David opened the meeting on time at 19.40pm. Lyndon gave his A1 speech “making a start” which was very entertaining and well received. Mark evaluated this speech praising the highlights and making a couple of suggestions on how it could be improved. David gave us a speech on “Falling to earth” describing the sights and feelings in terms of word pictures, vocabulary, gestures and using his voice to good effect. David’s speech was evaluated by Roger who like the previous evaluator highlighted what he felt were parts that worked well creating memorable and interesting periods and giving assistance by describing how some things could have been done to better effect. After a short break Topics were bravely undertaken by all attendees, most of whom were able to stick to the evenings theme “Space…” and provide us with entertaining 3 minute “off the cuff” mini speeches. Throughout the evening for the benefit of newer members, the Chairman explained things such as general timings and the purpose of evaluations, topics, etc. The meeting ended at 21.45.