Kent Area AGM and Competition 07/02/16

On Sunday Chaucer members made their merry way to Maidstone for the Kent Area competition. The motley crew comprised of Val, Stew, Katy, Julian, Carol, Adrian and Suzanne.
Stewart, Val, Katy, Julian      Suzanne, Katy laughing     Katy, Adrian, Stewart
The big news from the AGM is Suzanne has become the Kent Area President, with Julian taking on the Kent Area Vice President’s position and Adrian to be the Kent Area Secretary.  Congratulations to all in their new roles.

In the three Area competitions the team did Chaucer proud. First up were Stewart and Julian in the Topics Competition. This year’s title was ‘Stars’ which prompted a plethora of responses, from musings on the universe to Simply Red.

Next came Suzanne and Adrian in the Evaluation Competition. West Kent’s Chris Frost delivered the target speech on ‘Pain’ and our intrepid duo were then judged on their ability to provide a sound and constructive assessment of the presentation.

The final competition was the prepared Speech. Here Stewart and Katy stepped up to the podium to deliver their speeches, entitled ‘The Goldfinch’ and ‘The Children’s Hotel’ respectively. A big thank you to Katy for agreeing to take part at short notice.

For all three competitions, Carol was the Chaucer judge.

Going through to represent Kent at the District competitions on March 20th are Stewart for topics and Suzanne for Evaluation.

Stewart, Suzanne

Chaucer winners Stewart and Suzanne

Suzanne, Man

Suzanne receiving her trophy from past National President Gwyn


Bernie (Thanet) and Aly (West Kent) will be representing Kent in the Speech Competition.

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Speech Competition competitors from Thanet, West Kent and Chaucer

Congratulations to all who took part today and our winning Chaucer team.

Chaucer rocks!

Look forward to seeing you all at our next Chaucer meeting on Monday 15th when Val is in the chair.