Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Skeleton Woman

Last Thursday night in The Hibernian Hotel in Mallow saw another brilliant meeting of Speak Easy Toastmasters. Joining President, Ray Ryan at the top table was Toastmaster, Margaret O’Regan and Topicsmaster Cáit Murray.

Our first speaker was Declan Curtis with a speech entitled, “Adaption” in which Declan told us how we naturally adapt to various situations and that we would do so again in the climate that we find ourselves in.

Then it was the turn of Grant March who kept us in suspense with his speech, which was his interpretation of, “The Skeleton Woman”

Jean Sayers told us of the history of the Irish language in her speech, “Tír Gan Ainm” and how we could use the language more in our everyday lives..

Last on the programme was Eugene O’Connell with his speech, “In the beginning was a word” which was a history of The Word magazine from its inception in 1953 to its final edition last December.

Cáit Murray kept us on our toes with her topics. This is the part of the meeting where members are asked to speak for two minutes on a subject that Cáit had chosen. Great training for those times when a person is caught unawares to comment on something unexpected.

Other members who were on the programme were, General Evaluator, Anne Buckley, Timekeeper, Jerry Mulcahy, Evaluators, Michael Cronin, Bridie O’Connell, Liam Flynn and Ray Ryan.

Our next meeting on April 2nd is a theme meeting with the title “Rakes and Rebels” and is dedicated to Mallow in the late 1700 and early 1800’s. Toastmasters, Joe Hassett, Cáit Murray, Ray Ryan, Anne Buckley and Angela Sheehan will be delivering speeches, in the first person, on various people and events of that time.

For the evening, our normal meeting room in the Hibernian Hotel will for the evening become the famous Long Room.
If you are interested in the history of Mallow, why not come along to our meeting next Thursday, April 2nd at 7,50pm for an 8.00pm start.

Upcoming Toastmasters events are the Area 17 Finals in The Grand Hotel, Fermoy on April 7th, Division Finals on April 19th in The Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig.

So to conclude, you are invited to come along to any of our meetings and see what toastmasters is all about? Guests are most welcome and will not be asked to speak.

Speak Easy Toastmasters meet on alternate Thursday nights in The Hibernian Hotel from September to May and further information can be had by visiting our website at or contact club PRO, Seán on 0866054784

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