Sunday, November 06, 2016

November 3 Meeting

At our recent Meeting we had four informative and varied speeches.
Liam Flynn was Toastmaster this week.    Noel  O’Connor, Topicsmaster,  started  the proceedings with topics ranging from  If a Man’s best friend is a Dog what is a Woman’s best friend? And How long would you go without looking at your phone after it Bleeps?     

The first speech on the night was from Anne Buckley titled “Breakfast of Champions.”   Anne emphasised the necessity of eating Breakfast every day.   She outlined the benefits to one’s health and welfare by doing so.   Anne O’Donovan evaluated the speech.

Next up to the Lectern was Dermot Kennedy with a speech titled “Global Warming.”    Dermot stated that Global Warming is the single greatest environmental challenge to our planet.  He informed us that by one person using one energy efficient bulb it was equivalent to having 125,000 cars off the road.   He encouraged us to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle and also if you have the means to plant a tree.   Trees reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which is the major source of global warming. So those of us who can will have to start digging.  Michael Cronin evaluated Dermot’s speech.

We had another Icebreaker Speech this week from Maria Connolly. Bridie O’Connell  evaluated  Maria’s Speech and welcomed her to the Club and congratulated her on a superb speech.

The final speaker on the night was Helsa who did an Interpretive reading from one of Roald Dahl’s  book called The Witches.   This was an entertaining and alarming speech.  Brendan Foley evaluated the speech.

Claire O’Connell was General Evaluator for the evening .   Marie Fitzpatrick , President congratulated Bobby Buckley  on winning the Over 19 Category at the Europe Direct  Soapbox Competition held recently in Mallow Library.  She also congratulated Pat Sexton and Sean Corcoran who competed in the Divisional Final of the Humorous and Table Topics Contest held in Limerick and did the Club proud.

Our next Meeting is on Thursday 17th November at 8 p.m. Sharp  in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow.  All are welcome.   Guests are never asked to speak.
Further information on Speakeasy Toastmasters can be had by visiting our website at or contacting Marie Fitzpatrick, President (086)8548389 or Helsa Giles, E.V.P. (086)0762015

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