We may have been short of members around the tables but we were not short of
enthusiasm or indeed chortles. Our Toastmaster for the evening was TH and introductions were to the question: What New Year resolutions have you made?
Fill-in material was based around (but not limited to) the humble tomato…
For our invocation, JR transported us to the beach in summer for a warming poem about building sandcastles.
Duties: Timer – LG, Ah Counter – DM
Wordmaster – SR with the word ‘chortle’
Evaluators: LG, JR & CLW
General Evaluator – CAW
The prepared speeches were as follows:
PB with ‘Get out, get about’
SR with ‘Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of the charity M.A.N.’
For our Table Topics PB (provided by KB) gave us various choices including:
Sleeping Beauty or sleeping in?
Charles Rennie Mackintosh or raincoat?
Welsh football manager Chris Coleman or Colman’s mustard?
Sir Andy Murray or Murray mints?
Donald Trump or Miss Piggy?
Queen Mary or Queen Victoria?
Awards – CLW
Because of just two prepared speeches there was no Best Speech award
Best Table Topic – CLW
Best Evaluator – JR (speech 2 evaluation)