Monthly Archives: September 2012

11th October 2012: Competition Night

Tulamore Toastmasters’ next meeting is at 8:30 p.m. on the 11th of October in the Tullamore Court Hotel. This is a special meeting, being the Humorous Speech and Table Topics Competition Night. The two competitions are open to all Toastmasters. And, as usual, anyone and everyone is welcome to come along and watch.

Successful Open Night

There were many new faces at last night’s Open Night at Tullamore Toastmasters. After being greeted with wine and canap├ęs, they enjoyed a lively meeting. First, Fred Dolan led an interesting topics session, with subjects as varied as the first day of school, which supermarket is dominant, and whiskey. Then, after a break for tea and coffee, we had three prepared speeches. In “Tick Tock (goes the clock)”, Claire O’Brien, giving her third speech for Toastmasters, presented an interesting idea for a citizen’s basic income scheme. Then Patrick Hynes gave an entertaining speech titled “Sekora’s Shop”, in which he recounted some stories from his time in Romania. Finally, we had a guest speaker. Des Doyle, former president of Tullamore Toastmasters, came back to the club to talk to us on the subject “What Toastmasters did for me”. He told us how Toatmasters had helped him in his personal and professional life, and about his career on the radio and in teaching communication skills.

All in all, it was an enjoyable evening, and it presented an excellent demonstration of what Tullamore Toastmasters is all about: a supportive, friendly learning environment, enlivened with good humour and wit.

Open Night, Thursday 27th September 2012

Tullamore Toastmasters is having an Open Night this coming Thursday (the 27th). Come along to the Tullamore Court Hotel at 8 p.m. for wine and a friendly chat before the meeting. The meeting itself will be tailored so that newcomers will feel welcome and included.

Tullamore Toastmasters meet every second Thursday, and every meeting is open to the public. Anyone who wants to join, or wants to have a look, or is mildly curious, or is just at a loose end on a Thursday evening is always welcome to come along. But the upcoming meeting on Thursday the 27th will be particularly good for first-timers. Do come and join us!