In early November we held our two annual contests on Evaluation and Topics. For the Evaluation contest speech Eileen Fox gave a fascinating and at times rather alarming account of the Cango Caves in South Africa, a vast subterranean network filled with paintings, stalactites and stalagmites, bats and creepy-crawlies. And they turn the lights out. Not a place to visit if you have certain phobias!
Her speech was then evaluated by 5 of our members, and in a field of very high standard Allan Heggs was judged the winner.
This was followed by a Topics contest on the theme of ‘Night’. 8 members took part, making a lively session. Interpretations of the theme included the influence of the moon, dreaming, the strange creatures encountered in night-diving, and the business of clocks going forward and back, but it was Gary Hayward who won the day with a gentle and funny account of his daughter’s recent Hallowe’en night.
Congratulations to Allan and Gary who go forward to the Area round later in the year.
We meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, September to May. To see us in action come along to Karter’s Café, 20, Church Street, Lutterworth, 7.30-9.30 pm. Guests and visitors are most welcome. For further information ring Allan Rimmer on 01455 324495 or see our website LutterworthSpeakersClub.com.