MAY 2016

Following a very successful ‘Curry and Quiz’ fundraising event in April at The Indian Lounge, it was back to normal at the club.

We had three excellent speeches:  Margaret Baldwin talked about ‘Poles in Step’ where she persuaded us how effective and beneficial having a Nordic pole in each hand is for serious cross-country walking.  Then Eileen Fox grabbed our attention with ‘Cry the Beloved Country’ telling us about the severe drought currently being experienced in South Africa, where she is a regular visitor.

Sarah Waters gave an imaginative demonstration of ‘Use of Voice’ – one of our criteria for effective speechmaking. She took a quotation from Shakespeare and used the voices of three different characters to express its meaning in different ways.

The evening finished with a topics session lead by Allan Heggs. We were asked to express our views, as Board members, of the Homemade Soup Corporation going into liquidation. The puns followed thick and fast. The tomato soup department was in the red; the vegetable soup department all mixed up, and everyone was in the dark about the mushroom soup. All in all a Souper end to an entertaining evening.

We are currently taking our summer break but resume on Monday, 5th September at the Indian Lounge. For full dates and details, please see our website or ring Maggie Barlow on 01455 207774.