Report - Shoreline Meeting /Contest Night – 21 August 2017
It was a stimulating and entertaining night with all members participating either as contestants or timers or S/Arms.
Humorous Speech Contest
After a warm-up joke told by the contest chair Helen Peate, five contestants provided lots of laughs.
John Hicks spoke on “Too Much Information” ranging from words on cornflakes packets to Mr Kellogg’s aversions/perversions and the Sanitarium link.
Adrienne Malis in “A Blessing in Disguise” covered her life-drawing modelling career and the consequences of the appearance of surprise visitors to class.
Stephen East in “The Human Male Species – Adored or Flawed?” used his head nod, and eyebrow-raising to demonstrate the communication methods used by males.
Carolyn Skerrett in “Shopping” demonstrated the lengths she goes to in order to look good, her husband’s opinion and her sister’s reaction to a potential beau’s shoes.
David Preston in “Beginner Bee-keeping” showed his bravery in dicing with death by having this hobby while extremely allergic to bee stings.
Results of the Humorous Speech Contest:
1st: Adrienne Malis
2nd: Stephen East
3rd David Preston
Table Topics Contest
The topic was “Does Royalty Deserve Our Loyalty?”
A recent record number of nine contestants entered.
They were John Hicks, Michael Shand, Buck Buchanan, Simon Mortimer, Ali Scott, David Preston, Stephen East, Tom Fuller and Nicola Powell.
The judges were impressed by the high standard of speaking by all contestants.
Results of the Table Topics Contest:
1st: Buck Buchanan
2nd: David Preston
3rd: Tom Fuller
We wish Adrienne and Buck success in the Area G1 contests in September.