The executive committee of a Toastmasters club consists of all eight club officers(president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer, sergeant at arms and the immediate past president).The club president serves as the executive committee chair. Working as a team, the executive committee must manage all business and administrative affairs of the club
All toastmaster clubs are run by a committee which is re-elected every year.
Innisfree Committee members 2017 – 2018
Ronnie Gillanders – President
A founder member of the club, Ronnie has been a driving force behind Toastmasters in Sligo, when he is not line dancing in Nashville or hosting parties in his log-cabin overlooking Sligo Bay, known fondly by some members as The Doghouse
Brian Fallon – Immediate Past President (IPP):
The IPP provides guidance and serves as a resource to club officers and members. They also provide assistance in the preparation of the Club Success Plan and promotes the club’s efforts to become a Distinguished Club. The IPP attends all committee meetings and has a voice in all decisions made.
Brian joined Innisfree Toastmasters in 2012. Coincidentally this was exactly the same time that he started his business, Blue Raven IT Solutions to help businesses with their technology needs. Brian has in total over 20 years experience in the IT industry. Brian has worked with young people to pass on some of his technology expertise to the next generation. Since joining Toastmasters Brian has taken many steps to develop his communication and leadership skills and has also been involved in committee roles. Brian says that he has always found Toastmasters to be the most welcoming and supportive club since the first meeting he attended.
Kieran Timmons – Vice President, Education (VPE):
The VPE plans and directs club programmes which meet the educational needs of the club members. He also plans and publishes regular schedules of meeting assignments and keeps track of members’ progress towards their goals.
John Heraghty – Vice President Membership (VPM): The VPM plans and directs programmes to retain and increase club membership.
John is a Sligo town native, and joined Innisfree Toastmasters in October 2015. He works for IBM, writing online help and user guides for software storage products.
John had spells working in Limerick, Dublin, Italy, USA, and more recently Monaghan and Galway, but is now living in Sligo with his wife and two young daughters. John is enjoying the whole Toastmasters experience immensely, and having delivered his first few speeches, he is looking forward to working on the next speech project in the Competent Communicator manual.
Jonathan Geraghty – Vice President, Public Relations (VPPR): The VPPR develops and directs programmes that inform individual members and the general public about Toastmasters International and about club activities.
Anthony Kinnane – Treasurer:
The Treasurer is responsible for club financial policies, procedures and controls. He collects subscriptions and maintains records. He also produces financial reports for the club and receives and disburses all club funds.
A keen distance runner, Anthony can be seen racing up Knocknarea on his days off.
Angela Farrell – Sergeant-At-Arms: It is the Sergeant at Arms’ job to prepare the meeting room as well as maintaining club property, including banner, nametags and supplies. Angela also tracks “Competent Leader Programme” progress for members.