Speakeasy Toastmasters in mallow offers a wonderful opportunity to compete at the highest level . Firstly there’s the club competition were your pitted against your fellow club members, then its onwards to the area competition which the best of the four clubs in the area battle it out .Then its onwards for are battle ready contestants to limerick the Division B D71 competition .A proud day as not one, not two but three members of Speakeasy got placed an amazing result and well deserved. The talented Marie Lynes came second in the Table Topics and taking first place for a jaw droppingly good performance Pat Sexton. Our EVP for the year Brendan Foley whom it’s a wonder has any time at all with all the valuable behind the scene work in getting a program together ,is a real testament to the saying ask a busy man, well done Brendan Foley on coming second.Pat Sexton will be traveling to the Black Cat Conference District 71 in England we whole heartedly wish him the best of luck. All three are proof of the abundance of talent in the club.
Marie Lynes are President opened the meeting, welcomed everyone and handed control of the meeting over to the very capable Marie Fitzpatrick who proficiently ran a very enjoyable meeting with help from time keeper Theresa O’Reilly. Noel O’Connor gave a hearth warming speech on the advantages of volunteering in your local community, he summed it all up beautifully by saying ”when you help others you get a different perspective and it can take your mind off your own problems”. ”My First Love” was the title of Breda Forests speech used her natural sense of humour because the title was none other than cunning red herring .Radio was her chosen subject, an excellent “new friend” to evoke and provoke emotion not unlike the speech. Ann Buckley read effortlessly an extract from “Around the Farmgate” a former member of Speakeasy John Dylan wrote a great story about his uncle Paddy a wonderful fiddler who played a haunting tune the Murhur Reel. Bobby Buckley “The Picturesque” a poetic speech ,gave us a lovely insight into the often over looked importance of the ascetically pleasing to the eye .Tony O’Regan followed his own advice “Be Outstanding” as he did just that, in a bubbly toast to are never aloof, always interesting, much thought of President Marie Lynes.
Ray Ryan was Topicsmaster and had a wonderful array of topics. Sean Corcoran acted as General Evaluator giving us thoughtful feedback. Yet again a very pleasurable evening. Our meetings are open to everyone and we extend a warm and hearty welcome to all. We hope you come as often as you wish and if you decide that you would like to join us, we promise you the sky is the limit. Meetings are held every second Thursday in the Hibernian Hotel, 19th of November. For more information go to www.speakeasytoastmasters.com