Thursday, June 04, 2009

A Fools Poetry and The Green Murphy

Yet another brilliant meeting took place in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow, last Thursday night as members of Speak Easy Toastmasters and friends gathered for the last meeting before our summer break.

We were treated to great speeches, entertaining topics and skilful evaluations that made the evening most memorable.

President, Ray Ryan was officiating at the final meeting of his very successful presidency of the club and welcomed us warmly before introducing Toastmaster of the evening, Noel O’Connor.

Noel introduced the officers of the meeting before beginning the programme and introducing the first speaker, Joe Hassett.
Joe was doing an interpretive reading project, interpreting poetry, in which he introduced the poetry of Spike Milligan with a speech entitled “A Fools Poetry”

Following Joe was Angela Sheehan with her speech, “Fashion To Die For” in which she told the of model Isobel Carrow, and how she is dealing with the illness “Anorexia Nervosa”.

Then it was the turn of Ray Ryan with, “The Green Murphy” which was a humorous look at the life of builder, John Murphy.

Finally, Pat Sexton gave us a fascinating account of the history of German Cinema complete with facts and anecdotes.

Topicsmaster, Grant March kept the speaking off the cuff skills of the members in shape with his many well though out and researched topics.

Michael Cronin as General Evaluator, conducted the part of the meeting where the speakers received feedback on their speeches and also how the officers of the meeting performed and suggested how improvements could be made.

Other officers on the night were, Neil McAuliffe as Timekeeper, Cáit Murry, Liam Flynn and Jean Sayers as Sgt at Arms and Tony O’Regan as Ah-Counter/Grammarian.
Evaluators, Liam Flynn, Bridie O’Connell, Margaret O’Regan and Pat Duggan.

President Ray Ryan then welcomed each of the new committee, introduced them to the members and wished them luck in their roles for the coming year.
(Photographs here)

Speak Easy Toastmasters are now on their summer break and our next meeting is on September 3rd

If you would like to become proficient in public speaking (family occasions, interviews, presentations etc), speaking “off the cuff”(never again be caught for words), learn how to give feedback and do all this in an atmosphere of fun and friendship then Speak Easy Toastmasters are for you.

Our meetings are workshops and not classrooms where guests are most welcome at any time.

Why not think about Toastmasters over the summer and look us up on the internet at for more information.

Don’t forget, we meet again on September 3rd in The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow from 8-10pm and we’d be delighted to meet you, so until then have a great summer.
Slán agus Beannacht.