Drone stars at Toastmasters Portlaoise.
A drone made a stole the show in a startling appearance at the most recent gathering of Portlaoise's Toastmasters.
A very enjoyable meeting of Portlaoise Toastmasters took place on Monday night 24th of October in the Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise.
Bryan Holland, ever interested in leading edge technology, gave a presentation on drones and stole the show.
This multimedia event included a video presentation, a live Facebook feed of real-time pictures, taken by Bryan’s own drone, which he had arrive outside the windows of the meeting room using GPS.
The high pitched hum of this floating object with live pictures on the screen had everybody excited! Science fiction becoming reality before our eyes! Amazing!
Toastmaster for the night was Mary Killeen, who handled proceedings with charm and efficiency, welcoming guests and new members to the club.
The first speech was given by the very experienced Ann Duncan. Thought provoking, It took the form of an after dinner speech at a teachers conference, proposing that teachers could do more to impart good moral values around love & money to their students.
This was followed by an insightful talk, called ‘Lest we forget’ on dementia, causes, progression and the deep distress it causes families. Given by Ger Rowney, he cited examples of the bravery and resourcefulness of families.
He finished with a display of incredible aerial photography. Jimmy Fitzpatrick topics session generated impromptu speeches about a wide range of subjects, from dress sense to fears about the future! The Geraldine O'Loughlin Award was presented to Ann Duncan, in recognition of her excellent speech and contributions.
The next meeting is on Monday, November 14 at 8pm. New members always welcome with the first 2 meetings free!