Archive for the ‘Convention2007’ Category

Sponsors and Fundraisers

Costs have been rising steadily. The Convention Committee has worked hard to keep Registration Fees as low as possible.

We have a range of generous sponsors and hardworking fundraisers who have contributed significant amounts to our revenue and helped us keep the fees low.

You can see the names and details of the funds raised outside Registration Fees at Sponsors & Fundraisers

If anybody on the Committee can locate any errors here or has suggestions for a more accurate presentation, please post your suggestions.

Convention Committee and Helpers

The Convention Committee has been working hard to make the May 2007 Convention in Fremantle the most exciting and the most successful ever.

The original 3 person committee set up in early 2006 by then Division Governor Betty Hart has been expanded to 6 members and is getting major input from a growing band of helpers.

I have posted a file which gives details on the Committee and the Helpers. More details will be added as they become available. Check out the Committee.

Convention Fundraisers

Quiz Night

Lynda t’Hart
Lynda t’Hart

Lynda t’Hart from Foothills is organising a Quiz Night on Friday, March 30 to raise funds for the Convention.

Get all the details. Download the Quiz Night Flyer

Gary de Rodriguez – Secrets of Charismatic Presentations

Gary de Rodriguez

Maree Pickens has organised a special presentation from Gary de Rodriquez on Thursday evening, March 27th. Gary is an internationally acclaimed speaker from the USA and a master practitioner of humanistic neuro-linguistic psychology.

Download the Flyer, which has all the information and the booking form. Bookings are essential. Download the Rodriguez Flyer

Early Bird Prize

Newsflash – March 7

Early Bird Draw
We have the winners. The draw was conducted at Victoria Quay’s regular meeting, as previously announced. Interstate visitor, Paul Dixon DTM, drew a number from a bucket held by Convention Treasurer, Alan Smith DTM. Number 19. Convention Chairman Ian Pickens consulted the list and announced the winner –
Alison White from Gateway Toastmasters won the $220 prize.

And then there was a second draw – a mystery prize for one of the first 25 full registrants. Paul drew a second number – Number 23.

Henk van den Bergen from Rowville won cash of $50 and either a ticket to the Friday bus tour, or a ticket to the Sunday morning DTM Breakfast.

The original announcement of the draw

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Alan Smith DTM

100 Early Birds are in the draw for the Prize so far. If your entry reached Convention Treasurer Alan Smith by March 1st, you are in the draw. And the Prize? $220 – the cost of an Early Bird full registration! Just in case there were problems in Australia Post delivering the mail on time, Alan will accept registrations he receives that were postmarked by March 1st. There is a public holiday here in WA on Monday 5th, so the final list will be determined on Tuesday, March 6th.

Come to the draw. It will be conducted during the Victoria Quay regular meeting on Wednesday evening, March 7 at the Fremantle Bowling Club, 6 Ellen Street, Fremantle. Host Club Victoria Quay meets every Wednesday evening at the Bowling Club from 6-7.30 pm, with supper after the meeting. Visitors are always welcome at Victoria Quay.

Paul Dixon
Paul Dixon DTM

Toastmaster for the evening will be Paul Dixon DTM, former District Secretary and a member of the Silver Service Advanced Club in Melbourne. Paul is on a work assignment in Perth and has been attending Victoria Quay and Western Founders Advanced Club. You can check out the Victoria Quay and the Western Founders websites.

Bookings have been coming in at an extraordinary rate. On the basis of past Convention experience, the Convention Committee budgeted for 50 full registrations by this date, but we have doubled that. The 2007 Convention will be the biggest and best yet. Keep up to date with the latest information by checking in to this site regularly. Post your queries and get a quick answer from Webmaster David Nicholas DTM.

DTM Breakfast Details

You have a DTM? Or you are on your way to the Award

Come to the DTM Breakfast Event

May 20, 2007 at the Italian Club, from 8.00am-9.30am

Honour our new DTMs for this year.

Betty Hart DTM

We have one so far – Betty Hart DTM – and we know of two more coming soon.

Betty was Western Division Governor in 2005/06 and oversaw the splitting of the Western Australian Division into two – Perth Division and Western Division. When she took a job in Albany she promptly set about founding a club. Amity Toastmasters is currently the only new club in the District this year.

We have an eminent Keynote Speaker Eamonn Moran DTM

Eamonn Moran DTM

Eamonn Moran was born in Northern Ireland and migrated to Australia in 1977. He holds academic qualifications in law from both Irish and Australian Universities. He was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in 1998 and in the Queen’s Birthday honours of 2005 was awarded a public service medal “for outstanding public service to legislative drafting and public law, and to the promotion of plain legal language”. He has been Chief Parliamentary Counsel for Victoria since 1999.

Eamonn joined Toastmasters in 1985 and as District Governor in 1992-93 led the District to Number 2 in the world. He achieved DTM status in 1995 and was District Parliamentarian for more than 10 years. He is still active in Toastmasters and is currently VPE for Kew Toastmasters in Melbourne.

Book now.

The cost is $30. Download the DTM Breakfast Rego Form 4A