Travelling Gavel

Thanks to Janet Coleman noticing District 46’s Travelling Gavel, our District decided to embrace the idea and have our own Travelling Gavel.

Glasshouse Mountains Toastmasters Club donated our Travelling Gavel in recognition of Stella Etherington and her commitment to Toastmasters over many years.

What is our Travelling Gavel?

The gavel is Huon Pine on a base is Black Wood and was made by a friend of Barrie Fuller DTM PRA.

Why have it?

The gavel is designed to travel from club to club throughout the District.  Its objective is for more people to share their Toastmasters experiences, to meet new people and of course to have fun.

How does it work?

Our Travelling Gavel commenced its journey in Nambour Toastmasters Club on the 4th March 2010.

How to Kidnap it?

  • President contacts the Vice President Education of the club where gavel is located.
  • Asks for at least 3 members of the visiting club to be placed on the host club’s agenda.
  • Three or more  members of the club then must visit the club that has the Travelling Gavel.
  • the visiting club takes the Travelling Gavel back to their club, fills in the log book and informs the webmaster where the Travelling Gavel will be residing till its next capture.

What will you gain?

Fellowship, fun and a sharing of skills and ideas with another club.

Who will be the next to kidnap our D69 Travelling Gavel?

Date Captured Club Holding Gavel Location Dist Travelled


Nambour Toastmasters Nambour, Qld 0 kms


Bunya Toastmasters Albany Creek, Brisbane 95 kms


Kawana Waters Toastmasters Buddina, Sunshine Coast 94 kms


Glasshouse Country Toastmasters Glasshouse Mountains, Sunshine Coast 33 kms


Darling Downs Toastmasters Darling Downs Toastmasters, Dalby 188km


Kilcoy Toastmasters Kilcoy, Sunshine Coast 137km


Maleny Toastmasters Maleny, Sunshine Coast 61km


Islander Toastmasters Bribie Island, Sunshine Coast 65km


Inside Edge Toastmasters Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast 76km


Speakeasy Toastmasters Hervey Bay 211km


Speak N Jest Rochedale 305km


Chermside Communicators Chermside 50km


Mercury’s Motivators Sunshine Coast 79km


Kenmore Toastmasters Kenmore 62km
Ipswich Ipswich 28 km
Lockyer Valley Gatton 54 km
Springfield Lakes Springfield Lakes 77 km
23-Jan-2013 Algester Acacia Ridge 23 km