Oct 2015 Timekeepers Claire Guy (right) and Peggy O’Donoghue prepare to watch the clock and operate the lights for our Humorous Speech and Topics Contest. Smiles all round in the audience at the October 2015 Area Humorous Speech and Table Topics contest. On the extreme right we see our Area Governor Johanna Hegarty wearing the chain of office. Everyone was ever so pleased that the event had gone off so well this year hosted by the Fermoy Club. Club members and visitors from other clubs relax after the conclusion of the recent Area and Topics Contest in Fermoy YouthCentre. At the front of picture is Michael Sheehan who together withJerry Hennessy (not pictured) played the vital role of Timekeepers on the night. (Ocotber 20th 2015). With the Fermoy Toastmasters Club banner prominently displayed, Liam Flynn of Mallow addresses the audience at the October 2015 Area & Topics Contest of which he was the very affable and successful chairman. Handshakes and congratulations to Pat Sexton as First Placed Speaker in the Area Table Topics Contest from Club President John Sherlock. John Sherlock honours Marie Lyons as Runner-Up in the Table Topics Contest (Ocotber 2015). Fermoy Toastmasters President John Sherlock presents first prize as Winner to Mary Meaney Mitchelstown) in the Area SpeechContest, October 20th 2015. Also in picture just to the right of John: Liam Flynn of Mallow who acted as Contest Chairman of the evening. Club President John Sherlock congratulates Brendan Foley as 2nd placed speaker in the October 2015 Area Speech Contest. In the background can be seen the Topicsmaster of the evening, Neil McAuliffe. Brendan Foley (right) and Frank O’Driscoll (left) both took part in the Area Humorous Speech Contest. Helsa Giles of Mallow Club (centre) treated us to some wonderful culinary delights at the interval break. The old cuppa is an important part of all meetings. Our timekeeper on the night Clare Guy all set up and ready to go. Eilis and Helsa spoiling us on the night with these tasty treats. Stephen Pendle and Peter Langley (Galtee Toastmasters Mitchelstown) who were guest judges on the night enjoying a well earned cuppa. Helsa Giles (Speakeasy Mallow) and our own Eddie O’Sullivan discussing some of the finer points of judging over a cup of tea. Chief judge Fanahan Colbert making sure everything is in order before the competition commences. Table topics contestants Michelle O’Brien, Padraig Murphy, Michael Sheehan and john Kelly. The old cuppa is an important part of all meetings. Everyone feeling relaxed and happy just after a most entertaining and convivial evening. John Kelly is congratulated as Runner-Up in the Topics Contest Mary Whelan receives her prize as Humorous Contest Runner-up with warm applause. With immense joy Michelle O’Brien is congratulated as winner of the Topics Impromptu Speaking Contest October 6th 2015 Frank O’Driscoll (left) is congratulated by Club PresidentJohn Sherlock as winner of the Humorous Speech Contest October 6th 2015 All sytems go at the top table for the Humorous Contest with Toastmaster of the evening, David Walsh and Johanna Hegarty as Topicsmaster, flanking our broadly beaming and happy President, John Sherlock.