Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Speak Easy Special Awards Meeting

It was our last meeting in our Toastmaster calendar 2006/2007 and it was a special evening as it was awards giving. Members were accredited for their achievements in completing a set project i.e. the first manual which contains ten speeches which every toastmaster member begins with and continues to progress at ones own pace. The advanced manuals have structured guidelines for each of the ten speeches too, each with its own objectives which makes it easy when preparing and compiling the speech.

First to the podium was Ann O’Sullivan who told us all that Toastmasters had done for her what she had learned and the confidence she has gained, and the experience of serving on the committee. Second speaker John Dillon demonstrated to the audience his artistic talents and his world of art is to be commended. Third speaker Sean Corcoran introduced us to a new therapy, to get those endorphins really going he even brought his banjo to get us started and within minutes we were all convinced and singing our hearts out. Fourth speaker Angels Sheehan who had a very interesting speech on things she did for the first time i.e. like eating an olive thinking it was a grape.

Helen O Sullivan was our Topics master of the evening dressed in appropriate black gown and giving members awards for different personal achievements while unrehearsed they had to acknowledge this award.

The final business of the meeting was the handing over of the presidents chain of office by outgoing President, Mary Buckley to Anne Buckley the incoming President.

Anne then introduced her new committee and presented them with their officer manuals.

Overall what a wonderful evening we had we are off on our summer holidays first to Mallow races on June 10th for our annual outing. Our first meeting back is September 6th at 7.50 in Hibernian Hotel when we would love to meet you.

Have a great summer.