The Wessex Speakers Christmas Dinner was held at our usual venue, The Winchester Hotel, on 8 December 2016. There was an excellent turnout, the food was superb as ever and the evening was packed with great home-made entertainment, only some of which involved public speaking.
Trophies for educational achievement were awarded to a number of Toastmasters in recognition of their successes over the year:
- Steve Vear, Advanced Communicator Silver
- Eric Skates, Distinguished Toastmaster, Advanced Leader Silver and Competent Leader
- Andrew Keevil , Competent Leader
- Janet Butler, Competent Communicator and Competent Leader.
- Ravi Bhata – Advanced Communicator Bronze
Two special awards were made in recognition of outstanding achievements:
- Steve Bimpson, The Toastmasters International Presidents Award for previous service
- Janet Butler, Toastmaster of the year,
A hugely entertaining Christmas table topics contest was won by Jeremy Woodall.