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!