P30 Report posted

Area Governor Martin Lindsay

Area P30 has an exciting mix of established clubs and new clubs. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to support the four very dynamic and enthusiastic clubs in the area. Swan and Morning Star have been chartered for over 18 years, Kalamunda and Plain Speakers chartered last year. Morning Star celebrated it’s coming of age recently.

Club Officer Training

Each of the four clubs had a minimum of 4 club officers attend the club officer training and submitted dues on time, congratulations for these achievements.

All clubs have a vibrant and enthusiastic atmosphere, I felt warmly welcomed on my official visits, and all the clubs have fun at their meetings. I think that this is a formula for success. If you make your guests welcome, have fun with your meetings, enjoy what you do and have a plan to succeed, then you will succeed, grow your membership and achieve your individual and club goals.

The relatively new clubs, Plain Speakers and Kalamunda, have a balanced mix of experienced and newer members, all members are very enthusiastic and supportive of each other.

Contests

Club humorous and table topics contests are underway, it is encouraging to see the new clubs participating, no doubt driven by the energetic influence and powers of persuasion of their club executives and mentors. Clubs are holding educational on judging, so that non-contestants can judge at club level. This is a valuable skill to develop, and broadens the potential judging pool for higher level contests.

Contest dates are:
Morning Star: 24 August – Congratulations to Neville Smith in table topics and Gretta Wallis in the humorous contest
Kalamunda: 2 September
Swan: 9 September
Plain Speakers: TBA

The Area final will be held at Swan Club 7pm Wednesday 14 October and I am sure that this will be an entertaining evening with high calibre speeches. Winners go on to represent Area P30 at the Division Final.

New Clubs coming

There are two new clubs in formation, one at Mundaring, with a demonstration meeting to be held in The Hub 15 September 7pm to 9pm, and a corporate club at CSBP in Kwinana, with a demonstration meeting to be held 7 October 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Both prospective clubs have strong expressions of interest, and CSBP has support of senior management.

I look forward to a successful year for the four clubs in Area P30, the new clubs in formation, and the continued success of Western Australian Toastmasters in leading the way for District 73, pressing forward to District WA.

Martin Lindsay
Martin Lindsay
P30 Area Governor