Kalamunda Club Coming

Demonstration Meeting Wed February 18

Bill Hewitt Bill Hewitt

Perth Division Governor Bill Hewitt has set out to start a Toastmaster Club in Kalamunda. He has done a considerable amount of preliminary work. He needs help for the next stage, particularly for the Demonstration Meeting on February 18th. See Bill’s contact details below.

He has sent out an email to businesses in Kalamunda with an attached flyer.

Here is an extract from the email.

Bill Hewitt is striving to establish a Kalamunda Toastmasters Club to benefit the community of Kalamunda.

Toastmasters International has grown from a humble beginning in 1924 to become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. The non-profit organisation now has nearly 235,000 members in 11,700 clubs in 92 countries, offering a proven and enjoyable way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills. There are 46 clubs in Western Australia and 500 clubs in Australia.

Toastmasters benefit their communities by enabling adults to learn skills such as conducting productive meetings, effective listening, evaluation, creative thinking, leadership, management and training. Toastmasters will improve public speaking for adults in business, education, industry and government.

Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet fortnightly for an hour or two. A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a friendly atmosphere. Kalamunda Toastmasters will meet fortnightly in the Kalamunda Agricultural Hall (Lesser Hall) from Wednesday 18th February 2009 starting at 7:00 pm and finishing by 8:30 pm to practice public speaking techniques.

Have a look at Bill’s Kalamunda Flyer

For more information, and to offer Bill practical help you can ring him on 0417 917 706 or email him.

What kind of help can you offer Bill?

  • Help with the letter drop. For maximum effect the flyers need to be dropped into letter boxes by the weekend of February. Kalamunda, Lesmurdie and Gooseberry Hill offer big challenges, so Bill needs plenty of helpers. If you live in the area, your local knowledge will be invaluable.
  • Help at the Demonstration Meeting. All the standard roles are important – a timer, Table Topics Master, Evaluators, a demonstration speech and a workshop.

Ring Bill now. He’s waiting for your call on 0417 917 706.

5 Responses to “Kalamunda Club Coming”

  1. Avatar for Bill Hewitt Perth DG Bill Hewitt Perth DG says:

    Hi Guys

    I have a couple of advertisements in the local newspapers. Hoping the others will reply to my email. Hope to get some roadside signage up this week.

    I have one sponsor, me and one mentor Gladys Lavell. I need one more of each. I can have two club sponsors!!!

    Three of our Toastmaster family can help on the night. I still await further support please.

    This is about us sharing the knowledge that Toastmasters work and the more the merrier!!!

    If you can assist please don’t hold back!!!



  2. Avatar for Bill Hewitt Perth DG Bill Hewitt Perth DG says:

    Hi Everyone

    An informative demonstration meeting was held in the Agricultural Hall, Kalamunda Wednesday night. Attendees were shown four key skills to improve their public speaking and all prospective members spoke at the meeting.
    This is another objective of Toastmasters.

    The skills to improve include stance, hands, eye contact and the use of the pause.

    I would like to commend prospective members for taking that first step to improve your speaking skills and look forward meeting with you again on Wednesday 4 March 2009 at 7:00 pm in the Lesser Hall.

    Ted will be delivering his “ice-breaker” speech which is the first speech in the Toastmaster Competent Communicator manual. The objectives of the “ice-breaker” are attached.

    I will send out the agenda for the meeting early next week which will include Ted’s ice-breaker and some more skills to share with you.

    I hope to see a few more participants at the next meeting!!!

  3. Avatar for Bill Hewitt Perth DG Bill Hewitt Perth DG says:

    Hi Guys

    Just to let you know I have advertised in the Echo Newspaper under the heading of ” Free Public Speaking Skills”. I have members of Swan Toastmasters helping out and we have some interest. It will be a challenge to establish the clunb this year but we are hopeful!! A letter drop will be organised for after the long-weekend and again that may encourage members of the community to attend our meetings.

    This week will enable us to share ten tricks to improve your public speaking and we will have Teddy demononstate first hand the values of lesson one. It will be awesome!!!

    If you are surfing the Net or would like another night out please join us!!


  4. Avatar for Bill Hewitt Perth DG Bill Hewitt Perth DG says:

    A big thankyou to Swan Toastmasters and Gladys Lavell for stepping up to the plate to help establish a Toastmasters club in Kalamunda.

    Speaking, listening, thinking and leadership skils are pretty important and may become moreso in the current climate!!!

    Gladys has just returned from Kalgoorlie to be available for Kalamunda!!!

    If Wednesday 4th March is free join us at the Agricultural Hall, 48 Canning Road Kalamunda as we share public speaking skill for free!!!


  5. Avatar for Mike Helm Mike Helm says:

    Bill, a letter drop will be very helpful. If it is difficult to cover the whole area, remember that Mark Richards has advised that Australia Post can deliver a flyer for 13 cents per household. I am sure funding support will be available.

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