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Welcome to the Burnie Rostrum Club

The Burnie Rostrum Club is a friendly club, we try to make visitors and new members feel very welcome.

Burnie Rostrum Club (Club 11) is a longstanding club in the northwest of Tasmania drawing members from Wynyard to Sheffield, Golden Valley and Launceston. From 10 February 22 our meetings are in a hybrid format, with members and guest available to join us  in person at eh Burnie Library, or online via Zoom, to include and assist those who live in remote, rural areas, and people with transport difficulties. We have a wide age range and a diverse group of members, covering all walks of life.

 

Why Join Burnie Rostrum?

We have had members keen to improve their public speaking for a variety of reasons or wishing to learn meeting procedure and how to chair meetings; others have joined for fun, friendship and fellowship.

Club members are genuinely interested in seeing new members’ speaking confidence grow in a supportive environment whether presenting speeches or chairing meetings. Rostrum has three programs new members can progress through at their own pace. You will be assigned a mentor and given feedback after each exercise is completed.

 

Where does Burnie Rostrum meet?

The club meets in the Platypus Room at the Burnie Library on Thursday evenings from 6:30-7.30pm. Access to this room is via the rear Library door and is suitable for wheelchairs. Every Thursday meeting can be attended in person or via Zoom.
Besides the annual subscription fee, there is a $3 per week room hire fee. Visitors do not pay this fee. Free parking is available on Alexander Street outside the Library. We do as the need arises have a social gathering after the meetings, especially to welcome or farewell members. Occasional social meetings are held at other venues to share food and other refreshments.


What do Members speak about?
 

Date

Meeting Type

Speaking Activity

3rd May        

 

12th May       

 

19th May       

 

 26th May                

 In Person The Butterfly Effect

Lessons I would tell my 10 year old self

Rostrum Voice of Youth (national speaking competition for secondary aged students)

   6:30pm                    NW Regional Final, McAuley Centre, Marist Regional College,

A picture tells a thousand words

 All members to bring a photo to speak about

How can the Murchison Highway be made safer?

Is lawn bowls a sport?                                                              

 

 

What makes Burnie Rostrum special?

We have had members keen to improve their public speaking for a variety of reasons or wishing to learn meeting procedure and how to chair meetings; others have joined for the fun, friendship and fellowship.

Club members are genuinely interested in seeing new members’ speaking confidence grow in a supportive environment whether presenting speeches or chairing meetings. Rostrum uses a program called Frontiers new members can progress through at their own pace. You will be assigned a mentor and given feedback after each exercise is completed.

 

What is Burnie Rostrums #1 Public Speaking Tip?

Preparation is everything!

 

 Nilah Right

Nilah Cains

This month we feature Nilah Cains (Right), one of our new 2021 members.

A brief introduction

Nilah describes herself as a retired nurse and a political immigrant with no family in Australia except wonderful friends. She is passionate about personal matters and people in general, loves Australia and Australians.

What prompted you to join Rostrum?

Nilah joined Rostrum to improve her ability to be heard when she spoke and be able to make an impact, to stimulate her brain, and learn from others.

Have you been involved in similar Clubs previously?

"I was in a Rostrum group in Coonabarabran, NSW and also in her home country, Canada".

What do you like most about Rostrum?

What I like most re Rostrum is the incentive to form and express thoughts in new ways, and to learn this from others; also, the comaraderie with intelligent people.

What are your other interests?

My other interests: dancing, volunteer gardening, the edible plant project, advocating for prenatal babies and indigenous people, healing for the disease of greed, love.

 

  Visitors are most welcome.
There is no requirement for visitors to give a speech, Only when you are ready!

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 Meeting Time: Thursday 6:30 - 7:30pm
Venue:

Burnie Library, 30 Alexander St, Burnie.

The meeting room is at the back entrance of the Burnie Library. Walk along the pathway between the Library and Alexander Beetle House and turn right.

 Contact:  Gai Cunningham on 64319135 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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