Meeting #161

Toastmasters International Armadale WA Club


Hello Fellow Toastmasters and Guests


Well, it all went well on Tuesday.

As it always does, even if we have some late drop outs, the show goes on and it’s still good.

An enjoyable meeting.

Welcome to our two guests who attended on the night.

Kristy and Kaitlyn both stood up and had a go at Table Topics, well done.

Our first Time Toastmaster for the evening Lan did a great job and kept the agenda ticking along.

Glynda – gave eight speakers a chance to speak on fashion.  Well done to Dave Finnimore, who did a sterling job evaluating everyone.

Dave Crispin: He was thrown in at the deep end to give us the inspiration and did not disappoint. His ‘World is Your Oyster’ speech based on his experience.

Carly – First time out front with her Tonic on how she was able to coerce her dad into getting a pony at a young age that has now blossomed into a passion for horses.


Luke –  Gave his Ice Breaker speech on his the values he has learnt in his life.  Great first speech Luke, you have a future in public speaking.

Chris told us about her Scariest Childhood Memory which was going to the school dentist and how she wagged school to get away but her Mum found out and she went anyway.

Dave Crispin spoke about his naughty antics as a boy including tying his Nana up while she was asleep.  Hope you behaviour has changed Dave.

Dave Finnimore told us of his time changing out roof slate in the UK and nearly getting killed because his mate Jamie knocked him off the roof.

Well done everybody else who filled in all those other important roles that make our meetings a success.






From our Area Director S31 Andre Sequeira 

As you know, our Club is part of Area S31 with three other clubs, Canningvale, Gosnells Foothills and Southern River.  Andre has organised a get together for our Clubs 13 May 16 so we can get to know our other Toastmaster members from our area.

Here is your invitation

S 31 Area Event:  Not to be missed – this event is open to members and partners where we will share our successes over food and fun with other clubs in our area.

Friday 13 May: 7 pm to 9.30 pm @ Parish Hall, Sts John and Paul Catholic Church, Pinetree Gully Road, Willetton –

Plenty of parking.

Shared Meal – Bring your favourite dish sweet, savoury or salad.  BYO Drinks – Tea/Coffee provided.

RSVP Andre  by Wed 27th April 16

If you can make it, please let Andre know

Don’t forget the DISTRICT 17 Convention and Club Special Offer

Most of you know that we have our annual District Convention running over 2.5 days 27 – 29 Mat at the Four Points Sheraton in Perth.

Here our best speakers from across the state come together and compete in the:

  1. International Speeches Contest,
  2. Humorous Speech Contest,
  3. Evaluation Contest and
  4. Table Topics Contest.

There are eight speakers in each contest.

We also have Mark Brown, World Champion of Public Speaking.

He is giving a keynote and running workshops with other seminars.

Ball and District Council meeting.

For more info go to and click on Convention 2016 in the middle of the page to get the full agenda.

The winner of the International Contest goes to Washington DC to represent our District at the 2016 World Championship of Public Speaking.

Contests and Workshops are $32 each and the Master Class with Mark Brown on Sunday Afternoon


Full cost for the whole weekend including Ball is $335.


For members of the Armadale club, we are providing a reimbursement of 50% of cost up to an amount of $50 on proof of receipt.

e.g. if you attend one contest and Mark Browns Workshop  –

Total cost $85 the club will reimburse you 50% being $42.50.

If you go to more and pay over $100, we reimburse you up to a ceiling of $50.  Hope to see you at some of the events.



Draft Agenda 3 May 

Toastmaster – Laz Jakso

Inspiration –  Luke Bills

Table Topics – Chris Hagan

Tonic – Kaitlyn Dunstall

Table Topics Evaluation – Dave Crispin

Project Speeches 

Lan Mills –

Evaluation – Colin Hughes

Maggie Burke – 

Evaluation – Chris Hagan  (first time – I will send you info)

Glynda Taylor

Evaluation  Luke Bills (first time – I will send you info)

Soapbox – Colin Hughes (3 Min)

Evaluate the Evaluators – Dave Finnimore

Timer – Lin Jefferson

General Evaluation – Dave Crispin

Any problems let Dave Crispin know at

I will be away working in the NT so have a great time.



President Armadale Toastmasters

0408 936 623

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