Jan 2017 Club President Eilish Ui Bhriain is joined by fellow club members in relaxed and happy mood after our meeting of January 17th 2017. The Top Table:- Club President Eilish Ui Bhriain flanked by Toastmaster of the evening Jerry Hennessy (left|) and Topicsmaster Frank O’ Driscoll with the club banner partially seen in the background. Dating from 1970 we are now within a few short years of celebrating the Golden Jubilee of our Charter in 2020. General Evaluator on the night was Michael Sheehan. Frank O’ Driscoll leading a scintillating topics session with ease, humour and grace at the first club meeting of 2017 (January 17th). David Walsh enjoying a pleasant chat with one of our most long serving and distinguished members and dearest friend to us all, John Kelly. A fine view of members and guests enjoying the meeting of January 31st 2017. The Top Table:- Eilish Ui Bhrian, President, flanked by Toastmaster of the evening Mary Whelan (left) and Tim Fitzgerald, Topicsmaster. One of the most enjoyable phases of every meeting is the tea break. Pictured here we see Helsa Gyles of Mallow Club and Kevin Walsh of Fermoy sharing a genial chat. Helsa always so kindly brings sweet and delicious cakes made by her own outstanding baking skills that so richly enhance the pleasures of our meetings. Claire Guy (left) enjoying a chat with Jerry Hennessy and Mary Whelan, Tim Fitzgerald poring over his topics. This was his debut appearance in this vital role and he carried it off with immense aplomb and success. Sharing a cuppa and good cheer are Club President Eilish Ui Bhriain; Padraig Murphy (centre) and Michelle O’Brien who had just delivered a brilliant speech on the mutual benefits and rewards derived from sharing and participating in networks of mentors and friends. One need look no further than Fermoy Toastmasters to see a vivid and winning example of friends making life better for each other. Tim Fitzgerald at the lectern during the topics session.