The first meeting of 2012 was held at Blarney Woollen Hotel with 21 members attending. Again a very successful and entertaining night with Eoin Crowley being presented with the best speech for a speech about the creation of New Zealand which ended with the performance of the Hakka. Eoins speech was evaluated by Catherine Scanlan who was awarded the best evaluation, so a very successful night for the southern hemisphere. Mike McGrath was awarded the best topic for his piece on millionaires.
On Feb 28th we have a presentation from the Blarney Photographic Society which will form the second half of the meeting, so it is something a little different and should be interesting.
On March 27 we have our International Speech and Evaluation contest and I am looking for three contestants for the both the speech and evaluation contests
Our next meeting is Jan 24th.