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Friday 8 September, 2017

Rovers Carlisle Weekend - 1-3 September 2017.

Members met at the University on 1st September for our annual  Training Weekend.
The first thing on the Agenda was dinner in The Cava Bar on the Campus.

Saturday morning started with the installation of the Board by the Region President.
during the Business meeting the Delegate to Convention gave her Report.

Iris Gibson, Speech Contest Chairman.
There were six contestants in the Speech Contest. Due to Lack of time the winners were not announced until later.
Saturday lunch was at the Devil's Porridge Museum where we had a very interesting visit.

 Following Dinner on Saturday in The Halston, the Speech Contest Winners were announced. Evelyn and Diana were presented with the cup by the Chairman of Judges Marjorie.

Members at Dinner     Topic Leader Ruth
 Sunday Morning bought an interesting and very lively session by Marjorie called "What, Why and Where"

A group Discussion was then led by Evelyn on the future of our club and the organisation.

The final item on the Agenda was a presentation with slides on a Utah adventure by Iris.

Members ready to depart.   Everyone agreed that it had been an enjoyable weekend and that the new premises were a success.

Monday 26 June, 2017


The Sapphire Conference of Great Britain Region was held in the Holiday Inn, Lancaster from 16th to 18th June, 2017.  All Clubs were well represented and there were a number of members from Europe '92 who joined us.

The first item on the Agenda on Friday night was the Business Meeting and members were welcomed by President Nancy.
The Latimer Trophy for Accreditation was won by Grace, a new member of Pollokshields Communicators and Liz, the Accreditation Chairman presented the cup to Ruth, the Pollokshields delegate.

The Writing Contest.   The Trophies for Fiction and Non Fiction were presented to Iris and Carole from Pollokshields by Colin, the Writing Contest Chairman.
The Speech Contest was won by Lyam, from BISC.  Pictured here with the other contestants and Iris the Speech Contest Chairman.

Members of Europe '92 who acted as Speech Contest Judges.

During the day there were three excellent Workshops by members.   "Linking Together" by Diana, "Do I start here", by Yvonne and "Storytelling" by Evelyn.  All workshops were well attended.

Members enjoying conversation after Dinner.

The new Board for next year was installed by Marjike, our International Visitor.

The Conference concluded with an Open Forum on Sunday Morning.

This was a most successful Conference and congratulations are due to Nancy, the President for all her hard work.