Deirdre receives Mayoral Award

Deirdre Linehan and Margaret Sugrue, both from Mallow, attending the mayoral reception in Cork County Hall to recognise significant achievements by groups and individuals in Co. Cork.

Speakeasy member, Deirdre Linehan received an award at the Cork County Council Mayoral Reception which took place last week in the Cork County Hall. Hosted by the Mayor of Cork County Council, Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy, the Mayoral Reception honours remarkable achievers in Cork over the past year. Deirdre’s award was in recognition of her achievement in winning the District 71 Final of the International Speech Contest, and competing in the World Championship Public Speaking Finals in Chicago.  Mallow featured prominently in the ceremony, with local golfer James Sugrue winning an award for his sporting prowess.  The Mallow Lifesaving Team of 1968 received recognition on the 50th  anniversary of winning the All Ireland and Water Safety President’s Trophy.
Speakeasy Toastmasters congratulates Deirdre and all the Mallow recipients on their achievements.
Speakeasy will hold its final meeting of the year in the Hibernian Hotel tonight, Thursday, 13th December at 8.00pm. Even though the festive season is fast approaching, the meeting will be business as usual, with an impressive array of speakers and evaluators. The skills of good communication aren’t just for Christmas, but are extremely useful all year round. Unlike other personal development courses or conventional night classes, it is never too late to start in the calendar year. Toastmasters is self-paced – the member decides the time to speak. With a New Year approaching, now is an appropriate opportunity to check out meaningful activity to add to the list of resolutions.
Guests are always welcome to come along to Speakeasy meetings to observe what happens. There are two guarantees – a good night’s entertainment, and guests are never coerced into speaking unless they wish to do so. So, why not pay us a visit tonight? For more information about Toastmasters please check out our website or on Facebook.