This year’s ASC National Conference was held in York on 27th-29th April and was attended by several members from our District including JohnM and Wendy from Swindon SC. The weekend included a variety of competitions and seminars including two sessions presented jointly by Wendy (Swindon SC) and StephenD (Cardiff SC) on impromptu speech techniques. The seminars were appropriately named “Tip Top Topics” and were well received with a large attendance.
Two members from our District were runners up in the competitions, competing against clubs from across the UK. Namely, Sheila Jackson (Melksham SC) who came second in the evaluation competition and Nerys Jones (Cardiff SC) who came second in the speech competition. This was a great achievement and we thank them both for representing our District so admirably.
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Photo shows Nerys and Sheila with one of the trophies.
A new National President was elected – Jackie Mafi from Wigan Speakers Club. A lavish banquet was held on Saturday evening followed by some amusing speeches and musical entertainment from a local band. Next year’s National Conference will be held in Edinburgh.