Club News and Blog

Club Contests

By David | September 22, 2015

We have Two Contests in October and Two more in March 2016 There are four club contests during our Toastmaster year. As well there are further contests for winners at each level at Area S32, Division Southern and District 17. For just one winner of the International Speech Contest there is a further qualifying final…

Peter Law’s Toast

By David | September 7, 2015

Peter’s West Australian Column Every Friday The West Australian has a Features section. Last Thursday, August 27, 2015 the Features section featured Peter Law giving advice on how to present a Toast at a meeting. Eagle eyed Scott Woodhill noticed the column as he scanned Friday’s West. He cut it out and brought it along…

Bali Peace Park

By David | August 9, 2015

Antony’s Inspiration Antony Svilicich delivered an inspirational speech at our 1,020th meeting on August 05, 2015.  It was Speech 10 in the Competent Communicator Manual, Inspire Your Audience It was titled What is Inspiration? He took us through his Bali visit in 2002, leading up to the moment at 11.08 pm when he was in…

10 Goals for 11 Years

By David | August 9, 2015

Victoria Quay is an amazing club Victoria Quay is one of the 45 top Clubs in the 14,350 clubs in the Toastmaster world. The Distinguished Club Program Toastmasters assesses the performance of all clubs each year through the Distinguished Club Program. There are 10 possible Goals and a Membership test. How big is Toastmasters International?…

CC 5: Your Body Speaks

By David | July 9, 2015

CC 5:  Your Body Speaks Now what does that mean? Victoria Quay members found a new meaning at a recent meeting. Rob Turner had handled Projects 1-4.  They were all very interesting speeches and very competent. They were all fascinating stories of his experiences as a child in England in the Second World War. Yes,…

Colin Hughes DTM

By David | July 9, 2015

Congratulations Colin.  It’s taken 13 years from joining, but you’ve done it.  It’s an amazing story of persistence and ability. Colin joined Victoria Quay – and Toastmasters – in April, 2002.  That was just 7 months after Mark Richards joined. He had a significant disability and had to work very hard to make his speech…

Dean Humphries

Club Officers Jul to Dec 2015

By David | June 30, 2015

Elections for the new Officers Committee were held on June 24 2015 These are for the term from July to December 2015.

VQ Charter Members

By David | April 15, 2015

Victoria Quay Toastmasters chartered on November 27, 1995. Our first meeting was at the CY O’Connor Centre on Victoria Quay on April 12, 1995. These were our 20 Charter Members and their officer roles.  Those in blue have remained members for the full 20 years. Lesley Amm, President Gary Bartholomeusz, Sergeant at Arms Chris Bourne…

Peter Law receiving his trophy

Contests Feb/Mar 2015

By David | March 12, 2015

Victoria Quay hosted the Area S32 Contests On Wed March 11, 2015 we hosted the Contests for International Speech and for Evaluation.   Victoria Quay members won both.  Peter Law won the International with his speech Write your own story  Dave Finnimore won the Evaluation         Before that we conducted our Club…

Christmas Meeting 2014

By David | January 4, 2015

Secret Santa – Dec 17, 2014 – Meeting 983 All 37 people in attendance brought a gift and received a gift – and talked about it in their Table Topics answer.  There were 29 members present and 8 guests.  Everybody spoke. There was a fabulous supper afterwards – brought along by our members. These members…