Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest – The Result

We had an excellent turnout of members and guests on Thursday evening.

The two contests ran smoothly, thanks to strong teamwork – Contest Chair David Dick; Chief Judge, Graeme Buck; Timers (Ivor Fennell and Pauline Dix); Counters (Alex Nuth, Rona Doig, and Richard McMahon); SAA’s (Kirsty Urqhuart and Zarah Yaroson), and Judges (you know who you are).

The awards were presented by Waverley Communicators member, Kevin Lee who is also this year’s Ditsrict 71 Lieutenant Governor Marketing.

And the winners are:

P1050156Humorous Speech Contest

First place: Eileen Scott


Second place: Paul Bailey

Third place: Amanda Jane (AJ) Cullen

Fourth Place: Kevin Miller

P1050164Table Topics Contest

First place: Alisa Mandrigan

Second place: Moira Beaton

Third place: Declan Colgan

Fourth place: Patrick Bundy


Areas with four or less clubs are entitled to send two contestants per contest to the Area contest instead of one, and as Area 30 (Edinburgh clubs and Linlithgow) now has four clubs after the split to form Area 60 (Glasgow clubs and Falkirk), that’s why, this year, four contestants will go on to the next round in Linlithgow.

Due to Alisa and AJ relocating outside the country, they will not be able to take part. Representing the club at the Area Contest at Linlithgow on Sunday 29 September are:

The lineup for the Area Contest is:

Humorous Speech Contest:

Eileen Scott

Paul Bailey

Table Topics Contest:

Moira Beaton

Declan Colgan

The evening would not have been such a success without the advance planning and preparation of VPE, Richard McMahon; for contest materials, room setup and the essential tea and biscuits, thanks go to the club’s SAA Eileen Scott; Declan Colgan (Greeter)  welcomed everyone at the door; Gopal Lama (cameraman who took videos and stills); all the contestants who took part in both contests; and, of course, the audience – club members and guests – for clapping, laughing heartily and giving your support.

Finally, our best wishes go with Alisa and AJ. We’ll miss you.

Post written by Moira Beaton DTM

VPPR Waverley Communicators

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