Well done to Kieran Butler for being placed third out of nine speakers in the District International Speech Contest. An absolutely wonderful result reflecting a confident, well crafted Speech. Also Pat Sexton was placed second in the Evaluation Contest. The Limerick Riverside Conference was a resounding success for the club.
At our following club meeting,Marie Fitzpatrick was first to the podium, with a special occasions speech all about the musically gifted Willie Clancy who at the tender, young age of 5 was an accomplished tin whistler.
Dermot Kennedy had a really interesting presentation on “Development of Computers and Future Trends” He brought us on a journey through how far computers have come, the highlight being some wonderful props including one of the first laptops.
Last but not least was Bobby Buckley doing a speech from an advanced manual, “Presenting an Award”. Bobby presented this award to his sister Patricia as a small token of thanks for being a selfless carer. A very personal, touching, tribute that was wrapped in sincerity and emotion. Three very enjoyable speeches that received a wave of applause.
Next up was the AGM to decide the new officers for the club President Marie Fitzpatrick. EVP Helsa Giles. PRO Ann O’Donovan. Treasurer Don McSweeny. Membership Tony O’Regan. Secretary Noel O’Connor. Sergeant of Arms Marie Lynes, John Brennan, Theresa O’Reilly and Michael Cronin. Liam Flynn will be Area 17 Governor. Congratulations in your new Toastmasters leadership role Liam.
Only one last meeting for this season and as always guests are more than welcome and won’t be asked to speak. 8 p.m. sharp at the Hibernian Hotel in Mallow Thursday the 26th .For more information go to www.speakeasytoastmasters.com or contact Brendan Foley 087 7938641 or Marie Lynes 087 9746947