Toast­mas­ters Club folds

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FEEDBACK -

RE­GRET­TABLY, the Toast­mas­ters Club of Port Dou­glas had its fi­nal meet­ing last week af­ter five years of op­er­a­tion.

The club was es­tab­lished in Port Dou­glas in May, 2005, as part of the world­wide Toastmaster or­gan­i­sa­tion, founded in Amer­ica in 1924 by Ralph Smed­ley.

The aim of the or­gan­i­sa­tion is to help mem­bers im­prove their skills in pub­lic speak­ing, lis­ten­ing and com­mu­ni­ca­tion.

It has a world­wide mem­ber­ship of over 260,000.

Our club was given ev­ery as­sis­tance by mem­bers of Cairns, Mar­lin Coast, Ma­reeba and Mt Sheri­dan Clubs but un­for­tu­nately could not keep the min­i­mum num­ber of mem­bers needed to con­tinue in Port Dou­glas.

The Four Mile Tav­ern was very co-op­er­a­tive in pro­vid­ing a meet­ing room at no charge.

It is to be hoped that a Toast­mas­ters Club may be re-es­tab­lished in the Moss­man-Port Dou­glas area in the not too dis­tant fu­ture.

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