Notes of Lancaster Speakers Club March Meeting

Program Wednesday 23 February 2022 and notes of Speakers Club last meeting.


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South Lancaster Speakers Club

Programme 23rd February 2022

President                 Louise

Chair                         John

Timekeeper             Luisa

Note taker               Joyce

6 minute speeches  Lara, Luisa, Lewis

Evaluator                 Jane

Everyone else prepare a 4 minute speech “The best tool in the......

Speech about your favourite tool and room it is located. Avoid over use of first person pronoun. Visual aids can be used.

Evaluator                  Discretion of chair. ( could use the daisy chain )

Refreshments          Time, discretion of chair

Topics, if time allows.  Lewis

Evaluator                   David

General evaluator     Albert

President close meeting at 9.30. including any relevant remarks. Check out the Facebook page.



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Notes on South Lancaster Speakers Club live meeting

on Wednesday 09 February 2022 at Galgate Methodist Chapel Hall.


The President opened the meeting.

The Chair for the evening hastily re-arranged the programme as some members who were scheduled to speak had sent in their apologies because of illness.

Visitor, Andrew, was welcomed and spoke a few words about himself.

As an innovative warm-up session the Chair gave attendees, in turn, a different letter of the alphabet to speak about, without any preparation, for 1 minute. It was highly successful.

(Andrew Hawkes felt unwell at this point. He assured us he was Covid-free but felt it better that he should leave. He hoped to return in 2 weeks.)

The Topics session included subjects such as “Is the High Street dead?”, “Are driverless cars a thing of the future?”, “Would you survive without your TV for a sustained period of time?”, Is the BBC losing out to such as Netflix?”  John Entwistle evaluated.

Jane Entwistle was invited to tell the Club about the recent occasion in London at which she was inaugurated as the President of the National Institute of Structural Engineers. At the event Jane had delivered a 42-minute presentation.

Finally a General Evaluation by Diana Douglas rounded off an excellent eve.

Members were reminded they would be welcome at the West Pennine Area Conference on Sat 26 February at Morecambe Golf Club at 10 am. Cost £10. Prior booking essential and thro’ Club Treasurer, David Knox. Lunch can be ordered (and paid for) on arrival.

The Treasurer informed attendees that the application to become an ASC Candidate Club had been sent, on 06/02/2022, to the ASC National Secretary, Michael Cox.

Next meeting Wednesday 23 February 2022. 7.30 pm. (Meetings are 2nd & 4th Wednesdays, most months from Sept to May.) Check out the Facebook page.




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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.