This month saw two new members give their maiden speeches.
Animal lover Genny Beck gave us an insight into her life and in particular her love of horses, as the owner of one. Her affection for her animals shone through. Then Derek Eastwood related a series of highly unusual transport events that have punctuated his much-travelled life. Fascinating titbits that would each give rise to a mini-speech on their own! Both new speakers showed enthusiasm and confidence despite the inevitable nerves that come with a first speech, and we look forward to hearing much more from both.
A very topical Topics session followed, led by Margaret Baldwin, with members rising to the challenge of talking about autumn happenings or events. Star turns included Steve Wagstaff leading us through his lifetime of ‘Trick or Treat’ – from eager child to cautious father to grumpy old man, – and Dave Hanger, self-proclaimed fashion leader, having us in stitches with his take on ‘Getting out your Winter Wardrobe’. Emma Thompson loves the sparkle and promise of Christmas window displays, while her guest Gemma, another animal lover, dreads Bonfire Night because of the effect on her horses and dogs.
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.