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Brendan has been a member of Toastmasters since July 2007 when he joined Wicklow Toastmasters Club. He is also a member of Dublin 18 Toastmasters and Dublin’s advanced Club, Powertalk. He has almost completed his second DTM, earned 12 Educational awards and 4 HPL’s, held Club Offices for 9 terms, including President, Select Distinguished Area Governor and President’s Distinguished Divisional Governor. Brendan was Chair of District 71 Youth Leadership Committee for several years during which the program became popular throughout the District.
Brendan headed the D71 King Laoghaire Conference in Dun Laoghaire and is an Irish Tourist Board Conference Ambassador. He has also promoted the TI Youth Leadership and Community Programs among other Community organisations such as UK Social Mobility Foundation, Orbit, Teaching Council of Ireland, University, Age Action Ireland, Chambers of Commerce and has spoken widely at many events and venues. He delivers several YLP programs himself every year, and is well known and appreciated for working with Adrian Melia and Maggie Owens in developing and delivering the YLP for the Deaf, with articles published on this in Irish and UK Teachers Journals, National, Regional and Web media, and our own TI Magazine.
A Logistician, Brendan is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport and retired after a long career in both the Public and private sector, up to Board level. He has served on many Sports and NGO’s including the Olympic Council of Ireland. Brendan is a committed Sailor of over 60 years and can be seen cruising in the Irish Sea in his beloved “Epatant” or “Blyth Spirit” with his family. He is a former Commodore of Wicklow Sailing Club, and Secretary General of the Irish Yachting Association, now the ISA.
Now a senior citizen, Brendan has 3 older children, is a Grandad, and has a 17-year-old son doing his leaving certificate in 2018; small wonder he is so committed to the Toastmasters Youth Leadership and Community Programs. In the YLP he has been known to describe himself as a “serial father”!