Friday, December 18, 2015

17 Dec 2015 - All I Want For Christmas Is ...


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Photographs of the meeting are available in our Facebook page below;

D'Utama Toastmasters Club (#5912) conducted its Christmas club meeting on 17 December 2015. The meeting theme was "All I...

Posted by D'Utama Toastmasters Club on Thursday, December 17, 2015

Thursday, December 3, 2015

3 Dec 2015 - Impossible? I'm Possible


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D'Utama Toastmasters Club (#5912) conducted its regular club meeting on 3 December 2015. The meeting theme was "...

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Saturday, November 7, 2015

Youth Leadership Programme (28th & 29th Nov 2015)

Dear Members, Friends and Guest,

D'Utama Toastmasters is organizing its annual Youth Leadership Program (YLP) this November 2015. The details are as follows;

Event Details

Date: 28th (Saturday) & 29th (Sunday) November 2015
Time: 8:30AM - 5:00PM
Venue: Wisma Bakti,No 6, Changkat Abang Haji Openg,Taman Tun Dr Ismail,60000 Kuala Lumpur (Google map here)
Age Group: 13 - 17 years old
To download the full brochure here: click here.
To download the registration form: click here.

What is Youth Leadership Programme?
  • It is a 2-day informal course in Communication and Leadership Skills. Your child will be coached in public speaking skills which include speech preaparation and delivery, and professional feedback.
  • It is an opportunity to practice expressing thoughts clearly to others through participating in group discussions and decision-making activities.


For further enquiries, please contact any of the following;
  • Chan Yew Choong, email: yewchoong007@yahoo.com | mobile: 012 - 203 3883
  • Choong Voon Kwong, email: vkchoong@yahoo.com | mobile: 016 - 288 2966

Testimonial from previous participants;




Wednesday, November 4, 2015

29 Oct 2015 - F.E.A.R. (Halloween Theme Meeting)


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D'Utama Toastmasters Club (#5912) conducted its regular (Halloween) club meeting on 29 October 2015. The meeting theme...

Posted by D'Utama Toastmasters Club on Friday, October 30, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Area D1 & D2 Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contests





Photographs of the meeting are available in our Facebook page below;

Toastmasters International District 51R, Division D, Area D1 & D2 conducted its respective area level contests for Humorous Speech and Evaluation Speech on 3 October 2015 at Sunway University.

Posted by D'Utama Toastmasters Club on Sunday, October 4, 2015

Thursday, October 1, 2015

1 Oct 2015 - Never Say Never!


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D'Utama Toastmasters Club (#5912) conducted its regular club meeting on 1 October 2015. The meeting theme was "Never Say...

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Monday, September 7, 2015

3 Sept 2015 - On The Brighter Side


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During this regular club meeting, one of our past presidents presenting an informative piece from the Successful Club series called "Creating The Best Club Climate". Here is the video;

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Photographs of the meeting are available in our Facebook page below;

D'Utama Toastmasters Club (http://www.dutm.org/) regular club meeting on 3 Sep 2015. The meeting theme was "On The...
Posted by D'Utama Toastmasters Club on Friday, September 4, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Next Regular Meeting is on 3 Sept 2015

Dear Members, Friends and Guests,

After conducting our annual Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest, D'Utama Toastmasters Club is resuming our regular meeting this 3 September 2015 (Thursday) and will be held at our regular venue of Room 1.05 Kolej Damansara Utama, starting from 7:30PM to 10:00PM

Theme of the Meeting: "On The Brighter Side"
The Cast (as of 3 September 2015, updated):

Toastmaster of The Evening (TME)
: CHAN Yew Choong, CC

ASA1 (registration) : Yvonne Yon, CC

ASA2 (call meeting to order) : Open from the floor
Teh Tarik for the Soul : LIM Bing Yee, ACS
Table Topics Master : CHOONG Voon Kwong, CC
Table Topics Evaluator : Marcus LOI, CC CL
Humor Maste : Open from the floor
Ah Counter : Geena POON, TM
Time Keeper : Nur Hafidz, TM
Language Evaluator : Open from the floor
General Evaluator : BOON Sin Cheng

Assignment Speakers
Project #
Evaluators
1. Amonre CHEW, TM
CC#8 (Get Comfortable With Visual Aids)
CHAI Wen Lee, ACB CL
2. TAN Kooi Ching, ACB CL
AC Special Occasion Speeches #3: The Roast
Henry FU, ACB ALB
3. Johnson YIKE, DTM
A Successful Club series:
Creating Best Club Climate



Click here to download the meeting program.


There are still roles to fill so those who wishes to volunteer may contact our Vice President of Education (VPE), CHAN Yew Choong, CC (yewchoong007[at]yahoo.com).

Sunday, August 23, 2015

20 Aug 2015: Humorous Speech Contest & Evaluation Speech Contest (Photos & Videos)

D'Utama Toastmasters Club conducted it's annual club level Humorous Speech Contest (Term 2015-2016). There were a total of seven contestants that took part and the contest was a great success!

 
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D'Utama Toastmasters Club conducted it's annual club level Evaluation Speech Contest (Term 2015-2016). There were a total of NINE(9) contestants that took part. Again, it was a great success!

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Photographs of the meeting are available in our Facebook page below;

D'Utama Toastmasters Club (#5912) organized and held its annual (Term 2015-2016) Humorous Speech Contest & Evaluation...
Posted by D'Utama Toastmasters Club on Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

20 Aug 2015: Humorous Speech Contest & Evaluation Speech Contest

Dear Members, Friends and Guests,

I am pleased to announce next week is our club contest- DUTM’s Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest 2015/2016. This round we have total seven(7) contestants for Humorous Speech Contest and nine(9) contestants for Speech Evaluation Contest!
DUTM HSEC poster
First let me introduce to you the main Organising Committee members, they are:

Organising Chair – Yvonne Yon
Contest Chair, Humorous Speech Contest – Lim Bing Yee
Contest Chair, Speech Evaluation Contest – Marcus Loi
Chief Judge : En Nik M Zaki, CC ALB

The above contests will be held at the same venue i.e. Room 1.05 KDU University College.
Door Fee : RM 10.00 per pax 

Kindly refer to the attached program for detailed agenda for the contest: please click to download here.

To all contestants and role players, do take note below on the timings for the event:
  • Light Refreshments will be served from 6:45 to 7:25pm.
  • Briefing to Contestants (HSC) will be between 7:00 to 7:15pm. Contestants who are not present at the time of the brief will hear-by waive their rights to be briefed by the respective Contest Chairs. Contestants who are not present at the announcement of the start of the contest will be DISQUALIFIED.
  • Briefing to Role Players & Judges will be between 7:00 to 7:15pm. Role Players, kindly please be on time.
  • Briefing to Contestants (ESC) will be between 8:45 to 9:00pm. Contestants who are not present at the time of the brief will hear-by waive their rights to be briefed by the respective Contest Chairs. Contestants who are not present at the announcement of the start of the contest will be DISQUALIFIED.

Members & Audience, do come and support your fellow members who are taking on this challenge to contest and entertain you. Please show up early too and enjoy the refreshments at 6.45 p.m. at a leisurely pace before the contests commence!

To all contestants, all the best!

See you all in the event.


Regards,
Yvonne Yon
Organizing Chair - Humorous Speech & Evaluation Contest
2015/2016

Saturday, August 8, 2015

6 August 2015 - Let's Grow Together


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Photographs of the meeting are available in our Facebook page below;

D'Utama Toastmasters Club (http://www.dutm.org) regular club meeting on 6 August 2015. The meeting theme of the night...
Posted by D'Utama Toastmasters Club on Friday, August 7, 2015

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Next Meeting: 6 August 2015

Dear Members, Friends and Guests,

Our next meeting on 6 August 2015 (Thursday) will be at our regular venue of Room 1.05 Kolej Damansara Utama, starting from 7:30PM to 10:00PM. The Toastmaster of the Evening (TME) will be our Past President, Calvin LIM, ACS ALB.

Theme of the Meeting: Let's Grow Together
The Cast (as of 5 August 2015, updated):

Toastmaster of The Evening (TME)
: Calvin LIM, ACS ALB
ASA1 (registration) : -- vacant --
ASA2 (call meeting to order) : LEE Boon Wei, CC
Teh Tarik for the Soul : Amonre CHEW
Table Topics Master : Jo CHUNG, CC
Table Topics Evaluator : Marcus LOI, CC CL
Ah Counter : Ryan TANG, TM
Time Keeper : Simon LEE, TM
Language Evaluator : Steven LAI, CC CL
General Evaluator : Mirosha (Area D1 Director)

Assignment Speakers
Project #
Evaluators
1. LIM Mei Ching, TM
CC#2 (Organize Your Speech)
VK CHOONG, CC
2. Chelsea YIN (Phoenix TMC)
CC#6 (Vocal Variety)
CHAN Yew Choong, CC
3. Ricky SOO (M.A.D. TMC)
AC Speaking To Inform #1: 
The Speech To Inform

CHAI Wen Lee, ACB CL
4. Johnson YIKE, DTM
A Successful Club series:
The Toastmasters Education Program



Click here to download the meeting program.

Thanks & please keep in touch always - as the incoming meeting's theme is "Let's Grow Together!"

Friday, July 31, 2015

30 July 2015 - "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there" - George Harrison


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Meeting Theme: "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there" - George Harrison - introduced by...
Posted by D'Utama Toastmasters Club on Friday, July 31, 2015

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Next Regular Meeting: 30 July 2015

Dear Members, Friends and Guests,

Our next meeting on 30 July 2015 (Thursday) will be at our regular venue of Room 1.05 Kolej Damansara Utama, starting from 7:30PM to 10:00PM. The Toastmaster of the Evening (TME) will be our Immediate Past President, Henry FU, ACB ALB.

Theme of the Meeting: "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there" - Geroge Harrison
TME of 30 July 2015
The Cast (as of 27 July 2015, updated):
Toastmaster of The Evening (TME)
: Henry FU, ACB ALB
ASA1 (registration) : TEOH Chun Ming ACB ALB
ASA2 (call meeting to order) : -- vacant --
Table Topics Master : Nazaruddin Abdullah, Persona TMC (Petronas)
Table Topics Evaluator : LIM Bing Yee ACS
Ah Counter : Ryan TANG, TM
Time Keeper : Simon LEE, TM
Language Evaluator : -- vacant --
General Evaluator : Calvin LIM ACS ALB

Assignment Speakers
Project #
Evaluators
1. LEE Chin Chin, TM
CC#1 (Ice Breaker)
-- vacant --
2. Geena POON, TM
CC#1 (Ice Breaker)
-- vacant --
3. TAN Kooi Ching, CC ALB
TBA
-- vacant --
4. Johan OOI
International Speech
Open Evaluation


The club has the honor and pleasure of providing an opportunity for our current District 51 Champion for International Speech Contest (Term 2014-2015), Johan Ooi, to rehearse his speech before flying off to USA next month to participate in TI International Speech Contest to be held at Toastmasters International Convention, 12 - 15 Aug 2015 at Caesar's Palace & Hotel, Las Vegas.


All are welcome to join this meeting!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Dear fellow Toastmasters & guests,

This Thursday, 30th July do come to have fun with Toastmasters of the Evening Henry Fu (our immediate past president) at KDU PJ room 1.05 at 7.15 pm. We are going to evidence the speech by Johan Ooi who was District 51 Champion in International Speech Contest. See you there.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

2 July 2015 - No Mountain Is Too High


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Photographs of the meeting are available in our Facebook page below;
New Term Theme: "No Mountain Is Too High".Toastmaster-of-the-Evening (TME): G. Sivalingam, DTMDate: 2 July 2015YouTube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPs9ip2EgDcKdAeKj_WhNf7JFIuM528RL
Posted by D'Utama Toastmasters Club on Thursday, July 2, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Regular Meeting 2 July 2015 [message from Incoming VPE]

Dear wonderful members of D'Utama Toastmasters Club, 

After saying goodbye to the last meeting of the term 2014/2015 around 2 weeks ago, it's now time to say hello and welcome the first meeting of the term 2015/2016 on 2July 15. As a tradition, the TME of the first meeting of the term will be the IPP (Immediacate Past President), Henry Fu. However due to some unforeseen circumstances, he'll not be able to make it. A seasoned Member who is also a PP (Past President), G Sivalingam, has gracefully accepted the challenge to be the TME for the meeting.

I sincerely invite all of you to come and take up the roles in this first meeting of the term where President-elect Jack Ng will be giving his maiden presidential speech. I have include a list of roles to be filled in this email so that you can choose the role that you prefer. Do bring along your CL manual so that the roles that you have played can be credited into it.

Theme of the Meeting: TBC

TME: G Sivalingam

ASA1 (Registration): TBC

ASA2 (Call meeting to order): TBC

General Evaluator:  TBC

Teh Tarik for the Soul: TMC

Table Topics Master:  Marcus Loi

Table Topic Speakers:  TBC

Table Topics Evaluator:  TBC 

Humour Master: TBC

Language Evalautor:  TBC

Ah Counter: Yvonne Yon

Time Keeper:  Tanya Tan

Speaker 1:  Yap Wai Hong (Evaluator: TBC)
Speaker 2:  Hoo Sze Ling (Evaluator: TBC)

Audience :  TBC


Looking forward to meeting all of you at the meeting. Cheers


Best regards,

Yew Choong

Monday, June 15, 2015

Regular Meeting 18 June 2015

Dear members and guests, our next meeting will be on this Thursday, 18 June 2015. The TME for this meeting will be none other than our Past President, Steven Lai!

All are welcomed to join this final meeting for the Term 2014/2015.

Registration starts at 7.15pm. Light refreshment will be served. See you there!

D’Utama Toastmasters Club turns 30!

DUtama Toastmasters Club turns 30!

There was no way that we were going to let our club’s 30th anniversary pass by without a celebration so we got a committee cracking their heads together to make this celebration happen.

D’Utama Toastmasters Club, thus was to celebrate its 30th anniversary and installation dinner at Boathouse Restaurant & Bar located along the famed pub street in Taman Tun Dr Ismail. The chef-owner of Boathouse and recently published author of the recipe book entitled Meatology published by MPH, Chef Yenni Law has been running the restaurant for over 11 years and known to D’Utama Toastmasters Club for some time. She had prepared a menu specially for this celebration.

And the theme was “Tropicalia”. Think beach, coconut trees and grass skirts.

The event was graced by the presence of several VIPS: the current District 51 Lieutenant-General for Education & Training, Sue Ding who is also the incoming District Director for the term 2015/2016; current Area D4 Governor for the term 2014/2015, Leong SooQi; current Division B Governor for the term 2014/2015, Lim Thian Seng, Incoming Division B Director for the term 2015/2016, Teoh Chun Ming (also the club’s Past President); Incoming Division D Director for the term 2015/2016, G. Sivalingam (also the club’s Past President).

Past Club Presidents were also present, namely; Allen Kam, G. Subra, Lee Wei Seong, Steven Lai, Johnson Yike, Nancy Liew, Hoo Sze Ling, and Gan Teong Hock.

Gan Teong Hock took the lead as the Game Master, ensuring that we were entertained during dinner. Enlisting the past presidents, current president as well as the incoming president, he elicited 3 pieces of information (or secrets!) from them each and subsequently made everyone guess the presidents based on the information he read out later. We could not have guessed the person based on the information given!

And we could not have excluded the Best Dressed Male and Female award for the night. These were the top 3 singled out for this category.

Best Dressed Male
Ryan Tang
Jason Lee
Chan Yew Choong


Best Dressed Female
Yvonne Yon
Tanya Tan
Jo Chung

It’s not easy to walk away as the Best Dressed! You have to earn it! All six contestants were made to walk from the first floor using the stairs and all the way to the designated stage. Some had a modest routine while some certainly knew how to rock a runway!

As is tradition, we also presented the Toastmaster of the Year (TOY) award at every installation event. This year’s award recipient is Choong Voon Kwong in recognition of his contributions to the club.

We had the incoming District Director, Sue Ding as the installation officer to install the Exco for the term 2015/2016:

1.  President-Elect          :          Jack Ng
2.  VPE-Elect                  :          Chan Yew Choong
3.  VPM-Elect                  :          VK Choong
4.  VPPR-Elect               :          Chee Fong Hoe
5.  Secretary-Elect         :          Jason Lee
6.  Treasurer-Elect         :          Argustin Mok
7.   SAA-Elect                :          Lee Boon Wei
8.   IPP                           :          Henry Fu

Committee Member Ryan Tang was also installed.

Incoming Club President, Jack Ng delivered his speech right after the installation. He revealed his theme for the next term which is “No Mountain Is Too High”. He related how he faced numerous personal challenges over the last term but was able to overcome them in the end.

He relayed his vision for the club for next term which was to raise RM5000 for the club finances, and strengthening the bond among members. Funds raised would go towards activities to be conducted next term to build relationship amongst members. We certainly all liked the sound of that! Jack has also announced that the club would achieve the 10 out of 10 DCP goals by end of March 2016. A tough feat, some may say this to be but given our club’s track record of having achieved 10 out of 10 DCP points and President’s Distinguished Club for more than 10 consecutive years, we would surely have no problem supporting our Incoming President’s vision and mission for the club in the next term!

It was an intimate and lively dinner for all of us that night, decked in our beachwear and fun Toastmasters spirit!


A snapshot of the menu for the night - Two thumbs up!

D’Utama Toastmasters Club
30th Anniversary
&
Installation Dinner
13th June 2015

Appetisers
Salad Nicoise
-French beans, anchovies, olives, tuna, French vinaigrette

Hor D’oeuvres (cold)
-Mediterranean clam meat
-Jelly fish bites on oyster shells

Hor D’oeuvres (hot)
-Baked Creamy Eggs with ham and mushrooms
-Thyme pork coins

Mains
Spaghetti Aglio Olio Fungi
**********
Slow baked Holland Belly Ribs with homemade barbeque sauce
*********
Grilled Mint Lamb marinated in homemade mint sauce
*********
Mac & Cheese baked with ham and bacon
**********
Red Wine Veggies
*********
Beer Battered Onion Rings
**********

Dessert
Jamaican Bread & Butter Pudding infused with rum marinated raisins


Cake-cutting by Incoming President, Jack Ng; Incoming District Director, Sue Ding and Outgoing President, Henry Fu

Pose for a picture!

Incoming Vice-President Membership, Choong Voon Kwong gets the Toastmaster of the Year award for his contributions!

The 3 lucky draw winners who get to go home with Chef Yenni Law's recipe book, "Meatology" published by MPH

Incoming President, Jack Ng delivers his presidential speech

The final 3 for Best Dressed Male and Female for the night

Here are some of the videos taken during that night!

D'Utama TMC 30th Anniversary: Incoming President's Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBNRVeWLIc4&list=PLPs9ip2EgDcKlkdAFUVY8sXQawG6ORtuZ&index=4

D'Utama TMC 30th Anniversary: Incoming President's Speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBNRVeWLIc4&index=4&list=PLPs9ip2EgDcKlkdAFUVY8sXQawG6ORtuZ


D'Utama TMC 30th Anniversary: Cake Cutting session

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wADN6oenCI&list=PLPs9ip2EgDcKlkdAFUVY8sXQawG6ORtuZ&index=5



Till next year!


Yours,
Hoo Sze Ling, ACB
Immediate Past President 2014/2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Interview with G. Sivalingam, Incoming Division D Director 2015/2016

G. Sivalingam, DTM, will be the Division D Director for the term 2015/2016. He has been a member of DUtama Toastmasters Club since 1998 and served as Club President for the term 2001/2002. He was also District Secretary for the term 2003/2004, when District 51 was the largest in the world, covering as many as 7 countries comprising of Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, Hong Kong and Macau.

During the upcoming term, G. Sivalingam will be overseeing 5 Areas. The clubs that will be under Division B are:

Final Division D Alignment(2015-2016) As of 17 May 2015

Area D1
Area D2
Area D3
Area D4
Monash
Taman Indrahana
Kuantan
MAS Mawar
Sunway Uni
Taylors SJ
MAS Cempaka
PJ Bilingual
Gamuda
PMO
LaFarge
Ecoworld
DUtama
Adrian Yeo
Lekor
IICS


Friendship


Division D Director : Sivalingam Ganasalingam(00328495)
Area D1 Director : Mirosha Somasundram(03364800)
Area D2 Director : Jade Lim Lay Yoke(00929297)
Area D3 Director : Sea Shin Tyun(01055541)
Area D4 Director : Lam Kheng Yeen(01564572)

NOTE: The final line up will be that listed on Toastmasters International website on 1 July 2015, as that is when the list of suspended clubs will be finalised.

1. What do you think the role of Division Director is all about?

I think its about being a steward for all the Clubs in the Division for that one year, and leaving the Division in a stronger position when I step at the end of the 12 months. Stronger in the sense that the Clubs are growing in terms of membership, and educational awards, but most importantly that the Clubs are places where people feel it is worth their time to be in.

2. What are the challenges and opportunities do you see awaiting Division D in the next term?

On the challenge side the Division is very small, as I have only 13 living Clubs, and a Division is supposed to have around 20 Clubs. On the opportunity side it is much easier to grow from a small base, and easier to connect with a small group of Clubs and share the vision of where to go.

3. What do you hope to achieve as Division D Director?

I only have 2 Key Performance Indicators for my Division Team:
1.Identify a successor for each position by 30 April 2016, e.g. my own successor, and the successors for each of the Area Directors.
2.Have 20 Clubs with Presidents Distinguished Club status by 30 May 2016.

4. What made you take up this role? What do you hope to get out of it?

I have been in Toastmasters for a very long time, playing various roles, and learning the ropes for a long time.  I was waiting for the right time to commit to a leadership role when I had an epiphany and realised that there would never be a perfect time, and time would just keep passing by. That was when I finally made the decision to go for the post, and this was just a few days before the Conference itself.

What I hope to do is create something, as Ive always admired people who can dance, or paint, or create art in some form or another. Ive never done those things so you could say this is my own personal art piece, although like art, its going to be transitory as one year from now someone else will fill the position, but thats ok. I just want to create and make a difference for myself, and not for anyone else.

5. Is there any formidable District Leader who inspires you in your own leadership track?

One name immediately springs to mind-Past District 51 Governor Christopher Teo of Singapore.  I admire him as he was not a charismatic leader, and he followed in the footsteps of a very charismatic District Governor.  When he tried to be charismatic he didnt do very well as that was not who he was. When he realised that and gave up trying to be charismatic, and just concentrated on being who he was, which was a hard working man, who cared about the people under his wings, that was when he achieved success, in my eyes, and in many other eyes as well.  To me, he was one of the best District Governors ever, and to a large extent, I have tried to emulate him.


We wish G. Sivalingam all the best in his new role for the term 2015/2016!