A brief chronological history of Two Oceans Toastmasters club is presented below.
12 November 1990
The very first meeting, organised by Denis Jennings and Isobel Berry ; both were members of Good Hope Toastmasters (club 4374).
28 November 1990
The second meeting ; several guests joined the organisation.
18 February 1991
Formal permission was granted by Toastmasters International to Isobel Berry to organise a new Toastmasters club in Fish Hoek.
21 May 1991
Two Oceans Toastmasters was officially chartered by Toastmasters International, and assigned club number 8185.
17 August 1991
Charter Presentation dinner, held at the Avenue Hotel in Fish Hoek.
6 September 2000
The 150'th meeting.
8 November 2000
10'th anniversary meeting, attended by many of the original charter members.
18 December 2000
The club web site was established by Paul Kilfoil
30 June 2003
President's Distinguished Club status was achieved for the first time in the club's history - 9 of the 10 Distinguished Club Program goals were met, and membership had risen to 24.
2 June 2004
The 200'th meeting, held at The Red Tomato restaurant in Fish Hoek.
21 May 2005
The club's web site was named the "Best Toastmasters Club Web Site in Southern Africa" for 2004/2005.
12 May 2007
The club's web site was named the "Best Toastmasters Club Web Site in Southern Africa" (again) for 2006/2007.
19 April 2008
Two Oceans Toastmasters supplied all 3 contestants for Area 1 at the Toastmasters Southern Africa, Division D speech contests - the best performance ever by the club in the annual speech contests.
2 July 2008
The 250'th meeting.
20 February 2010
A group for Two Oceans Toastmasters was created on the popular internet social networking site FaceBook
30 June 2010
President's Distinguished Club status was achieved for the second time in the club's history - 9 of the 10 Distinguished Club Program goals were met, and membership had risen to 24.
4 May 2011
20'th anniversary meeting, attended by many special guests.
10 November 2011
Two Oceans Toastmasters was set up on the Easy-Speak web site.
29 March 2012
Two Oceans Toastmasters hosted the Division D "International" Speech Contest for the first time at The Alphen Hall in Constantia.
A member of Two Oceans Toastmasters (Kay Price-Lindsay) won the Division D "International" speech contest for the first time ever.
16 April 2012
A second monthly club meeting was introduced, in the morning on the second Monday after the main meeting.
2 May 2012
The 300'th meeting.
5 May 2012
A member of Two Oceans Toastmasters (Kay Price-Lindsay) won the District 74 "International" speech contest for the first time ever.
11 July 2012
Marion Thomas was named Toastmaster of the Year for Division D
23rd April 2013
Lorne Sulcas (evaluation) and Francois Roux (prepared speech) are crowned Area Winners for the International Speech and Evaluation contest
15th May 2013
Lorne Sulcas (evaluation) is crowned Division Winnter for the International Evaluation contest and Francois Roux (prepared speech) is placed 3rd
25th May 2013
Lorne Sulcas is placed 3rd in the District at the International Evaluations Contest
Reto Carmichel is placed 1st in Division for International Speaking and Lorne Sulcas is placed first for Evaluations
Reto Carmichel is placed 2nd in the District for International Prepared Speaking and Lorne Sulcas is place 3rd for International Evaluations
Chris Smyly is placed first in Division for Humourous Speaking
Francois Roux is placed 1st in Division for International Prepared Speaking and Verity Price is place 1st for Evaluations
15 May 2015
Verity Price is crowned the District 74 Evaluations Champion
Devi Paulsen is crowned the District 74 Best PR for 2015
Hall Of Fame
This is where we celebrate all recent & past milestones achieved by members of Two Oceans Toastmasters.
See which members of our club have been recipients of our Annual Two Oceans Toastmasters Awards since 2001.
See which members of Two Oceans Toastmasters have won club, area, division & district Speech Contests since 2001
Two Oceans Toastmasters club was founded in 1990 and officially chartered in 1991. We have had outstanding club presidents since our start.
Two Oceans Toastmasters club is a very active club and as a result often have exciting news to share with our members & visitors.
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