Archives for Patricia

Welcome to D71’s twelve new clubs in 2016-17

  • Saffron Walden Speakers – Division G – Area 14
  • The Digital Hub Toastmasters Club – Division C – Area 16
  • Lincolnshire Speakers – Division E – Area 6
  • Deutsche Bank Toastmasters Birmingham – Division E – Area 39
  •  Allianz Toastmasters – Division M – Area 5
  • Castlebar – Division F – Area 12
  • Chester Corporate Speakers – Division E – Area 48
  • G-Toast UK – Division G – Area 41
  • Amazon Toastmasters – Division M – Area 26
  • Accentuators – Division M – Area 2
  • Google Phonic – Division M – Area 18
  • Anglian Advanced Speakers – Division G – Area 25

Welcome on Board


The District is pleased to welcome its newest corporate club to Division E Area 48 – Chester Corporate Speakers.


Congratulations to all who contributed to chartering this club and we wish it many, many successful years.



Winners of “Fall into Winter” campaign

Congratulations to the following clubs – they added 5 new, dual or reinstated members to their clubs between 1 November and 31 December 2016.  Is your club among the winners?

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Welcome On Board


On behalf of the District, the Club Growth Director, Patricia O’Reilly, is pleased to welcome the following new clubs to date:-
  • G-Toast UK
  • Amazon Toastmasters
  • Accentuators
  • Google Phonic
  • Anglian Advanced Speakers

We wish them and their members many successful and distinguished Toastmasters years!


District History 1935-2014

Ireland UK Map 2Read about the history of District 71 UK and Ireland

from 1935-2014 until the District reformed into

District 71 and District 91

Caledonian Toastmasters Deliver Workshop to Students

Caledonian TM

Caledonian TM meets on campus at Glasgow Caledonian University – although we are a community club. We receive favourable room rates (free actually) and are therefore keen to support the GCU Common Good strategy. We were invited to deliver a workshop to students in February 2016 to help them with their presentation skills – what a great opportunity for our members! We rehearsed our sessions – on vocal variety, body language, dealing with nerves and general speaking tips – and were pleased to hear that the session was fully booked with 50 participants. Read More

Results of Hemingway Challenge

Thanks to everyone who entered.  There were 45 excellent entries.  The panel of 3 judges chose 1 overall winner and because the competition was so strong there are 5 runners up.
Overall winner:  Cathy McCloskey from Phoenix Tara TM with “Thirty seconds, words spoken, heart broken”

Runners up in alphabetical order:

Michele Barad, Heart of England Spkrs with “He spoke, they listened, lives changed”
Sandra Losty, Lucan TM with “Put pen to paper, the end”
Tony McIntyre, Phoenix Tara TM with “Wife returning, need her clothes back”
Maire Ros O’Rahilly, Dun Laoghaire TM with “Marriage, inheritance, easy come, easy go”
Maura Ruddy, East Coast TM with “I always fancied wearing a wig”
Congratulations to all the above and a big thanks to all who took part.  All entries will be published.

Black Cat Conference – Wyboston Lakes – 13-15 November 2015

The Black Cat Conference schedule goes live Black Cat Conference Schedule

Black Cat ConferenceHave you got your fancy dress outfit – black cat, witch, wizard?

A New Advanced Speakers Club

A new advanced speakers club is up and running in Area 25, Division G. To find out more, please email Peter Lawton at

“On The Boiler” event celebrating 150th anniversary of birth of W.B. Yeats

Sligo Toastmasters & Innisfree Toastmasters in conjunction with Sligo County Council are hosting an “On The Boiler” event Thursday 24th September at 8:00 pm in City Hall, Sligo. On the Boiler Poster This event is based on a book written by Yeats called “On the Boiler” which refers to a certain local sailor, who used to climb onto a rusty old boiler on the Sligo docks and rant!! At times he ranted about his neighbours, he usually did this from a rowing boat, and would move away when people pelted him with stones!!