With a packed full agenda, Andy Howell opened the meeting on time and efficiently, before handing over to Derek Lucian, our President and TM of the Evening. Derek’s theme of “The Magic of the Maxim” was indeed magical- it set the scene for all at the meeting to be positive and engage with the theme.
Stephanie Bisby, Alison Turner and Shelagh Jones were clear and efficient with their roles as Grammarian,Timekeeper and Ah Counter. All explaining the roles well. Word of the Day was Steadfast, and Stephanie gave us information about the word and it’s connection with Doncaster, too.
Lianna Cairns delivered Speech 2, Andy Howell Speech 9, and Steven Bisby Speech 4 from the Competent Communicator manual. I delivered Speech 2 from Specialty speeches. The standard was as high as Competitive speech events- a joy to all who were listening. Well Done everyone!
The Evaluations were as High a standard,too, from Stephanie Bisby, Shelagh Jones, Jean Stewart and Andrew Miller.
Jean was Table Topic Master and the Theme of Sayings and maxims was superb. Very thought provoking and a great challenge for the volunteers. Everybody accepted the challenge including one of our visitors – in at the deep end- why not!
Continuing the sprinkle of magic on our performances, Bridget Pearson delivered a well structured and thorough evaluation of Table Topics, supportive comments, indeed.
The meeting ran to Time, and my only wish was that we had recorded it- I thought it was a model meeting to aspire too. The meeting had it all- Laughter and Learning together.
Thank-you everyone- Doncaster Speakers is one of the strongest clubs in the organisation- and with tonight’s meeting, we can see why.
Pauline Westrop – General Evaluator
Best Table Topics Speaker award – Lianna Cairns
Joint Best Evaluators – Andrew Miller for evaluation of Pauline’s speech and Shelagh Jones as Aah Counter
Best Speaker award -Lianna Cairns
Our next meeting is on Monday May 22nd. Visitors are very welcome to attend!