NOTES OF SOUTH LANCASTER SPEAKERS CLUWEDNESDAY 9th December 2020 via ZOOM
In attendance:- Yashoda Auchombit, Diana Douglas, James Douglas, Jane Entwistle, John Entwistle, (Vice President), Eddy Jackson, Louise Jackson (President) Albert Kelsall, Carol Kershaw, David Knox, Joyce Meiring and Mark Rogers.
Apologies:- Sue Solloway, Sabe Connor and Pepe Ruzvidzo
The President welcomed those present including guests for the evening.
The Chair for the evening was Diana Douglas.
The theme for tonight’s meeting reflected the time of the year and each member present had been asked to prepare and then read a short story, extract from a story or a poem about Christmas.
David Knox- “King John’s Christmas” by A.A. Milne
James Douglas –“ Henry V” by William Shakespeare”
Carol Kershaw –“Under the Greenwood Tree” by Thomas Hardy
Jane Entwistle – “A Visit by St. Nicholas” by Clement Clarke Moore
Eddy Jackson –“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens
Louise Jackson –“An Article from The Times” by David Sanderson
Joyce Meiring –“Toad of Toad Hall” by Kenneth Grahame
Albert Kelsall –“A view on Christmas Day” by Charles Dickens
Mark Rogers –“In Memoriam (Ring Out Wild Bells)” by Alfred Lord Tennyson & Covid-19 to Twelve Days of Christmas”
An Evaluation of each of the presentations was carried out by the next speaker on the above list.
A “ get to know you better “ session was held where members were invited to say what they enjoyed doing in their free time.
John Entwistle informs those present that he had many interests which included drama, both acting and working backstage, gardening, cycling, hill walking, mountaineering and was also involved with a Foodbank in Morecambe.
Yashoda Auchombit was extremely keen on cleaning, watching Strictly Come Dancing, speaking to her family who live in Mauritius and exploring the South West and hopefully the North West of the country
The General Evaluation was carried out by James Douglas
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR
The Meeting closed at 9.02
Date of next Meeting 13th January 2021
The South Lancaster Speakers Club President welcomes you