Once again our team of Margaret Baldwin, Steve Wagstaff and Edward Taylor did superbly well in the Area Chatterbox competition, taking on the theme of ‘Coach and Horses’ and competing against teams from Market Harborough and Barwell Cedars Speakers Clubs. However, despite Lutterworth winning the audience vote, sadly the judges awarded the trophy this year by a narrow margin to Market Harborough. Next year will doubtless see the club even more motivated to win it back.
Back at the club, in the Topics session Edward Taylor invited us to go down Memory Lane and recall a humorous event. Among the many contributions, Sue Hanger told us the hilarious tale of how she was transported to her wedding not by chauffeur-driven limousine but by council cleansing cart, arriving first of all at the wrong church. A memorable day indeed.
We have also been busy strengthening our ties within the local community. In conjunction with staff at the Sir Frank Whittle Studio School, six of our members helped giving feedback to students taking their first steps in public speaking. An interesting and successful initiative pioneered by our President, Allan Rimmer and Vice President Eileen Fox.
We meet at Karter’s Café on Church St, Lutterworth, 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 7.30 to 9.30pm. We welcome guests and visitors – just drop in any time or for further details ring Maggie Barlow on 01455 207774 or see our website LutterworthSpeakersClub.com