Welcome to our newest members

At our last meeting for 2019, we welcomed two brand new members to West Kent Speakers’ Club.

Chris Williams
Sachin Gera

Chris also delivered his first speech to the club as an entrant to our speech competition.

Congratulations Steve!

Congratulations to Steve Poile, who received his Interim Certificate, following his successful completion of the A5 speaking assignment.


South-East District Final Results

Well done to all contestants at the South-East District finals. Our thanks go to Chaucer Speakers’ Club for organising and a huge congratulations to Bernie of Thanet Speakers’ Club for winning all three – evaluation, topics and speech! Well done to our own Sue for coming second in the evaluation competition and Anne P for a second place in the speech competition

West Kent Speakers’ Competition Results

Over the last few weeks, we have held our annual competitions and the winners are: Evaluation Competition – Susan Shaw, Topics Competition – Frani Hoskins and Speech Competition – Ann Peters. Big congratulations to you all. Look forward to seeing you all at the Area Competition in February.

West Kent in National Finals

Following Rowena Hawtin’s successful appearance at the Kent Area competitions in February, she took the stage at the South-East District competition on 18th March.  Once again, Rowena came first with Neil Taylor from the City of London Speakers’ Club second.

Rowena will now go on to the national competitions in York over the weekend of 27-29 April.

Congratulations Rowena

Congratulations to Rowena Hawtin who has successfully progressed through to the South-East District speech competition, having been awarded second place at the Kent Area competition on 11th February.

Welcome Lee

Welcome to Lee Hayward, pictured here being presented with her Guide by Monty Knight-Olds.  Leigh is the latest member of West Kent Speakers’ Club and we look forward to hearing you progress through the Guide.

Welcome Alvin

Welcome to Alvin, the latest member of West Kent Speakers’ Club.

West Kent Wins at Kent Area

The Kent Area competitions, which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Maidstone on Sunday 19th February, were dominated by speakers from West Kent.

Consisting of a topics (impromptu speaking) competition, an evaluation competition and speech contest, the results of the day saw Sue Shaw win the topics contest and come runner up in the evaluation and speech competitions, with Aly Harrold winning the speech contest. This is the second time Aly has been crowned Kent Speaker and both her and Sue will go forward to the District competitions in a month’s time.

Sue Shaw and Ravi Kalsi were also jointly presented with the Kent Area President’s Cup for their contribution to the Association of Speakers’ Clubs (ASC).

Welcome Jack

Welcome to Jack Simms, the latest member of West Kent Speakers’ Club, who joined after his first visit to find out more about the club.