First Major Convention Guest Confirmed!
The first major convention guest for our District 73 2018 Annual Convention has been confirmed – and it’s our Region 12 International Director, David Fisher.
David is an amazing Toastmaster, and it’s a great privilege to have him attending. His credentials include:
- Founding three companies
- Proudly served on committees of disabilities services organisations.
- Worked with club leadership committees and led IT project teams.
- Has been a dedicated Toastmaster since 2003.
- And has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters.
David speaks highly of Toastmasters and the influence the organisation has had on him.
‘Toastmasters has changed my life,’ he says. ‘It has given me the ability and confidence to voice my opinion and be heard. It has allowed me to connect with people and to lead people in business and other areas.’
The Convention will be held from the 18th to 20th of May, 2018, in Hobart, Tasmania.
The theme of the convention is Speak of the Devil. The ‘devilish’ theme is an acronym for Dream – Empower – Vocalise – Inspire – Lead. These are all qualities that we as Toastmasters aspire to!
The official website for the convention is HERE!
Now is the time to start making your plans to attend the convention and stay on to do some touring of this magical island. You might even find yourself some Tasmanian Devils to look at! The convention will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, which is located on Hobart’s beautiful waterfront, and just five minutes’ walk to world famous historic Salamanca Place. The venue overlooks Constitution Dock and the Derwent River, and is close to the centre of beautiful Hobart, Salamanca Place, and historic Battery Point.
Of course, one of the highlights of any convention is the gala dinner, and this convention is no exception. The theme for the dinner is DEVILICIOUS. You’re encouraged to dress up in delightfully devilish attire!
So, what else is there to see and do in Hobart? You can visit Mt Wellington. At 1,271 metres, it overlooks Hobart and is undoubtedly one of the most inspiring views in Australia. It’s a short drive from the city centre. There’s also the beautiful maritime village of Battery Point. This little town will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time to the 19th century.
If you love art, then MONA is a must to visit. MONA – the Museum of Old and New Art – is a new $75 million dollar art gallery, and has quickly earned a reputation as one of the most impressive galleries in Australia.
If you enjoy a beer, or if you love old architecture, then the old Cascades Brewery needs to be on your travel itinerary. It’s Australia’s oldest brewery (operating since 1832) and is open for tours and beer tasting.
Stay tuned for more updates coming soon via the District Newsletter, a D73 Convention Facebook page, flyers for your club and more. To book for the convention, go HERE!