New clubs

Summer issue of District 71 newsletter is published

Summer get-togethers like this one in Killarney were a highlight of the Toastmasters summer.

Summer get-togethers like this one in Killarney were a highlight of the Toastmasters summer.

Summer Newsletter Published

I am delighted to report the summer issue of our newsletter has been published. A highlight of this issue is a welcome from Red Skelton, our new District Director. There are messages from Programme Quality Director Patricia O’Reilly and Club Growth Director John Cox, and a public relations update from me, Laura Bruce. My news includes the launch of the “DCW — Distinguished Club Website”  programme — a new initiative to ensure your club’s website does what it needs to do.

A copy of the newsletter will be emailed to all members of District 71. If you don’t receive your email copy, check your spam folder. And make sure you haven’t inadvertently unsubscribed to emails from District 71!

To download a copy of the newsletter (1.1 MB) click here. And let us know what you think! Contributions always welcome.

VMware – newly chartered club


We are pleased to announce and welcome yet another new club into the Toastmaster family.

VMware Toastmasters officially chartered on the 29th January 2015 and President Anthony McCoy had this to say to the new members and guests

“It is with great pride that we have chartered the VMware Toastmasters club in Cork. On behalf of the committee, I would like to extend our thanks for the support and encouragement provided by Sharon O’Neill, Elaine Beare, Murt O’Suilleabhain and others who have helped and provided guidance in creating and chartering the VMware Toastmasters club. It has been an exciting start and every member is enthusiastic about our future journey. I’m sure there’s a speech in there somewhere! “

Good luck for the future from all the District Team

New club in Wakefield

By popular demand, to meet the need for a Toastmasters club in the Wakefield area, meeting on Monday evenings, Speaking For Business is now up and running. You can look forward to everything you expect from a brilliant Toastmasters meeting, and a little bit more! Prepared speeches, skilful evaluations and the opportunity to try your skills at the “Table Topics” impromptu speeches.

Our launch meeting took place in November 2014 and we now meet at the Cedar Court Hotel, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield. The meeting is slightly unusual compared to other local clubs in that we meet at 5.30pm for networking and start a 6.00pm prompt to finish at 7.30. In addition we allow local business people to promote their business, practice their pitch or tune their ten minute presentations and get each evaluated in the Toastmaster way. We would love to see as many of you as possible and still have a few meeting roles open – to book a spot please email us here.

We have an energetic committee shaping up and are looking for a few more willing toasties to help us start our year with a bang! At the time of writing we are looking to fill: VPE, VPPR & SAA roles. Please email the club sponsors Phil Heath or Dougie Brown (Click here to email) if you are interested.