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Welcome to our site which contains details of our club

and planned meeting dates. 

Manchester Orators was established in 2002 and became a fully chartered Toastmasters group in 2003.

From the start to the present we are proud of the fact that Manchester Orators has helped hundreds of people become better public speakers and leaders.

The club will have been chartered for 15 years during 2018.

A special Anniversary formal dinner is planned for  Saturday, June 16th to celebrate.

(Members should now visit the event page and book their places for the anniversary dinner).

Our group have open meetings on the 2nd Thursday and 4th Thursday of each month in Central Manchester at the Rain Bar. Visitors are welcomed at these meetings.

We also meet on the first and third Thursdays of each month but those meetings are for members only.

See the list below for meeting dates.

Regular venue: THE BOARD ROOM, 3rd floor of the RAIN BAR Manchester.

  • Regular open meeting days: second and fourth Thursdays
    Note: this is not the same as meeting every two weeks and sometimes there will be 3 weeks between meetings.
  • Pre-meeting start: 7pm. 
  • Meeting start time: 7:30pm.
  • Expected finish time: 9.30 – 9.50pm. (Depending on the meeting content)
  • The meetings on the first and third Thursday of each month are for members only.

2018 Diary Dates

  • January 4th Members Only (Our first meeting of the New Year)
  • January 11th 2018 (Our first open meeting of the New Year)
  • January 25th Open to visitors
  • February 1st Members Only
  • February 8th Open to visitors
  • February 22nd Open to visitors
  • March 1st Members Only  Competition- International Speech and Evaluation
  • March 8th Open to visitors
  • March 22nd Open to visitors
  • April 5th Members Only
  • April 12th Open to visitors
  • April 26th Open to visitors
  • May 3rd Members Only
  • May 10th Open to visitors
  • May 11th-13th D71 conference in Cork
  • May  19th (Saturday) Extra members-only meeting to be held at a different venue (Details for members are on EasySpeak).
  • May 24th Open to visitors
  • June 7th Members Only
  • June 14th Open to visitors
  • June 16th Orators 15th anniversary formal dinner celebration (Members and their guests)
  • Jun 21st Members Only – (Note: AGM date moved to next meeting)
  • June 28th Open to visitors (The AGM will be held on this evening starting at 7pm – after the AGM, visitors will be admitted at around 7:30 – please wait in the bar)
  • July 5th Members Only
  • July 12th Open to visitors
  • July 19th Members Only – ( Extra meeting )
  • July 26th Open to visitors
  • August 2nd Members Only
  • August 9th Open to visitors
  • August 16th TBC
  • August 23rd Open to visitors
  • Further dates will be added, as per our regular schedule, as we get nearer to those dates.

Please put all these dates in your online diary now so that you will be certain to get reminders to attend each meeting.

Always check back here before each meeting in case there is a last minute change to venue or time.

If there is no change to this site you can reliably assume that the meeting is as planned.

Visitors are always welcome, free of charge. So come along and see what it’s all about.

Current members with ID and passwords can update details and sign up for roles using the Orators on-line administration facility via the link below.

(If you are a member and don’t yet have your password – please use the response form on this site to request one).

: Link for members to: www.toastmasterclub.org