Rostrum has moved some of its clubs online for the duration of the global pandemic. Please contact a club for an online invitation.

Meeting Time Every Thursday from 1:00pm until 2:00pm.
Venue Level 2, Combined Services RSL Club, Barrack Street, Sydney (there is lift access) or a hybrid meeting via Zoom. Please contact us (link below) for invitation to Zoom meeting.
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our club, or call our secretary Bryce Cooper, on 0407 736 879.

 

 

 

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About Club 26

Our Club welcomes people who:

  • Seek to develop and enhance their communication skills in speaking to small and large groups?
  • Wish to enhance their ability to conduct meetings and committees?
  • Enjoy meeting people and helping others?

Visitors are always welcome, and no-one is asked to speak before they are ready to take the first steps. Our experienced peer reviewers will guide and assist you to build upon your confidence and skills and give you tips for improvement, and you have the option of a mentor if you would like one.

Club 26 is always looking to vary its program, and we enliven our meetings with film, theatre and book reviews, debates, mock trials and varied role playing situations such as weddings, school speech nights, Annual General Meetings and other situations at which person may be called upon to speak.

If you would like to see what we are all about, please contact one of our club officers. Guests are welcome to all meetings, but it will help us if you let us know you are coming. Meetings conclude promptly at 2pm. Club 26 members are strong supporters of the Rostrum Voice of Youth and each year our members serve the community by administering, chairing, adjudicating and timekeeping the heats and semi-finals of this highly regarded school speaking competition.

Currently we hold weekly hybrid meetings via Zoom and face-to-face at Barracks RSL or Zoom only, depending on circumastances. 

Contacts

President: Greg McKay, 0457 930 920
Secretary:  Bryce Cooper, 0407 736 879

 

2022 Program 

Speaking Program for 13 July - 15 December 2022
NOTE: The Agenda will regularly include the following (which are not included in the table below):
The Humour Section; The Review; Specialty Speeches (6mins and 8 mins) and can accommodate special requests from members (please advise at least two weeks in advance). Meetings are conducted via ZOOM and face to face as agreed. Please contact Club's secretary for details.

 

Date Topic Date Topic
14-Jul -22 

Poetry day 

06-Oct-22

Closing lines (build a speech to incorporate) 

21-Jul -22 

Pertinent topics
(will relate to what is current at the time)

13-Oct-22

The best things in life 

28-Jul-22

Icons and legends

22-Oct-22

Election of office bearers

04-Aug-22

Gender equality  

27-Oct-22

Formal Speeches and Toasts (Weddings, Tributes, Awards, etc.)

11-Aug-22

Interviews from both sides 

03-Nov-22

2500th meeting celebration 

18-Aug-22

Master calss 

10-Nov-22

 

Reading exercise

25-Aug-22

Frontiers actvity 

17-Nov-22

Pick-a-box (design your own topic from the choices given)

01-Sep-22

Good manners online 

24-Nov-22

Strange and Curious Objects - bring something to "show and tell"

08-Sep-22

Would I lie to you? 

01-Dec-22

Listen to my music 

15-Sep-22

The one that got away 

08-Dec-22 Talk to the animals
22-Sep-22

It’s 100 seconds till midnight on the Doomsday Clock 

15-Dec-22

President's Day 

29-Sep-22

Traveller's Tales
(commuting, touring, flying, sailing, or just out walking)

22-Dec-22

Christmas break 


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