All good things come to a(temporary) end as Speakeasy Toastmasters wraps up it's meeting schedule on Thursday night. But, as in all things Speakeasy, meetings will finish with a flourish. An exciting and varied programme of speeches is planned.
It will be the final meeting presided over by Helsa Giles. It has been an eventful year for her Presidency - a year of celebrations. Centre stage went to our 25th Anniversary Celebration Night which showcased some of the best speeches delivered by our members over the last quarter of a century.
Pride of place also goes to speech contestants who reached the Irish and British District Finals in three contests, winning two of them.
Within the club, one member, Michael Cronin, achieved Distinguished Toastmaster Award, the highest award for Toastmasters members worldwide.
The Schools Public Speaking Competition is now established as a major event on the School calendar. Once again, we hosted a very successful competition with the honours of Best Overall Speaker and Best Overall School going to Scoil Mhuire and Scoil Treasa, Kanturk.
The club has held a wonderful series of meetings since early September in our usual relaxed and entertaining fashion. "I didn't know that!" was a common reaction to some trinket of knowledge or wisdom spoken at our meetings.
Now is a great time to plan Autumn activities. So, why not pay us a visit and get a feel for what we are about with a view to planning your future nights out . Guests are always welcome at our meetings and are never corralled into speaking unless they wish to do so. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, 31st May in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow at 8.00PM.
For more information, please check out our website, speakeasytoastmasters.com or Facebook. Alternatively, please contact President Helsa Giles on 0838858848.