Monday, July 30, 2012

UPDATE: D'Utama Toastmasters Club - Humourous Speech & Evaluation Contest on 2nd August 2012

To all TM members and guests: The light refreshment for this coming Thursday's (2nd August) meeting will start at 7:15pm, after that, the meeting will commence at 7:45pm. This is due to we have overwhelming response from the contestants. See you on this Thursday!

Friday, July 27, 2012

D'Utama TM members Get-Together Pot Luck Dinner at Levin's House

Toastmaster Get-together for Pot Luck Dinner at Levin’s House

Open for D’Utama members and Spouse/Children ONLY

Date: 4th August 2012 (Saturday)

Venue: PJ SS1, Kampung Tungku

Time: 7pm to 10 pm

Kindly RSVP by 1st of August

Type of Food members are bringing:

1. Sze Ling, Fried Mee Hoon

2. Shi Wei: Salad

3. Levin: Drinks and Spaghetti

4. VK: Fruits

Please inform Shi Wei (0122501587) the food that you are bringing. Thanks!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fun night at Crazy Hat Party + Installation Night on 30th June 2012

A congratulations message from one of our club members, Lim Bing Yee,

"An ocean of fun for the slick installation 2011;
A sea of smiles for creative 'mad'-hatted toastmasters;
A river of ingenuity for tellers of tall tales;
A stream of strength for dedicated roasty-toasty TM's 'young and mature';
A huge drop of immeasurable faith for our newly elected committee 2012"
"Good luck to DTM Johnson Yike and his new team and an amazing job done to Immediate Past President Steven Lai and his team."

Pringles Game

Short listed Crazy Hats contestants

Steven Lai and his family

Toast Master of the Year Award Winner _ Nancy Liew

Ice cream time!

Our Tall Tale Contest Champion of the night - Calvin Lim
Group photo for a memorable night!
Special thanks to Ian Cheong for sharing the photos with us!

19 July 12: TME's Appreciation

Dear fellow members,

I hope you have had a fantastic 2nd meeting of the term under the theme "SHIFTING GEARS"

Thank you to all the role players:

  • Chee, Kenny and Yew Choong for an excellent first time job as ASA, Timekeeper & Grammarian respectively.
  • Bing for the Teh Tarik Magic

  • Siva for the entertaining Table Topics - I had a differing opinion. I felt you delivered the titles crisp & clear.
  • Sze Ling for your sense of humour.
  • VK, also for your sense of humour.
  • Ginger, for graciously accepting the role of the mysterious Ahhhhhhh Counter. You even impressed your colleague.
  • P/S: Congratulations on being the BEST TABLE TOPICS speaker.
  • Evaluators Kooi Ching, Shi Wei, The President & Siva (for double role).
  • P/S: Shi Wei: Happy Birthday! And I voted for you as Best Evaluator.
  • And Ivy for your critical assessment. We will need to rethink the use of the lectern - won't we... hmmm.

To the assignment speakers:

  • Jo Chung for the WINNING Ice Breaker. You are ready to shift into the next gear!

  • Andrew - I agree with Ivy. What made your speech absorbing was that you were passionate.
  • You selected a topic which you were comfortable with. That's always a great strategy so that you can concentrate more on skills of communicating the message rather than content of message. More so, I felt you were calm, collected and cool. You can do even better next speech.
  • Levin - Man, I like your pacing. Cool, calm, clear. And great eye contact. Teach me teach me.

  • Gan - Congratulations on finishing the final part of your HPL.

Good night for now. See you in the next meeting.

Jason Chew

Monday, July 9, 2012

Regular Meeting: 19 July 12

(Updated as of 16 July 2012. One more important role to fill)
(Updated as of 12 July 2012. There are roles to be filled.)

We will be having our second meeting of the term 2012/13 on 19th July 2012 (Thursday) at Kolej Damansara Utama (KDU), Room 1.08. Fellow Toastmasters, friends and guests are most welcome to join us with Jason Chew taking the helm of this meeting.

Toastmaster of the Evening : Jason Chew
Theme of the Meeting : SHIFTING GEAR

ASA1 (registration) : (vacant)
ASA2 (call meeting to order) : Chee Fong Hoe

Teh Tarik for the Soul : Lim Bing Yee, ATMB
Table Topic Master : Sivalingam, DTM

Table Topic Evaluator : Steven Lai, CC
Humour Master : VK Choong
General Evaluator : Ivy Fung, DTM
Ah Counter : Hoo Sze Ling, ACB
Time Keeper : Kenny Chong
Language Evaluator: Chan Yew Choong

Assignment Speakers / Speech Evaluators

  1.  Jo Chung CC # 1 (Evaluator # 1 : Marcus Loi, CC, CL)
  2. Andrew Chieng CC # 3 (Evaluator # 2 : Tan Kooi Ching, CC, ALB )
  3. G. Levin CC # 6 (Evaluator #3 : Ruth Ting, TM )
  4. Gan Teong Hock  High Performance Leadership (Evaluator # 4 : Johnson Yike, DTM

If you're interested to take up a role, kindly contact the Toastmaster of the Evening (TME), Jason Chew ( or Vice President - Education (VPE), Hoo Sze Ling (

Friday, July 6, 2012

First Address from the President (Term 2012/13)

Dear Fellow Members,

The new term (2012/13) has commenced with our first meeting of the term yesterday, 5 July 2012. It was indeed an honour and privilege for me to stand before the club in my new capacity as Club President. In my opening address I shared the theme for the term;

"Catalyst @ Work"

This theme is not unique and some may have heard of the phrase before, however I strongly believe that this is most appropriate for this term. Some may ask, "Why this theme?"

A catalyst in scientific themes is 'a substance that enables a chemical reaction to proceed at a usually faster rate or under different conditions that otherwise possible'. It can also be defined as, 'an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action'.

I love and strongly believe in the Toastmasters program, and D’Utama Toastmasters Club for it has helped transformed a once timid, shy, and scared person to be the person that can stand before an audience of tens to hundreds (haven’t reached thousands yet *smile*). The transformation still continues … so as I thought of what would be an appropriate theme for the term, I looked back on what had motivated and triggered those changes in me. It dawn on me that there were individuals within and out of the club that has moved me, inspired me, and worked with me to change from good to great, and those individuals were the catalyst in my Toastmaster’s journey.

To this effect,
  • To our wonderful and welcomed Guests: if you permit the Club, Club's Executive Committee and I, WE wish to help you with your personal desire to improve in your communication and leadership skill,
  • To our newer Members: if you wish to participate, WE will introduce to you the fullest Toastmasters' experience possible, and
  • To our senior and experience Members: WE wish to re-ignite your passion for Toastmasters, and appreciate & cherish the knowledge, wisdom and experience you have to offer to the club.

Another phase we hear very often in the Toastmasters movement is "Friends helping friends succeed". That is the absolute truth. When all of us are willing to receive and give help, and of ourselves; that is when we can receive all there is to offer.

Hence ladies and gentlemen, let us all be the catalyst to one another, and work together, so that WE ALL can grow, and have a full and memorable experience in our Toastmasters journey in D'Utama Toastmasters Club.

Thank you.

Yours truly,
Johnson Yike, DTM
Club President (Term 2012/13)
D'Utama Toastmasters Club
Catalyst @ Work

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Regular Meeting: 5 July 12 - Embracing Change

The stage has been set for the for the first meeting of the term 2012/13 on 7th July 2012 (Thursday) at Kolej Damansara Utama (KDU), Room 1.08. Fellow Toastmasters, friends and guest are most welcome to join us for this meet under the stewardship of our Immediate Past President, Steven Lai, CC.

Steven Lai, CC
Toastmaster of the Evening : Steven Lai, CC
Theme of the Meeting : Embracing Change

ASA1 (registration) : Jack Ng
ASA2 (call meeting to order) : Diana Khoo

Teh Tarik for the Soul : VK Choong
Table Topic Master : Marcus Loi, CC, CL

Table Topic Evaluator : G. Jayam, DTM
Humour Master : Nancy Liew, ACS, ALB
General Evaluator : G. Sivalingam, DTM
Ah Counter : Chan Yew Chong
Time Keeper : Levin G.
Language Evaluator : Henry Fu, ACB, ALB

Assignment Speakers / Speech Evaluators
  1. Goh Sheen Yee, CC AC # 5 (Evaluator # 1 : Gan Teong Hock, ACG, ALB)
  2. Chee Fong Hoe CC # 3 (Evaluator #2 : Teoh Chun Ming, CC, ALB)
  3. Lee Jun Han (from Money & You KL Toastmasters Club) CC # 4 (Evaluator # 3 : Calvin Lim, ACS
  4. Jason Chew CC # 7 (Evaluator # 4 : Chai Wen Lee, CC)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Coming Toastmaster's meeting on 5th July 2012.

Date: 5th July 2012

Venue: KDU College, Room 1.08,

Damansara Jaya

Time: 7:30pm

Our TME of the night will be our past president Mr. Steven LAI! See you at the meeting!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Contact Us (Term 2012/13)

Contact Us

To visit our meetings, you can contact:
President: Johnson Yike

To arrange for a Joint Meeting:
Vice President of Education: Hoo Sze Ling

To join as Member, please contact:
Vice President of Membership: Chu Shi Wei

To contribute to our newsletter & website:
Vice President of Public Relations: Choong Voon Kwong

The Executive Committee.