Canberra City Evening Rostrum Club


Founded 2003 from the former Club 4 and Foundation Club

ACT Rostrum Club of the Year 1977-78, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1985, 2001 - as Club 4 1965-66, 1966-67, 1969-70, 1988, 1997, 2000 as Foundation Club, 2008, 2010 and 2013 as CCERC

Welcome to our Website. It provides information for members and those who may wish to join. We meet every other Wednesday at 18:30 (6:30 pm). The meeting dates are set out below. We meet to develop Communications skills, debate hot issues, hear a different point of view and enjoy a social outing.

Have a look around the Website for information on our club and other aspects of contemporary communications, speaking, presentations, meeting participation and debating. The Menu is immediately below, clicking on these will take you straight to the area concerned. Or simply scroll up and down the page.

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Meeting dates

Meeting dates 2018

January 17 31 February 14 28 March 14 28 April 11 25 May 9 23 June 6 20 July 4 18 August 1 15 29 September 12 26 October 10 24 November 7 21 December 5 19

Contacts: Terry Giesecke 6254 2896


January 17 - 6:00pm - Commencement BBQ at Lennox Gardens (NARA Park) Flynn Drive Yarralumla, if weather unsuitable we'll go to a local restaurant.

January 31 at the Canberra Club Blackall Street Barton

Find it on google maps click here

Topic of the day

  • Best Holiday ever

    A member makes a point at a meeting

    Some Topics to be discussed in 2018

  • Glass ceilings
  • Art vs Sport
  • Politics is a dirty business
  • Our place in the world
  • Plus participation in the debating competition and speaking competitions
  • Warren Buffet - on the benefit of public speaking skills

    On Communication Skills: Buffett reveals that up until the age of twenty had an acute fear of public speaking. Just the thought of it would make him physically ill. This all changed when Buffett forced himself to take a Dale Carnegie public-speaking course. He discloses, "That $100 course gave me the most important degree I have... In graduate school you learn all this complicated stuff, but what's really essential, no matter what you do, is being able to get others to follow your ideas. Good communication skills are incredibly important and something that almost anybody can improve upon, both in writing and speaking. A relatively modest improvement can make a major difference in your future earning power, as well as in many other aspects of your life."

  • Rostrum resources

    A guide to Debating-Warwick Everson Click here to read

    About Rostrum

    Rostrum has been in involved in the development of public speaking and other related skills since 1930. Is is active in all States and territories as well as New Zealand. Rostrum was established in the ACT in 1953.

    Canberra City Evening Rostrum Club was founded in 2003 and was formed out of a merger of long established Club 4 and Foundation Club both of which were established in the mid Twentieth Century.

    Rostrum is committed to developing speaking, communications and speaking skills in a supportive non-threatening environment.

    It is also committed to free speech in the Community and the need to speak up when necessary.


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