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Meeting Time Every Thursday from 1:00pm until 2:00pm.
Venue Level 2, Combined Services RSL Club, Barrack Street, Sydney (there is lift access).
Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. our club, or call our secretary Bryce Cooper, on 0407 736 879.




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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 below. 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.


President: Michael Gearin, 0414 436 522

Secretary:  Bryce Cooper, 0407 736 879


2021 Program 

Speaking Program for 4 FEBRUARY - 24 JUNE 2021
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. Please contact Club's secretary for details.


Date Topic Date Topic
4-Feb -21 

Valentine's Day is: (choose from 1, 2 or 3)
(1) Marketing gone overboard,
(2) A special romantic day, or
(3) A load of nonsense


Closing lines (build a speech to incorporate) 


CLUB ELECTION DAY - Election of Office Bearers
Pertinent Topics (if time permits)



The best things in life 


I was taken for a ride 


How to prepare for competition speeches


Fairy stories that I still love today 


Pertinent Topics
(will relate to what is current at the time)


Soapbox Day (choice of topic to "rant" about)


Formal Speeches and Toasts (Weddings, Tributes, Awards, etc.)


My biggest concern for the future is ….



Harry Jerram Competition
(tentative date, format TBA)


Tips and Tricks for speakers
(Club coaches to give a combined presentation)


Pick-a-box (design your own topic from the choices given)


Poetry and book reading
(own choice of material) 


Strange and Curious Objects - bring something to "show and tell"


Would I lie to you? 


Club 26 - Six-month activity review
Open forum for all to participate,
President to Chair


The one that got away 

1-Jul-21 Topic TBC following Club's review. 

It’s 100 seconds till midnight on the Doomsday Clock 


Topic TBC following Club's review. 


Traveller's Tales
(commuting, touring, flying, sailing, or just out walking)


Topic TBC following Club's review. 

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