Speech­mas­ters go on a long jour­ney

Ayrshire Post - - PRESTWICK NEWS -

Prest­wick Speech­mas­ters wel­comed a good at­ten­dance for the sec­ond meet­ing of their new sea­son.

Chair­man, Bob Cameron, in­tro­duced a va­ri­ety of top­ics which mem­bers were in­vited to re­spond to for two min­utes.

The trou­bles of Monarch Air­ways, Gi­bral­tar, Big Ben, and the Broad­cast li­cence were solved at least for one even­ing.

The first speaker, Iain Mclean, took the ti­tle of “Blow­ing the Whis­tle” re­call­ing mem­o­ries of Sarah Tids­dale, Peter Wright, Ed­ward Snow­den and Wik­iLeaks founder, Ju­lian As­sange, and their re­spec­tive episodes of whis­tle- blow­ing.

Jack Quinn, spoke on “Old Wives Tales”. What were they, cures, tech­ni­cal lessons, scare­mon­ger­ing or just story telling end­ing up as moral­ity tales?

An ex­tremely hu­mor­ous jour­ney through some truths and mis­con­cep­tions.

The third speech has to be about a place, a per­son or an event and Jim Al­lan took the au­di­ence on a trip to Alaska and Aus­tralia and in­tro­duced to the dan­gers of fish­ing and liv­ing in the wild.

His ad­vice was to steer clear of Griz­zly bears, no mat­ter how cud­dly they may ap­pear from a dis­tance and DO NOT fish near croc­o­diles.

The Eval­u­a­tor, Richard Wig­gins, do­ing this for the first time, did not dis­ap­point, point­ing out some man­ner­isms which should be cor­rected. A good even­ing where all learned some­thing new.

The Speech­mas­ters meet each Mon­day at 7.30pm in the Park­stone Ho­tel.

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