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Club Officer Training 2017

By David | February 15, 2017

5 Officers attended on February 9 Vice President Education Bill Kelly President Ilija Jurin Treasurer David Nicholas Vice President Membership Eileen Tan Sergeant at Arms Scott Woodhill Why do our officers attend training? For themselves To increase their personal knowledge of the role To meet other Toastmasters with the same role To gain knowledge of…

Quaynote tries a different seating arrangement

By David | February 6, 2017

Meeting Layout The normal layout Leon explains the layout Leon is the Quaynote Sergeant at Arms and he has some innovative ideas as we discovered at Meeting 18 on January 30. Normally the tables and chairs are set out in a hollow square.  Speakers stand in the centre front as shown immediately above. But sometimes…

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Club Officers Jan to Jun 2017

By David | January 23, 2017

  Elections were held on Dec 07 2016 These are for the term from January to June 2017 President Ilija Jurin CC Vice President Education Bill Kelly Vice President Membership Eileen Tan Vice President Public Relations Andrew Moore Secretary Peter Law DTM Treasurer David Nicholas DTM Sergeant at Arms Scott Woodhill Immediate Past President Dean…

Sausage Sizzle

By David | November 28, 2016

Sausage Sizzle We had a great time at Bunnings O’connor on Nov 26 It was a great success   It was Ilija’s idea Someone had suggested we could try a Bunnings Sausage Sizzle to raise funds for our club.  We needed funds to underwrite the cost of setting up the new Monday night club –…

Meal Meeting Oct 19

By David | October 22, 2016

What’s a Meal Meeting? We have a special Agenda with a few standard items Toastmaster – Keith Inspiration – Dean Highlights – Glenis Timing – Jenny Close – President Ilija Supper The bulk of the meeting is made up 3 minute speeches in which the speaker explains the meal they bought along to share with…

S32 Final – our Winners

By David | October 19, 2016

Rob & Pauline won their Contests Pauline won the Table Topics Contest Rob won the Humorous Speech Contest Area S32 held the two contests on Wednesday night, October 12, 2016 – at our club. So what is Area S32? and who is Leonor Ragan? Leonor Ragan is our District 17 Director. She has overall responsibility…

Lizzie leaves on Oct 05 2016

By David | October 7, 2016

Lizzie Williams Farewell Elizabeth Williams joined Victoria Quay in January, 2014 She said farewell at our meeting on Oct 05, 2016.  She is returning with her partner Murray to New Zealand. Lizzie has been an energetic, vibrant member during her time with us.  Recently she completed her Competent Communicator Award. In her own words here…

A Weekend Away

By David | August 14, 2016

Relax at Nathanael’s Rest in Mundaring Friday afternoon, April 21 to Sunday afternoon April 23 Nathanael’s Rest is a small convention centre in bushland very close to the town of Mundaring.  It is approximately a 50 minutes drive from Fremantle along Roe Highway and the Great Eastern Highway. There is accomodation for 16 people with…

New Club In Fremantle

By David | July 31, 2016

Victoria Quay in action Victoria Quay has committed to founding a new Toastmasters Club. Why? Our current membership has just reached 51.  It is becoming difficult to give every member a fair opportunity to practise their speeches and the other important agenda roles.  The new club will service interested people around Fremantle.  It will attract…

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VQ Member Awards

By David | June 24, 2016

The Victoria Quay Member Awards Victoria Quay has its own special Member Awards which are different from other Toastmaster Clubs. Other Clubs select one member to be the Toastmaster of the Year. We have too many outstanding members to honour just one of our members. So we have set up an award system to honour…