OFFICERS CLUB Inc.
representing Officers and families of
On Tuesday March 20th 1979, CBC Toastmasters was chartered in Sydney, following a number of phone calls between, among others, Wal Lussick, Leon Payne and Margaret Standaloft. Ensuing bank mergers meant that CBC Bank was swallowed up into the National Banking Group. The Club underwent a name change to accommodate the fluctuating fortunes of the banking industry and became National Toastmasters.
The National Club has a rich tradition and still maintains and updates today its compendium of Club history, award winners, office holders, and Standing Orders, a tribute to those who worked so diligently to establish those important documents and lists.
Over the years, National Club has provided several Area Governors, all of whom are still financial members. Geoff Kirkwood, a former member and Prseident progressed through the ranks of Area Governor and Division Governor to become District 70 Governor in 1984/85.
National has also provided several District Officers, including Margaret Standaloft, Norma Parker and Ruth Rinot.
In terms of contest champions, National has been prolific.
There have also been many finalists in various Central Division contests, including a Central Division champion in the Table Topics Contest.
Steve Howard has served as President 3 times (1995/96, 1998/99 and 2002/03). Four others have served as President over 2 terms – Geoff Kirkwood has served as President over 2 terms(1981 & 1988).
National has conducted several Speechcraft courses/programs, all with outstanding success. Some club members were introduced to Toastmasters through Speechcraft, emphasising what an important role it can play in the life of a club.
National has been a champion Club since 1979 and will continue to be a flagship for District 70 and for Toastmasters International whilever it continues to generate a spirit of continuous and never-ending improvement.