Thursday, March 25, 2010

Regular Meeting on 1st April 2010

Message from Vice President Education

Dear toastmasters,

We are going to have our next regular meeting on a special day, the April's Fool.

And we are going to have a special member, Jared Chew, to lead us through this special evening.

To know what is going to happen on that evening, be part of Jared's team to make this April's Fool a memorable day.

TME: Jared Chew
ASA 1: Kristine
ASA 2: vacant
Teh Tarik for the Soul: Goh Sheen Yee, CC
Table Topic Master: David Chuah
Table Topic Evaluator: Jonathan Moh
Humor Master: Joanna Tham
General Evaluator: Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB
Language Evaluator: Quah Mei Lee, CC
Ah Counter: vacant
Time Keeper: vacant

Assignment speaker (Project) : Evaluator
1) George Tan (CC#?) : Steven Lai
2) Chan Chee Yoong (CC#5) : Marcus Loi, CC, CL
3) Belinda See (CC#4) : G. Levin
4) Patrick (CC#7) : Calvin Lim, ACS
5) Yap Chean Sheong (AC#?) : Gan Teong Hock, ACB, CL

Standby speakers:
1) Joanna Tong
2) Chai Wen Lee

For the assignment speakers, please send your speech detail and short introduction to Jared ( or me ( by Sunday, 28 March 2010.

Hope to see you all next Thursday at Room 1.08, KDU College.

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


Published by VPR - Joanne Tham

D'Utama New Member - March 2010

Announcement of New Member in March 2010

Message from Vice President Membership 2009/2010

Dear Nicolas Yip Zhen Wei and Kristine How Shen Yen,

Congratulation for being the new members of D'Utama Toastmasters Club! I hope this simple, gigantic step you have taken to join D'Utama Toastmasters Club will be one of the most interesting things you have done in your quest for self improvement and learning public speaking skills. Hooray!

Yours Truly
Goh Sheen Yee, CC
VPM 2009/2010

Published by VPR 2009/2010 - Joanne Tham

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Regular Meeting 18 March 2010, Let the Magic Begin!!!

It had been a year since the last time I became the toastmaster of the evening (TME). It was always a tempting role for me as I can have the opportunity to lead the meeting. It was a popular role among the members and I felt lucky that I finally managed to take up this role.

There are plenty of challenges when one becomes a TME and these are where one can learn to improve. In my view, these challenges are not alone and they come together with their solution. With this expectation, I found the theme for the meeting “Let the Magic Begin” and it was truly a magical learning experience. Changes at the very last minute and enthusiastic toastmasters volunteering to take up role - wasn’t that magic? Everything was still in its place.

I strongly believe that one can learn a lot by playing the role as toastmaster of the evening. There is no such thing as too early or too late. It is you who decide whether to progress or stay where you are now.

Written by:
Marcus Loi, CC, CL
Toastmaster on 18 March 2010

Sunday, March 7, 2010

D'Utama International Speech and Table Topics Contests 2009/2010 - 4 March 2010

We have just finished our club International Speech and Table Topics Contests last Thursday, 4th March 2010. The audience’s presence was uplifting and amazing because they have given their generous cheers and endless applauses to our respective contestants.

To begin with, we have the International Speech contest first and the contest chairperson is none other than yours truly. There were seven (7) contestants battling against each other for the grand championship and only the best shall have it all!

The first speaker was Steven Lai with the speech title, “Keep the Fire Burning” – in summary, we should spend and use every precious time and moment we have with our love ones and never take things for granted and also learn how to compromise and resolve any problems (maturely) that may arise.

The second speaker was G.Sivalingam with the speech title, “Candle Flame” – in summary, our lives is always complete and wholesome by itself and tries not to compare or place useless worries or envy with and of what others have while we don’t have it.

The third speaker was Jessy Chahal with the speech title, “University of Life” – in summary, our life is a life-long learning process and we must continue to use our knowledge, time and effort to fight for a good cause for the betterment of mankind.

The fourth speaker was Jonathan Moh with the speech title, “A Celebration of Life” – in summary, we should always remember and appreciate on how our closest and best friends have given us support and encouragements during our up and down moments; whether they are still alive or dead.

The fifth speaker was Nancy Liew with the speech title, “I Can Fly” – in summary, overcoming our inner fear or phobia is never an easy-task but we need to face our fear and never allow it to block us from achieving our dreams and goals in life.
The sixth speaker was Hoo Sze Ling with the speech title, “If Tomorrow I Wake Up A Man” – in summary, if some woman is given a choice, she may want to be a man instead because a man can do what mostly woman can’t or wouldn’t do or enjoy doing it. (It’s too taboo to spell out the details!)
The seventh and last speaker was Johnson Yike with the speech title, “Knock, Knock…” – in summary, to seize every opportunities given to us and never let it go otherwise we would need to create opportunities for ourselves.
After the International Speech contest, we proceed with the Table Topic contest and the contest chairperson is Lim Bing Yee. There were nine (9) contestants and the contestants (in speaking order) were Hoo Sze Ling, Jessy Chahal, Tan Kooi Ching, Muhammad Nur Hafidz, Jonathan Moh, George Tan, Johnson Yike, G. Sivalingam and Quah Mei Lee.

The question given for them to manage was, “What is the Most Important to You; Love, Happiness or Money?” So overall, majority of the contestants choose “Love” is the most important thing to them while others may disagree because “Money” is the most important because “No money, no honey!”
In the end, the results are made known and the winners for both contests are as follows:
International Speech Contest:

Jessy Chahal emerged champion of the D'Utama Toastmasters Club International Speech contest

1) Jessy Chahal (Champion)
2) Hoo Sze Ling (First runner-up)
3) G. Sivalingam (Second runner-up)
Table Topics Contest:

G. Sivalingam emerged champion of the D'Utama Toastmasters Club Table Topics contest

1) G. Sivalingam (Champion)
2) Jessy Chahal (First runner-up)
3) Jonathan Moh (Second runner-up)

Congratulations to our CHAMPIONS - Jessy Chahal and G.Sivalingam! The respective champions shall represent D’Utama Toastmasters Club at the Area B4 contest level on Saturday, 3rd April 2010 at Lafarge Malayan Cement Toastmasters Club’s premise (Level 12, Bangunan TH Uptown 3, Damansara Uptown, Petaling Jaya) from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

I would like to take this opportunity to extend my sincere appreciation for the audiences and role players for your moral (and physical) support on that night and we shall meet again for our next regular meeting on Thursday, 18th March 2010.

Calvin Lim, ACS
International Speech Contest Chairperson

P/S. Writing on behalf of Lim Bing Yee, ATMB, Table Topics Contest Chairperson

Thursday, March 4, 2010

International Speech & Table Topic Contest @ Club Level

International Speech & Table Topic Contest

Club Level

The race is on. We are please to inform that on Thursday, 4th March 2010 we are going to have our Club contest for International Speech and Table Topic Contest! Please come and give your utmost support to your toastmaster friends!! Bring your friends and family too.

Venue : Room 1.08 KDU College

The respective contestants are as follows:
International Speech Contest
Contest Chair: Calvin Lim, ACS

Contestants (in alphabetical order):
1) G Sivalingam

2) Hoo Sze Ling
3) Jessy Chahal
4) Joanna Tong
5) Johnson Yike
6) Nancy Liew
7) Steven Lai 
8) Jonathan Moh
Table Topics Contest
Contest Chair: Lim 
Bing Yee, ATMB

Contestants (in alphabetical order):
1) David Chuah
2) G Sivalingam
3) Gan Teong Hock
4) George Tan
5) Hoo Sze Ling
6) Jessy Chahal
7) Joanna Tong
8) Johnson Yike
9) Jonathan Moh
10) Muhammad Nur Hafidz
11) Quah Mei Lee
12) Tan Kooi Ching

The champion will earn his / her glory and represent the Club at Area B4 Level on Saturday, 3rd April 2010 at Lafarge premise (Uptown Damansara) from 2.00pm to 5.00pm.

(Contestants, please be reminded that it is very, very essential that you shall be at KDU College (in room 1.08) by or before 7.00pm for briefing of the contest by Calvin Lim and Lim Bing Yee, as your contest chairperson.)