Lord Mayor of Cork, Brian Bermingham, formally opened Bishopstown Toastmasters on the 23rd of May 2009 when the club charter was presented.
In his address Lord Mayor Bermingham acknowledged the contribution Toastmasters makes to the 2,500 members in the 98 clubs throughout Ireland. The Lord Mayor went on to affirm the value of Toastmasters training and the contribution the members make in their communities.
After the formal opening, Jim Hegarty, regional PRO for Toastmasters International in Ireland and the UK presented member certificates to the new members in Bishopstown Toastmasters. In his address Jim drew on the lessons learnt in his own career in Toastmasters and the many benefits he has gained through membership.
Caroline O’Connor, the regional organiser for Cork and Kerry also addressed meeting and wished the members of Bishopstown Toastmasters every success in their speaking careers.
The final address was given by Eileen Twomey, assistant area organiser for Cork South. Eileen mentioned the other Toastmaster clubs in her area and advocated that all clubs help each other to support their members.
The event was chaired by the club President John Keating.
Bishopstown Toastmasters - Meeting 22 Bishopstown
16 July, 2009
27th June 2009 The final meeting for Bishopstown Toastmasters, in this Toastmasters year (July to June), was yet another milestone in the club’s development. Two members gave their Icebreakers making twenty five Icebreaker speeches since the club began holding meeti.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters - Meeting 21 Bishopstown
16 July, 2009
The first speaker was a new member, Damian Loftus. Damian’s Icebreaker detailed his ambition and in the process told us something of what drives him. Aideen Griffin came next delivering her stage 2 speech – Organise Your Thoughts. In this Aideen gave an account of .. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters - Meeting 20 Bishopstown
24 June, 2009
First up was Jack with a speech entitled “Words” – a stage 3. Jack dealt with words and language and how easily they can be misunderstood leading to all kinds of complications. Natalie was the second speaker with a speech entitled “Sleep – Perchance to Dream”. In t.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters - Meeting 19 Bishopstown
24 June, 2009
At the meeting on June 6th 4 speeches were presented. The first speaker, Michael O’Sullivan, was doing the second speech in the foundation course “Organise Your Speech”. In this Michael was set the following objectives: to select an appropriate outline which allow.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters Updates Bishopstown
25 May, 2009
It has been a busy time in Bishopstown Toastmasters over the past while with many of the newer members making great strides in developing their communication skills. Speeches were given by Theresa Williams, Tyrone Fehilly, Sean Brosnan, Barrie Curley, Neil Daly, Fr.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters - Update 12 Bishopstown
30 March, 2009
At the last meeting of Bishopstown Toastmasters, held in the Library in Bishopstown, a new member launched his career in speaking in public. Barrie gave a charming account of a boy who, as he himself described, enjoyed an innocent rural childhood. A boy who grew int.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters – WINNER Bishopstown
25 March, 2009
A notable achievement for Bishopstown Toastmasters, the newest Toastmaster club in Cork, was when John Keating won round 2 of the World Championship of Public Speaking on Sunday, 22nd March 2009. John gave an inspirational speech, entitled “To Be or Not To Be”, dra.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters Meet 21 March Bishopstown
25 March, 2009
A great variety of speeches was provided in Bishopstown Toastmasters at the last meeting on March 21st. Donal led off with a journey through time, space, travel and values in his Icebreaker in the club. Seán and Neil, both doing stage 2, inspired us when Seán told u.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters Update Bishopstown
19 March, 2009
Speeches at Bishopstown’s last meeting ranged from Tyrone’s Icebreaker “Voyage in life” to Sean’s recalling of the liberating “Sixties” to Freda’s examination of the life of Oscar Wilde entitled “The Importance of being Wilde” to John’s uplifting “To Be or Not To Be” .. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters Meeting 8 Bishopstown
8 March, 2009
It’s official – Bishopstown Toastmasters is officially a Toastmasters club having been granted a charter from Toastmasters International on the 5th March 2009. To celebrate we held a meeting on Saturday the 7th and what a meeting – 6 speeches, an impromptu session .. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters - Meeting 8 Bishopstown
6 March, 2009
The 8th meeting of Bishopstown Toastmasters proved yet again the quality of speech craft that exists in this newly formed group. Two more Icebreaker speeches were delivered by Seán and Tessie. Seán gave an inspiring account of his young but very full life to date... More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters Meeting 7 Bishopstown
23 February, 2009
The simple things in life are free! That was the basis of a speech from our latest member, Theresa, to deliver her maiden speech in the newly formed Bishopstown Toastmasters. Recounting the joy of growing up in rural Ireland, in Clondrohid Macroom, Theresa summed up.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters Report Bishopstown
28 January, 2009
Another first in Bishopstown Toastmasters was when John delivered his Icebreaker at the meeting in Bishopstown Library on Saturday 24th January 2009. John’s speech carried the title “Influences”, a well chosen title, as the speech recalled the people and events that .. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters - Themes Bishopstown
22 January, 2009
Bishopstown Toastmasters Themed Meetings The aim of Theme Meetings is to ensure Group Meetings are Lively, Interesting & Fun ! Saturday 31st January 2009 "Have Your Say Day !" The Table Topics program for this meeting invites all Toastmasters To Prepare a One/Tw.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters Meeting Bishopstown
21 January, 2009
The second meeting of Bishopstown Toastmasters on Saturday, 17th January was a great start to the regular Toastmaster meetings. The theme for the meeting was “Let’s get Started”. The first member of Bishopstown Toastmasters to deliver a speech was Andre entitled “.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters Events Schedule Bishopstown
13 January, 2009
Bishopstown Toastmasters, launched on January 10th 2009, got the New Year off to a flying start. At the very first meeting eight people came along to try it out and based on what they saw and heard seven joined as members of Bishopstown Toastmasters. To Ann, There.. More..
Bishopstown Toastmasters - New Challenge Bishopstown
4 January, 2009
NEW YEAR! NEW CHALLENGE! Inaugural Meeting of Bishopstown Toastmasters. Saturday 10th January 2009 – 11am to 1pm. Bishopstown Library. All Welcome. Full details on website www.bishopstowntoastmasters.org More..