The POWERtalk Taupo club meet on Tuesdays at three weekly intervals
 5.15 - 6.45pm at Strettons meeting room, cnr of HeuHeu and Ruapehu Streets, Taupo

Great News!

POWERtalk Taupo  recently held its annual Speech Contest.
Congratulations to Lormar Bell and Katie Blackett  as the winners.
Katie and Lormar went on to compete in the Council One Speech Contest - held in Hamilton also becoming the winners in that competition.
Then in May this year they both competed in the NZ Region finals in Queenstown, with Lormar being awarded first place and Katie second.
Lormar now  goes on to Seattle USA to compete in the International Speech Contest in July next year.

The Taupo club are now in full fund raising mode to help Lormar get to Seattle.
Below is a photo of Lormar standing next to a beautiful quilt made and donated by Christine Beavis -one of the Taupo club members. Christine donated the quilt to be used as a raffle - all the proceeds to go towards fundraising to help Lormar travel to the POWERtalk   International Convention in Seattle next July.
Thank you to all those who have supported the raffle.
The raffle has been drawn today on Wednesday 20th July and published on this website.
Check the right hand column for the prize winner!

to Taupo member
Hilary Brown
Congratulations to Hilary for receiving the QSM in the New Year Honours

Hilary celebrating her award with her family on New Year's day

Below is the information of Hilary's QSM award as detailed  on the government's information website

BROWN, Mrs Hilary Anne

For services to the community and public speaking

Go to DPMC homepageMrs Hilary Brown has made longstanding contributions to the wider Taupo area over the past 30 years and has been a donor and sponsor of a wide range community groups.

Mrs Brown is heavily involved with International Training in Communication (ITC), a global organisation based in the United States and trading as Powertalk International which provides public speaking training. She is a past International President of ITC and continues as a Fellow and Certified Speech Contest Judge of ITC. She was the first person in Taupo to achieve ITC’s Distinguished Communicator accreditation. In 2011 she represented New Zealand in the World Speech Contest in Indianapolis. She and her husband were founding donors of the Geyser Community Foundation Taupo Fund, which contributes to a range of local causes in the Taupo and Turangi region. She has served on a number of boards and committees within the Taupo region. She served as the Taupo representative on the former Hamilton Education Board then served nine years on Taupo-nui-a-Tia College Board of Trustees including six years as Chairperson. Mrs Brown was a director on the Board of Lake Taupo University College.


Dates for future meetings:

Tuesday  30th August 

Tuesday   20th   September
Tuesday   11th   October
Tuesday     1st   November
Tuesday  22nd   November

Breaking News!

Jan Batson from Taupo is the lucky winner of the Quilt Raffle, with ticket number 155.
Congratulations Jan - we do hope the quilt keeps you warm during the winter!
Thank you to all those who bought tickets - helping to support Lormar attend the Speech Contest in Seattle next year.


Congratulations to the new officers for the 2016-2017 year.

    President:                Sue King
    VP Education:         Hilary Brown and Betty Bell
    VP Membership:     Michelle Barnett
    Secretary:                Katie Blackett
    Treasurer:                Anna Blackett
    Host:                        Lormar Bell

The fund raising is still in full swing with the fund-raising co-ordinator Sue, coming up with new ideas constantly.
The next fund-raiser is the Father's Day Raffle.
Watch this space for photos of the raffle.

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