Our club kicked off the New Year in style, with a terrific trio of speeches.

New member Emma Thompson took us travelling to America, South Korea, and Italy, via the Cayman Islands and Cozumel (an island off Mexico). In her young life she has already packed in a tremendous amount – teaching horse-riding, English, and working on a cruise ship being just a sample we learned about in a speech that took in skunks, spiders and grizzly bears along the way.

Then Allan Rimmer gave us a Showpiece speech on the pros and cons of the electric car, in particular how much cleaner the air would be, although the tricky problems of initial cost, range and availability of charging points have yet to be solved.  We can dream. The Showpiece speech means that Allan has completed the full range of speaking assignments, one of the goals of our Club.  Well done, Allan!

Finally, Dave Hanger gave a light, entertaining speech, inspired by his Christmas, about toys through the decades.  Remember Meccano?  Many budding engineers were inspired by this construction toy, and of course by Lego, still a firm favourite everywhere.  Action Man got a nod, and Barbie and Ken too, with their more recent 21st century make-overs.

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 – for further details please ring Maggie Barlow on 01455 207774 or see our website LutterworthSpeakersClub.com