Club News and Blog

Life Member – Wow!

By David | April 27, 2009

Thank you, Victoria Quay. Last Wednesday, April 22, 2009 a wonderful honour was paid me.  Yes, I was made a life member of the Club I founded with Lesley Amm back in 1995. It was our 14th Anniversary celebration. Our first meeting was held on the wharf at Victoria Quay in April, 1995. We have…

International Contest Result

By David | February 15, 2009

Heljo Cameron won our February International Contest We had three excellent contestants – Heljo Cameron, Claire Lacy and Lee Syminton – for our International Contest on Feb 11, 2009. Chief Judge Glenis congratulates Heljo Gail Jenkins was Contest Chair, David Nicholas delivered the Judging Workshop and Glenis Nicholas was Chief Judge. Victoria Quay member, Pascale…

Evaluation Contest Result

By David | February 5, 2009

Shaun Dore won our February Evaluation Contest We had three excellent contestants – Gail Jenkins, Shaun Dore and Heljo Cameron – for our Evaluation Contest on Feb 4, 2009. Michael Geisler from Canning Vale Toastmasters was the Test Speaker. Alan Smith was Contest Chair and David Nicholas was Chief Judge. Victoria Quay member, Pascale Amberville…

Contests at Victoria Quay

By David | January 30, 2009

February Contests We will be having Contests at our first two meetings in February.  These are our Club contests.  The winners will represent us at the Area W21 final on Saturday afternoon, February 28. Who can compete? All club members are entitled to take part in the contests.  If you would like to compete, let…

Meeting 662 Nov 12 2008

By David | November 19, 2008

Summertime Daylight saving changes the feeling at the start of meetings now. We don’t need lights for the whole hour and a half from 6-7.30 pm. It gives a bright start to the meeting which carried through. Claire was Toastmaster. Claire Lacy Claire handled the role with great vigour. She is an expert in our…

Meeting 656 Oct 1 2008

By David | October 2, 2008

Checkins and Checkouts We had 3 speeches only tonight – Judith was ill and couldn’t give her speech. So we started with a Checkin. Beginning with Tony, everybody had the opportunity to express how they were feeling at the beginning of the meeting. There was a big range of emotions. David was Toastmaster. David Raftery…

Meeting 655 Sept 24 2008

By David | September 28, 2008

End of the First Quarter of 2008/09 The September Quarter has special significance for our club. It is the first of the new year. After this we are into a new Renewals period, and usually we see a big changeover in membership. It looks as if this will occur again, and we will have a…

Claire Lacy wins Humorous Contest

By David | September 20, 2008

Area W21 Contests The Area W21 Contests for Humorous Speeches and Tables Topics were held at the Fremantle Bowling Club on Saturday afternoon, September 20, 2008. Claire Lacy Our Claire Lacy won the Humorous Contest with her speech Move on Claire. Move on. I’m never going to have children, she proclaimed, twitching violently. Do you…

Meeting 654 Sept 17 2008

By David | September 19, 2008

Two Icebreakers An Icebreaker is the first speech a member gives at the Club. The objective is introduce yourself to fellow members and to overcome whatever fears and anxieties you may have about speaking in public. The other members look forward to them keenly, to learn something about their new associate. We had two tonight,…

Meeting 652 Sept 03 2008

By David | September 7, 2008

Welcome to David and Frank David Raftery Frank Lindsay David rejoined the club tonight. He belonged to Victoria Quay in Calendar Year 2005. For a few months towards the end of that year, his friend Ann-Sophie joined the club. She and David married and they went to Canberra, Anne-Sophie to work as a lawyer, David…