Monday, November 25, 2019

A Hectic Schedule!

A Hectic Schedule!

Speakeasy Toastmasters Club is entering a very busy phase of it's Meeting Season. It begins on this Thursday night, 28th November in The Hibernian Hotel Mallow at 8.00PM with our fortnightly meeting. As always, there will be a entertaining programme of speakers and the usual impromptu section. It presents another opportunity to witness what Toastmasters has to offer. Being able to say the "cĂșpla focal" at the appropriate occasion is an essential skill which can open several doors and create many opportunities. Confidence is a "trick" that can be developed in Toastmasters and is key to acquiring communication skills. Guests are always welcome at our meetings and are never obliged to speak unless they wish to do so. Now is the time to get in ahead of the Christmas rush and consider Speakeasy Toastmasters are a New Year's Resolution.

On Thursday, the 5th of December, Speakeasy will host their Annual Schools Public Speaking Competition. Since it's inception in 2006,this competition has gone from strength to strength. In it's initial year, the three Secondary Schools in Mallow participated. However, the competition now encompasses the North Cork Area with participating Schools from Doneraile, Charleville Kanturk and Rathmore. In last year's Competition the winning team came from Nagle Rice College, Doneraile and the winning speaker was Grace O'Brien of Scoil Mhuire, Kanturk. Over the years, this worthy competition has been sponsored by Mallow Credit Union. We look forward to another excellent night of speakers on the 5th December in The Hibernian Hotel Mallow. 

The Club's Christmas Meeting will take place on Thursday, 12th December in The Hibernian Hotel. As is customary, the Club embraces the festive spirit in our Meeting format and like all meetings, guests are welcome to attend.

In other news the Club congratulates immediate Past President Sean Corcoran who was recently appointed Chairman of Mallow Day Care Centre. Like many members of the Club, Sean has brought many of the skills acquired in Speakeasy and put them to good use within the community. We wish Sean well in his new position.

The Division B Finals of the Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests took place in Listowel last weekend. Speakeasy was represented in both Contests by Pat Sexton. On this occasion, however, the honours went elsewhere. Speakeasy congratulates John Clohessy and Marie Clancy, winners of The Table Topics and The Humorous Speech Contest, every success in The Irish and British District Finals in Killarney next May.

And so begins a busy schedule for Speakeasy Toastmasters. Looking forward to seeing you on this Thursday night 5th December in The Hibernian Hotel Mallow at 8.00PM. 
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