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What I Learnt as a Leader

What I Learnt as a Leader

Kaj Haffenden and I are area governors, which means we help clubs in our area grow. This week we have been in Brisbane attending training to improve our leadership skills. This training is delivered 3 times a year, and Toastmasters fly us to the training location for 2 days of intense and pointy training. I […]

President’s Report

President’s Report

Club Visits Many members have been donating their time and expertise to the success of other clubs in our division, and this is commendable. Myself, Anne and Kaj are regular visitors at Innisfail club, and strongly encourage anyone who would like to experiment with speaking to a different audience to car pool with us to […]

September President’s Report

September President’s Report

Officer Training All members of the executive received training on updating our club website. All members found it quite easy to update, and we look forward to many more news items from our executive team. Thanks to John Lizzio and Integrated Solutions for allowing us to use their office, computer training room and coffee machine. […]

Tune in to ABC this Thursday

Tune in to ABC this Thursday

At last Saturday’s ‘I Love Cairns’ competition our own Celia Berrell won first prize and the second place getter our own Rod Shearer won the People’s Choice Award. This Thursday morning (3rd September), Celia will be appearing on ABC Far North Radio for breakfast with Kier Shorey to present her speech at around 7.30am. Tune in […]

Around Area 32

Around Area 32

Area 32 is by comparison to others in Toastmasters, a fairly small area. We have 4 Clubs in our region and one of these is a brand spanking new ‘geographically fluid’ Club. This Club, Leaders by Design is an advanced Club open to members who have or are serving as a District officer. Mt Sheridan, […]

Area 32 Governor’s Theme for 2009

Area 32 Governor’s Theme for 2009

The theme for my year as Area Governor is a gem I have borrowed from the annals of wisdom bequeathed to us by Mahatma Ghandi. “Be the change you wish to see in the world”.   It is often easy to sit back and think critically about some of the things we see in life […]

Toastmaster ‘gobsmacked’ at World Champi

Toastmaster ‘gobsmacked’ at World Championships Win

A Queensland school principal has become the Toastmasters world champion. Mark Hunter from the Undurba State School, near Redcliffe, north of Brisbane, is the first Australian since 1982 to win the tournament. Mr Hunter says the audience seemed happy with the judge’s choice in today’s final in the United States. “Third was announced, then second […]

Innisfail’s 40th Birthday Lunch 20 Sept

Innisfail’s 40th Birthday Lunch 20 Sept 09

The Innisfail Toastmasters Club celebrates its 40th year in September this year. To mark this special occasion they are holding a speech-fest and luncheon on Sunday 20th September 2009 from 11.30am – 2.00pm. The luncheon and Speech fest will be held at Roscoe’s Piazza Italian Restaurant, 3b Ernest Street, Innisfail and will be a gastronomic […]