Friday, June 22, 2007

Last Regular Meeting of the 2006/2007 Term

I have conducted our Club's regular meeting last night in my role as the TME – the last regular meeting for the current Term 2006/2007. It was a successful meeting except for a few glitches – procedurewise.

Of course the success would not have happened just like that if not for the support of all the role players, speech assignment speakers, the President and other members of the Club (and guests whom you have invited) who attended the meeting. I wish to take this opportunity to express my thanks and appreciation for your support, teamwork and cooperation to ensure the success of the meeting. Did you all realize that there were no amendments to the program … because all role players and speakers turned up 100%!

Members who were not able to make it to the meeting last night, please try to attend/participate in the next meeting scheduled for Thursday 5th July 2007 – same time and same venue as usual.

Our current VPE CTM Jack Leong will be delivering his maiden speech as the new incoming President for the Term 2007/2008 and our current President ACB, CL Nancy Liew will take on the role as the TME besides being the Immediate Past President next week.

All members are urged to attend the meeting and give support to the new President Jack as much as we have given to Nancy if not more!

See you all next week and and Live the Best Life this weekend!

By, Henry Fu

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

How a humor speech should sound like

Another super video of a master speaker during the Toastmasters District 51 International Speech Contest. The star is Stephen Fernando and his speech title is "The Beast and The Beauty".

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Our legendary David Ingram in Action

Our legend in action during the Toastmasters District 51 International Speech Champion 2003. Brilliant speech. Enjoy!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Inspiring Speech by Steve Jobs

This was a wonderful speech by the enigmatic Steve Jobs. It is Commencement address at Standford University delivered on June 12, 2005. Thanks to TM Allen Kam for highlighting it.

The text can be found here.

Friday, June 1, 2007

How to Renew Your Membership

Introduction:

The membership subscription fee to Toastmasters International is due every 6 months. The semi-annual dues are:
1) April to September
2) October to March

The payment must be made to Toastmasters International by 1st April or 1st October.

Therefore, the collection of semi-annual subscription fee at our club level will start 2 months prior to the deadline set by Toastmasters International. Hence, we would like to take this opportunity to bring the following items to your attention:

- Semi-Annual Membership Subscription Dues to Toastmasters International, for period from April to September or from October to March is RM180.00.

- Prepaid Entrance Fees to our regular Thursday meetings April to September is RM100.00 (optional).

As a toastmasters, we have been exposed to the life changing syllabus to enhance our communication and leadership skills. In order to further develop and nurture this potent skills, members are encouraged to continue their membership with the Club.

As this Membership Subscription must reach Toastmasters International on time, prompt payment paid to the treasurer is greatly appreciated. Your payment will ensure that you continue to receive, without disruption, the Toastmasters monthly magazine.

Prepaid Entrance Fees Programme:

In addition to the above, we will like to encourage you to participate in the Prepaid Entrance Fees Programme of only RM100.00 for 6 months. For the semi annual periods, there will be about 13 meetings in each period. This means you will save up to RM30 by using the prepaid system. If you choose to join this programme, your payment of the Semi Annual Membership Subscription and Prepaid Entrance Fees will be a total of RM250.00.

Late Payments:

Kindly take note that any payment later than 30th April or 30th October will be subject to a re-instatement fee of RM50.00.

Mode of Payment:

1) Cash payable during Club regular meetings (1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday of every month)

2) Cheque payable to D'Utama Toastmasters Club.
a) by hand during club meetings; or
b) by post (Address to: The Treasurer, No. 34, Jalan 1, Kg. Cheras Baru, 56100 Kuala Lumpur)
Note: Please remember to write your name on the reverse side of the cheque