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Welcome to the Burnie Rostrum Club

The Burnie Rostrum Club is a friendly club, we try to make visitors and new members feel very welcome.

Burnie Rostrum Club (Club 11) is a longstanding club in the northwest of Tasmania drawing members from Wynyard to Sheffield, Golden Valley and Launceston. From 10 February 22 our meetings are in a hybrid format, with members and guest available to join us  in person at eh Burnie Library, or online via Zoom, to include and assist those who live in remote, rural areas, and people with transport difficulties. We have a wide age range and a diverse group of members, covering all walks of life.

 

Why Join Burnie Rostrum?

We have had members keen to improve their public speaking for a variety of reasons or wishing to learn meeting procedure and how to chair meetings; others have joined for fun, friendship and fellowship.

Club members are genuinely interested in seeing new members’ speaking confidence grow in a supportive environment whether presenting speeches or chairing meetings. Rostrum has three programs new members can progress through at their own pace. You will be assigned a mentor and given feedback after each exercise is completed.

 

Where does Burnie Rostrum meet?

The club meets in the Platypus Room at the Burnie Library on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7.30pm. Access to this room is via the rear Library door and is suitable for wheelchairs. Every Thursday meeting can be attended in person or via Zoom.
Besides the annual subscription fee, there is a $3 per week room hire fee. Visitors do not pay this fee. Free parking is available on Alexander Street outside the Library. We do as the need arises have a social gathering after the meetings, especially to welcome or farewell members. Occasional social meetings are held at other venues to share food and other refreshments.


What do Members speak about?
 

Date

Meeting Type

Speaking Activity

7th July       

 

 

14 July       

 

 

21 July     

 

 

 28 July           

 In Person

7th   I feel strongly about… (activity 7 Frontiers Program)

       A song that changed the world

       Is bowls a sport? (video 2)

14th A lesson I have learnt

        Unusual food combinations

        About me (activity 1 Frontiers Program)

21st  Can a penguin be a pet?

         Which is better, Star Wars or Star Trek?

         What decade would you travel back to?

28th  Can a penguin be a pet?

          Is bowls a sport? (video 3)

          How can I become a millionaire?

                                                 

 

 

What makes Burnie Rostrum special?

We have had members keen to improve their public speaking for a variety of reasons or wishing to learn meeting procedure and how to chair meetings; others have joined for the fun, friendship and fellowship.

Club members are genuinely interested in seeing new members’ speaking confidence grow in a supportive environment whether presenting speeches or chairing meetings. Rostrum uses a program called Frontiers new members can progress through at their own pace. You will be assigned a mentor and given feedback after each exercise is completed.

 

What is Burnie Rostrums #1 Public Speaking Tip?

Preparation is everything!

 

Ray Schiller profile photo 2022 

Ray Schiller

A brief introduction
I am a keen caravaner and like to getaway with the Caravan Club of Tasmania. During the cooler months I hitch up the van and visit family and friends on the Big Island as I’m originally from South Australia.
Last year I won the Club’s intra club speaking competition.
What prompted you to join Rostrum?
Work colleagues who were members of Wynyard Rostrum encouraged me to attend a meeting.
Have you been involved with similar clubs previously?
I have not been involved with this type of club before. At first I was a little apprehensive about speaking before Club members however, over time my confidence has grown.
What do you like most about Rostrum?
The friendly and supportive atmosphere. Accredited coaches evaluate your speeches so that you are constantly being taught how to improve.
Having opportunities outside of regular meeting to use the skills I have learnt. Recently I was one of three members who chaired the North West Final of Voice of Youth: Rostrum’s
national secondary school speaking competition.
What are your other interests?
Playing card games especially Crib and 500. I’m involved in Lions, Probus, a men’s shed, Neighbourhood Watch and Senior Citizens. I am the vice-president of my church group.
 

  Visitors are most welcome.
There is no requirement for visitors to give a speech, Only when you are ready!

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 Meeting Time: Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm
Venue:

Burnie Library, 30 Alexander St, Burnie.

The meeting room is at the back entrance of the Burnie Library. Walk along the pathway between the Library and Alexander Beetle House and turn right.

 Contact:  Gai Cunningham on 64319135 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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