Saturday, December 07, 2013

New Local Short Story

New Local Short Story

At the clubs last meeting toastmaster Bridie O’Connell read a story from a recently published book of short stories by local Doneraile based author Bridget O’Hanlon. The book is titled ’Widowhood Flying’ and the chosen story was ’Eyrie’. Bridie did a wonderful job in bringing the story to life and making the audience feel as they were part of the story.

David Frawley had the room full of laughter by telling us about how he and his friends found jobs in USA while on their summer J1 student visas. They all applied and got accepted for jobs as golf caddies even though they had very little knowledge of the game. David recounted some very funny stories as to how they managed to survive in their jobs for the summer.

The final speaker of the evening was a visiting toastmaster from the Crusaders Club in Cork city. Michael Buckley gave a very informative speech on the events that took place around the death of Princess Diana of Wales. He focussed on the many aspects of what happened before and after the accident. By the end of his speech he had given us all new information and the audience minds were pondering all the theories throughout the tea break.

The clubs next meeting will be our Christmas meeting which will take place on this Thursday the 12th December. Everybody is welcome to attend. The meeting will begin at 8pm in the Hibernian Hotel and guests present will not be asked to speak. For more information on toastmasters check us out on our website www.speakeasytoastmasters .com or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.