Thanet Speakers Club Annual Dinner Report (by Doug Weale)

Presiding at the clubs annual dinner, the outgoing president, Kathleen Smith, welcomed guests who included members of Chaucer S.C.  and  fellow Thanet S.C. members, together with their relatives and friends.

Following a particularly fine meal at Northdown House, Cliftonvillle, the traditional Toast to The Club was given by Ley Liberman, a sea-faring adventuress, who incorporated into her speech an entertaining account of shipwreck-together with  her husband-the two alone sharing and surviving the experience.

Club President responded in an imaginative speech in her own charismatic style.  With the inimitable stentorian tone of a former soldier Ron Sheldrake proposed the traditional Toast to The Guests, who included the President of Chaucer S.C., William Warren whose generous hospitality our club had a week earlier enjoyed and who now gave an entertaining response on behalf of all guests.

The event had ,as always, provided everyone attending the opportunity to witness,what many consider to be the ultimate enjoyment of the art practised at the club; after-dinner speaking.   Among those present,were incoming Thanet S.C. President Bernie Morgan, who together with her committee will endeavour to maintain the standards upheld throughout  the club`s history of affiliation to the Association of Speakers Clubs,promoting the practise of efficiency in speaking in public .

Our next meeting, as usual, is at the Royal Temple Yacht  Club, will be on June 14th: a full agenda is planned, with prepared speeches ,by members, followed by the customary impromptu speaking session.Visitors are always welcome; we meet on the second and fourth Thursday monthly  at 7.45 for 8pm : please contact Doug Weale on 01843 592221; or d.weale@btinternet.com

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