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Meeting 649 August 13, 2008

By David | August 14, 2008

Welcome to Lee Lee joined the club tonight. She attended the first time a fortnight ago and decided Victoria Quay was just what she needed to improve her speaking skills. Welcome Lee. Michael was Toastmaster. Michael was quite nervous as he took on the Toastmaster role for the first time. As the meeting proceeded he…

Meeting 648 August 6, 2008

By David | August 8, 2008

Badges for new members Treasurer Alan maintains the register of new member badges. He had 5 for President Gail to present, but 2 people had sent their apologies. So Gail presented their badges to Margaret, John and Suvidh. Shaun was a visitor Shaun already belongs to another Toastmaster Club which meets fortnightly, but he has…

Meeting 647 – July 30, 2008

By David | July 31, 2008

Suvidh presented his Icebreaker Suvidh joined us in July and he presented his first speech tonight.  He gave a brief outline of his life to date.  He was born in India, and therefore should be good at cricket and Maths. He wasn’t so certain about the Maths.  For a while he coasted along at school,…

Alan’s DTM

By David | July 20, 2008

Distinguished Toastmaster Alan Smith Alan has had his second DTM awarded by Toastmasters International. Not just his first, but his second. He has joined a select group of Toastmasters in District 73 – those with more than one DTM. There are 5 altogether David Nicholas (5 times) Victoria Quay Anna Riggs (3 times) – Anna…

Meeting 645 – July 16, 2008

By David | July 17, 2008

Timing was precise tonight President Gail used the buzzer to good effect, so that the formal part of the meeting finished sharp on 7.25 and the notices took exactly 5 minutes. The meeting finished on time at 7.30 but there were still a dozen people on site at 8pm, finishing off the excellent supper, discussing…

Meeting 640 – June 11, 2008

By David | June 16, 2008

We elected Officers for the next 6 month term And of course we had an excellent meeting. Here are some highlights Glenis was Toastmaster. Judith gave us the Inspiration – reading a poem by Michael Leunig. David gave a Workshop on using vivid words in our speaking. Alan handled Table Topics – comparing past and…

Meeting 639 – June 4, 2008

By David | June 5, 2008

Another big meeting Here are some highlights 22 people attended, again including Mark’s two sons, Tyler and Callan. As well, Jeremy, a Toastmaster from a few years ago, attended with his workmate, Setare. Jeremy gave us the Inspiration. Margaret gave her first speech to the Club – the Tonic. Mark delivered a Workshop on Vocal…

Meeting 638 – May 28, 2008

By David | May 29, 2008

It was a big meeting Here are some highlights 23 people attended, including Mark’s two sons, Tyler and Callan John joined and gave the Tonic Ben gave a passionate Inspiration about a horrible sight on the way to the meeting and how it is inspiring him with his medical studies Sharmila and Cathy gave their…

Victoria Quay at the District 73 Convention

By David | May 24, 2008

The Travel Gavel The Travel Gavel is an award to the club whose members travel the greatest number of kilometres to the Convention. We had 4 members registered at the Convention – Alan Smith, Mark Richards, Claire Lacy and David Nicholas – one more than the next club in WA. There were 2 delegates from…

Mark Richards DTM

By David | May 7, 2008

A third DTM for Victoria Quay Mark Richards Yes, in this year 3 members have achieved their Distinguished Toastmaster Award. Mark Richards has joined this illustrious group. Mark joined Victoria Quay in 2001. Over the years he has been an outstanding member for Victoria Quay. This year he has achieved two great awards Outstanding Member…