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
When attending meetings please adhere to social distancing rules and please do not attend if you are experiencing any cold and flu symptoms.
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.
1st September 2021
Mysteries of the Deep
15th September 2021
Solved! What, When, How?
Tutorial: Media Review
6th October 2021
Media Review – Mystery Stories (Books, Film, Podcast etc.)
20th October 2021
3rd November 2021
BiAGM & General Meeting
Would I Lie to You?
17th November 2021
Mystery of the Skies/ Space
1st December 2021
Christmas Party – Masquerade plus mystery themed speeches/ activities
2nd February 2023
Return to a new session of Cleveland Forum