West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – April 10th

Taking place at the Early Bird, Grove Green, and chaired by Sue, this meeting featured members from the two other Kent clubs, Chaucer and Thanet Speakers’ Club.

Featuring two speeches – an A10 from Frani and a non-assignment speech by Doug, one of our visitors, as well as a topics session, members were treated to some thought-provoking content and expert evaluations. The theme of the topics session was Beatle song titles – very novel idea and we had some really interesting takes on them.  This was evaluated by Ray Finn.

The General Evaluator for the evening was our Area President.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – March 27th

We had three speeches, a level A7 from Jackie – well done for achieving this assignment. There were two prescription speeches on very different subjects. One was very interactive and got everyone moving! The other was a more sombre tail about a recent serious cruise incident experienced by Monty.

The whole evening was very well organised by our Chair for the evening, Terry. Claire was our Topics Chair for the evening and everyone got an opportunity to speak, including one of our guests.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – March 13th

Taking place at the Early Bird, Grove Green, this meeting was themed around the Hopper Cup.

Chaired by Lorraine, with the discussion led by Sue, we initially cam up with ideas to fit with the title of the speech which is “There is no such thing as a free lunch” After the break, we continued with a brilliant and challenging topics session, again with a bias towards the Hopper cup, lead by Sue and evaluated by Neil.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – February 27th

Taking place at our new venue of The Granary in Larkfield, this meeting was chaired by Neil Lakeland.

We were entertained to a lovely speech, given without preparation by Eddie. This was followed by feedback from WKSC members that attended the Area AGM & Competition – this was well received and hopefully it might persuade a few more members to attend next year.

The topic’s session was run by Dennis, everyone got an opportunity to talk for three minutes on their well chosen subjects. The whole session was funny, informative and very revealing. The General Evaluator was Sue Shaw.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – February 13th

This meeting, which was held at the Early Bird in Grove Green, saw two excellent speeches delivered by Suzanne and Steve. Both are able to move onto their next assignments.  We also welcomed two visitors from Thanet Speakers Club – John, our Area President and Doug.

The topics session was delivered by Lorraine, and featured a Pot Pourri of subjects that were well received and everyone had an opportunity to put their impromptu skills to the test.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – January 23rd

Taking place at The Spitfire, Kings Hill, this meeting was chaired by Lorraine and featured two speeches; a level A3 from Claire and a fabulous assignment from Sue, who used the opportunity to practice and hone her speech. Ann Etridge ably delivered her first evaluation on Claire’s level A3, which resulted in Claire being recommended for her A4. Congratulations to both.

This was followed by an interesting topic session beautifully chaired by Frani, The evening was bought to a close by our general evaluator, Monty.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – January 9th

Featuring two A1 – Making a Start speeches, this meeting – which was chaired by Denis Etridge – kickstarted the New Year.   Westley’s first speech to the Club introduced us to him, with an insight into his life-to-date. This was evaluated by Sue Shaw. Matt then spoke about a fascinating murder investigation in Iceland, which he learnt about at University. This was evaluated by Neil Lakeland.

Topics was chaired by Suzanne and evaluated by Lorraine, with the General Evaluator for the evening being Terry Nunn.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – December 12th

This, the last meeting of 2018, was chaired by Ann and featured our speech competition. Congratulations to all participants, but especially Ann Peters and Frani Hoskins who will be representing the Club at the area level.

 

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – November 28th

Chaired by Lorraine, this meeting featured our evaluation and topics competitions. Congratulations to all participants, but especially Sue Shaw and Ray Finn, who were successful in the evaluation competition and Frani Hoskins and Steve Poole, who were successful in the topics competition. All will go forward and represent the club at area level.

West Kent Speakers Club – Maidstone – November 14th

This, our third meeting at the Early Bird in Grove Green, contained an A4 speech by Steve on the history of policing within the UK, and a A6 speech on the price of liberty. These were evaluated by Lorraine and Doug – our guest from Thanet Speakers Club.

The impromptu speaking session was chaired by Ann and evaluated by Chris, with the General Evaluator being Neil.

Our next meeting, on 28th November, is at the Spitfire in Kings Hill.