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January 10, 2011

Start the New Year with Athy Toastmasters

Athy Toastmaster club attracts a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds.  It provides a great opportunity for meeting new people, building confidence and learning new skills.  The club meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month in the Carlton Abbey Hotel, Athy at 7.50pm.  Athy Toastmasters is affiliated to Toastmasters International, which is a non-profit, educational organisation providing communication and leadership skills to a wide network of over 200,000 people.

Reasons for Joining

Recently we asked some of our new members what were their reasons for joining Athy Toastmasters. Here are some of the motives highlighted:

  • I wanted to become better at speaking in public and stop being so nervous.
  • In my job I need to be able to give presentations, so Toastmasters is of great benefit.
  • It is a very enjoyable night out.
  • It allows me to meet lots of new people who are interested in learning and improving their communication skills.
  • The leadership program helped me develop my leadership skills.
  • The relaxed, supportive and encouraging atmosphere is what appealed to me about toastmasters when I first attended a meeting.

Who joins Athy Toastmasters?

The club is open to anyone over the age of 18. The people who join Athy Toastmasters come from every walk-of-life regardless of occupation, education, age or background. Athy Toastmasters prides itself on being very open and welcoming to all members and guests.  It may be this aspect of the club that attracts people to join and travel even from places such as Tullow, Portlaoise and Naas.

How much does it cost?

There is a €5.00 charge at each meeting to cover the cost of rent, tea, coffee & biscuits etc and other day-to-day club running costs. If you become a member there is an annual fee of €60 which covers your membership.

Come along and see:

If you are interested in attending a meeting, please contact us or just turn up on the night, a list of our scheduled meetings can be found here. You will be more than welcome.

Meetings scheduled for 2011:

January: 18th

February: 1st & 15th

March: 1st & 15th

April: 5th & 19th

May: 3rd & 17th

Contact Cliff Reid: 087 206 1999