Friday, November 4, 2011

Regular Meeting on the 3rd November 2011

Extracted from an email

Dear Jamie and All,

Having been 'away' for a few Club meetings it was great to get back into the swing of things last night, with a super session run by our fellow member Jamie Phuah(first-time TME). Well done young lady.

TME's Introduction

Initially before the meeting started I thought "Where are the people/members?" because it was pretty spartan to begin with. Thank goodness more members/guests trickled in by 8pm to bring more warmth into the room, that was kindly set up by Patrick Ho, initally.

I always have a lot of fun at meetings, whether greeting new guests,volunteering for table topics, impromptly playing roles if asked, mingling at break and chatting during our' Supper Club' afterwards. It was great to see other members doing the same too, like Nick T hanging outside as ASA 1 for a longer time than expected to make sure guests were welcomed, signed in and directed through the doors of Room 1.08. Our ASA 2 Jack played his first role without a hitch too , later to be accepted as a new member of the Club. Welcome aboard Jack along with our new members VK and the other two lovely ladies to D'Utama.

Birthday Celebration for Sept & Oct

New Members' Acceptance


Although we were 'missing' our President, VPE and VPM  at the start of the meeting I must say kudos to Joseph, our VPPR, for bravely taking on the role of Acting President. You held yourself well and proved to be a good role-model for our guests to observe. Your speech #7 on the 'Family Virus' was apt! Hope our club doesn't go that way with too many absentees due to???? ...a' virus.' Keeping the Club healthy is important.

Family Virus
Competent Communicator #7: Research Your Topic
Speech Objective: refer here
Evaluation Session: view here


Listening to the wonderful speeches by Shi Wei on Mental health was educational along with the Kooi Ching or was that 'Kuching' give her take on how to run a meeting for her CL was refreshing. Good work Kooi Ching and congratulations to you on achieving your CL title.

Mental Health
Competent Communicator #7: Research Your Topic
Speech Objective: refer here
Evaluation Session: view here


Meeting Roles & Responsibilities (A Successful Club series presentation)


It was also great to see Andrew Chien take on the role of Language Evaluator for the first time and deliver it in a clear and concise manner.

I think everyone who carried out a role last night did a wonderful job. Always adding hearty flavour to the night were our 'mature' members DTM Siva, DTM Johnson and DTM G,Jayam and of course not excluding our ex-Past Presidents ACS Nancy, ACS Gan T.H, ACB Teoh C.M and ACS Calvin Lim. What I think that makes our Club tick is the combination of the 'young' and 'mature' members making things happen. Also having a chuckle and fantastic belly-laugh sends off a 'feel-good' feeling after a hard day at work. Don't you agree?

Teh Tark for the Soul (Invocation Session)


Humour Session



Keep doing what you do best everyone for D'U.
Do have a happy weekend.

Yours in Toastmasters.
Lim Bing Yee, ATM-B


Claudine Lee receives her Member Kit from VPE, Jonathan Moh, CC

Diana Khoo receives her Member Kit from VPE, Jonathan Moh, CC

Choong Voon Kwong receives his Member Kit from VPE, Jonathan Moh, CC

Jack Ng receives his Member Kit from VPE, Jonathan Moh, CC

Tan Kooi Ching receives her Competent Leader ribbon from VPE, Jonathan Moh, CC

Lim Bing Yee, ATMB receives her ribbon for Best Table Topic Speaker from VPE, Jonathan Moh, CC



Update: Videos included on 15 November 2011