Speak with Influence, Lead with Charisma
Toastmasters provides a friendly and supportive environment to learn and develop in speaking and leadership skills. Join the thousands in Australia already enjoying the benefits of the Toastmasters program and become the speaker and leader you want to be!
Why not visit your local club , meet the members, and see for yourself what the Toastmasters program offers you? With more than 600 corporate and community clubs in Australia you are sure to find one to suit you, or start your own club in your community or within your work organization. Contact us and we can assist you.
Anyone over the age of eighteen may join and there is a mix of age, gender and experience at our clubs. Costs are low, and you can join at any time of year. Our extensive educational system has already helped more than 1,000,000 people around the world. To find out more visit our frequently asked questions page.
Courses are flexible and include but are not limited to business and technical presentations, after dinner speeches, presenting and receiving awards, chairing business meetings, speaking off the cuff, or just saying a few words to a group of friends on that special occasion.
Part of the Toastmasters International community, District 73 is the Australian governing district for Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania. District 73 Officers assist clubs and members throughout this region by developing and facilitating D73 Club Programs, offering training, events and other support to Clubs as well as holding the Annual District 73 Toastmasters Convention in May each year.
District Governor Catherine MacGillivray DTM
Welcome fellow Toastmasters to the new year in your Toastmasters journey. Have you thought about what you will accomplish this year? Will last year be your highlight or will you continue to aim higher? The Toastmasters Leadership Institute and Club Officer Training sessions have been held in July and August with very similar (good executive committee member turn out) to the training attendee numbers last year, this is pleasing to see – so many of our members engaged in our training programs.
Club leaders, you are the back bone to each successful club. It is critical to get the right knowledge to be a great club leader. How are tou going to share your knowledge? Are you going to start a new club this year? It is now your turn to bring the value of Toastmasters to someone new to the program.
Volunteer for a new role in your club or the District – we have new roles and new incentives in District 73 this year that need more people-power to achieve the goals that I have set for the District this year. Email me today if you are interested.
This is your District. Let’s succeed together and all aim for President’s Distinguished: club, area, division and district!
District 73 Above and Beyond award
2011-2012 Above and Beyond Winner
Happy Hour Toastmasters Club
Happy Hour with 5000 points is the winner of the first Above and Beyond club award for the 2011-2012 Toastmaster year.
Lilydale Toastmasters Club recorded 4900 points were a very close second.
Hawthorn Toastmasters Club Inc recorded 2800 points to come third.
The clubs that qualify for recognition of achievement of obtaining over 2000 points are in the following order:
- Diamond Valley Club – 2700 points
- Brimbank Toastmasters Club – 2400 points
- 505 Speakers Corner Toastmasters Club – 2350 points
- National Australia Bank Toastmasters – 2350 points
First, Second and Third placed clubs receive gift vouchers to spend on educational materials from the Toastmasters International Store in the US and all clubs will receive a ribbon for their club banner. These will be presented at the District Council meeting in November.
The District would like to thank Terry Barridge for creating the award and scrutinising the results for the District. The award for 2012-2013 year will be overseen by the District PRO Claire Richardson with winners announced at the 2013 annual changeover and recognition dinner.
Southern Cross newsletter
Download your copy of the latest District 73 Newsletter.
District 73’s newsletter, Southern Cross, has been produced since the District was formed in July 1976. Since July 2004 it has been produced as an online newsletter that members can download.
You can download the most recent edition of the Southern Cross – May 2013 here.