Sunday, May 20, 2007

Online tools for toastmasters

Free online dictionary search, translator, word of the day, crossword puzzles and word games, and vocabulary learning resources for many languages. Also has a tranlator!

Merriam-Webster Online
Merriam-Webster provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources.


Wisdow Quotes
English quotes for most occasions. A wonderful collection for speeches.

Funny take on office life.


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Saturday, May 19, 2007

D'Utama Toastmasters Club History

D'Utama Toastmasters Club is currently a Club in Area B4, Division B, and District 51. It began in July 1984 with 24 members from its sponsoring club, Petaling Jaya Toastmasters Club. Its pro-tem President was Catherine Lee.

The Club received its charter as Club Number 5912 on 1st June 1985 with 26 charter members. The membership increased over the years with highest record of 85.
The leadership of the club is invested in an annually elected Executive Committee led by a President.

Since its inception, the Club Presidents have been:
1984: Catherine Lee
1985: Vincent Wong
1986: M.Manimohan
1987: Steven Si
1988: Koh Moh Tang
1989: Peter Wong
1990: Quah Jin Chew
1991: Lim Eng Hwa
1992: G Subramaniam
1993: Tammy Tham
1994/95: Sharon Ng
1995/96: Michael Cheah
1996/97: Danny Soh
1997/98: Wu Tze Sing
1998/99: Toh Cheng See
1999/00: Vijay Kumar
2000/01: Yip Wah Pung
2001/02: G. Sivalingam
2002/03: Michele Ng
2003/04: Lee Wei Seong
2004/05: Gan Teong Hock
2005/06: Allen Kam
2006/07: Nancy Liew
2007/08: Jack Leong

In 1986, the Club moved to what is now its permanent venue, Kolej Damansara Utama. Since then, the Club has been involved in active educational programme including organizing five speech contests per year namely Annual Speech Contest, Humorous Speech Contest, Tall Tale Speech Contest, Evaluation Contest and Impromptu Speech Contest; Battle of Wits; workshops and joint meetings with other Toastmasters Clubs. The Club also publishes a monthly bulletin known as TARGET that gives the pulse of the Club.

In addition to club activities, D'Utama Toastmasters Clubs also conducts workshops and seminars for members of the public and students. These include Youth Leadership Programme and Speechcraft Programme.

In 1988, the Club sponsored three new clubs: Sunway Toastmasters Club, Kuantan Toastmasters Club and Telekom Toastmasters Club. In 1997 and 1998, the Club sponsored another two new clubs: IBBM Kuala Lumpur Toastmasters Club and D’Utama Advanced Toastmasters Club respectively, the latter being a club for advanced speakers who have achieved the Competent Toastmaster award. The CIMA Toastmasters Club was co-sponsored and mentored by DUTC and CPA TM Club of Kuala Lumpur. In 2005, the Club sponsored the 1st dual- language club in Malaysia, the Klang Bilingual Toastmasters Club.

Finding Us

We meet at:
KDU College (Room 1.05)
Damansara Jaya,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,

KDU Location Map
The following map is provided courtesy of KDU College.

To view the map on Google Maps, please refer to below;

Friday, May 18, 2007

About Toastmasters

Toastmasters International

Established in 1924, Toastmasters International uses time-tested programs that are continually updated to meet participants’ needs. Globally, nearly four (4) millions people of all ages and occupations have participated in the program.

To date there are more than 10,550 clubs, 211,000 members in approximately 91 countries.

Toastmasters in Malaysia

D'Utama Toastmasters Club (‘DUTM’) is one of over 226 clubs in Malaysia. Currently, there are about 68 clubs in the Klang Valley. Most of the clubs are registered with the Registrar of Societies. Others are in-house clubs, functioning under the umbrella of a parent body.

The Toastmasters Clubs in Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei form District 51. District 51 is divided into Divisions, each Division covers a few geographical Areas. Every Area has different numbers of Clubs.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Executive Commitee Term 2007/2008

Theme of the Year:

Remember yourself as Successful!

Executive Committee Members:

President: Jack Leong Yin Kooi (CTM)
Member Since: May 2003
Description: Jack is a pragmatic toastmaster. Confident and charming, he leads a very young exco committee with a lot of common sense and a sure hand.

Vice President of Education: Calvin Lim Teck Lee (ACB)
Member Since: Aug 2003
Description: Calvin is a veteran toastmaster and a reliable assistant to the President. He has unique sense of humor and is an invaluable asset to the club.

Vice President of Membership: Johnson Yike Hean Choong (ACB, CL)
Member Since: Sep 2005
Description: Johnson is one of the most responsible toastmaster in the club. Ever willing to help and never afraid to throw his cap into the ring when the need arises. A born leader.

Vice President of Public Relations: Angelene Chong Ai May (CTM)
Member Since: Dec 2002
Description: Rose among thorns. Angelene is a rare soul gifted with both extraordinary wit and good looks, she is the ideal person to market a club as prestigious as Damansara Utama Toastmasters Club.

Secretary: Cheong Shih Ian
Member Since: June 2006
Description: A wonderful addition to the exco, Ian comes with a lot of potential and ability to supplement a strong character.

Treasurer: Marcus Loi Chia Chun
Member Since: Oct 2006
Description: Meticulous and thoughtful, Marcus is the ideal person to ensure the accounts are accurate.

Sergeant at Arms: Teoh Chun Ming
Member Since: Oct 2006
Description: Represents the future of the club. Teoh is positively proactive in his approach towards his work. An admirable person and very well liked in the club.

Immediate Past President: Nancy Liew Paik Wan (ACB, CL)
Member Since: June 2004
Description: Passionate and hardworking. The Immediate Past President is an inspiration to all those who have met her. Her influence is wide and she is a manifestation of all the best qualities of the club.

Sub-Committee Members:

Committee Member: Jatson Ho Chie Pin
Member Since: Oct 2006
Description: Another one for the future. Jatson is a sunny person who is an able hand to call upon in time of need.

Committee Member: Goh Sheen Yee
Member Since: Nov 2004
Description: One of the youngest person ever to join the club. Goh Sheen Yee is a bright talent and a reliable member of the exco.

Committee Member: Vijay Balasegaram (CC)
Member Since: Oct 2002
Description: Considering that Vijay is the one writing these descriptions, there is nothing much to trumpet about himself except for the fact that after so many years, he is now being called a "senior member" much to his annoyance!

About our website


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1) A love letter to the club from its infatuated members...
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