New Beginnings was the theme of the evening chosen by our chair CLW.
We had the pleasure of our returning guest JW and also guest DB from the Newark Speakers Club who joined us while on his holiday. We hope he enjoyed the evening.
Introductions were to the question: What new beginnings are there for you?
For our inspiration, CLW read the poem ‘Be glad your nose is on your face’ by Jack Pretlutsky.
Timer – TH
Wordmaster – JR with the word ‘smashing’
The prepared speeches were as follows:
CAW with ‘How I got into gardening’ evaluated by JR
TH with ‘Where did they all go?’ evaluated by DM
Our Two Minute Topics master SR used the theme of Nursery Rhymes and invited members to draw the name of a nursery rhyme from his trilby hat and weave a story around it. The rhymes included:
There was an old woman who lived in a shoe…
Simple Simon met a pie man…
Little Jack Horner sat in the corner…
Little Miss Muffet sat on a tuffet…
Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard…
Two Minute Topics evaluation – DM
Awards presentation – JW
There was no Best Speech award as there were only two speeches
Best Topic – JR
Best Evaluator – there was no award as only two evaluators
General Evaluator – SR