Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Night of Achievements

D'Utama Toastmasters Club conducted their second meeting for the term 2008/09 last night (17 July 2008) and it was indeed a Night of Achievements. It was a great achievement for the first time Role Players starting from the Toastmasters of the Evening (TME), TM Peter Yu. I could see he was restraining his usual brazen self to show due respect to the culture and rules of the club - a challenge when taken. This young dynamic man took the stage & the meeting was full of energy and gusto - a truly rocking good time!!!

We saw our newest member, Belinda See in her second meeting as a DUTM member taking on the role of the Time Keeper for the first time. Though being on the job for the first time, she carried her duties very well by showing "no mercy" with the bell on some of our Speakers who went over the time limit. Time Management IS IMPORTANT, and the meeting ended on time partly due to that. We also had Nor Asylynna Lee who took the challenge of being the Table Topic Master (TTM) for the first time, and she conducted a very interesting session with by encouraging 6 Speakers (2 of them were Guests!). Well done!!

A real treat to the members were seeing old friends again, namely Julia Mellors, and Paulynn Yu who had left the club to overseas to further their career and studies respectively. This goes to show that relationships established in a Toastmasters club is not just a professional one but also a personal one as well.

The meeting had a session called 'The Star is Born' where the birthdays of those in the months of May, June & July were celebrated.

from left to right: Karine Koh, Goh Sheen Yee, Jason Chew, Paulynn Yu

Personally, I would say the highlight of the evening was when our dear member, Vice President of Education Toastmasters (VPE) Teoh Chun Ming completed his 10th Speech from the Competent Communicator manual. Self-confidence, Perseverance and Optimistic character are the traits we always see in Chun Ming. For those of you were not able to make it to the meeting, no worries as you can view first hand here:

Teoh Chun Ming's 10th Speech


Another Members achievement to be acknowledged is Competent Toastmasters (CTM) Competent Leader (CL), Henry Fu who has completed his two Advanced Manuals to attain his new title of Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB). Henry Fu also have complete his High Performance Leadership (HPL) and is one step closer to achieving his Advanced Leader Silver (ALS). A prime candidate for District service next term.

Last but not least, the heartiest congratulations to Immediate Past President (IPP) Jack Leong CTM CL for leading the D'Utama Toastmasters Club to being the President Distinguished Club by achieving 10/10 in the Distinguish Club Program (DCP). The IPP attributed the award to the members and thank all the members for their contribution and commitment to their respective personal growth that lead the club to the award.

Besides the Regular Meeting, I have got to know there three (3) Guests have submitted their applications to be Members of D'Utama Toastmasters Club after meeting the club's membership criteria. Congratulations !!! to the new applicants, and to the new Vice President of Membership, Tan Kooi Ching, CC.


VPE Teoh Chun Ming, Competent Communicator (CC), Henry Fu, Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB), Competent Leader (CL), D'Utama Toastmasters Club, 10/10 President Distinguished Club recipient, and Happy Birthday May, June and July babies !

Truly, a Night of Achievements!

Contributed by

Johnson Yike, ACS ALB