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Helen Donahue, Rose Kelleher, Robert Bicknel, The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Nick Tunbridge and Kylie Campbell at Government HouseThe Honourable Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria is the official patron of Rostrum Victoria.

Rostrum Victoria President Nick Tunbridge, Secretary Robert Bicknell, Voice of Youth Co-ordinator Kylie Campbell and their guests were invited by Her Excellency to a concert, Brilliant Brass, by fourteen brass musicians of the Victoria Orchestra in the ballroom at Government House on Tuesday 24th June.

andrew gilbert sAndrew GilbertOn Wednesday 30th October, just over 40 club members, former members, members of other clubs and friends of Rostrum Club 6 enjoyed a fun evening of fellowship and speaking at the Grandview Hotel in Fairfield.

Hosted by club president Geoff Allan, the audience listened to exploits about the club’s past, its present activities and projections for the future.

After a toast to the Club by Club Life member Pam Macallister, the speaking was lead off with a humorous anecdote from Philip Jago recalling some nontraditional Rostrum celebrations after winning a Jo Davis Cup.

President Nick Tunbridge with Victoria's newest Freemen - Kylie Campbell and Wilma SchmidtWe are nearing the end of the year for all office Bearers and I hope all Speakers who have served their club have gained a lot from the experience. In some clubs there will be keen interest in the new office bearer positions by enthusiastic members who want to make a difference to their club. For others it may be a rotation or swapping of chairs due to the limited members available. All I can ask is that we urge the new office bearers to be enthusiastic with their new roles. In the art of sales communication, I was always taught that in order to be enthusiastic you need to act enthusiastic.


rvoy vic 2018The Rostrum Voice of Youth speaking competition has been run and won for 2018. Unfortunately Victoria did not place at the National Final but it was a wonderful experience for all National Finalists. The Victorian results are available on the website at



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On the 25th of August over 53 members and guests were treated to a night where they experienced some outstanding speeches, inclusive fellowship and scrumptious (and plentiful) Croatian cuisine.

The master of ceremonies for the night, Glen Powers from Club 14, conducted the meeting with apparent effortless efficiency and military procession. His ability to links speeches and bridge agenda items through comedy was well received by all.


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