Club Report – 28 March by Doug Weale

Chaired by Andrew Thomson, our meeting on Thursday 28th March heralded particular success for two new members.  Paul Hogwood was awarded a laudable evaluation and “pass mark ” by Ben Harris for his Maiden Speech to the club.  This was followed by presentation of the coveted Trophy for Impromptu Speaking to Dr. John Beale.  The club has tremendous satisfaction in such early successes by newcomers joining us in pursuit of the practice and improvement of the art of speaking in public.

The thoroughly enjoyable agenda also included a fine speech by Margaret Jones, which recalled a moving childhood experience with a profound moral message.  Evaluation [a process of learning established by the Association of Speakers Clubs] was then given by Trevor Kenning.  This drew attention to the many qualities  demonstrated in the speech and offered a point which might have added even more strength to its force.

Education Director Frances Pointer earned well-deserved praise for her chairmanship of the impromptu speaking Topics Session, besides capability in Office.  Lastly, Kathleen Smith gave a an overall appraisal of the meeting in her General Evaluation.  Attention was drawn to the successful educational value and enjoyment shared by all present.

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