Kildare Toastmasters win double at Area Finals

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March 30th, 2016 – Superb night for the club at the Area finals of the International Speech and Evaluation competition with club president Maureen McCowen and James Dunny taking the respective honours. Club VPM and Area Director Adrian Melia was non voting chief judge and Mary Reynolds and Anthony Casey were our club judges. We were also supported by Mary Caulfield, Eimear O Rourke and Paul McCowen.
Maureen’s performance was powerful and poignant and it was true courage to compete at all as she was sick all week. So much so that first stand by Anthony was already practising his speech.
James’ evaluation of Mullingar Toastmasters president Brian McLoughlin’s Send in the Clown test speech was amazing, detailed and thought provoking. Brian later said in the bar afterwards that he learned more for making his speech better from James’ evaluation.
Huge thanks to Naas Toastmasters for a great job at hosting and congratulations to Maynooth club president Jane Mooney on being elected to take over from Adrian as Area Director on 30th June.
Maureen and James now go on to represent the Area in the Division finals in Tipperary on Sunday 17th April.
Well done folks and best of luck in next round

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