It was a packed program on Wednesday 1st April for the Area 17 Speech and Evaluation Contest. Eight competitors won a place in the Area Final in each competition.
Tom O’Connor representing Speak Easy gave a speech entitled, “Transcendent Requiem.” “We will sing to our captors that which we cannot tell them in words.” This was the message at the heart of Tom’s speech, which was set in a concentration camp during World War 2
The Evaluation Contest couldn’t happen without a speech to evaluate and Máire O’Brien from Blarney Toastmasters gave a fantastic speech on diction. It is not often that one enjoys having their diction corrected, but Máire had us laughing and thinking of pronouncing our consonants clearly in the future. Contestants; Conor O’Brien, Johanna Hegarty, Frances Lowry, Eta Quinn, Michael Sheehan, Margaret O’Regan, Máire Corbett and Pat Sexton took part. Pat Sexton representing Speakeasy won first place and Máre Corbett representing The Galtees, won second place. We wish them both the best of luck in the Division competition.
The Division Final will be held in the Hibernian Hotel on April 19th at 2pm. Come and see the masters in action on your doorstep.
We would be delighted to see you at our next meeting, which is food theme night. Hibernian Hotel, Mallow on Wednesday April 16th 800 p.m. For more information go to www.speakeasytoastmasters.
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