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Whow!   Cannot  really accept that we have been so busy and focused on our manuals and development that this site has been overlooked.

How does one begin to highlight the good, the bad and the achievements of our members and club news.

Maybe – in pictures is the simplest and cheeriest!

Now only had to recharge 2 mobile phones to up load pictures, sit quietly and patiently with a computer that decided to have a hissy fit and focus on the time line to create a glimpse of how we as a club have been busy for the spring to the end of autumn.

 

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Esther Frizzo performing her duties as Chairperson during tonights meeting.

Esther Frizzo performing her duties as Chairperson during tonights meeting.

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Yes! We have all settled well into our new premises. SOA has the opportunity to be a bit creative in room layouts.

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All ready for the meeting to commence – agenda, a manual speech and voting slips all ready. Just needed to fuel up on some hot chips and a vanilla latte first.

A very engaging meeting tonight. A overcast day and some slight showers in Kilcoy today, but that did not hamper the spirit of those who attended tonight. 2 very different speeches and a marvellous warm up followed by a creative table topic to test us all with our descriptive phrases and words. Some wonderful word pictures that brought clear visuals to all members.

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Noela Gray in mid speech presentation. Her speech required the use of visual aids tonight.

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Dell Parminter was pleased to see the return of our original minute book. She has the book opened at the very first recorded minutes of Kilcoy Toastmasters first meeting #1 dated 12th February 2007. Beautiful handwritten by Dell – the clubs first secretary.

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We had our first meeting in our new club venue and also celebrated the beginning of our 9th year as a club.
Claude Fullinfaw – Area 3 District Director also visited our club for the first time.
9 year Invitation

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9 year Invitation MOVE notice

AS you all can see Kilcoy Toastmasters are on the move and ready for the beginning of a great new charter year.

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A few personal awards to hand out first. Congratulations Marg Cortis - badge presented - now CC CL .

A few personal awards to hand out first. Congratulations Marg Cortis – badge presented – now CC CL .

Congratulations to VPE Bonnie Frethey on achieving her ACS CL

Congratulations to VPE Bonnie Frethey on achieving her ACS CL

Daryl Higgins ACS with Bonnie Frethey and Deborah Robins

Daryl Higgins ACS with Bonnie Frethey and Deborah Robins

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Well, here it is – the end of July and we as a club will soon celebrate our 9th year since charter.
Our journey through these years has seen many people come and go – this is the nature of Toastmasters. Our members join for many reasons and meet many of their own challenges and personal goals. Some join to find confidence and poise, others just to expand their educational experiences and this allows them to instruct, inform or present themselves in a more professional manner. Others join just to find fellowship and learn from the many and varied club members. You never really know who a Toastmaster is until you attend a meeting or two.
Since our last news article, we have had a Changeover Luncheon, a change of Executive and soon a change of venue. We also have been acknowledging the many personal achievements for some of our club members.
Speeches have been presented, manuals have been filled and now we can applaud all of the hard work and recognise the successes of our fellow members.
At our last meeting, Deborah Robins was presented with her Advanced Communicator BRONZE – this saw her complete 10 evaluated speeches at club level. She also completed another 2 manuals from the Advanced Communications Series.
Our newly elected President, Marg Cortis was presented with her Competent Communicator Badge at our changeover of executive luncheon last month.
Our Vice President of Education was also presented with her Advanced Communicator SILVER. Yes you guessed it – Bonnie also conducted and presented 2 presentations from the Better Speaking Series.
Throughout this year, our small club has achieved a lot and also has been very active in hosting and visiting conferences with our area. Time, distance and costs will always impact on our members visiting more, but we have all benefitted from a bit of exposure outside our own club meetings.
As I said previously, we will be on the move shortly – lookout for our posters around town with the venue location – our meeting day and time will remain the same.

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Chris Parminter officiated as the Outgoing District 19 Director at our changeover today.

Chris Parminter officiated as the Outgoing District 19 Director at our changeover today.

Marg Cortis is now the President of Kilcoy Toastmasters.

Marg Cortis is now the President of Kilcoy Toastmasters.

Here it is the executive line up shot - minus Dell - Club Secretary.OH! and NO Treasurer either!

Here it is the executive line up shot – minus Dell – Club Secretary.

HA HA! Here's Warwick - found the most comfortable seat in the room. Contemplating a life with one less duty! NOw only the controller of the clus purse.

HA HA! Here’s Warwick – found the most comfortable seat in the room. Contemplating a life with one less duty! Now only the controller of the club purse.

Kilcoy Toastmaster members - JUNE 2016

Kilcoy Toastmaster members – JUNE 2016

Well, we all dressed warm and were happy to walk into the warmth of Hunting Lodge Estate today for our Annual

Changeover of Executive Luncheon and Club Awards Presentation.  In our usual club fashion, great food was up for the offering – thanks to Vicki and Daryl Higgins – hosts and owners for our wonderful luncheon and catering to all of our special dietary needs today – teas, coffees and wines included.

Our new executive leaders are as follows:-

President             Marg Cortis

VPE                       Bonnie Frethey ( Who Else)

VP Membership           Cheryl Granter

VP Public Relations    Pamela Ham

Treasurer                     Warwick Frethey  

Secretary                     Dell Parminter

SOA                               Pamela Ham

Yes. This invitation is a different for the facebook one. Just had the opportunity to use both.

Yes. This invitation is a different for the facebook one. Just had the opportunity to use both.

Members arrived all rugged up but the venue was warm and the greeting warmer

Members arrived all rugged up but the venue was warm and the greeting warmer

Ambience and character surround us all in the dining/function room at Hunting Lodge Estate.

Ambience and character surround us all in the dining/function room at Hunting Lodge Estate.

Let's get this party started. Sergeant of Arms - Warwick Frethey and Chris Parminter.

Let’s get this party started. Sergeant of Arms – Warwick Frethey and Chris Parminter.

A few personal awards to hand out first. Congratulations Marg Cortis - badge presented - now CC CL .

A few personal awards to hand out first. Congratulations Marg Cortis – badge presented – now CC CL .

Congratulations and thank you Bonnie Frethey for her newest achievement ACS and for all of her encouragement and guidance.

Congratulations and thank you Bonnie Frethey for her newest achievement ACS and for all of her encouragement and guidance.

Club acknowledges and thanks Esther Frizzo for her generous donation of 3 personal trophies for Club Nominated Awards and also new Executive Badges. A surprise for us all.

Club acknowledges and thanks Esther Frizzo for her generous donation of 3 personal trophies for Club Nominated Awards and also new Executive Badges. A surprise for us all.

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Duel winners of the Toastmaster of the Year. VPE Bonnie presents this award to Deborah Robins (in red) and Pamela Ham. The shield will be at home – pride of place at both Toogoolawah and Kilcoy.

Winner for MOst Improved Toastmaster of the Year - Marg Cortis admiring the club trophy alongside VPE Bonnie Frethey. Congratulations Marg.

Winner for Most Improved Toastmaster of the Year – Marg Cortis admiring the club trophy alongside VPE Bonnie Frethey. Congratulations Marg.

3 Nominated Club Winners for 2016. From Left- Marg Cortis, Pamela Ham and Deborah Robins.

3 Nominated Club Winners for 2016. From Left- Marg Cortis, Pamela Ham and Deborah Robins.

The Trophies awarded today, also 2 of clear club trophies donated by Dell & Chris Parminter for our bi monthly meeting nominations. We should all be getting very grand at our acceptance speeches

The Trophies awarded today, also 2 of clear club trophies donated by Dell & Chris Parminter for our bi monthly meeting nominations. We should all be getting very grand at our acceptance speeches

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Kilcoy Toastmasters Charter Celebration

Kilcoy Toastmasters Charter Celebration

Tomorrow, our club celebrates 8 years from charter.
Throughout these years, the club has continued to function and see many members achieve.

Kilcoy Toastmasters Club No 1049167 Date of Demonstration Meeting Unknown Date of Charter 23rd June 2008 Meeting Place Christian Outreach Centre, William Street, Kilcoy Charter Executive President Daryl Higgins Vice President Education Daniel Sheehan Vice President Membership Karen McNab Vice President Public Relations Cathy Vallacott Secretary Brenda King Treasurer Leanne Travers Sergeant at Arms Ralph Jules Club Sponsors Dianne Cox & Patricia Wyllie Sponsoring Club Maleny Club # 7709 Club Mentor Kevin Wright & Del Parminter Outstanding Features of the Club Charter Dinner/Presentation 2 nd August 2008 Venue Hunting Lodge Estate 2009 Club gains Distinguished Club level within first year of Charter 2010 Club wins D69’s Best Website 2011 Club hosted Area 3 Conference & Contest Day 3rd April at Kilcoy State School CLUB PRESIDENTS 2007-08 Daryl Higgins Charter 2008-09 Daryl Higgins 2009-10 Dan Sheehan 2010-11 Donna Sheehan 2011-12 Donna Sheehan 2012-13 Oeline Morgan- Frethey 2013-14 Pamela Ham 2014-15 Pamela Ham 2015-16 Pamela Ham

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Well it is that time again when the VPE and club members scamper to finalize manuals, count points and try to achieve the most impossible of all magical tricks.  — Pull new members out of thin air.  Only need 3 or 4 people to sign up and if all accountability is correct we will be once again be able to be a Distinguished Club for the following year.

Overall, Kilcoy Toastmasters have once again proved, that the strength of a club is not in the number of members, but in the heart and soul of ITS MEMBERS.  To be part of a club that is so enthusiastic and encouraging in spirit only proves that its core strength will continue to allow the club to flourish.

 

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Circle the date.  Kilcoy Toastmasters Changeover of Executive Luncheon.  Sunday 26th June, 2016

Kilcoy Toastmasters will welcome all to our Changeover Luncheon on Sunday 26th June.
Those fellow Toastmasters who have had the pleasure of the great hospitality of Daryl & Vicki Higgins at their unique African Safari Lodge bed and breakfast and camp grounds will also remember their warm and wonderful dining room.
Come along for the luncheon and stay back for the view and wine tastings.cle the date –

Just a pic of one corner of the wonderful event room we had the opportunity to  visit.  Just some of the wonderful collectables on show.

Just a pic of one corner of the wonderful event room we had the opportunity to visit. Just some of the wonderful collectables on show.

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Yes. This invitation is a different for the facebook one.   Just had the opportunity to use both.

Yes. This invitation is a different for the facebook one. Just had the opportunity to use both.

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POSTERThis coming Sunday will see Kilcoy Toastmasters in full flight.
As local hosts for the Area 3 Showcase & Council Meeting all of our members will have allocated duties as well as some of us entering into the day’s events.

The following Wednesday night – we celebrate our 200th club meeting and it is rewarding to know that the club’s Charter President – Daryl Higgins – is once again a vibrant member of our club.

Looking back, just in the time that I have been a member of Kilcoy Toastmasters, there has been many changes – in club venues, executives and I have seen memberships ebb and flow throughout the time.

What keeps me interested in our club is the positivity and stamina of my fellow members. Details are discussed, plans are made and then things just come together – maybe someone does have a magical Tinkerbell wand – but I am let to see it.

Planning, hard work – a great heart and positive attitudes DO REAP REWARDS!