Friday, May 28, 2010

District 51 Table Topics contest

District 51 held its 17th annual convention in Miri from 21st–23rd May 2010.

One of the highlights of the annual convention is the International Speech and Table Topics contest.

Having aced the Table Topics contest at club, area and division levels, G. Sivalingam, DTM represented Division B at the district-level Table Topics contest!

With the Table Topic “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care”, topping 14 other contestants from 3 countries, Siva tackled the topic like a pro and emerged 1st runner-up!

Congrats to Siva!

 (L to R) DTM Siva is pictured here with champion, Dr Asha Suresh Chand and 2nd runner-up Selvaraj KS Maniam.

Note : Photograph was obtained from Toastmasters District 51 website

26th Annual General Meeting 8 May 2010 @ Tropicana Golf & Country Club

D’Utama Toastmasters Club held its 26th Annual General Meeting on 8 May 2010 at Tropicana Golf & Country Resort.

Members were first treated to a sumptuous buffet dinner before the AGM commenced, as is the club tradition.

The meeting commenced with President Teoh Chun Ming, CC, reading the minutes of the previous AGM and then his Presidential report on what took place during his term to date. Members adopted the previous AGM minutes without hesitation. Proceedings went smoothly without event. 

D'Utama Toastmaster's Club Annual General Meeting in progress
Exco members fielding questions from the floor

More importantly, as is the main objective of every AGM at D’Utama Toastmasters Club, elections for the Exco for the upcoming term 2010/2011 were held! Again, this was successfully executed without a hitch.

Here is the list of the Incoming Exco for the term 2010/2011:

President : Marcus Loi, CC, CL
Vice-President Education : Steven Lai, CC
Vice-President Membership : Ginger Koh
Vice-President Public Relations : Hoo Sze Ling, CC
Secretary : G. Levin
Treasurer : Yap Bell Xun
Sergeant At Arms : Jonathan Moh
Committee Members: Kristine How, Muhammad Nur Hafidz

Incoming President, Marcus Loi, CC, CL has already determined the vision for the club with his slogan of “Maintain the Passion”. 
Incoming President 2010/2011 Marcus Loi delivers his acceptance speech at the end of a successfully executed AGM

The Incoming Exco will resume duties effective from 1st July 2010, charged with the responsibility of taking D’Utama Toastmasters Club to even greater heights!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Regular Meeting - 20th May 2010, Thursday

Message from VPE 2009/2010 (Marcus Loi)

D'utama Toastmasters Club
Regular Meeting - 20th May 2010, Thursday
Theme : Be Positive

TME: Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB
ASA1: David Chuah (Registration)
ASA2: Jared Chew (Call Meeting to order)
Teh Tarik for the Soul: Berry Eng
Table Topic Master: Jatson Ho
Table Topic Evaluator: G. Levin
Humor Master: Christine Chee
General Evaluator: Quah Mei Lee, CC
Language Evaluator: vacant
Ah Counter: Joanne Tham
Time Keeper: Kristine How

Assignment speaker (Project) - Evaluator

1. Yap Bell Xun (CC#4) - Jonathan Moh
2. Ruth Ting (CC#5) - Jack Leong, CTM
3. George Tan (CC#7) - Marcus Loi, CC, CL
4. Patrick Khoo (CC#8) - Danny Bong, ACB, CL
5. Ginger Koh (CC#8) - Casey Tan Kooi Ching, CC

Standby speaker:
1. Belinda See

There's still vacant roles for Language Evaluator. Anyone interested with the role, kindly contact, Marcus Loi
Vice President of Education 2009/2010 of D'Utama Toastmasters Club at the below details:-


Mobile: 012 - 654 9755


Friday, May 7, 2010

The other (forgotten) track: Leadership by Johnson Yike

Dear fellow D'Utama Toastmasters members,

First and foremost I wish to thank D'Utama Toastmasters club for inviting me to present on the topic of Leadership in relations to the Toastmasters Education track. As promised during the presentation, here are the links for the Powerpoint presentation & Project Matrix by me on the topic: 'The other (forgotten) track: Leadership)' on 6th May 2010.

PowerPoint:  click to download here
Project Matrix: click to download here 

For the benefit of those who missed the club meeting and those would are interested on the presentation, you may watch the recording below in three parts. If there are any questions pertaining to the presentation or comments, please feel free to contact me (Johnson) via email:

Thank you.

The other (forgotten) track: Leadership (Part 1/3)

The other (forgotten) track: Leadership (Part 2/3)

The other (forgotten) track: Leadership (Part 3/3)

Posted by Johnson Yike, DTM

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Regular Meeting on 06 May 2010

Message from Toastmaster of the Evening 06 May 2010 - Yap Bell Xun.

Theme of the evening: The Pain to go Further

TME       : Yap Bell Xun
ASA1     : G Levin
ASA2     : Christine Chee

Special Speaker : Johnson Yike, DTM
General Evaluator : Lim Bing Yee, ATMB
Language Evaluator: Joanna Tong
Ah Counter: Berry Eng
Time Keeper: Vacant

Speaker 1 : Eric Lim CC#1            Evaluator 1: Gan Teong Hock, ACS, CL
Speaker 2: Jonathan Moh CC#7     Evaluator 2: Quah Mei Lee, CC
Speaker 3: Patrick Khoo CC#9      Evaluator 3: Johnson Yike, DTM (or Henry Foo)
Speaker 4: Steven Lai CC#10        Evaluator 4: Calvin Lim, ACS
Speaker 5: Hoo Sze Ling CC#10    Evaluator 5: Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB

My contact is:
Yap Bell Xun
Phone: 017 286 6535

Posted by VPPR 2009/2010