Jan 2018 ‘Fermoy Toastmasters looking forward to a very Happy New Year 2018’. The Top Table for the first Club Meeting of January 16th 2018 :- President, Kevin O’Neill (centre); John Sherlock, Topicsmaster; Tim Fitzgerald, Toastmaster of the evening. Best Wishes To A Dear Friend:- Clare Guy pictured with Kevin Walsh (right) and Michael Sheehan wishing her well on her departure to the next phase of her career in Dublin. January 16th 2018 ‘Happy First Night Back for Fermoy Toastmasters January 16th 2018’ Fermoy Toastmasters gather for their memorably successful meeting of January 30th 2018 Every Toastmasters meeting depends on the smooth and efficient management of time, a task that on January 30th 2018, was so expertly and precisely carried through by Timekeeper Fanahan Colbert, in control of the lights and the bells that tell speakers they have used their allotted time. This is vital for in Toastmasters, every participant has their voice and each are given their time, but the Timekeeper ensures that others get their share of time also whether as speakers, evaluators or contributors to the Topics session. The trick is to use the time that is allowed most effectively and cogently to convey your meaning and get your message across. It is a wonderful discipline that concentrates the mind and ensures that everyone is given their chance to be heard, to be appreciated and to enjoy the expansive benefits that active membership along brings to everyone willing to give it a go. Club President Kevin O’Neill presides over the most enjoyable gathering of January 30th 2018. In this task he was so well and happily assisted by Toastmaster of the evening, Eilish Ui Bhriain and Topicsmaster Tim Fitzgerald.