Congratulations to Rachel and Stewart

The first meeting of 2018 for Chaucer Speakers Club was a competition night with guests from Thanet Speakers Club, Steve gave the target speech for the evaluation competition and Trevor was the chief judge, ably assisted by Carol. Our thanks to Trevor and Steve for their invaluable contributions.
The evening was chaired by the club president Julian who started with the usual warm up using the theme of new year resolutions, this was followed by the business session – “not the Christmas party” dinner will be on Friday 2nd February, 7 for 7.30pm at Cote in Canterbury (book with Carol or Julian).
Starting with the topics competition everyone, including new members, participated. Each speaker entered one at a time to give a three minute speech on “lost it” which evoked a wide range of responses. The evaluation competition had four competitors and was on a speech given by Steve entitled “ Birmingham Burger Bill” which was very entertaining.
 The judges summing up was educational and they concluded that the members who will represent Chaucer at the Kent area competition at the Maidstone Hilton on 11th February are Stuart and Rachel for Topics, with Stuart winning on the night and new member Jo achieving a creditable first reserve. The winner of the Evaluation competition was Rachel with Stuart second and Adrian as first reserve. As a consequence Chaucer is ready to compete this season and the Chair declared the evening a success due, in no small part, to the tremendous contribution from our newer members.