WELCOME TO CLEVELAND FORUM
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month, from 12.30pm – 2pm.
Meeting location is the Cleveland/Thornlands Cricket clubhouse, Henry Ziegenfusz Park, Fitzroy St, Cleveland. (Note: take the section of Fitzroy Street that is between Beach and Long Streets, Cleveland)
A simple byo lunch is held at 12 noon.
We work on a varied agenda so our members gain experience in many aspects of speaking.
Visitors are most welcome to come as our guest.
What others are saying …
I first joined Forum to gain some confidence to do best man speech at my friend’s wedding, the thought of getting up at such a big event in front of 120 people terrified me. The skills I learnt and opportunities available to put knowledge into practice was invaluable and I feel much more comfortable getting up in front of an audience in all situations than I did previously. – Richard, Bayside Forum
Forum helped me in my career with speaking to clients and knowing how to highlight the main points of each project for their benefit and understanding. In my community I’ve been able to participate in meetings effectively and pass these skills to others. The people I’ve met in Forum have given me a greater knowledge of my community and how it works. – Pam, Cleveland Forum
I was introduced to Forum by an amazingly helpful member whose guidance and mentoring helped me quickly see the importance of both speaking with confidence and being able to run an effective meeting in my role then as Retirement Living Officer. Attaining and practising those skills meant that all avenues of my life changed and so many opportunities opened up. I am forever grateful to Forum for its inspirational leaders and members. – Elaine, Bayside Forum
Due to current restrictions our normal meetings are not able to occur however Cleveland Forum have moved to meeting online using Zoom, please contact the club using the above methods if you’d like more info or to join a meeting online, these meetings will generally occur at the same time and date as the below schedule.
Calendar of upcoming meetings
Every meeting is different. We have a main speaker to a set title with other members speaking to the same title. Some meetings we have 2 titles for members to stretch their ideas. Some speeches are serious, some investigative and some are a lot of fun. Be ready for plenty of intellectual rigour.
Every meeting includes small tutorials in speaking and meeting procedure with members taking turns to experience Chairing the meeting under instruction from an experienced member as required.
6th August 2020
Speaking: Never say Never
20th August 2020
Speaking: Research Topic
Workshop: It’s Personal
3rd September 2020
Speaking: Keeping in Touch
17th September 2020
Speaking: Opposing Views – The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world
and 3 Anecdotes A narrow Escape
1st October 2020
Speaking: Getting the Message Across
15th October 2020
Speaking: Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover
5th November 2020
Speaking: An Open Meeting with a special guest
19th November 2020
Annual General Meeting
Speaking: Impromptu Speaking
3rd December 2020
Speaking: Our famous Christmas Party
Speaking: A Movie or Book Which Pushed My Boundaries
4th February 2020
Speaking: Who would have thought that?