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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, shown here 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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Jim Murphy and Sheila Dennihy

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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.

Participants in Social Inclusion Public Debate

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.
First Prize - Martin Cavlan

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).