This evenings toastmaster was Marie Boyle with Marie Fitzgerald as general evaluator. Claire O'Connell took on the role of time keeper.
David Frawley gave a speech entitled, "Whiskey." Whiskey is by far the most common remedy that won't cure the common cold. This speech gave the history of whiskey. It was evaluated by Brendan Foley.
Liam Flynn gave a speech entitled, "Presenting An Award." Using Thialand's system of acknowledging achievements, Liam presented a white elephant to the lucky recipent. This speech was evaluated by Michael Cronin.
|Bridie O'Connell (best audience member)|
Kieran Butler (best speech), Marie Fitzpatrick (General Evaluator)
Tom O'Connor gave a speech entitled, "Action, Consequence And Reverberation." The Louisanta and its tragic sinking was the topic of this speech. It was evaluated by Ray Ryan, who won best evaluator.
Kieran Butler won best speech for a speech entitled, "Calming The Internal Fires." Mindfulness was the topic covered. Taking control of our attention is the best way to explain mindfulness. We can train our brain by consciously thinking positive thoughts. This speech was evaluated by Pat Sexton.
Rona Coghlan as topics master quoted Irish proverbs which she than translated into English. Members debated the truth of sayings such as "múineann gá seift," need teaches resourcefulness, "ní thagann ciall roimh aois," sense doesn't come before age, and "ní neart go cur le chéile" there is no strength like that created by cooperation. Marrian Oviawe won the best topic award.
Congratulations to Brendan Foley who won the local "Soap Box" competition, held at the library. He goes on to represent Mallow in Dublin on November 12.