Christmas Event & Annual Awards 2014

Christmas reached Wessex Speakers recently when members enjoyed their annual visit to the Winchester Hotel for festive celebrations and the annual awards ceremony to recognise the achievements of our members during the last calendar year.

Thanks must go to our immediate past president, Eric Skates for arranging such a wonderful event which was enjoyed by all, including several guests!

After dinner entertainment was provided by Steve Vear, delivering a Christmas spoof poem, Julian Gee who gave a 10685509_10152881821296382_8742889254551854279_n┬árendition of “Ernie” (The Fastest Milkman in the West) and Ravi B who never fails to deliver entertaining speeches that make us laugh!

Several people agreed to take part in Christmas Song themed table topics, the prize being the famous Wessex Speakers Christmas Table Topics Trophy! Many congratulations to Tom Hallett who was this years winner!


Several of our members were formally recognised by the President for their educational achievements over the course of the year. The winners were

  • Steve Vear – Competent Communicator Achievement
  • Eric Skates – Advanced Communicator Silver Achievement
  • Conrad Hoe – Advance Communicator Silver Achievement
  • Presidents Award (Toastmaster of the Year) – Steve Vear

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 14th January 2015

Merry Christmas!!

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