Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wednesday Meeting

       There was up to 30 in attendance at the last Toastmaster meeting. It was held on a Wednesday because St. Patricks Day was on Thursday. Brendan Foley was Toastmaster for the evening, and did a very proficient job of running the meeting. Don McSweeney was in the role of Timekeeper, and Helsa Giles was Topicsmaster.
Margaret  O’Regan was first to the podium with an inspirational speech entitled “Some Day”. She has a wonderful way of painting a picture and brought us on a fascinating journey to Calcutta where she acclimatised to the bedlam of the bustling city having volunteered there for three weeks.
       Steven O’Brien was next up “In bondage to one’s beliefs” it was very hard to imagine that this was only his second speech, such a confident and impressive presentation. A real look at what makes a nation tick and how a person thoughts become reality.      
 Deirdre  Linehan had us all laughing and at the edges of are chairs with her enactment of “Words of Wisdom”. A very accomplished speaker, who owned the stage in the retelling of what a husband with the best of intentions had wrote in a letter to his wife. The humour really shone through with the wife’s thoughts on said letter.
     Last but not least was Pat Sexton with his genuine tribute to the fifth Beatle George Martin. His eyes shone with his hearth felt admiration for a man that will be remembered for pushing the boundary of music and influencing the likes of Bob Dylan.    Ann O‘Donovan in the role of General Evaluator awarded Tony O’Regan best topic. Marie Lynes best Evaluator and Deirdre Linehan best speaker.  Next meeting is one not to be missed as its competition night. A great night guaranteed as all are most warmly and cordially welcome. Guests won’t  be asked to speak. The next meeting is on Thursday the 31st of March, 8p.m. sharp in Hibernian Hotel. For more information see www.speakeasytoastmasters.com or contact E.V.P. Brendan Foley 087 7938641 or Marie Lynes 087 9746947

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