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New venue for South Lancaster Speakers Club meetings next to Lancaster University

Women South Lancaster Speakers Club

 

SOUTH LANCASTER SPEAKERS CLUB

 

WEDNESDAY 22nd September 2021

Methodist Chapel, Galgate, LA2 0PT

 

WELCOME

The President opened the Meeting by welcoming those present to the first meeting of the new season and at a new venue.

The President stated that Graham Bailey and Yashoda Auchombit would not be attending anymore meetings.

The Chair for the evening was James Douglas.

 SPEECHES

Speakers had been asked to prepare an up to five minute speech on “Times they are a Changing “ Joyce Meiring spoke about the Environment in the 1980’s compared with today and Albert Kelsall’s speech involved events that happened during the years 1963 and 2021

The speeches were evaluated by Eddy Jackson and Jane Entwistle.

TOPICS SESSION

The Chair for this session was Diana Douglas and the theme was a quotation from Albert Einstein  “the only thing you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library”. Speakers were allocated a genre of book that one might find in a library or in a bookcase in one’s house.

John Entwistle – Gardening Books

David Knox – Crime Books

Greig Morton – Science Fiction Books

James Douglas – Motoring Books/Magazines

Eddy Jackson – Geography Books

Jane Entwistle – Arts and Crafts Books

Carol Kershaw – Holiday Book/Brochure

The Topics were Evaluated by Louise Jackson and the General Evaluation of the evening was carried out by Carol Kershaw.

Greig Morton (Area President) said that he was impressed with what he had heard and that he really enjoyed the refreshments.

Greig made reference to the coming West Pennine Conference, due to be held at Morecambe GC. He requested volunteers to make a speech and for Stewards etc. Greig also asked Members if anyone wanted to become Area Vice President, who would then take over his position when he stood down.

BUSINESSES SESSION

Recruitment of Students

The President requested the views of  Members as to whether following ‘freshers week’ at Lancaster University the Club should put on some refreshments at our next meeting on 13th October and advertise the meeting with more posters. Agreed

Hybrid Meetings

After a short discussion on whether the Club should have hybrid meetings in the future, it was agreed that we should.

 

The Chair thanked those present for their contributions to what was a very enjoyable and successful meeting. He also thanked Louise, Joyce and Jane for baking the scones and Welsh cakes and Sue for washing the dishes.

The Meeting ended at 9.29

Date of next Meeting 13th October 2021

South Lancaster Speakers Club meets 7.30pm most 2nd & 4th Wednesdays from September to May at Galgate Methodist Hall, Chapel Lane, Galgate, Lancashire. LA2 0PN.