venue.

Before the meeting, we have the ASC National Conference in York. Wetherby Speakers Club is well represented amongst stewards, ushers and judges but alas, not amongst contestants this year.

After Dinner Speech Contest – we go back 40 years

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Our annual After Dinner Speech Contest takes place on Friday 16th March at The Bridge Inn, Walshford. As always, the event is light hearted and this time we travel back in time just over 40 years to October 1977 the month when Wetherby Speakers Club was founded.

We have assembled half a dozen young(ish) people to talk about their hopes and ambitions and how they think things will turn out for them over the next four decades.  Come and listen to Nutella Lawson, Alex Fergietime, Tim Earners Glee, James Tryson, Bill Doorways and Opera Gin-free. Wonder what became of them all after 1977?

York TV meeting 8th March and our next club meeting 15th March

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

On 8th March York TV is coming to film the meeting at York Speakers Club. All are invited along for the evening – the club want to fill all the seats and look busy and buzzing. York TV is run by York St John University and is available on Freeview channel 7. The meeting starts at 7.30pm at York RI Bowls Club, Ashton Lane, YO24 4HX

Our own next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 15th March 2018.

It will include the  usual ingredients of great speeches, challenging and enjoyable topics and a chance for all to speak and have fun!

This is quickly followed by our annual after dinner speech contest at The Bridge Inn, Walshford, on Friday 16th March.

Meeting 1st March cancelled

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

In view of the weather conditions our meeting at Linton Memorial Hall at 8pm on Thursday 1st March has been cancelled.

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 15th March 2018.

Next meeting 30th November – Topics Contest

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Our next meeting is at Linton Memorial Hall on Linton Lane, Linton, Wetherby LS22 4HL at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 30th November 2017.

The meeting features the annual club topics contest where participants are asked to speak impromptu for two or three minutes on a subject they have just been given. The evening will also include speeches, evaluations and a chance for all to speak and have fun.

Evaluation and judging – next meeting 5th March

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Our next meeting is at The Days Inn at Wetherby Services at Junction 46 of the A1M at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 5th March 2015.

The ASC Immediate Past President, Lindsay Dutch, will run a training session on evaluation and judging.  Evaluation is the most important skill – it is how we develop and improve as speakers. Even the most experienced evaluators will be able to learn something from Lindsay’s workshop. After all, we are talking here about a twice National Evaluation Contest champion!!

Judging is a different skill from evaluation, and Lindsay’s session will provide an invaluable insight. Whether you are a veteran of many contests or new to judging and thinking of taking the plunge, there will be something useful to take away from the evening. 

Next meeting 23 October and Charter Dinner on 24th

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Our next meeting is at The Days Inn at Wetherby Services at Junction 46 of the A1M at 7.45pm for 8pm on Thursday 23rd October 2014. 

The programme will include the usual ingredients of great speeches, helpful evaluations, challenging and enjoyable topics and a chance for all to speak and have fun!

The following day the 37th Anniversary Charter Dinner takes place at The Bridge Inn, Walshford at 7.30 pm. Sure to be a good evening – if you haven’t already please send your menu choices to Mavis Cryer.

Eleven benevolent elephants ….Voice training session 9th October

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

Our next meeting  takes the form of a voice training seminar hosted by Jan Millar.

Pitch, pace, pause, power, practice, practice, practice…..

These 7 ps featured in Jan’s last voice workshop for Wetherby Speakers Club in October 2007, as did the tongue twister in the title. This workshop is a must – what could be more important for any speaker than the voice?

Do come along – you are guaranteed to learn something!

No need to light a night light on a light night like tonight…..