Friday, July 20, 2007

A "Royal" purple Meeting

Last meeting held on the 19th Jul 2007 shows what support meant in our club. The theme was Purple day and the TME was Paulynn Yu. She surelypicked the right color. Purple and the first thing that come to mind is Purple rain by the singer Prince.

I was jubilant when I noticed the members would rendered support for the themeof the evening. Three cheers to DTM Siva and ACG Lee Wei Seong who wore purpleshirt and they look ...well..... you all had witness such a show of support from the "old guys".

The crowd (members and guests) came on time and the packed room came alive.
As the TME Paulynn Yu took the stage crowd was kept on their toes laced withlaughter with her rendition of the reason behind the theme purple day.

Table topics session one of the most anticipated moment showcased by Ryon Loh. Hesurprised the crowd by asking the first volunteer who was the club members to pick a guest and in turn pick a member to speak and the guests responded comfortably. Innovative though. In table topics it is best to let the guests volunteer rather than be "forced" to speak. Good experience in a way.

Master Humorist Peter Yu was up to his menace. Crowd could hardly control laughing short of rolling on the floor before he even tell his main joke and when he finished and hand over tothe TME the crowd were still belly laughing and still no joke was told. What a good appetizer.
The evening was in high spirit and the assignment speeches showcased an extraordinary happening. We had two Ice breakers taking their first steps in the journey of toastmaster and one memberfinally reach the pinnacle of the Toastmaster award, The Distinguished Toastmaster and he is DTMG. Siva.

The excitment did not abate and what an impressive display of style and beautiful language used by the General Evaluator Johnson Yike. It was a professionally crafted evaluation. Good effort. Cheers to that.

Eugene Ng the Language Evaluator well, the crowd wouldn't mind asking him for an encore.
My dear members the meeting happen because of your support. Thank you.
Congratulations to Paulynn Yu a job well done. And to all the role players.

By, President Jack Leong

Monday, July 9, 2007

The First Meeting of the new term 2007/2008

I am still feeling excited over the 1st regular meeting of the new term 2007/2008.I am exasperated by the high energy and lively participation of the members and guests.The room were packed from 7.30 pm.

As the new President I came with trepidation not knowing what awaits me and how it would turn out for this auspicious occasion. The meeting was highly charged from the very beginning starting with the ASA1. The greetings among guests and members was friendly which could be one of the reasons why the meetingswas successful. Every one get a fair share of attention before the meeting starts.

As soon as the TME our charming IPP Nancy Liew took control we never look back. Our TME certainly spiced up the tempo of the meeting. TTM Henry FU was kind enough to reveal the title of the topic before asking for volunteer this time.TTE G Jayam ACG (AG B4) again tickle our funny bones with his evaluation. He jokingly called for the "banning" of Siva(he won the evaluation and TT contests) from participating in TT so that others can have a chance to win. We are fortunate to have members like PP Siva who actually set a benchmark for the rest of the members to emulate or surpass.

Our PP Allen as humor master, we can't have enough of his humor. Cutting the birthday cake by the birthday boys and girls also symbolises the 1st meeting of the new term. There are four speakers and D'utama gave birth to another Competent Communicator (CC). Bravo to Jessy Chahal.

The General Evaluator Vijay take over and seriously enough as the GE to provide more laughter. His commentwere laced with humor but serious enough to make a point.
The guests were definitely elated that night giving feedback and where necessary room for improvement.

I would like to thanks the role players for the support to make the meeting roll out smoothly and finally the memberswhose present make this meeting a success.

By, President Jack Leong