Saturday, June 9, 2018

Installation Night Cometh!


The guard changes come 21 June 2018. The meeting will be moved from KDU College in PJ to Room At The Top in TTDI. Come join us for fun and festivities during the meeting. A buffet dinner is included. Check our FB page for latest details or drop us a line as mentioned above. See you there.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Fellowship Outing & Joint meeting: Sg. Lembing

A beautiful dawn that perfectly kick off the fellowship trip

We set off in hot pursuit of adventure, camaraderie, and the spirit of Toastmasters. Excitedly, we chatted, making our way east to Sungai Lembing for a fellowship trip and joint meeting with Kuantan Toastmasters club.


After a late lunch we started our holiday with a self-guided tour of the Sungai Lembing museum. We learned about the history of the area, the mine, and the people. We took photos and eventually found ice cream to beat the heat before heading to check into our lodging for the weekend.


Museum Sungai Lembing
What is workplace safety?
Machinery that propel human advancement














Keep pushing!!

The next morning, we arose before dawn for an invigorating hike up Bukit Panorama and a planned impromptu speaking session with a view.


After breakfast we went to the Sungai Lembing mine museum. A tin ore car took us underground, into the mine itself, where we walked along the same paths as the miners, taking in the history of the mine and the refreshing cool air. We posed for group “mining” shots, and peered down tunnels that were no longer safe. It was a bit daunting to realize the tunnel we were in was actually much larger, and probably brighter, than when the mine was operational.


Good morning
An impromptu session


Here we go!
A different kind of walk to work 
















"Where is that gold bar you were telling me about?"


We split up for lunch in the new town before heading to SJK (C) Lembing school for the joint meeting. When we arrive, the Kuantan club had already set everything up and was waiting for us. They greeted us warmly, with big smiles, hearty handshakes, and hugs.

We enjoyed (another) impromptu speaking session, answering some of life’s most pressing questions. There were prepared speeches: one about the history and joy of garlic, “Fantastic Garlic Sauce”; and one an award acceptance speech by a grateful Toastmaster, “A Tale of Two Clubs”.

After a snack break (including bread and garlic sauce), one of our Distinguished Toastmasters shared a presentation with us about the importance of and distinction between showing, persuading, and inspiring. Then we nodded in agreement and murmured approval during the evaluation session. We concluded with a photo session for the ages, preserving our time together for all to see.


All prepared for an engaging meeting


Speaker: Kris Sonsin

Speaker: Siva












Congratulation Mei Ching!
Group-fie time

























Miss you guys!




















After a rest, most of the D’Utama club drove into Kuantan to have a joint dinner at a local Thai restaurant. We feasted on fish, prawns, and laughter. Exhausted, we drove back to Sungai Lembing and tumbled into our beds.


The next morning, our last day, most awoke early, feeling refreshed and feeling inquisitive. In small groups we made our way across the hanging bridge to the old town, enjoying the early morning mist over the river and a gentle rain. We snacked on homemade tofu-fa, herbal jelly, and soup with homemade noodles. We wandered around the village, taking in its charm, and leaving just before the crowds of tourists arrived.

We packed up our things and made our way for one last memorable stop: The LaoZi Dragon temple. We trekked our way through a very long dragon before being spit out its mouth. Statues of the zodiac, religious figures, and dinosaurs were spread out around the park.



Old town
Good old days


Yin & Yang



Well....
















After a quick lunch we got back into the cars, our bellies and hearts full and our minds satisfied. One Toastmaster eloquently summed it all up perfectly:


With heavy hearts but lighter spirits,And aching feet but comforted minds,We left the River of Spears tired but inspired,And brought back memories and camaraderie,Of Toastmasters past and present,In a meeting that was truly pleasant...




Tuesday, November 28, 2017

International Night by D'Utama Toastmasters Club (30-NOV-2017)



REGULAR MEETING 30-11-2017
Room 1.05 KDU Damansara Jaya 
(for more info, see poster)

Ladies and gentlemen, D'Utama Toastmasters Club is going international this Thursday!

Speakers from around the globe are going to share their ideas and speeches for your enjoyment.

With the theme of "INTERNATIONAL NIGHT", we are going to celebrate diversity by having speakers from Indonesia, China, USA, and Malaysia to deliver their speeches right here at Room 1.05, KDU (DJ).

Come! Join us for a night of engaging speeches delivered from around the globe. Eat, laugh, and build meaningful connections. Perhaps, you could even ignite your PASSION for public speaking.

For first-timers, you will be able to witness:

1. Impromptu speeches during our Table Topic Sessions! (You can join too!)
2. Polished and objective-driven speeches in the Prepared Speech Session
3. Honest feedback and suggestions for improvement in the Speech Evaluations session.