Club HS and TT Speaking Contests 28th Sept


Maidenhead Speakers Club – Blog 28th September

Club Contest!

With Blogger Matthew


It was that time of year again, the Annual Maidenhead Speakers Club Humorous Speech and Table topics Contest.

The evening was opening by the Sergeant at Arms, Lorraine who then passed over to our Club President, Monica.

Monica informed us that our current VP Membership Gabriella had had to resign from the committee. The club then voted in magnanimously Suzette as the new VP Membership. A big welcome to the committee for Suzette! Monica also had news that the committee had been investigating a move to new a new venue. Monica outlined all the hard work that had gone on behind the scenes with this and outlined the conclusion that St Piran’s School had been chosen as the most suitable alternative for the new venue. To enable this move the membership fees would have to be increased from the next period from £40 to £50 to ensure the finances were kept on an even keel. Monica called the club to vote on this and it was passed almost unanimously. There was a quorum of members on the evening that enabled the vote to stand.

The Contest Chair for the evening was Mohammad, with Chief Judge Gerard.

Humorous Speeches;

Chris – Smart Phone, the greatest invention?

Clive – Overheard Voices

Zahid – Secrets to a successful marriage

Michael – Outer strength, inner Strength


Table Topics;

Below listed contestants answering the question of:

What would you choose as an alternative to speed cameras?









The Humorous speech contest awards were as follows;

Third place went to – Clive

Second place – Zahid

And the winner was – Chris


The Table topics contest awards were as follows;

Third place went to – Clive

Second place – Tony

And the winner was – Chris


The winner goes forward to the area contest to be held on 10th October 2015 at Burnham Park Hall, Windsor Road, Burnham. Coffee from 9am for 9.30 start.

Steve also reminded the club that the District conference was looming large and early bird offers end soon! This years conference is just down the road (M4) in Swindon on the 7th and 8th of November 2015, and Steve would like to see as many club members there as possible as it is a great benefit to us all.


Post meeting note: Chris declined to compete for Maidenhead Speakers in the area 21 contest and has gone forward in the Reading Club and Area 46 contest. We wish Chris all the best. Therefore Maidenhead Speakers Club in the area 21 contest will be represented by Zahid in the Humorous Speaking contest and Tony in the Table Topics contest. We wish them both well for the 10th of October.

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