Friday, July 31, 2009

Speech Evaluation Contest for the term 2009/2010

Dear fellow toastmasters,

We had a great laugh yesterday at the Humorous Speech Contest.

We had 6 competent and enthusiastic contestants and all I can say about them is that they are fantastic entertaining speakers (see attachment).

The unusual dim light at the audience area created the highlight for the contestants making them outstanding, outspeaking and "out there to win the loudest laugh".

If you missed out the opportunity, don't worry.

We will be having our Club Evaluation Contest on August 6, 2009 (next Thursday) at 8.00 pm. Refreshment will be served from 7 pm onwards.

Briefing for contestants and role players will start at 7.30 pm sharp.

In the meantime, we are still looking for role players and registration for contestants will be closed once we have 16 people.

If you would like to be part of this exciting upcoming contest, you can contact
Contest Chair: Steven Lai @, or
VPE: Marcus Loi @

Role players for Evaluation Contest @ D'Utama Toastmasters Club
ASA 1: vacant
ASA 2: vacant
Time Keeper 1: Ai Ling (CIMA Toastmasters Club)
Time Keeper 2: vacant
Ballot Counter 1: Cheong Kuok Sum (TTDI Toastmasters Club)
Ballot Counter 2: vacant
Ballot Counter 3: vacant

Contestants (in no particular order):
1. Nancy Liew
2. Gan Teong Hock
3. Peter Yu
4. Paulynn Yu
5. Tan kooi Ching
6. Johnson Yike
7. Chan Chee Yoong
8. David Chuah
9. Chai Wen Lee
10. Allen Kam
11. R. Visvam
12. G. Levin
13. Hoo Aze Ling
14. Jatson Ho
15. Joanne Tham
16. Quah Mei Lee
Mark this event in your calendar and we shall meet next Thursday :-)

Marcus Loi
Vice President of Education 2009/2010
D'Utama Toastmasters Club
"No Road is Too Long"

Mobile: 012 - 654 9755

Thursday, July 30, 2009



Dear Readers..

Please give an applause to our winners

Champion - Johnson Yike
Speech title: Crossing the streets of Hanoi

1st Runner Up - Allen Kam
Speech title: My a-ha! moment..

2nd Runner Up - Steven Lai

Speech title: To pee or not to pee?

Besides, also we congratulates to our contestants
who have participates and gave us alot of laughter
moments. Official awards were meant for 3.. but
eventually we have 6 winners here who have participated.

All were great and funny..
We have Yap Chean Sheong all the way back from Norway
with his speech title "The Difference", Gan Teong Hock with
his speech title, "To Be or Not To Be?", and Levin - "The
American in London".

Tonight, we have unexpected number guest arrival..
In total we have TWENTY NINE (29) GUESTs!!
Whoa.. unbelievable.. Really appreciate that..

Thank you for attending our contest meeting...

Shall see you again in 6 Aug 2009 for our
Speech Evaluation Contest...

See you there (^_____^) v

Signing off
Joanne Tham
VPPR for the term 2009/2010

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Tomorrow.. the day... HUMOROUS SPEECH contest shall begin..

On the 30 July 2009, Thursday

Time: 7:00PM (Light Refreshment & Registration)
8:00PM Contest Start
10:00PM Contest End

Venue: Kolej Damansara Utama (KDU)
Jalan SS22/41, Damansara Jaya,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

(Kindly click the below link for the map location:- )

We will have 6 contestants as listed below:-
1. Gan Teong Hock
2. Peter Yu

3. Johnson Yike

4. Steven Lai
5. G. Levin

6. Yap Chean Sheong

(Note: The above list is not in proper position for the contest)


ASA 1 - Hoo Sze Ling
ASA 2 - David Chuah
Time Keeper 1 - Gan Poh Lin (Kuantan Toastmasters Club)
Time Keeper 2 - Calvin Lim
Ballot Counter 1 - Cheong Kuok Sum (TTDI Toastmasters Club)
Ballot Counter 2 - Chan Chee Yoong
Ballot Counter 3 - Vacant

The Purpose of Humorous Contest are:-
a) To provide an opportunity for speakers
to improve their speaking abilities and
to recognize the best as encouragement
to all.
b) To provide an opportunity to learn by
observing the more proficient speakers
who have benefited from their Toastmasters
c) To recognize the value of humor in speaking.

If you unable to find the venue, you may contact
us as listed below:-

Chun Ming <012-2097563> (President)
Marcus <012-6549755> (V.P. Edu.)
Joanne <012-2350331> (Contest Chair)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Regular Meeting (#2) – 16 July 2009, Thursday

Theme : “Speaking Your Way To Magical Transformation”

Word of the Day : Splendid

TME : Immediate Past President Calvin Lim, ACS

According to club tradition, the Outgoing President will usually chair the first meeting of the following term. As IPP Calvin Lim couldn’t make it as the TME for the previous meeting due to work assignment, he took up the TME role last Thursday as replacement. A total of 32 people attended the meeting – 19 members and 13 guests.

The dedicated role players for last Thursday’s meeting were – Viswam (ASA1), Steven Lai (ASA2), Nancy Liew, ACB, ALB (LE), Steven Lai (Ah Counter), Teong Hock, ACB, CL (Time Keeper), Viswam (Invocation Speaker), Jared Chew (TTM), Jason Tan (TTE), Marcus Loi, CC (Humour Master), Wei Seong, ACG, CL (GE) and his team of evaluators – Bing Yee (ATMB), Jack Leong (CTM, CL) and Jatson Ho. Kudos to all of you for the splendid job!!

Three speakers presented their assignment speeches last Thursday. We had four speakers initially but Belinda and Joanne couldn’t make it to the meeting due to unavoidable circumstances. Patrick Khoo was kind enough to be the replacement speaker that day. Many thanks Patrick!!!

Sze Ling presented her third CC speech entitled “Stuck in Cairo Airport!”, Ginger Koh a.k.a. Karine and Patrick Khoo delivered their fifth CC speeches. Ginger’s speech was “Underwater Odyssey” while Patrick talked about “WWR – White River Rafting”. All three of them spoke splendidly that everyone was listening so attentively to their speeches. I was one of them. It must be extremely tough for the audience to vote for the best speaker last Thursday. All the three speakers were equally splendid.

The best speakers last Thursday were:

Best Table Topic Speaker : G Siva, DTM

Best Assignment Speaker : Patrick Khoo (Presented 5 speeches, won 5 Best Speaker awards!!! Fuyoohhhh!!!!!! )

Best Speech Evaluator : Lim Bing Yee, ATMB

It was undeniably a splendid meeting last Thursday. IPP Calvin did a great job for making the meeting so lively and energetic. I hope all of you enjoyed the meeting as much as I did. At the end the meeting, Division W Governor, DTM Fong Wai presented our club with “Division Governor’s Home Club” Ribbon from Toastmasters International. Another ribbon for our club banner!!! Woohoooooo!!!! Thank you DTM Fong Wai!!!!!!

See you all at the following meeting – Humourous Speech Contest on 30 July 2009. The Contest Chair is our VPPR, Joanne Tham. Registration is still open. Kindly contact Joanne or Marcus if you’re interested to take part in the contest.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend folks!!!

"No Road Is Too Long"

At your service,

Teoh Chun Ming, CC


D'Utama Toastmasters Club


cc. Calvin Lim, ACS, IPP

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fellowship: Let's Get together for F-U-N TIME again at FRASER'S HILL!!

Greetings to ALL My Dear Fellow Toastmasters,

It’s time for us to get together again for another EXCITING, FUN, ENJOYABLE ADVENTURE!!

How about doing something different such as……..


ON 12 & 13 SEPTEMBER 2009??

Come and experience a total different environment of D’Utama Toastmasters Club Meeting up the Hill!


Suggested place to stay : PINE RESORT

3 bedroom corporate apartment with Twin Sharing (6 pax / apt)


This great package comes with only RM110 per pax which is inclusive of Transport, Accommodation and Meals!

Meals : 1 no. Malaysian Buffet Breakfast

1 no. 5-Course Malaysian Buffet Lunch

1 no. 5-Course Malaysian Buffet Dinner


Suggesting that we car pool. Four person in 1 car.


Please confirm by 7th July 2009.

We would be collecting a deposit of RM60 once confirm. (Will advice on the date later)


We will update you on the activities soon.

So, Come and join us to experience a fantastic, happy, enjoyable moment in Fraser's Hill....


  1. Ginger Koh (Email:

  2. Lim Bing Yee (Email:

Thank you and have a great weekend ahead.

Yours truly,

Ginger & Bing YeeClick Me!

What Chun Ming says - Term 2009/10 Regular Meeting (#1) - 2 July 2009

Regular Meeting (#1) – 2 July 2009, Thursday

Theme : “What our mind can conceive, we can achieve”
TME : Past President Gan Teong Hock, ACB, CL

Kudos to Past President Gan Teong Hock, ACB, CL for hosting such a great meeting yesterday!! Room 1.08 was so full yesterday. A total of 38 people attended the meeting – 26 members and 12 guests. It has been a while since we last had so many people attending the meeting. It was good to see so many old friends like Belinda, K B Lim, Patrick and his wife Lynn, Chee Yoong, Henry, etc coming back yesterday. It was certainly an encouraging start for the new term.

The meeting will certainly not be possible without the help from the dedicated role players – Levin (ASA1), Viswam (ASA2), Sze Ling (LE), Joanne Tham (Ah Counter), Jason (Time Keeper), Siva, DTM (Invocation Speaker), Chee Yoong (TTM), Marcus, CC (TTE), Sheen Yee, CC (Humour Master), Henry, ACB, CL (GE) and his team of evaluators – Wen Lee, Kooi Ching (CC), Nancy (ACB, ALB), Jack (CTM, CL) and Allen (ACS, CL). My sincere thanks to all of you!!

I would also like to congratulate all the assignment speakers yesterday for the great speeches – Gary (CC#2), Mei Lee (CC#4), Steven (CC#5), Johnson (AC#5). Gary and Mei Lee have made so much progress in their speeches. They are now speaking with more confidence, and without notes!! I’m impressed!!! Gary talked about "Adding Power In Your Mind" while Mei Lee's speech was entitled "A Chance At A Second Childhood". Steven talked about massage therapy but he naughtily named his speech “Lie down and relax”!!! He was so humourous that some nearly rolled on the floor listening to his funny speech. Past Area B4 Governor Johnson, ACG, ALB delivered his 40th speech yesterday - Food for Thought. He finally got his well-deserved ACG. Phewwww!!!

I’m proud to announce that we have so far achieved 2 DCP points this term – 1 AC from Jessy and another 1 AC from Johnson. Johnson will be completing his ACS soon and will be contributing another 2 DCP points for CLs to the club. Heartiest congratulations to both Jessy and Johnson!!!

The role of honour yesterday:

Best Table Topic Speaker : Joanna (Guest)
Best Assignment Speaker : Steven Lai (Presented 5 speeches, won 4 Best Speaker awards!!! =P )
Best Speech Evaluator : Allen Kam, ACS, CL

I sincerely apologise about the minor hiccup yesterday – the refreshment break. Our caterer came late yesterday. SAA David will talk to the caterer and will ask him not to repeat the mistake again in future. Our apologies. Minus that, I thing it was a great meeting yesterday. Hope you all enjoyed the meeting as much as I did.

See you all at the following meeting on 16 July 2009. The meeting will be hosted by our Immediate Past President - Calvin Lim, ACS and the GE is none other than our Godfather - Lee Wei Seong, ACG, CL.

Have a great weekend folks!!!

"No Road Is Too Long"

At your service,
Teoh Chun Ming, CC
D'Utama Toastmasters Club