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WSC News 2016-17

Our Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be held on Monday 20th November 2017 from 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The meeting will be chaired by Avtar Cheema and there will be five speeches and evaluations. The education focus will be 'Using Notes' delivered by Brian Micklethwaite, and Carolyn Micklethwaite will chair a lively Topics session.


WSC Speaking Contest

We held our annual Speaking Contest after the AGM on Monday 17th July.  The speaking standard was very high and the results were:

Winner - Peter Sinnott

Runner-up - James Whild


Death of our Life Member

We report, with great sadness, the death of our Life Member Paul Spelman, who died on 15th January 2017 age 82.


Paul was a stalwart of our club for many years and we honoured him with Life Membership in 2007. Paul was an excellent speaker himself and also gave so much support and encouragement to our members while maintaining high standards.

Although he was not able to attend meetings recently Paul will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his wife Lorraine.


English Speaking Union

Brian and Carolyn Micklethwaite were invited to judge an English Speaking Union speaking competition for schools at King Edwards School Edgbaston.  They also judged the regional final on January 23rd 2017.

Bill Murray Cup


The Bill Murray Cup is named after a late well-loved member of Wolverhampton SC.  

The Cup is awarded each meeting by the Chairman to the member who has made the most significant contribution to the meeting.

The awards for the 2017-18 season are:
  • November 6th - Srose Lalli
  • October 23rd - Alex Kaszuba
  • October 9th - Gurjeet Cheema
  • September 25th - Maura Sherar
  • September 11th - Avtar Cheema

Awards for the 2016-17 season were:

  • July 3rd - Eileen Lowe
  • June 19th - Peter Sinnott
  • June 5th - Carl Gayle
  • May 22nd - Graham Harrison
  • May 8th - Avtar Cheema
  • April 24th - Mike Brownhill
  • April 3rd - Avtar Cheema
  • March 20th - Mick Tuohy
  • March 6th - Helen Winter
  • Fenruary 20th - Avtar Cheema
  • February 6th - Not awarded at this meeting
  • January 23rd - John McNally
  • January 9th - Graham Harrison
  • December 12th - Adam Bowen
  • November 28th - Jas Dosanjh
  • November 14th - Hilary Gittos
  • October 31st - Carolyn Micklethwaite
  • October 17th - Peter Sinnott
  • October 3rd - Maura Sherar and Carolyn Micklethwaite
  • September 19th - James Whild
  • September 5th - John McNally