Speak Easy Toastmasters brought February to a close with another brilliant meeting at the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow with four great speeches from three members and one guest speaker.
The meeting was opened by President Anne Buckley who welcomed members and guests and introduced the officers for the evening, Toastmaster, Marie Fitzpatrick and Topicsmaster, Joe Hassett.
Marie, explained the duties of the various officers of the evening and then brought us smoothly through the meeting in her own style of humour and efficiency.
Marie introduced our first speaker of the evening, Jean Sayers. Not only was Jane the first speaker of the evening, it was also her first speech (Icebreaker Speech) to the club, with the title of, “Me” in which she introduced herself to the club members. “Welcome to Speak Easy Toastmasters, Jean”.
Following Jean was Mary Moynahan with a speech entitled, “The Real Deal” in which she told us of her love of traditional music and sessions with plenty of anecdotes to enhance her speech.
Next to the lectern was our guest speaker, Helen Buckley from the “Nice and Easy Club”. In a speech called, “My Day Trip”, Helen told us of a trip to
Finally it was the turn of Pat Duggan with an Interpretive Reading project in which he recited a poem by Tennyson.
Pat Duggan is also Area Governor for Area 17 (
After the break, Topicsmaster, Joe Hassett both entertained and kept us on our toes with a varied and innovative topics session and Margaret O’Regan conducted the evaluation session giving both praise and suggestions for improvement as necessary.
Congratulations to Speak Easy member Michael Cronin who received the “Club Person/Leisure Award 2008 at the Annual Mallow Sports and Leisure Awards Ceremony last Friday night in Springfort Hall. Michael is a very popular and long time member of the Club and members are delighted that he has achieved the recognition that he so richly deserved for his dedication not only to the Speak Easy Club but to Toastmasters International.
Our next meeting is on Thursday, March 6th and will be the club heats of the International Speech Contest and Evaluation Contest. It is one of the highlights of our year and a night not to be missed.
Further information on Speak Easy Toastmasters can be had from our website, www.speakeasytoastmasters.com or contact our PRO, Sean on 086 6054784