Tralee woman Vicky McCarthy was awarded the prestigious ‘Distinguished Toastmasters Membership’ status (DTM) at the Tralee club’s first meeting of the new Toastmasters season.
According to Donal McCarthy, Club PRO, in the 26 years of Tralee Toastmasters, only two other club members have ever achieved the organisation’s highest award status.
“Achieving DTM status is no mean task, with the speaker having to deliver 40 speeches over a number of years, carry out numerous roles in the club and area, and complete a number of advanced leadership projects,” said Mr McCarthy.
With a smile for everyone and feeling very privileged in her family heirloom christening gown, baby Leyla Mai Connolly was christened on Saturday.
At just over 13 weeks old, Leyla Mai, who was born on June 7, was christened in St Brendan’s Church. Afterwards, family and friends got together for a meal at O’Donnell’s to celebrate the special occasion.
Four generations attended the christening - as well as Leyla Mai, her parents and grandparents, her great-grandparents Patsy and Paddy Considine came from Kilmihil in County Clare. Her godparents are Karen Daly and Liam Connolly.