Monday, May 23, 2011

President's Report on Regular Meeting 19th May 2011

Dear fellow Toastmasters,

I had a thrilling and exciting journey to our regular club meeting on 19th May 2011. It was hot and sunny at Klang, the weather turned to cooler at Subang and suddenly became so violent at Petaling Jaya. Rain was pouring heavily from the sky and all the cars have no choice but to slow down. The road towards KDU College was badly congested.

Despite a bad weather and traffic, I felt so warm when I reached Room 1.08 and greeted by the ASAs, Levin and Henry. Personally, this warm welcome helped me to get into the mood for public speaking. True enough I get similar feedback from some members that support my opinion. The meeting was attended by more than 30 members and guests.

We were lucky to have a dedicated member who is also our current treasurer, Bell Xun, to be our Toastmasters of the Evening (TME). He brought us a meeting with the theme "dreaming" and indeed it was a wise selection in tandem with the weather and mode.

20110519 D'Utama Toastmasters: TME's Theme

20110519 D'Utama Toastmasters: Teh Tarik for the Soul

The table topic session was so interesting that it managed to get up to 6 speakers. Well done David on your role as Table Topic Master and making the topic based on the theme of the meeting. According to the cause and effect theory, the more speakers for table topic translated to more challenging job for the Table Topic Evaluator. Jonathan did well in his evaluation and managed to cover all the speakers within the allocated time.

Next up, Jonathan was also the Humor Master and he shared something personal yet controversial about women. Men will love his humor but the women may wish to strangle him to death. Curious to know why, do come to the club when he is up on the stage again.

20110519 D'Utama Toastmasters: Humour Session

After the refreshment break, we had a new toastmaster added to our club membership list. This new member is Marilyn and our IPP cum Area B4 Governor Chun Ming will be her mentor.

When come to the evaluation session led by Bing Yee, she had 2 light-weight evaluators and 2 heavy-weight evaluators. There were Yu Sing and Nicholas to evaluate Patrick and Shi Wei, respectively. Both speeches were from Project 3 of the basic manual. Then there were the heavy-weight evaluators Teong Hock and Fong Wai to evaluate Sheen Yee and Johnson, respectively. To complete Bing Yee's evaluation team, there were Nancy as Time Keeper, Chun Ming as Language Evaluator and Ginger as Ah Counter.

20110519 D'Utama Toastmasters: Speaker #2

20110519 D'Utama Toastmasters: Speaker #4

Lastly, thank you to all role players and speakers for your participation to live up the meeting. For those who have missed all the fun in this meeting, join us in the next meeting and be part of the exciting team.

20110519 D'Utama Toastmasters: President's Closing and Guests' Feedback

Yours sincerely,
Marcus Loi
President 2010/2011
D'Utama Toastmasters Club
"Maintain The Passion"