Sunday, February 12, 2017

Informed and Entertained

Speakeasy Toastmasters

We were both informed and entertained at this week’s  meeting.
Maire Fitzpatrick extended a warm welcome especially to Michael Collins District 71 Director who joined us for the meeting.   Toastmaster for the night was Ray Ryan and Pat Sexton was Topicsmaster.   Pat’s topics were quotes form Oscar Wilde and ranged from “A woman who would tell you her age would tell you anything.” And “ I sometimes think God in creating Man overextended himself.”  These quotes evoked a great response from the audience.

The first speaker was Maira Connolly with a speech titled “Style.”
Maira’s speech outlined the principles of styling and the importance of knowing the shape of your body.   The men in the audience were  all captivated by her presentation.  Liam Flynn evaluated Maria’s speech.

The next speaker was John Brennan with a speech titled “Kilimanjaro.”   John recalled his experience of climbing this mountain which is fondly called the Roof of Africa.  He described vividly the physical and mental challenges it involved.   Brendan Foley evaluated John’s speech.

Next to the lectern was Bobby Buckley with a tall tale titled “I am never going back.”   Bobby recounted his trip to Melbourne when the heat was unbearable and he went into battle with a huge carnivorous spider known as the Huntsman which ended in calamity.    Maire Lynes evaluated the speech.

The final speaker was Dermot Kennedy with a speech titled “Time Travel.” Dermot outlined that while this might be an abstract concept he convinced us that this is becoming increasing more probable as time goes on.    Michael Cronin evaluated Dermot’s speech.
Anne O’Donovan was General Evaluator and Claire O’Connell was Timekeeper for the night.
Our next meeting is on 23rd February at 8 p.m. in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow which will be a Theme night – a 60s theme.  So come along and join us.   Guests are never asked to speak.
Further information on Speakeasy Toastmasters can be had by or by contacting Maire Fitzpatrick, President (086)8548389 or Helsa Giles, E.V.P. (086)0762015

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