Next meeting, Wednesday 24 September (468) at 7:30pm

Tonight’s MeetingIMG_1127

Tonight is shaping up to be a very entertaining evening as we hear from some of our newer members:
John, Gaetan, Richard and Miriam.
Please come along and show your support!

Competitions

At our last meeting we concluded the second of our contests events with amazing speaking performances from all of our competitors. Competing 
in the International event were Greg Cain, Kelvin Wilson & Heather Earle,
whilst in the Evaluation section we heard speeches from Heather Earle, Brigitte Linder, Ian Chalmers, Gaetan Nemorin, Barry Dickins, Kelvin Wilson. The quality of the speeches was once again very high which I’m sure made adjudicating difficult for our guest judges (our friends from Mornington, Jenny Davison, Jeremy Chen and Ginette). Well done to all competitors and congratulation to everyone moving on to the District competition level.

Reminder: Toastmasters subs are now due.IMG_1129

If you haven’t yet paid your membership subs, can you please bring your payment along to tonight’s meeting.
Alternatively, membership renewals can be:
Deposited directly to the following Bank Account:
South Coast Speakers BSB 633000 Account # 138119631

Area Contest Dates:

Please find the dates below for the forthcoming Area Contests:

Area B1 Humorous and Evaluation contests

Date: Wednesday 5th of November
Time: 7.15pm (Briefing) for 7.30pm (Start)
Venue: Frankston Toastmasters Club, Brotherhood of St Lawrence Centre, 24-26 High Street, Frankston (Acacia Room), (Enter via High Street or Nolan St Car Park).

Area B1 Table Topics and International contests
Date: Tuesday 11th of November
Time: 7.15pm (Briefing) for 7.30pm (Start)
Venue: Mornington Toastmasters Club, Community Room, Mornington Library, Vancouver Street, Mornington

Please note: 1st and 2nd  winners/placegetters are able to represent their clubs at the Area B1 level as we only have 4 clubs in our Area. Please also remember, if the 1st and/or 2nd placegetters are unable to take their place then the next placegetter(s) down the order will be asked to represent their club.

Contest JudgingIMG_1133

Ian, Barry and Chrissy attended judging at Mornington on Tuesday 23 September. High quality and very enjoyable speeches were performed amongst a very welcoming crowd. Thank you to Mornington for the friendly welcome and fun evening.

‘Reach for your star’: Semi annual conference 

The toastmasters semi-annual convention will be held in November and provides an opportunity for skill development.
Details can be found here: http://d73.toastmasters.org.au/2014-semi-annual-convention/

When: November 8, 2014 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Milanos Tavern, 4 The Esplanade, Brighton, Vic
Cost: Full day $90, Dinner only $50, Full Day & Dinner $125, Train Ticket $15
Access: Easy wheelchair access to the venue. Brighton Beach train station is adjacent, a short walk away. Free parking also available.
Workshops: Planned to educate, enthuse and inspire!

Next meeting, Wednesday 10 September (467) at 7:30pm

It’s Competition Time!SCSToastmasters2

Speech preparation is well underway at South Coast Speakers Toastmasters, as members prepare for Wednesday’s ‘International Speech and Evaluation’ contest. First and second placed competitors will continue to a district contest; topped ranked speakers at the district level have an opportunity to move on to statewide events.

At Wednesday’s Toastmasters meeting, competitors in the International contest will present a 5-7 minute speech on a topic of their choosing whilst evaluation contestants will critique a ‘test’ speech provided by a visiting judge.SCSToastmasters1 The contest is the second for the club and follows a ‘Humorous and Table Topics’ event, which was held on 27 August. Five competitors spoke in each category at the last event with Heather Earle and Kelvin Wilson (Humorous) and Gaetan Nemorin and Barry Dickins (Table Topics) moving on to the district level event.

Well done to everyone that competed in the competition events at our last meeting and good luck to everyone competing this Wednesday.

Here are the details of our next meeting. Visitors and new members are very welcome.

Date: Wed September 10th at 7.30pm
Judges: From Mornington
International Contest Contestants: Greg Cain, Kelvin Wilson & Ian Chalmers.
Evaluation Contest Contestants: Heather Earle, Brigitte Linder, Ian Chalmers, Gaetan Nemorin, Barry Dickins, Kelvin Wilson

Reminder: Toastmasters subs are now due

Just a friendly reminder to members that subs are currently due. $40 is now payable.
Membership renewals can be:
Deposited directly to the following Bank Account:
South Coast Speakers BSB 633000 Account # 138119631
Or alternatively you can pay Hans or Trudy at the next meeting via cheque or cash.

Reach for your star’: Semi annual conference 

The toastmasters semi-annual convention will be held in November and provides an opportunity for skill development. Additional information will be forwarded closer to the scheduled time, but here are some details so you can pop the date in the diary.

When: November 8, 2014 09:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Where: Milanos Tavern, 4 The Esplanade, Brighton, Vic
Cost: Full day $90, Dinner only $50, Full Day & Dinner $125, Train Ticket $15
Access: Easy wheelchair access to the venue. Brighton Beach train station is adjacent, a short walk away. Free parking also available.
Workshops: Planned to educate, enthuse and inspire!
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