Chantilly Rotary Club – English Public Speaking Competition – 23 March 2018
Senior students from 3 of the 5 Lycées in the Chantilly area took part in this, the 9th Public Speaking Competition, which was held at the Mairie on a very cold Friday evening. The theme was “The Digital Revolution”, topics were advised in advance, but the students were only told 20 minutes before the start which one they would be speaking about. Hence they had a very short time to prepare a presentation of 3-5 minutes each. Francophones and Anglophones were judged separately, and the topics of the two winners were “Although we may shape the construction of algorithms, they end up shaping us” and “My privacy depends on my dumbest friend”, not easy concepts to put forward a case for or against at the best of times. Prizes included a cheque and an aerial sightseeing trip of Chantilly. The judges as it happened were all female, and included the wives of the Chantilly and Epsom Rotary Presidents, the Chaplain of St Peter’s Church, two lady Rotarians and a couple of English teachers. The chairman of the judges, however, was a man. The official welcome was given by Deputy Mayor Bénédicte de Cacqueray.
more Two photos taken by Stephanie Spiteri
more Cheque Donation to Blenheim School
more The local heats of the Young Musician were held at Epsom College on 20th November
more We recently sponsored a young Warwick University student (an Epsom resident) to spend a while volunteering in South Africa.
more On our recent trip to Malawi we gifted books to local schools from Anne Richardson and others.
more Four representatives from Epsom Rotary flew to Malawi to take part in the ceremony of handing over 6 more bicycle ambulances.
more Down to Hayling Island for our District Conference
more Epsom Rotary sent a team to help with Cancer Research UK Race for life on Epsom Downs
more Three contestants in the Young Chef competition helped produce a wonderful evening meal at the canopy
more Epsom Mayor and Epsom Rotary President out collecting at Sainsbury's
more 5 local Charities attended our ceremony to receive cheques.
more Here are some of the crocuses that we gave to Mayfield Lavender Farm to plant - some lovely pictures - thank you to Diana Deavin and Mayfield.
more The competition was held at Epsom College and all the participants were of a high standard
more Work on the walled garden by a team of volunteers continues
more The Junior and Intermediate rounds were held on 27th Feb 2018. Alisa Strelkova-Lundberg of Rosebery came first in the Intermediate round and Rosie Paget of Blenheim in the Junior.
more Some pictures of the event and an article from the newspapaer
more Steve Sharkey was inducted as our new President by outgoing President Richard Deavin
more Epsom Rotary donated 3 bicycle ambulances to the village of Chilaweni in Malawi
more Jasmine Bingham won the Regional Final of the Young Musician (Vocalist) at Reading on Sunday 29 April. She performed on Saturday 19th May at the National Final in Edinburgh!!!
more Martin was inducted by our President Richard Deavin at the lunchtime meeting.
more The Three Winning Photographs . Olivia went on to come third in the District Competition.
more Our finalists performed well at the Young Musician District Final with Jasmine Bingham advancing to Regional Finals.
more Mike Waddilove wins the annual bowls championship and receives his prize from President Elect Ronnie Smith
more We sponsored a young doctor to climb Kilimanjaro to help Dig Deep Africa - this is her story.
more We welcome Pam Woodcock as a new member.
more We now run a meet up at The Cricketers in Epsom on the last Friday of the month. Here are a few photos.
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