Welcome Blog readers to our site. We were very grateful to our Secretary Maureen for the clearly presented list of topics for debate and an information sheet on the role descriptions for this activity - Chairperson, the proposer and opposer of the motion.
I was most impressed by the persuasive eloquence,and the skilful use of facts in presenting logical arguments. Michael's team tackled the motion that 'This House believes it is always better to tell the truth', but the masterful wordsmithery of William led to the opposition carrying the motion.
Next was Tom's team to lay out their arguments for and against the motion that, ' This House believes that patients should be charged if they miss appointments'. In spite of Kate's impassioned case for the motion, Maureen persuaded the House to the contrary.
After some refreshments, and some discussion a decision was made to have a festive lunch on Wednesday 9th December at 2pm in Belfast Indoor Bowls Club, which is just after the Ramada Hotel, Shaws' Bridge. Again, members and guests will be most welcome.
The season begins again on Monday 11th January when the activity will centre around the contents of Pandora's Box. I will be going off on holiday, and would like to extend my thanks to our very supportive Secretary Maureen Barnes who will stand in for me.
With every good wish for the Festive season and the New Year.