Aims of Rostrum
Rostrum is for men and women who wish to advance themselves in the mastery of the art of effective speaking.
Freedom of speech, loyalty to truth, clarity of thought, and a love of the English language are vital elements of that art, and are of utmost value to the community.
Rostrum aims to create a loyalty that will enrich the fellowship of its members. Rostrum holds to an educational ideal and teaches the skills required to participate in meetings and practise chairmanship.
"I promise to submit myself to the discipline of this Rostrum Club and to endeavour to advance its ideals and enrich its fellowship. I will defend freedom of speech in the community and will try at all times to think truly and to speak clearly. I promise not to be silent when I ought to speak."