700th Meeting on August 26
In 4 weeks time we will be celebrating our 700th meeting. It’s quite a while since Victoria Quay had its first meeting on Victoria Quay wharf in April, 1995. Peter Law and Mark Hamilton both work at the Leeuwin Barracks in Fremantle. They have invited the Club to celebrate the occasion at Leeuwin. A few of our members went there for lunch this week to check out the venue. We thought it was excellent. You can get an idea of the meeting venue from this shot.
An outdoors meeting?
Well, not this time. But we often have an outdoor meeting or two during the summer months, and there is an excellent space for one at Leeuwin.
Expect our Vice President Education to respond to requests to petition Peter for such an event in late November or perhaps February. It’s a different experience speaking in the open air.
Hi From Boston USA,
I am looking forward to our 700th meeting and I look forward bringing to you stories from the TI convention in Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
The move to split District 73 has been approved by World Headquarters so we will have District WA in July 2011. Proposal A has also been passed which means that we will be placed in a region (region 12) of 5 Districts being 69 Qld & NT, 70 NSW & ACT, 72 New Zealand, 73 Vic, SA & Tas and of course District WA (88 or 89).
This probably means not much to most club members but I can assure you that it will help all countries and clubs outside the USA have a stronger voice in the way Toastmasters is run and especially the chance for the winner of District International speech contests to make it to the World Championship.
This years winner was from District 69, Mark Hunter who gave a stunning performance and was a clear winner. Second place also went to an Aussie living in the US so we were overjoyed with the outcome.
I really appreciate Victoria Quay’s support for me to come to this event and I can’t thank you enough.
See you all very soon, Bye for now,
Mark Richards LGM District 73
Toastmasters International is just a name to most of our members. However, decisions made by the world body do have an impact on our members and clubs. It’s exciting news that we in WA will soon be a District in own right. It’s even more exciting to us in Victoria Quay that when that happens it is almost certain that Mark will be the first District Governor of our new District.