A group of members and past members turned out in support of SLSC entrants at Sunday’s South Pennine Area Conference. The contests are a qualifying round leading up to the national finals of the Association of Speakers Clubs contest to be held in our area next April. Caroline Melliar-Smith was the winner of the evaluation contest when contestants are asked to give an in-depth appraisal of a speech from a guest speaker. Gay Rhodes came second with a speech about the trials and tribulations of travel today. Both Caroline and Gay are well known on the speakers circuit and Caroline is very involved in the local drama fields.