The last meeting of the current season ,prior to an August break, was chaired by Doug Weale. Two relatively new members delivered speeches of their own composition and were afforded constructive appraisal of their good points and recommendations for improvement. The speeches by John Poole and Frances Pointer were each afforded the pass mark.
The second half of the meeting was devoted to impromptu speaking, Lisa Emms conducted this challenging and entertaining aspect of speaking. This session provided an excellent opportunity for everyone to have a personal evaluation of their response: this assignment undertaken by Trevor Kenning, whose expertise in this vital contribution to the club`s education programme, comes from his many years` experience, and which had, by virtue of his own exemplary response during the session,earned him the Topics Trophy awarded at each meeting.
Finally in the absence of the designated general evaluator a personal view of the meeting was offerred by individual members,drawing a very favourable concensus of opinion, espescially by two visitors, whose opinion was of particular interest.
Visitors are welcome to all our meetings at the Royal Temple Yacht Club on the second and fourth Thursdays monthly.