Thanet Speakers Club Report – 10th November 2011 (by Doug Weale)

Kathleen Smith, our enthusiastic President has resolved to ensure that the club has the best possible chance of success in the forthcoming Hopper Cup competition, which we host next year.  With this in mind the team was selected in good time for composition and reheasal  in our meeting on Thursday 10th November.

Doug Weale,chairing the selection contest, invited all wishing to be considered, to offer their speech on the competition  theme, ‘Fly The Flag’. As was imagined,a wide interpretation was given by contestants; the team comprises; Bernie Morgan,Margaret Jones,Kathleen Smith and Doug Weale; with Ben Harris as reserve, who together will begin  preparation for the June event in which we compete with the other clubs in the Kent Area.

The meeting progressed with the customary impromptu speaking session; challenging, enjoyable for the speaker and entertaining for the audience; Bernie Morgan was awarded the Topics Trophy, presented for the best response,by unanimous vote, for what is considered a fine example of the valuable asset of a speaker.

Visitors are welcome to all our meetings at the Royal Temple Yacht Club on the second and fourth Thursdays monthly.   For further details contact Doug Weale 01843 592221; dougweale@dougweale.plus.com or the website http://www.thanetspeakers.org.uk