Club membership stands at a healthy 35 but the past couple of meetings have brought many guests and we hope to welcome some of these as new members. As well as the usual club meetings there are four main items on the club horizon: Contests, Mentoring, Funds and Speechcraft.
Contests are great opportunities to progress toward your leadership award as the roles of Judge and Contest Chair are only available during contests. Two contests coming up and both include an “International Speech Contest” and an “Evaluation Contest”.
For both contests we need volunteers for Contest Speakers, Target Speakers, Contest Chairs, Warm Ups, Chief Judge, Judges, Table Topic Masters, Timekeepers, Sergeant at Arms and Ballot Counters
To volunteer contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re revamping the mentoring program. We want everyone who wants a mentor to have one. Jez is coordinating this so if you would like a mentor or like to be a mentor then contact Jez at email@example.com
Alternately you may prefer to approach a member in the club to be your mentor. If you both agree then please keep Jez informed. Remember that mentoring can count to your Leadership award.
Funds continue to be tight because of the price hike by Toastmasters International last year and the fall of the pound against the dollar. We will review fees at the end of March.
The Speechcraft program allows experienced Toastmasters to present the fundamentals of public speaking to non-members. It can be offered as a seminar-style program presented outside the club in four, six or eight sessions. We’re looking to offer this to local businesses and organisations so if you know anyone who may be interested then please contact Nigel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Worthing Speakers Workshop
Worthing are running an evaluation workshop and would be delighted to welcome members from B&H Speakers. There will be an insightful and energetic presentation on evaluation theory by a long-standing Worthing member followed by a CC speech. The meeting will then split into working groups to discuss what each member observed in the speech.
Venue: The Burlington Hotel, Marine Parade, Worthing BN11 3QL
Date: Thursday 16 February
Please note that unfortunately the hotel does not have wheelchair access.
You can contact Worthing Speakers via facebook at the link below
Wednesday 15th February 2017 Eastbourne Contest – Volunteers welcome
Thursday 16th February 2017 Worthing Evaluation Workshop
Wednesday, 8th March 2017 B&H Speakers Club contest – Volunteers welcome
Saturday, 25th March 2017 Area Contest + Workshop – Volunteers welcome
14th March 2017 Lewes Contest – Volunteers welcome
Saturday 9th April 2017 Divisional contest
4th 5th 6th May 2017 District contest & Conference