Monday, December 02, 2019

Schools Public Speaking Competition.

Schools Public Speaking Competition.

Speakeasy Toastmasters Club continues it's busy schedule when it hosts the Annual Schools Public Speaking Competition on this coming Thursday night,5th December in the Hibernian Hotel, Mallow at 8.00PMsharp. 

Since it's inception in 2006, this competition has given Transition Year students the opportunity to acquire and display their communication skills in an exciting verbal joust. It is an opportunity for everyone else to try and figure out what goes on in a teenager's head!Down through the years, Secondary Schools from all over the North Cork area have participated in this Competition.

The winning School and individual speaker will receive perpetual trophies, which were kindly sponsored by the Hibernian Hotel and Mallow Credit Union. 

This year, we are delighted to have participating Schools from Doneraile, Kanturk, Charleville, Rathmore and Mallow who will address topical issues like teenage life, addiction, sport, humour and positive thinking.As always, guests are welcome. Support for all the contestants is greatly appreciated.

We are now approaching the Fourth Anniversary of the sad passing of esteemed member Jerry Mulcahy. Jerry was a hugely committed and highly popular member of our Club for seventeen years. He served on many Club Committees in various positions, culminating with his Presidency in 2013.

His many speeches chronicled the life of the Irish immigrants in London in the 1950's.He spoke about surviving on a diet of 'iffits' - if it's there we'll eat it! He was a fountain of knowledge on the changing face of Rural Ireland through the decades. 

So enthusiastic about the benefits of Toastmasters, Jerry established 'Nice and Easy Toastmasters in the Cope Foundation in Mallow. Over the years, many clients of Cope benefitted from Jerry's gentle tuition. He will be long remembered for his wit, wisdom and generosity of spirit. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

Speakeasy Toastmasters will host it's final Meeting of the year on the following Thursday, the 12th December in The Hibernian Hotel, Mallow at 8.00PM. This will be the final opportunity to experience Toastmasters this year and as such offers the chance to see the Club have to offer as a meaningful new pursuit in the New Year. The skill of good communication is an essential one to acquire and it's benefits can be felt in all aspects of life - at work, in interviews, in social situations and in leadership roles in sporting and community organisations.

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