Rostrum Club 15

Rostrum Club 15

Meeting Time : Each Monday at 6:45pm Venue : Eastern Suburbs Leagues Club, 93-97 Spring St., Bondi Junction Contact : Send Email

About Club 15

Ours is a club with a core group of regularly attending members that offers a supportive and collegial atmosphere. Our three weekly speeches are often of an interesting, well researched, and thus informative nature. Moreover, our resident purveyor of jokes is guaranteed to have the club in fits, provided he remembers that very few people learn Latin these days.

Venue: our venue is at Easts Leagues Club, now in a meeting room, on the lower ground floor of the club. LG is accessible only via the one lift that will arrive when you press the down button at the lift well near the Spring St entrance to the club. Once you exit the lift on LG, simply follow the meandering corridor, past the 90-degree right-hand turn, until you here voices coming from a room. That’ll be us.

Plenty of off street parking is available.

Bronte Rd entrance to the venue.

2022 Syllabus

Date Topic Chairman Word Joke Table Topics Reading 1st 8min 2nd 6min 3rd 6min Coach
17/01 Chain-speaking #1
24/01 I won’t do that again (JulieM)
31/01 The “Good Old Days” were Not so Good (JohnM)
07/02 Intelligence is not enough (JulieM)
14/02 Elections (JulieM)
21/02 Royalty today (JohnB)
28/02 “To Be or Not To Be” (William Shakespeare) (JohnM)
07/03 I have a dream (JeannineHC)
14/03 Staying safe (JulieM)
21/03 Boring people (JohnB)
28/03 The Best Holiday I Ever Had (JohnM)
04/04 The bond of all companionship is conversation (JeannineHC)
11/04 I am (wo)man (JulieM)
18/04 “7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.” – Steven Wright (MarcA)
25/04 NO MEETING: Anzac Day
02/05 A time to reflect
09/05 NO MEETING: VOY regional final instead of regular meeting
16/05 Global conferences (JohnB)
23/05 My Guilty Pleasure (JohnM)
30/05 Chain-speaking #2
06/06 Internal Freeman Seamons heat
13/06 NO MEETING: Queen’s Birthday
20/06 NO MEETING: Mid-winter dinner instead of regular meeting
27/06 Always forgive your enemies (JeannineHC)
04/07 My favourite day of the year is … (JulieM)
11/07 Alcohol and society (JohnB)
18/07 “What Price Freedom?” (Oscar Wilde) (JohnM)
25/07 Youth is wasted on the young (JeannineHC)
01/08 The most influential person in my life (JulieM)
08/08 Government grants (JohnB)
15/08 ??? ????? ?????????? – The One Who Is Silent Approves (JohnM)
22/08 Being good isn’t good enough (JeannineHC)
29/08 NO MEETING: New Voices competition instead of regular meeting
05/09 We are all fashion victims (JulieM)
12/09 Tears of joy (JohnB)
19/09 My Favourite Place in the World (JohnM)
26/09 It’s ok to lie (JeannineHC)
03/10 NO MEETING: Labour Day
10/10 AGM — prepare for altered agenda
17/10 Manners matter (JulieM)
24/10 Nuclear Energy for Australia??? (JohnB)
31/10 The Best and Worst Days of my Life (JohnM)
07/11 Euthanasia is justified (JeannineHC)
14/11 The control of the media (JulieM)
21/11 Chain-speaking #3
28/11 Food waste (JohnB)
05/12 The Festive Season
12/12 NO MEETING: Christmas Party instead of regular meeting