Rostrum Club 26

Rostrum Club 26

About Club 26

Our Club welcomes people who:

  • Seek to develop and enhance their communication skills in speaking to small and large groups?
  • Wish to enhance their ability to conduct meetings and committees?
  • Enjoy meeting people and helping others?

Visitors are always welcome, and no-one is asked to speak before they are ready to take the first steps. Our experienced peer reviewers will guide and assist you to build upon your confidence and skills and give you tips for improvement, and you have the option of a mentor if you would like one.

Club 26 is always looking to vary its program, and we enliven our meetings with film, theatre and book reviews, debates, mock trials and varied role playing situations such as weddings, school speech nights, Annual General Meetings and other situations at which person may be called upon to speak.

If you would like to see what we are all about, please contact one of our club officers. Guests are welcome to all meetings, but it will help us if you let us know you are coming. Meetings conclude promptly at 2pm. Club 26 members are strong supporters of the Rostrum Voice of Youth and each year our members serve the community by administering, chairing, adjudicating and timekeeping the heats and semi-finals of this highly regarded school speaking competition.

Currently we hold weekly hybrid meetings via Zoom and face-to-face at Barracks RSL or Zoom only, depending on circumastances.


President: Greg McKay, 0457 930 920
Secretary:  Bryce Cooper, 0407 736 879


2023 Program

Speaking Program for 12 January 2023 – 7 December 2023
NOTE: The Agenda will regularly include the following (which are not included in the table below):
The Humour Section; The Review; Specialty Speeches (6mins and 8 mins) and can accommodate special requests from members (please advise at least two weeks in advance). Meetings are conducted via ZOOM and face to face as agreed. Please contact Club’s secretary for details.


Date Topic Date Topic
06-Jul -23  The little things in life 28-Sep-23  My biggest concerm for teh future is…
13-Jul -23 Pertinent topics (will relate to what is current at the time) 05-Oct-23  Formal speeches and toasts
20-Jul-23 Poetry Day 12-Oct-23 Election of office bearers
27-Jul-23  A fascinating life 19-Oct-23 Fairy stories that I still love today
03-Aug-23  Icons and legends 26-Oct-23 The most important lesson of my life so far…
10-Aug-23 Master Class 02-Nov-23  Is technology improving our lives?
17-Aug-23 Frontiers activity 09-Nov-23  The road to wellness
24-Aug-23 Everyone needs a pet 16-Nov-23 There is a light at the end of the tunnel
31-Aug-23 How to spend a wet weekend 23-Nov-23 The importance of good manners
07-Sep-23 Debate 30-Nov-23 2023 – a good year?
14-Sep-23 My alter ego 07-Dec-23 Christmas party
21-Sep-23 Introducing a guest (deliver a short introduction of a person who you would like to hear presenting a speech at a function) 14-Dec-23 Christmas break
No meeting