All great clubs need to renew and move on. So it was hugely encouraging to have three of the newer members of the club running the evening expertly. From left to right: Shad took the role of Topics Chair for the first time, producing an intriguing array of subjects based on famous quotations; David took control of the overall evening for his first time and guided everyone through with great authority and Clarke also made his debut as Topics Evaluator, giving very helpful feedback to each speaker.
Wednesday night was Wimbledon SC’s annual speech contest. Members with a longer memory may have a feeling of ‘deja vu’ as we saw some of the established ‘usual suspects’ coming through once more. Particularly pleasing were the contributions of newer members, John and David, who received particular mention in running both of Wimbledon’s previous National prize winners very close. However there was a certain familiar ring to the result: Katherine winning and Michael Runner-up. Both move on to the London Area Finals at Camden Speakers on Wednesday February 17th at 6.30 pm.