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Club Tall Tales Speech Contest: January 2016

Navan Toastmasters held their clubs’ Tall Tales Speech Contest on January, 20th in the Ardboyne Hotel.

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Catherine Reilly, Stephen McDermott, Anne McFarland and David Houlihan participated in the the Tall Tales Speech Contest.  Anne McFarland and Stephen McDermott will represent Navan Toastmasters at the Area 16 Tall Tales Speech Contest, which will be held in Dunboyne Castle Hotel on February 8th.

 

Christmas Dinner: December 2015

Navan Toastmasters held their Annual Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 11th in the Ardboyne Hotel.  A night of fun and some excellent entertainment was enjoyed.

 

VERY SPECIAL open night taking place on Wednesday 18th of November in the Ardboyne Hotel at 8pm.

012 Navan TM will have a very special open night on Wednesday, the 18th of November in the Ardboyne Hotel at 8pm.  Everyone is welcome.  An open night gives everyone an opportunnity to come along to a meeting to see what happens at a typical Toastmasters’ meeting.

Interested in improving your public speaking skills? Upcoming wedding speech? Need to build up your CV?
Develop your leadership skills as well as communication skills at your local Toastmaster club.
This club of people from all walks of life and areas around Meath meet every first and third Wednesday of each month in a very encouraging, safe and progressive environment.
Great for building up skills whether looking for jobs in Ireland or abroad.   Admission is free and refrestments will be served.

Club Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest: September 2015

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Navan Toastmasters held their Club Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest on September 16th, in the Ardboyne hotel.  David Houlihan won the Humorous Speech contest with his speech titled ‘Fado Fado’ and Elfreda Managhan-Vaughan won the Table Topics Contest.  Both David and Elfreda represented Navan TM at the Area 16 Speech finals, which was hosted by Castleknock Toastmasters Club, in the Castleknock Hotel on October 15th.  Congratulations to both of them on their wonderful preformances.  Elfreda won 3rd place in the Table Topic Contest at the Area 16 Final in Castleknock.

 

Navan Toastmasters Meetings Resume: September 2015

Toastmasters meetings resumed after the break for the Summer holidays.  A new committee was elected, with a few changes.  Anne McFarland was elected President and  Elfreda Managhan-Vaughan takes on the role of VP of Education.  Kieran O’Sullivan is our new Sergeant-At-Arms and Sheila Dennehy is VP of membership.  Some committee members remain in the same role as last year; David Houlihan as Treasurer, Peter Finnegan as Secretary and Martina Coyne as VP of Public Relations.

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President: Anne McFarland

 

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VP of Education: Elfreda Managhan-Vaughan

 

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Secretary: Peter Finnegan

 

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Sergeant-At-Arms: Kieran O’Sullivan

 

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VP of Membership: Sheila Dennehy

 

Navan Toastmaster of the Year: July 2015

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Congratulations to David Houlihan on been awarded Navan Toastmaster of the Year.  This award is testament to his dedication, enthusiasm and club service.

 

Area 16 Tall Tales Speech Contest: Februry 2015

The Area 16 Tall Tales Speech Contest was hosted by Castleknock Toastmaster Club on February 5th.                    Contestants from the Toastmasters’ Clubs in Phoenix-Tara Dunboyne, Castleknock, IBM and Navan took part in the Contests.

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Navan Toastmasters’ Bob Lee won 1st place in the Tall Tales Contest and Martina Coyne won 2nd place.

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Members of Navan Toastmaster (L-R) Brian Darby (President), Daniel Gavigan, Bob Lee, (Contest Winner), Manus Tiernan, Martina Coyne and David Houlihan.

 

Club Tall Tales Speech Contest: January 2015

Navan Toastmasters held their clubs’ Tall Tales Speech Contest on January, 21st in the Ardboyne Hotel.

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The Tall Tales Contestants were (L-R) Kieran O’Sullivan, Finian Murray, Pat Foley, Bob Lee, Martina Coyne, Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan and President Brian Darby.

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The winners, Bob Lee and Martina Coyne will represent Navan Toasmasters at the Area 16 Tall Tales Contest, which will take place in the Halfway House, hosted by Castleknock Toastmasters on February 5th.

 

Christmas Dinner: December 2014

Navan Toastmasters held their Annual Christmas Dinner on December 12th in the Ardboyne Hotel.  A night of fun and some excellent entertainment was enjoyed.

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(L-R) Bob Lee, Dan Gavigan, Alan O’Keane, Al Donneely, Brain Darby, Martina Coyne, Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan, David Houlihan, Manus Tiernan, Pat Foley, Jacinta Tighe, Sheila Dennehy, Peter Finegan and Liam O’Brien.

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Enjoying the after dinner entertainment; Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan, Liam O’Brien, Peter Finegan and Manus Tiernan.

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Brian Darby and Finian Murray

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Sheila Dennehy and Pat Foley

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Martina Coyne and Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan

Division C Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contest: October 19th, 2014

Navan Toastmasters’ Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan and Dan Gavigan represented Area 16 in the Division C Humorous Speech & Table Topics Contest in The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry.  All contestants were of a very high standard and both Elfreda and Dan gave excellent proformances.

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Members of Navan TM (L-R) Brian Darby, President of Navan TM, David Houlihan, Sheila Donnelly, Peter Finnegan, Patricia Foley, Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan, Dan Gavigan and Martina Coyne.

Area 16 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest: October 2014

Navan Toastmasters hosted the Area 16 Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest on October 1st, in the Ardboyne Hotel.  Contestants from the Toastmasters’ Clubs in Phoenix-Tara Dunboyne, Castleknock, IBM and Navan took part in the Contests.

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Danial Gavigan won the Table Topics Contest and Elfreda Manahan Vaughan won the Humorous Speech Contest, both members of Navan Toastmasters.

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Brian Darby, President of Navan Toastmaster with the Contest winners Danial Gavigan and Elfreda Manahan Vaughan.

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Patricia Foley, Navan Toastmasters VP of Membership with Daniel Gavigan and Elfreda Manahan Vaughan following their Contest wins.

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(L-R) Daniel Gavigan, Table Topics Contest Winner, Brian Darby, President, Patricia Foley, VP of Membership, Elfreda Manahan Vaughan, Winner of the Humorous Speech Contest, Manus Tiernan, Chief Judge and Bob Lee, Sergeant-at-Arms.

 

 

Club Humorous Speech Contest and Annual Summer Dinner: June 2014

Navan Toastmasters held their Humorous Speech Contest and Annual Summer Dinner on June 20th, in the Ardboyne hotel.

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Congratulations to Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan who won 1st Place in the Humorous Speech Contest, shown here being presented with the Winner’s Certificate from Brian Darby.

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The runner-up was Martina Coyne, shown here being presented with her Certificate from Brian Darby.

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Members of Navan Toastmasters at the Annual Summer Dinner were (L-R) Dan Gavigan, Sheila Dennehy, Elfreda Manahan-Vaughan, Finian Murray, Martina Coyne, Patricia Foley and David Houlihan.

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Dan Gavigan, Finian Murray and David Houlihan enjoying themselves after dinner.

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Patricia Foley and Sheila Dennehy relaxing after dinner.

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The Official Navan Toastmasters ‘Selfie’.

 

Area 16 International Speech Contest and Speech Evaluation Contest: March 2014

Contestants from Navan Toastmasters participated in the Area 16 International Speech Contest and Speech Evaluation Contest Finals which were hosted by Castleknock Toastmasters Club in the Half-Way House, Castleknock, on Thursday, March 27th, 2014.

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Martina Coyne (Navan TM) won 1st place in the International Speech Contest, shown here receiving her prize from Luanne Kent, District Governor and Ciaran Moore, Lieutenant District Governor of Education and Training.

 

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Joe Ledwidge (Navan TM) won 2nd place in the International Speech Evaluation Contest, receiving his Contest Certificate from Ciaran Moore, Lieutenant District Governor of Education and Training and Luanne Kent, District Governor.

 

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Joe Ledwidge and Martina Coyne (both Navan Toastmasters) following the Area 16 International Speech Contest and Speech Evaluation Contest.

 

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Members of Navan Toastmasters at the Area 16 International Speech Contest and Speech Evaluation Contest Finals (L-R) Finian Murray, VP of Education, Joe Ledwidge, Martina Coyne and Brian Darby, acting President and Treasurer.

 

Area 16 Tall Tales Speech Contest: January 2014

Navan Toastmasters hosted the Area 16 Tall Tales Speech Contest on January, the 22nd in the Ardboyne Hotel.  Contestants from the Toastmasters’ Clubs in Phoenix-Tara Dunboyne, Castleknock and Navan took part in the Speech Contest.

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Brian Darby (Acting President) presented the trophy to the winner Martina Coyne (Navan TM).
 
 
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(L-R) Dermot O’Brien (Castleknock TM) 2nd place, Martina Coyne (Navan TM) 1st place and Paul Cleary (Castleknock TM) 3rd place.
 
 
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Martina Coyne with the Area Governor Michael May
 
 
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Contest Chair; Finian Murray, Sergeant-at-Arms; Linda Mackey and Chief Judge; Al Donnelly (all members of Navan Toastmasters).
 
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Brian Darby (Acting President), Martina Coyne (Contest Winner) and Linda Mackey (Sergeant-at-arms).
 
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Brian Darby (Acting President), Linday Mackey (Sergeant-at-arms) and Finian Murray (Contest Chair).
 
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Sheila Dennehy was Topics Master for the evening.
 
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 (L-R) John Dineen (Phoenix-Tara TM), Paul Cleary (Castleknock TM), Peter Finnegan (Navan TM) and Manus Tiernan (Navan TM).
 
 

Tall Tales Contest and Christmas Dinner: December 2013

Navan Toastmasters held their Tall Tales Contest and their Christmas Dinner on December 18th in the Ardboyne Hotel.

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The Tall Tales Contestants were (L-R) Myles McHugh, Bob Lee, Martina Coyne, Peter Finnegan, Martin Calvan and Al Donnelly.

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Martina Coyne and Peter Finnegan will represent the Navan Club at the Tall Tales Contest Area final on January 22nd, which will be hosted by the Navan Club in the Ardboyne Hotel.

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Navan Toastmasters Club members (L-R) Bob Lee, Myles McHugh, Martin Cavlan, Manus Tiernan and Martina Coyne at the Christmas Dinner.

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Navan Toastmasters Club members (L-R) Sheila Deenihy, Patricia Foley and Dan Gavigan at the Christmas Dinner.

 

Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contests: October 2013

Navan Toastmasters held their Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest on October 2nd, in the Ardboyne hotel.

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Sheila Dennihy, Peter Finnegan and Martina Coyne represented the Navan Club at the area finals, which were hosted by Phoenix-Tara Toastmasters in Dunboyne Castle Hotel on October 7th.  Sheila Dennihy won 3rd place in the Humorous Speech Contest with her speech titled ‘The Book Launch’.

Navan Toastmasters Meetings Resume: September 2013

Navan Toastmasters has launched their new season with the election of a new committee.

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Patricia Foley was elected to the office of President and the committee officers were elected as follows:

VP Education: Finian Murray

Secretary: Peter Finnegan

Treasurer: Brian Darby

VP Public Relations: Martina Coyne

Sergeant-At-Arms: Linda Mackey

 

Navan Toastmasters Annual Summer Dinner: June 2013

Prior to taking the annual break for the Summer months, they had dinner in the Ardboyne Hotel.  An evening of fun and entertainment was had by all, with every member doing a ‘party piece’.

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Members of the Navan Toastmasters Club

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Martin Cavlan

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Finian Murray and Linda Mackey

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Dan Gavigan

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Paul McGlynn

 

International Speech Contest: March 2013

Navan Toastmasters held their Internation Speech Contest and Speech Evaluation Contests in The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, on March 6th, 2013.

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Finian Murray and Manus Tiernan will represent the Navan Club at the International Speech Contest Area finals, due to take place on March 20th.

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Clare Donnellan and Sheila Dennihy will represent the Navan Club at the Speech Evaluation Contest Area final.  The Area Internation Speech and Evaluation Contest finals will be hosted by the Navan Club in the Ardboyne Hotel, on March 20th.

 

Social Inclusion Week: 28th October 2010

Navan Toastmasters chaired the recent public debate on Social Inclusion which was held in conjunction with Navan Career Start as part of Social Inclusion Week 2010. The debate was chaired by Joe Ledwidge.

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Participants in Social Inclusion Public Debate

Chairman of the Debate: Joe Ledwidge

Chairman of the Debate: Joe Ledwidge

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Navan Toastmasters – Table Topics Competition

Navan Toastmasters recently held their Table Topics at The Ardboyne Hotel, Navan,
Our pictures show Jacinta Tighe (President) making presentations to the winner; Martin Cavlan and runner-up; Stephen Carey.
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First Prize – Martin Cavlan

Runner-up: Stephen Carey

Runner-up: Stephen Carey

September 7th 2010

Navan Toastmasters Meetings 2010-11 Resume

Navan Toastmasters has launched their new season with the election of a new committee.  The first meeting welcomed back members and included the introduction of new members to the club.  Meetings are held on the first and third Wednesday of each month between September and June.

Pictured are the new committee from left, Liam Mimnagh, Jacinta Tighe (President), Joe Ledwidge and Stephen Carey. Missing from the picture is Michael Corrigan (PRO).

Navan Toastmasters is an ideal forum for people to confront their fear of public speaking. It allows members to develop communication and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment. With so much emphasis on presentation skills in today’s employment market, Navan Toastmasters provides an ideal opportunity to develop these skills. For more information see www.navantoastmasters.com or phone 083 – 3729441.

June 8th 2010

Fund Raising Event

Navan Toastmasters recently presented the proceeds of a fund raising night to Volunteer Services Overseas (VSO).

Picture shows Patricia Foley being presented with the cheque by Navan Toastmasters Presidents Brian Darby (left) and Joe Ledwidge (right).