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Club Officers Jul to Dec 2016

By David | June 17, 2016

Elections were held on Jun 15 2016 These are for the term from July to December 2016 President Ilija Jurin CC Vice President Education Caroline Devenish-Meares 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 Humphrey…

Speechcraft May 2016

By David | May 15, 2016

Saturday May 14 12 Victoria Quay members were joined by 7 Speechcrafters – Clare, Frank, John, Mary, Michelle, Phillipa and Paul. The Agenda was based on the successful model we have been using for some years now. Tracey was Toastmaster and Carla did the Timing. Ilija was Sergeant at Arms and provided the afternoon tea.…

Your Carbon Footprint

By David | April 24, 2016

We have a Climate Scientist in our club Andrew joined us last December, after he had completed a Speechcraft course with our team of trainers.  He is a climate scientist and is passionate about spreading information about his specialist knowledge and persuading us to do what we can as individuals to reduce our personal and…

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Victoria Quay Awards 2015/16

By David | April 22, 2016

Club Awards for the TM Year July 2015 to June 2016 Victoria Quay recognises the achievements of many members. Most Toastmaster Clubs select only one member as the outstanding member for the year. We have too many active members who contribute to the club to use that process. The Criteria There is a carefully selected…

Meal Meeting

By David | April 15, 2016

What’s a Meal Meeting? It’s the brainchild of Keith Hutchings.  He put it to President Dean and VP Education Peter a month ago and got the go ahead.  He was Toastmaster for Meeting #1062 and steered us through three stages of the meeting.  In each stage six members gave a 3 minute speech in which…

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DCP 10 Again

By David | February 24, 2016

What is DCP 10? Toastmaster Clubs are encouraged to aim for success in serving the needs of their members. The Distinguished Club Program (the DCP!) is the way Toastmasters International measures this success. There is a minimum membership level required plus the achieving of 10 Goals. You can see a list of the 10 Goals…

4 Dramatic Speeches at Victoria Quay

By David | February 16, 2016

Meeting 1052 – Wow! They were Dramatic Speeches!! They were personal! They revealed important information about themselves, closely related to the main subject matter of the speeches. They were all presented skilfully A warning – there is some challenging material in the speech reports below. Not an average life Carla’s CC1 Her Icebreaker – introducing…

Video Speeches

By David | January 29, 2016

Video speeches can be powerful I gave a speech at Victoria Quay on Wed evening, Jan 27.  It dealt with the powerful impact that speeches now can have by using the internet to publish them. Martin Luther King’s speech: I have a dream Martin Luther King made this famous speech to more than 250,000 people…

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Charter Celebration

By David | December 1, 2015

An our Meeting #1044 on Nov 25, 2015 Victoria Quay celebrated 20 years since our official beginning in Toastmasters.  We were chartered on Nov 27, 1995, though we first met – on Victoria Quay of course – on April 15, 1995. It was our standard meeting format – which means it was absorbing, educational and…

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20 | VQ | 20

By David | November 1, 2015

Victoria Quay has two 20 Year Anniversaries this year Of course, very year is important. However we have two very important Anniversaries in 2015. The first is our very first meeting. The second is our Charter date as Club 5769. April 12 1995 to Apr 15 2015 Some of our 1995 members came to our…