On a damp dreary May evening our Toastmaster JD was a breath of fresh air and managed to keep the slightly boisterous members in check. A wonderfully chaotic evening!
The theme of the evening was 1966 and introductions were to the question:
‘What was special about the year you were born – or indeed 1966?
It was good to see guests NL & TP. We hope they enjoyed the evening and
look forward to seeing them again soon.
For our invocation CLW read a poem entitled ‘Wishing Stars’
Duties: Timer – DM, Ah Counter – CAW
Wordmaster – PB with the word ‘fortitude’
Evaluators: LG, KB & LC
General Evaluator – PR
The prepared speeches were as follows:
CLW with ‘A tumble to fortune’ – a modern fable
AP with ‘On the doorstep’
TP with ‘Winners never quit’
Our Table Topics master, JO posed various random topics including:
An alien spaceship lands in your garden – what would you do?
Is it better to speak your mind or show restraint?
You’ve been given a time machine – which year would you choose to visit and why?
Is winning or taking part the most important thing?
Is it ever ok to cheat?
Awards – JO
Best Speech – TP (from NSC)
Best Table Topic – PR
Best Evaluator – KB (speech 2 evaluation)