Congratulations to Josephine, Chaucer’s most improved speaker 2017

We enjoyed a splendid celebration of Adrian’s year as Chaucer President with a dinner at the Kent and Canterbury club. Michael was our vibrant MC for the evening. Our guest speaker, Dr Carl Wright entertained us with an informative speech on the commonwealth after revealing our lack of knowledge on the subject. Adrian presented an overview of the past year’s lows and highs and the progression of Chaucer Speakers in terms of membership numbers and diversity. William Warren shared a humorous and frank account of his year as President of the Association of Speakers Clubs. Rebecca rounded off the evening with a speech of thanks on behalf of the guests. She deftly wove the evening’s themes of co-operation and volunteering. Bryan turned the raffle into an entertainment – a rare feat. We all wished Bryan well in his relocation to Uxbridge. It will be so sad to lose such a valued and committed member. Congratulations to Josephine who was awarded the trophy for the most improved Chaucer Speaker 2017. Many thanks to all our guests for joining us to celebrate and to Carol for organising the evening.

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Josephine – most improved Chaucer Speaker 2017