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Meeting Time

Wednesday (except 1st Wed of month), 7:15 - 9:00 pm


Normally we meet at Castlefield Community Centre, 505 Bluff Road, Hampton (Next to the shops and car park near the corner of South Road)

During restrictions associated with Covid19 our meetings will be conducted online via Zoom and you are most welcome to join us.

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Cheryllyn de Vries

About Club 54

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Bayside Rostrum Club 54 - the friendly Melbourne Rostrum public speaking club, that attracts people from along Melbourne’s Bayside areas - extends a warm welcome to everyone who wants to learn how to verbally communicate better. The club, which was established back in February 1981, has celebrated more than 1,000 meetings and over that time, has welcomed hundreds of people through its doors.

Some people attend because they have specific requirements that need satisfying. It may be a wedding speech. It may be the delivery of a thesis. It may one of the myriad reasons why people strive to speak better. But whatever the reason, Bayside Rostrum club has been there at the forefront in providing tuition and practice in public speaking along with encouragement to the members who join.

People from all ages and all walks of life, have been members of Club 54 over the years and you too, can discover how Rostrum can make you a better public speaker. Prepared speeches, impromptus, chairing meetings and the art of reading aloud, are all subjects that are explored by the club.

Over the years, the club has been highly successful in inter-club competitions and been awarded the Jo Davis, Gill Lee Archer and Bob Swinton Trophies. Intra-club competition is also encouraged with the Member of the Year receiving the Grosman Hansen Trophy.


 Club 54 ended 2019 on a high note with an outing to see the play "Out of Order" by Ray Cooney.  Club member Cheryllyn De Vries performed in this light-hearted farce.


Club 54 members attend play

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